Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Cardwell’s heroics (3 points at...

    Leeara Cardwell came through in the clutch Monday night.

    Cardwell, Collins’ junior guard, completed a 3-point play with 3 seconds left to give the Titans a 41-40 victory over visiting Western Hills.

  • Cardwell – 25 points in 19...

    The Collins girls’ basketball team found the cure for what was ailing it Friday night – Eminence.

    Behind a season-high 25 points from junior guard Leeara Cardwell, who played only 19 minutes, the Titans topped the visiting Warriors, 70-22.

    The victory kept Collins (7-5), which had lost three of its previous four games, unbeaten in the 30th District, at 3-0.

  • Sweep of Shelby teams is complete

    The Woodford County girls’ basketball team completed its weekend sweep of Shelby County on Saturday.

    One night after beating the Rockets, 59-24, the Yellowjackets clobbered Collins, 63-32, on its homecourt.

    Woodford County built a 34-16 halftime lead, then outscored the Titans 17-0 in the third quarter on its way to a 31-point victory.

  • Good spurt not enough to lift...

    The energy was there, but the final result wasn’t.

    Friday night, especially for one half, the Shelby County girls’ basketball team had one of its best performances of the season, against one of the best foes it will face.

    The Rockets trailed Woodford County, one of the top teams in the 11th Region, 19-4, after the first quarter but rallied to score the first 10 points of the second period to trim their deficit to just five points.

  • Sowers sees positives in Rockets...

    The Shelby County girls’ basketball team got off to a solid start and had some increased aggressiveness going to the basket Saturday afternoon.

    Unfortunately that wasn’t enough for the Rockets, who lost, 72-28, at Louisville Eastern.

    Still there were plenty of positives for Shelby County (0-11), which trailed the Eagles (11-4) only 19-9 after the first period and went to the free throw line seven more times than Eastern.