Today's Sports

  • Rockets get close but can’t...

    The Shelby County boys’ basketball team was seconds away from its second victory of the season Saturday night.

    However the Rockets were left to ask “What if?” after North Laurel beat them, 51-49, in the Al Prewitt Classic at Henry Clay.

    “It was one of those, ‘If [we do this],’ ‘If [we don’t do that],’ games,” Shelby County Coach Rick Parsons said. “It makes ‘if’ the longest word in the dictionary.”

  • Sports Digest

    Collins girls 4TH, SCHS  boys 5TH in Brown Bear Sprint

    The Collins girls’ swimming and diving team finished fourth, and the Shelby County boys’ team finished fifth in the 5th annual Brown Bear Sprint meet Saturday at Shawnee High School in Louisville.

    In the girls’ meet, Collins finished with 104 points, 83 behind team-champ Sacred Heart Academy. Shelby County was sixth with 54 points.  

  • Late-game heroics turn back...

    Coming off a pair of close loses to quality teams, the Collins girls’ basketball team was on the ropes again Saturday night.

    But this time the Titans bounced back.

    Trailing by five points with just less than four minutes to play, Collins outscored Oldham County, 13-2, during a  2 ½-minute span on its way to a 53-49 victory.

  • A dangerous bird: The House...

    Photo by Horace Brown
    The House Wren can get downright murderous as it finds a home.

    The House Wren is a three-quarter-inch-long bird with a 6-inch wingspan, but it more than makes up for its small size by being very energetic as well as aggressive in its behavior.
    Being migratory, they may arrive in Kentucky and start searching for cavities where they will nest after some of our local year-around residents already have taken up occupancy in their own cavities.
    But that doesn’t stop the wrens, it seems.

  • Titans can’t compete in middle,...

    Tuesday was supposed to be the night that the Collins boys’ basketball team clinched the No. 1 seeding in the 30th District Tournament.

    But someone forgot to tell Spencer County.

    The visiting Bears spoiled the Titans’ would-be party, beating them, 67-51.

    “We got outplayed on both ends of the floor,” Collins Coach Curtis Turley said.

  • Rain of 3s drown Rockets

    The Shelby County boys’ basketball team got buried under a torrent of 3-pointers Tuesday night.

    Host Christian Academy of Louisville hit nine of them on its way to an 82-53 victory over the Rockets.

    And the first one the Centurions hit was the biggest. Leading Shelby County, 16-9, with 3 seconds to go in the first quarter, CAL quickly moved the ball to midcourt, where Ivan Talley buried a buzzer-beating three.

    “That took a little out of our sails, and it was downhill from there,” Rockets Coach Rick Parsons said.

  • 26-0 deficit too much for Rockets

    The Franklin County Flyers lived up to their nickname Wednesday night.

    They flew out to a 26-0 lead on visiting Shelby County on their way to a 53-19 victory.

    “Franklin is a very talented team,” Rockets Coach Mike Sowers said. “One of the top teams from one of the state’s most talented regions. It didn’t help matters that we did not play well and were a bit beat up.”

  • Cresap commits to Lindsey Wilson

    Branden Cresap quarterbacked the Collins football program to a memorable first season.

    Now he will try to help another program follow up on its fine first season.

    Cresap committed this week to play next fall for Lindsey Wilson College, which recently completed its inaugural season in NAIA, going 5-6.

    “It’s a school on the rise,” Cresap said. “It’s exciting to go build something there. It’s a lot like coming to Collins. It felt like the right fit for me.”

  • Titans quietly turn back Rebels

    Coming off an emotional victory Friday night, the Collins boys’ basketball was ripe for a letdown Saturday.

    However it didn’t happen.

    The Titans topped visiting Casey County, 61-52, Saturday, one night after beating Shelby County.

    “We were happy to get a win,” Collins Coach Curtis Turley said. “The atmosphere was different. It was a smaller crowd than the night before. We didn’t have the pep in our step we would’ve liked, but we did some good things and played well enough to win.”

  • Second-period swoon foils Titans

    The Collins girls’ basketball team beat Anderson County for three quarters Saturday afternoon.

    But the Bearcats used a big second period to beat the Titans, 56-49, in a game that likely will determine the No. 1 seeding in the 30th District tournament.