Today's Sports

  • Titans snap 5-game losing streak

    The Collins boys’ basketball team got a much-needed victory Friday night.

    The Titans topped host Central Hardin, 49-45, to end their 5-game losing streak.

    “Any win is a big win, especially on the road, but it was a big win because we‘ve been struggling a little bit,” said Collins Coach Curtis Turley, whose team’s last victory came Jan. 15 against Casey County. “It was a good one for the guys. It was good to see them back and encouraged and having fun.”

  • ‘Not ready’ Rockets have a come...

    Just call it The Hangover.

    Coming off back-to-back 30th District victories, including a buzzer-beating thriller at Anderson County, the Shelby County boys’ basketball team fell at Boyle County, 63-41, Friday night.

    “We just weren’t ready…we were still In Anderson County,” Rockets Coach Rick Parsons said. “Talent-wise, we matched up pretty good against them, but we’re not mature enough to come back back-to-back like that.

  • A punch ‘in the mouth’ for Titans

    The Franklin County girls’ basketball team may have had a little payback on its mind Thursday night.

    The Flyers flew out to a good start, up, 24-11, at the end of the first quarter, on their way to a 60-39 victory over visiting Collins in Frankfort.

    “It was a tough game,” Titans Coach Phillip Conder said. “We played a team that came down here [Shelby County] last year and got upset when they were number 12 in the state. I’m pretty sure Coach [Joey] Thacker reminded them of that before the game.”

  • Bad day gets a lot worse for...

    Phillip Conder’s car broke down on the way to his team’s game against Highlands on Saturday.

    The day didn’t get any better for Conder, Collins’ girls’ basketball coach, after that.

    Sophomore forward Aaliyah Wells, the team’s leading scorer, went down with a sprained ankle in the first quarter, and the Titans were outscored, 11-1, in the opening eight minutes on their way to a 51-22 loss.

    “The day could’ve gone better,” Conder said.

  • Rockets get hot and shoot to...

    Practice paid off for the Shelby County girls’ basketball team Saturday.

    The Rockets had the shooting performance Coach Mike Sowers had been hoping for, and waiting for, as they beat Iroquois, 56-45, at Mike Casey Gymnasium for their second victory of the season, and second in their past three games.

    Shelby County shot 48.8 percent and hit half of its 3-point attempts.

  • Titans can’t go to the Wells and...

    The Collins girls’ basketball team lost more than a basketball game Monday night.

    After the Titans’ 56-29 loss to Jeffersontown, Collins Coach Phillip Conder said his team has lost leading scorer and rebounder Aaliyah Wells for the rest of the regular season.

    Wells, a sophomore forward, sprained her ankle in the first quarter of Saturday’s loss to Highlands and sat out Monday night’s setback to the Chargers.

  • This hawk is no red-shouldered ‘...

    The immatures of the Red-Shoulder Hawk are often misidentified as being Red-Tailed Hawks, unless you look closely with binoculars.
    But if you are fortunate enough to hear the rowdy, raucous call of the Red-Shouldered Hawk, then the identification comes easily.
    Its call has been described as a loud, far-carrying scream that sounds like a long drawn out “kee-yar, kee-yar, kee-yar,” a call that the Blue Jay can imitate to perfection.

  • Elzy to join Cresap at Lindsey...

    Collins senior Tavis Elzy said he is looking forward to continuing his football career, and his connection with his quarterback, at Lindsey Wilson College.

    “It was just a matter of being the best fit for me," said Elzy, a standout wide receiver for the Titans who has committed to play for the Blue Raiders. "It came down to Campbellsville [University] and Lindsey Wilson, and Lindsey Wilson throws the ball sixty times a game like I'm used to."

  • 46-0 run dooms the Rockets’ good...

    The start was good for the Shelby County girls’ basketball team, and the finish was even better.

    But it was the in between that got the Rockets on Wednesday night.

    Shelby County scored the first three baskets of the game to lead, 6-0, but Anderson County ran off the next 46 points in a row on its way to a 61-22, 30th District victory Wednesday night.

    “The positive is that we got off to a good start,” Shelby County Coach Mike Sowers said. “However [46-0]...that simply can’t happen.”

  • Calmer Titans rally to victory

    Collins’ calmness won out over Nelson County’s nerves Tuesday night.

    The Titans’ girls’ basketball team overcame a big early hole – they trailed, 18-2, in the first quarter – to clip the Cardinals 52-49 at Nelson County.

    “We played poised,” Collins Coach Phillip Conder said. “As the lead grew we didn’t panic and start throwing up shots. We did a good job of running our offense and taking good shots.”