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Today's Sports

  • Titans’ ‘best start’ overpowers...

    There are good starts, there are great starts, and then there is the kind of start that the Collins girls’ basketball team had Friday night.

    The Titans scored the first 30 points of the game, while holding host Shelby County without a field goal for the first half, on their way to a 55-10 victory at Mike Casey Gymnasium in the third meeting between the two teams this season.

  • Titans use their reserves to run...

    Some people call them reserves.

    Curtis Turley calls them reinforcements.

    In practice they call them the “black” team.

    Friday night they were one of the big reasons for Collins’ 76-57 victory over archrival Shelby County at Mike Casey Gymnasium.

    Three members of the Titans’ second unit, plus two starters, keyed a big second quarter and eventually their team’s third victory of the season over the Rockets.

  • Titans sweep Rockets again

    The Collins basketball teams swept their Shelby County counterparts again Friday night.

    The Titans’ boys’ team beat the host Rockets 76-57 behind 25 points from sophomore forward Dez Marshall.

    Meanwhile the Collins girls’ team scored the first 30 points of the game on its way to a 55-10 victory over Shelby County at Mike Casey Gymnasium.

    Collins also swept a doubleheader from the Rockets on Dec. 3.

  • Don’t confuse this oriole with a...

    The Orchard Oriole is only 7.25 inches long with a 9.5-inch wingspan and is the smallest member or the Oriole family, so small they often are mistaken for a species of Warbler.
    The male is not bright orange and black, as is the more well-known Baltimore Oriole, but instead it is a dark red/orange and black, The female is more of a yellowish olive-green bird as show in the accompanying photograph.
    These orioles winter in the tropics, with the males returning in mid-April to Kentucky and begin setting up their territories.

  • A touch of class at SCHS

    For Rick Parsons, this boys’ basketball season could be titled Back To The Basics.

    For Parsons, Shelby County’s first-year coach, the 2010-11 campaign has been as much about teaching as it has been about coaching.

    But that’s what happens when you take over a team with no varsity experience and several players who haven’t played an organized basketball game since middle school.

  • Warriors’ boys complete seasonal...

    The West Middle boys’ basketball completed a regular-season sweep of East Middle on Monday night.

    The Warriors shot down the host Missiles, 37-34.

    “It was a packed house, a great atmosphere,” West Coach Tim Pardee said. “We knew it was going to be a hard game. We knew we had a really good night that first game, and they didn’t play their best.”

    West had used a hot start to beat East, 46-24, in the first meeting between the two teams Nov. 18 on the Warriors’ homecourt.

  • Rockets hope to take 1 in round...

    Will the third time be the charm for the Shelby County boys’ and girls’ basketball teams?

    We’ll find out tonight when the Rockets host archrival Collins in a boy-girl doubleheader beginning at 6 p.m. at Mike Casey Gymnasium.

    The Titans have swept their first two meetings with the Rockets.

    Collins’ boys beat Shelby, 77-50, on Dec. 3 and then on Dec. 30, 73-56, in the third-place game of the Max Performance Invitational.

  • Titans hit on all cylinders in ‘...

    Coming off a big district victory on Friday night, Collins boys’ basketball coach Curtis Turley had some simple words for his team before its game Saturday night.

    “I’m excited to see what you can do tonight,” Turley told his team before tipoff against Madisonville-North Hopkins.

    He was even more excited after the Titans’ 70-57 victory over the Maroons.

    “It was the best game, start to finish, we’ve played so far,” Turley said. “It was a total team victory. Everybody who played contributed.”

  • Brother act: Ben Axline joins...

    For Ben Axline the proposition of playing Division I football and reuniting with his brother, was too much to pass up.

    That’s why Axline, Collins’ wide receiver, has committed to play at the University of Tennessee-Martin.

    “A Division I scholarship is pretty much everybody’s dream; not too many people get to say they got to play Division I football…plus, I get to play four more years with my brother,” Axline said.

    His older brother, Matt, was a red-shirt as an offensive lineman this past season for the Skyhawks.

  • Titans remain unbeaten in 30th...

    The Collins boys’ basketball team accomplished two important things Friday night.

    The Titans won their first road game of the season, and they also remained unbeaten in the 30th District, with a 47-43 victory at Anderson County.

    “It was important for us to win that game,” Collins senior guard Tavis Elzy said.