Today's Sports

  • Another slow start leads to...

    The road woes continued for the Collins boys’ basketball team Tuesday night.

    The Titans couldn’t overcome another poor start away from home as they fell 66-60 at Marion County.

    “A terrible start,” Collins Coach Curtis Turley said. “We dug ourselves too big of a hole.”

    The Knights (8-6) outscored the Titans 19-10 in the first period on their way to a 30-19 halftime lead.

  • No bull: 2 Shelby riders go for...

    Two Waddy men are hoping for the rides of their lives this weekend.

    Wade Masters and Royle Scrogham will both be competing in the SEBRA (Southern Extreme Bull Riding Association) national finals beginning tonight at the Tennessee Miller Coliseum in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

    The two are among the Top 40 bull riders competing for the 2010 title – Scrogham has qualified ninth and Masters, 27th – heading into tonight’s first round, which begins at 8 p.m. They will be competing for $25,000 during this 3-day event.

  • EARLIER: Sharks are swimming well

    The temperatures are cold outside, but the action is hot in the swimming pool, and only getting hotter for the Shelby Sharks.

    Six Sharks represented Kentucky in the Quadrangular Championships – along with individuals from Indiana, Ohio and Michigan – Jan. 8-9 at IUPUI in Indianapolis. They were John, Maddie and Olivia Hoskins, Sam Ruble, Sydney Sell and Emma Skinner.

  • Titans toss away their shot at...

    The Collins boys’ basketball team couldn’t overcome some early carelessness at Oldham County on Saturday night.

    The Titans turned the ball over at key moments in the first half, before rallying in the fourth quarter, but fell short in the end, 60-56, in an 8th Region battle.

  • No offense, Rockets played well

    The Shelby County girls’ basketball team ran its offense well Monday night, just not well enough.

    The Rockets fell to 8th Region rival Gallatin County, 68-23, at Mike Casey Gymnasium.

    The Wildcats (10-7) led, 23-2, at the end of the first quarter and 41-9 at intermission against Shelby County (0-15) in its penultimate home game of the season.

  • 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.