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Today's Sports

  • Pair of SCHS students shooting...

    It’s a rarity that a high school has one student try out for an Olympic team in any sport, much less two, but that’s exactly what Shelby County will have this weekend.

    Senior Connor Davis and junior Heather Kirby, who are members of the Rifle Rockets, will compete in the United States Olympic Team Trials for the air rifle and air pistol today through Sunday at the CMP (Civilian Marksmanship Program) Marksmanship Center – South in Anniston, Ala. 

  • Rockets' girls ready to...

    For Shelby County girls’ basketball coach Mike Sowers, this week has seemed like two, or maybe three.

    That’s because while all three of the county’s other public school teams opened their respective seasons Monday or Tuesday, Sowers’ Rockets have had to wait until tonight at 6, when Shelby County hosts cross-town rival Collins at Mike Casey Gymnasium in the first game of a girl-boy doubleheader. 

  • Titans roll early, dominate...

    The Collins girls’ basketball team began its season by pillaging host Henry County.

    The Titans tallied 22 steals on their way to a 50-29 victory Tuesday night in New Castle.

    “Defensively I was really pleased, pleased with everyone,” Collins Coach Phillip Conder said.

    The Titans outscored the Wildcats, 35-12, over the first three quarters, including 18-8 in the first period, in the first meeting between the two teams. 

    “We played really well in the first quarter,” Conder said.

  • Big plays deliver Gaither’s 1st...

    The Collins boys’ basketball team didn’t make it easy on Chris Gaither, or his unborn child, but the Titans did get the victory – the first for their coach - Tuesday night.

    Collins raced out to an early lead then quickly lost it, before battling back from a double-digit deficit for a 61-58 triumph against visiting Gallatin County.  

  • Mistakes doom overconfident...

    The Shelby County boys’ basketball team had two foes in its season-opener Monday night – overconfidence and Collegiate.

    The Rockets lost to both.

    The visiting Titans rode a huge second quarter to a 93-65 victory over Shelby County at Mike Casey Gymnasium.

    “I thought we had a ‘W,’ and the kids did too,” Rockets Coach Rick Parsons said. “They kind of take on your personality, so that’s a mistake I made.”

    But according to Parsons, that wasn’t his only misstep.

  • Collins sweeps pair of dual meets

    The Collins boys’ and girls’ swim teams beat both Shelby County and host Fort Knox in simultaneous dual meets last Tuesday.

    On the boys’ side, the Titans topped the Rockets, 81-62, and the Eagles, 85-68, while the Collins girls’ team bettered Shelby 98-59 and Fort Knox 106-56.

    Meanwhile the Rockets girls’ team edged the Eagles 75-73, while the Fort Knox boys’ team slipped by Shelby 74-70.

    On the boys’ side, Collins won six of the 12 events.

  • Titans have high hopes,...

    First-year Collins boys’ basketball coach Chris Gaither sees regional champion potential in his team.

    But from what he has seen so far, in a pair of preseason scrimmages, he said to reach that potential he believes the Titans have to do two things – 1. value the basketball and 2. bring defensive intensity every game.

     “If we can do those things, I think we can win the region,” Gaither said.

  • Titans come up a play short...

    FRANKLIN – Friday night’s Class 4A state football semifinal between Collins and Franklin-Simpson was a roller-coaster of a game that featured momentum swing after momentum swing.

    And when it ended, it was the Titans, despite leading most of the game, who felt the sting.

    Chris Davis' 9-yard touchdown run – which capped off an 18-play, 87-yard drive – with 5:05 to play gave Franklin-Simpson a 20-15 victory over the Titans at James "Shadetree" Mathews Stadium.

  • Collins boys beat Gallatin...

    Buddy Johnson's fifth 3-pointer of the game - with 56 seconds left - propelled the Collins boys' basketball team to a 61-58 victory over Gallatin County in the season-opener for both Tuesday night. 

    Sophomore point guard Ralphie Stone deflected a shot by Wildcat Jordan Morris with less than 20 seconds left, then hit two free throws with 15.6 seconds left to play to preserve the victory for the Titans and first-year coach Chris Gaither.

  • Collins falls 20-15

    FRANKLIN - The Collins football team held the lead for most of its Class 4A state semifinal against host Franklin-Simpson, but it was the Wildcats who came out victorious.

    Chris Davis' 9-yard touchdown run - which capped off an 18-play, 87-yard drive - with 5:05 to play gave Franklin-Simpson a 20-15 victory over the Titans at James "Shadetree" Mathews Stadium.