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Today's Sports

  • Australian import Test helping...

    Jakson Test may be from Australia, but he’s already a Kentucky stereotype.

    Like thousands of other kids around the state, he walked into a dark gym every morning this fall before school to work on his game all in hopes of becoming a better basketball player.

    “It was just a personal motivation for me,” Test said of his pre-season workouts. “I just wanted to get better.”

  • Long and slim, the Palm Warbler...

    The Palm Warbler is a 5-and-a-half-inch long bird with an 8-inch wingspan and weighs all of 0.35 ounces that is a fairly common in Kentucky while crossing statewide on its migration route. At times it may also become a winter resident.

  • Collins falls to Madison Central

    The learning process continued for the Collins High School boys’ basketball team as it fell to Madison Central 76-71 Tuesday at home.

    The Titans squandered a six-point lead to fall behind by as much as eight-points in the game before battling back into contention in the final minutes of the game. In the end, however, Madison Central’s experience won out.

  • Lady Rockets come back to beat...

    Nobody eating their hot dog or popcorn caught a pass from Katie Hudgens Friday.

    Hudgens, a senior point guard for Shelby County may be grasping the role coach Jason Holland has envisioned for her as she led Shelby to a 55-40 win over cross-town rival Collins Friday.

    “Coach always tells us not to throw it to the people in the stands eating their hot dog or their popcorn but to throw it to each other,” Hudgens said. “I think we played two really good teams the first two games, and we made too many mistakes. Tonight we didn’t do that.”

  • Titans hold off Rockets

    For all their rip and run philosophy this year the Collins Titans turned to a gritty, blue collar defense to beat Shelby County 59-51 Saturday at Collins.

    “We had to adjust some things on defense,” Collins senior Brent Kidwell said. “We allowed like twenty-two drive bys in the game before, against Franklin County, and we knew there was no way we could that with Shelby and win. They are so good from 15-feet in. We wanted to make them shoot over us instead of around us, because they have so many guys who can score by going to the basket.”

  • Karas takes ninth in national...

    Probably the toughest thing Gabby Karas had to do in the postseason was stand-up in front of her Collins High School classmates and speak at an assembly honoring her state cross country title and performances in a pair of national races.

    The running part, Karas has down pat.

    Karas, the winner of the past four 2A state titles, was honored along with a slate of academic achievers at Collins Tuesday fresh off a ninth-place finish in the Foot Locker Cross Country Nationals in San Diego.

  • Scholarship will honor Wileys

    For 35 years Jim Wiley taught young men in Shelby County baseball and life lessons as the coach of the Shelbyville Post 37 American Legion Baseball team.

    And even now as he’s stepping down as coach Wiley will be able to help continue that education and hopefully their baseball careers thanks to a scholarship endowed in his and his wife’s name.

    The Jim and Mary Jo Wiley Scholarship Foundation was unveiled Sunday at a banquet honoring the 2014 American Legion Post 37 state championship team and Wiley, who is retiring as the team’s head coach.

  • Cochran leads Rockets by CAL

    Keenan Cochran found the holes and Christian Academy paid for it.

    Cochran, a 6-foot-3 senior forward for Shelby County, scored a team-high 24 points to lead the Rockets to a 79-70 win over the Centurions Tuesday.

    “Honestly I was just trying to find the holes in their defense and then take advantage of it,” Cochran said. “One of the big keys for our offense was our defense and we got a lot of good shots off that.”

  • Rusty blackbird population is...

    The Rusty Blackbird is somewhat different from other blackbird species. First of all they don’t flock up in the winter with other members of the blackbird family.

    When you see a huge flock of blackbirds in the winter months, it will be composed of Common Grackles, Red-winged Blackbirds, and Brown-headed Cowbirds along with the most numerous birds in America, the alien European Starling.

  • Collins comes back to beat...

    Trailing through most of the game, the Collins boys’ basketball team staged a late run to upend host Gallatin County 63-58 Tuesday.

    The Titans trailed Gallatin by 10 points in the third quarter before Collins was able to close the period with a 5-0 scoring run. Collins quickly tied the game in the fourth quarter and went on to control the period outscoring Gallatin County 24-14 to take win