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Today's Sports

  • A punch ‘in the mouth’ for Titans

    The Franklin County girls’ basketball team may have had a little payback on its mind Thursday night.

    The Flyers flew out to a good start, up, 24-11, at the end of the first quarter, on their way to a 60-39 victory over visiting Collins in Frankfort.

    “It was a tough game,” Titans Coach Phillip Conder said. “We played a team that came down here [Shelby County] last year and got upset when they were number 12 in the state. I’m pretty sure Coach [Joey] Thacker reminded them of that before the game.”

  • Bad day gets a lot worse for...

    Phillip Conder’s car broke down on the way to his team’s game against Highlands on Saturday.

    The day didn’t get any better for Conder, Collins’ girls’ basketball coach, after that.

    Sophomore forward Aaliyah Wells, the team’s leading scorer, went down with a sprained ankle in the first quarter, and the Titans were outscored, 11-1, in the opening eight minutes on their way to a 51-22 loss.

    “The day could’ve gone better,” Conder said.

  • Rockets get hot and shoot to...

    Practice paid off for the Shelby County girls’ basketball team Saturday.

    The Rockets had the shooting performance Coach Mike Sowers had been hoping for, and waiting for, as they beat Iroquois, 56-45, at Mike Casey Gymnasium for their second victory of the season, and second in their past three games.

    Shelby County shot 48.8 percent and hit half of its 3-point attempts.

  • Titans can’t go to the Wells and...

    The Collins girls’ basketball team lost more than a basketball game Monday night.

    After the Titans’ 56-29 loss to Jeffersontown, Collins Coach Phillip Conder said his team has lost leading scorer and rebounder Aaliyah Wells for the rest of the regular season.

    Wells, a sophomore forward, sprained her ankle in the first quarter of Saturday’s loss to Highlands and sat out Monday night’s setback to the Chargers.

  • This hawk is no red-shouldered ‘...

    The immatures of the Red-Shoulder Hawk are often misidentified as being Red-Tailed Hawks, unless you look closely with binoculars.
    But if you are fortunate enough to hear the rowdy, raucous call of the Red-Shouldered Hawk, then the identification comes easily.
    Its call has been described as a loud, far-carrying scream that sounds like a long drawn out “kee-yar, kee-yar, kee-yar,” a call that the Blue Jay can imitate to perfection.

  • Elzy to join Cresap at Lindsey...

    Collins senior Tavis Elzy said he is looking forward to continuing his football career, and his connection with his quarterback, at Lindsey Wilson College.

    “It was just a matter of being the best fit for me," said Elzy, a standout wide receiver for the Titans who has committed to play for the Blue Raiders. "It came down to Campbellsville [University] and Lindsey Wilson, and Lindsey Wilson throws the ball sixty times a game like I'm used to."

  • 46-0 run dooms the Rockets’ good...

    The start was good for the Shelby County girls’ basketball team, and the finish was even better.

    But it was the in between that got the Rockets on Wednesday night.

    Shelby County scored the first three baskets of the game to lead, 6-0, but Anderson County ran off the next 46 points in a row on its way to a 61-22, 30th District victory Wednesday night.

    “The positive is that we got off to a good start,” Shelby County Coach Mike Sowers said. “However [46-0]...that simply can’t happen.”

  • Calmer Titans rally to victory

    Collins’ calmness won out over Nelson County’s nerves Tuesday night.

    The Titans’ girls’ basketball team overcame a big early hole – they trailed, 18-2, in the first quarter – to clip the Cardinals 52-49 at Nelson County.

    “We played poised,” Collins Coach Phillip Conder said. “As the lead grew we didn’t panic and start throwing up shots. We did a good job of running our offense and taking good shots.”

  • Rockets get going early to win...

    EMINENCE – The Shelby County boys’ basketball team didn’t have to look very far for motivation Tuesday night heading into its game at Eminence.

    The Rockets were searching for their first 30th District victory, and they were looking for their third triumph of the season.

    But then they got some more extra incentive before their game tipped off.

  • At last, the sweet taste of...

    The Shelby County girls’ basketball coaches affectionately call Kirstin Dugle the “three-legged dog” for her propensity to play through the pain of plantar facsciitis, which has hobbled her late this season.

    Tuesday night Dugle was the big dog in the Rockets’ 44-43 victory at Eminence as they earned their first victory of the season.

    Dugle scored a game-high 15 points, including a trio of 3-pointers, and her leadership down the stretch helped the Rockets get their first victory of the season.