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Today's Sports

  • You have to hand it to this...

    Other than the fact that she has the same name – albeit spelled differently – as one of the stars of the Twilight movie series, Collins junior Christen Stewart is pretty much your normal 16-year-old.

    She has her driver’s permit.

    She has a boyfriend.

    She plays volleyball.

    Stewart, however, has one distinguishing physical feature. It’s one that may not be immediately identifiable, even on the court, but one that she whole-heartedly embraces.

  • Shelby team preps for state...

    The Shelby County Cal Ripken 10-year-old all-star baseball team will try to carry its recent momentum into the State Tournament.

    Fresh off victories in a tournament in Lawrenceburg, then the District 2 Tournament last week, the Shelby County squad begins play in the 10-team East Kentucky State Tournament on Monday. Shelby will play District 6 champ Jackson County at 6 p.m. at Veterans Park in Lexington.

    The 10-year-old team boasts both hitting and pitching.

    “We have a variety of everything,” Coach Mike Birchfield said.

  • Experience leads team into state...

    An experienced Shelby County 15-year-old Babe Ruth all-star baseball team will find out what it’s made of early in the East Kentucky State Tournament, which begins next week.

    Shelby County takes on Somerset/Pulaski, which won the 14-year-old state tourney last year, at 8 p.m. Tuesday night at Southwestern High School.

    “Drawing the defending state champion the first game doesn’t allow for you to take a breath when you get there because you have to strap it on real quick,” Coach Mitchell Tinsley said.  

  • Cerulean Warbler is very un-...

    If the Cerulean Warbler is sitting in a very tall tree, which is where they are usually seen, and the background is a blue sky, then it will be very difficult to see this bird because its coloration is sky blue above with an even brighter blue on the crown.

    However, it does have white below and a dark blue narrow breast band and side streaks on a somewhat big belly.

  • Cerulean Warbler is very un-...

    If the Cerulean Warbler is sitting in a very tall tree, which is where they are usually seen, and the background is a blue sky, then it will be very difficult to see this bird because its coloration is sky blue above with an even brighter blue on the crown.

    However, it does have white below and a dark blue narrow breast band and side streaks on a somewhat big belly.

  • Canada Warbler finds homes in...

    Don’t let the name influence you into believing that the Canada Warbler only hangs out in Canada. Even though it was first discovered in Canada, it is certainly not confined there.

    This warbler has been found breeding here in Kentucky in Harlan County in the higher elevations of Black Mountain as well as Bell and Letcher counties. However, the State Breeding Status is of Special Concern.

    It has been known to arrive as early as April 19, but the majority arrive in early May and start leaving in mid-September, with the latest date seen being Oct. 12.

  • Funny song keeps Blue-winged...

    The Blue-winged Warbler perches for minutes at a time when uttering its song.

    The reason could be because the song is so unusual and sounds like a loud insect-like “fuzzzz buzzzzzz” or somewhat like a deep sigh.

  • Titans face North Oldham in 8th...

    The Collins baseball team begins defense of its 8th Region title at 5:30 p.m. Monday afternoon.

    That's when the Titans (27-3) take on North Oldham (14-14) in the region tournament's final quarterfinal at Henry County High School.

    Collins and the Mustangs split a pair of regular-season meetings. North Oldham run-ruled the Titans 12-2 in six innings March 22 in Goshen in Collins' fifth game of the season. The Titans returned the favor April 12, beating the Mustangs 7-6 in a back-and-forth game in Shelbyville.

  • Titans top Rockets 8-2 in...

    The Collins softball team picked up where it left off Wednesday night.

    The Titans topped crosstown-rival Shelby County 8-2 Thursday night in a 30th District Tournament semifinal that began Wednesday night, but was halted by lightning, then thunderstorms. The rain wreaked havoc with Collins' field, forcing Thursday night's first pitch to be more than an hour and a half later than expected.

    The game resumed at the start of the bottom of the second with the second-seeded Titans leading the third-seeded Rockets 1-0.

  • Wolfe still winning Bluegrass...

    Jared Wolfe shot a 3-under-par 67 Saturday in the third round of the NGA Tour's Bluegrass Open to maintain his lead.

    Wolfe, of Louisville, who is 10-under-par for the tourney, will take a 2-shot lead into Sunday's final round at the Shelbyville Country Club.

    Ryan Martin is two shots behind in second while Shelbyville resident, and former NGA Player of the Year, Brandon Brown is in a three-way tie for third-place with Matthew Atkins and Pete Skirpstas, who shot a 7-under 63 Saturday.

    Brown shot a 3-under 67 Saturday on his home course.