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Today's Sports

  • Troutman just misses championship

    LOUISVILLE – This past weekend Carson Troutman narrowly missed becoming Collins’ first swimming state champion.

    He was edged out, by three-tenths of a second, in the 100-yard backstroke final at the KHSAA State Swimming & Diving meet at the University of Louisville's Ralph Wright Natatorium on Saturday.

    Troutman, who had planned all along to hang up his competitive swimming goggles after the meet, also finished fifth in the 100 freestyle.

  • Kessinger just swims and shows...

    LOUISVILLE – Collin Kessinger took her brain out of the equation this past weekend and reaped the rewards.

    Kessinger, a sophomore at Shelby County, had a pair of top-10 finishes at the KHSAA Swimming & Diving State meet, which took place Friday and Saturday at the Ralph Wright Natatorium at the University of Louisville.

    Kessinger finished seventh in the 100 breaststroke and ninth in the 200 individual medley.

  • Time runs out for the Titans

    WARSAW – Time wasn’t on the side of the Collins girls’ basketball team Monday.

    The Titans’ 8th Region Tournament first-round game against South Oldham was delayed more than an hour because the Dragons were stuck in a traffic jam on Interstate 71.

    Then, after South Oldham missed its first 14 3-point attempts, you knew it was only a matter of time before the Dragons hit one.

  • Brown, Anderson make Titans see...

    TAYLORSVILLE – Last season Collins girls basketball coach Phillip Conder employed the Hack-a-Sydney defense against Anderson County center Sydney Brown.

    Friday night that scheme didn’t work. In fact, little did.

    Brown scored a game-high 21 points to lead the Bearcats to a 57-48 victory over the Titans in the 30th District final at Spencer County. Both teams advanced to the 8th Region Tournament at Gallatin County.

    Brown hit seven field goals, all in the paint, and 7 of 11 free throws.

  • Titans’ dry 3rd quarter, free...

    TAYLORSVILLE – Collins’ boys' basketball team was in search of its first district title Saturday night – something that the players would have been remembered for generations to come.

    But it was Spencer County that celebrated its first district championship in a generation, beating Collins, 55-49, in the 30th District final, in front of a standing-room-only crowd, to claim the Bears’ first district crown since 1984.

  • Collins takes on host Henry...

    The second season begins tonight for Collins’ boys basketball team.

    The Titans, who finished runners-up in the 30th District Tournament last week, take on host Henry County at 6:30 p.m. this evening in the first round of the 8th Region Tournament at New Castle.

    “We’re glad to be in the regional tournament with a chance to keep playing,” Collins Coach Curtis Turley said.

    The Titans (18-11) didn’t play the Wildcats (16-14) during the regular season, but they do share some common opponents.

  • Collins boys to meet host Henry...

    The Collins boys' basketball team will play host Henry County at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evening in the first round of the 8th Region Tournament, as determined at today's draw.

    The Wildcats (16-14) won the 31st District, beating Gallatin County 67-61 in the championship game.

    Henry County, which lost 58-49 in overtime at Shelby County on Jan. 25, has won five of its last six games. The Wildcats’ only loss during that time was a 65-64 overtime setback to Spencer County.

  • South Oldham girls beat Collins...

    WARSAW - The Collins girls' basketball team fell to South Oldham 38-34 in the first round of the 8th Region Tournament Monday night at Gallatin County.

    The Titans' first season ended with some frigid shooting, both from the field and the free throw line, in a game that was delayed more than an hour because the Dragons were stuck in a traffic jam on Interstate 71. Collins was 11 for 44 from the field (25 percent) and 11 for 24 (45.8 percent) from the foul line.

  • Great egret fought off extinction

    The great egret in Kentucky has state status as an endangered species. During the second half of the 19th century, this species was pushed to the brink of extinction by over hunting for the millinery trade.
    This action took place during the mating and nesting season when the great egret grew long white plumes, which were long sought after to adorn women’s headwear.

  • Troutman finds his way back to...

    Swimming is fun again for Carson Troutman.

    The Collins senior spent last season out of the pool. But this season he has returned to the water and has been happy with the results.

    He hopes to keep that going beginning today, and continuing Saturday, in the KHSAA State Swimming & Diving meet at the Ralph Wright Natatorium on the campus of the University of Louisville.