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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Small, inexperienced Rockets...

    Year Two of the Rick Parsons’ Project (a.k.a. Rebuilding the Rockets) has begun.

    And if the second-year Shelby County boys’ basketball coach proved any of his axioms true in his first campaign, in which the Rockets went 4-24, it’s that “it’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon.”

    “It's a long way to March; we just want to get better every day,” Parsons said.

  • SCHS rifle team wins conference...

    The Shelby County rifle team won its conference tournament for the 12th consecutive year this past weekend at the University of Kentucky.

    The Rifle Rockets finished with a combined score of 2,328 points. New Albany (Ind.) placed second with 2,275, and Fern Creek finished third and Seneca fourth.

    Individually for Shelby County, Connor Davis led the way with 597 points, and Heather Kirby scored 588, Keri Marlin 575 and Miquel Batz 568.

     

    SWIMMING: SCHS boys 2nd

  • Titans face strong Wildcats...

    Football is as much of a Thanksgiving staple as mashed potatoes, and one of the goals of the Collins football team this season was to practice on turkey day.

    The Titans got their wish this week, taking to the practice field for an hour Thanksgiving morning – just one day before they play in the Class 4A state semifinals. Collins (11-2), coming off its first regional championship, plays at Franklin-Simpson (12-1) at 7 EST tonight.

  • Michael Brooks is Collins’ ‘...

    Countless times this season the post-game handshake line has turned into Michael Brooks’ own personal receiving line.

    Brooks, Collins’ senior linebacker-running back, has taken more pats on the back, and received more kind words, than a groom on his wedding day.

    “They just say I’m a talented player and to keep up the hard work,” Brooks said. “They say I’m doing great, and tell me not to let my head wander.”

  • Title could come down to return...

    The Walton-Verona girls’ basketball team won the 8th Region last year by edging Anderson County, 40-39, in the championship game.

    Don’t be surprised to see those two teams, who return almost all of their rosters from last season, battling for region supremacy once again. However South Oldham, which lost by two points to Walton-Verona in the 8th semifinals after beating Collins by four in the first round, and Owen County, which fell to Anderson by three in the other 8th semi, could have something to say about that.

  • Titans want to get off roller...

    Collins girls’ basketball coach Phillip Conder has identified three keys for making his team’s second season a success.

    They are: 1. Make good decisions with the ball; 2. rebound, especially on the offensive end; and 3. make free throws, especially the second ones.

    “If we do those three things, what we’ve been telling them is, it leads to momentum,” Conder said. “Momentum can be huge for us this year. If we can get some big momentum swings, and score big points, I think we can play with just about anybody.”