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Today's Sports

  • Titans put the big D on D-ville

    A fabulous first half – particularly on the defensive end – carried the Collins boys’ basketball team to victory Friday night.

    The Titans held visiting Danville to only eight points in the first 16 minutes on their way to a 63-43 victory.

    Collins led, 12-2, at the end of the first quarter and 26-8 at intermission as it won for the fourth time in five games this season.

    Junior forward Dez Marshall scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and senior center Brian Stone tallied 12 points for the Titans (4-1).  

  • Newcomer Wallace sparks Rockets

    Bryan Wallace continued to provide an early-season spark for the Shelby County boys’ basketball team, fueling the Rockets’ first victory of the season.

    Wallace, a sophomore guard, scored a team-high 20 points, most of them in the first half, when Shelby built a 17-point lead on its way to a 78-70 victory over visiting Mercer County on Friday night at Mike Casey Gymnasium.

    “The key was we came out with intensity and worked hard,” said Wallace, who was 6-for-14 from the field and 7-of-8 from the free-throw line.  

  • SCHS shooters do well at Trials

    Shelby County High School senior Connor Davis and junior Heather Kirby competed in the United States Olympic Team Trials for the air rifle and air pistol this past weekend at the CMP (Civilian Marksmanship Program) Marksmanship Center – South in Anniston, Ala.

  • Shelby schools challenge, win...

    The Collins girls’ swim team finished second and the Titans’ boys’ team took third, Wednesday evening in a six-team meet at the Family Activity Center at Clear Creek Park.

    Meanwhile the Shelby County boys’ and girls’ teams both finished in fifth place.

    Oldham County won the girls’ meet, and South Oldham took the boys’ meet.

    In the girls’ meet, the Colonels scored 405 points, while Collins came in second with 319. The Rockets were fifth with 265.

  • Cold shooting cools off Titans

    The Collins girls’ basketball team’s shooting stroke went south on Tuesday night.

    The Titans shot just 29.3 percent from the field on their way to their first loss of the season, 57-40, at George Rogers Clark.

    Collins trailed only 16-13 at the end of the first quarter but was outscored 19-6 in the second period after junior forward Aaliyah Wells, the team’s leading scorer and rebounder, picked up her second foul.

  • Titans enter a zone to rally...

    With his team trailing by seven points after the first quarter and at halftime, first-year Collins boys’ basketball coach Chris Gaither preached patience.

    That paid off in the second half as the Titans, by taking their time on the offensive end, rallied for a 54-51 victory over visiting Franklin County on Tuesday night. Collins (3-1) outscored the Flyers, 15-9, in the third quarter and in the fourth, 19-15, to bounce back from last weekend’s loss at North Oldham and also avenge one of their losses from last season.

  • 3-pointers bury Rockets early

    South Oldham bombarded the Shelby County boys’ basketball team Tuesday night.

    The visiting Dragons hit 19 3-pointers on their way to a 109-68 victory over the Rockets at Mike Casey Gymnasium.

    South Oldham hit 10 first-half 3-pointers as it led by 23 points at the end of the first quarter and by 38 at halftime. 

    “They shot lights out,” Shelby County Coach Rick Parsons said.

  • Victory comes early for the...

    NEW CASTLE – It took until the 17th game, and the first week of February, before the Shelby County girls’ basketball team won its first game of last season.

    This season the Rockets didn’t have to wait nearly as long.

    Tuesday night Shelby County beat host Henry County, 44-35, in the Rockets’ second game of the season.

    “I’m really proud of the girls,” Shelby County Coach Mike Sowers said.

  • Titans’ sterling comeback...

    GOSHEN – First-year Collins boys’ basketball coach Chris Gaither was unhappy with his team’s 48-45 loss at North Oldham on Saturday night, but he wasn’t upset by it.

    “I thought tonight was our best game,” Gaither said afterward. “Our guys battled. We were down, [but] we came back on the defensive end and turned them over. Tonight was the hardest our kids have fought all year.” 

  • Collins, SCHS swimmers do well...

    The Collins boys’ and girls’ swim teams both took third-place and the Shelby County boys’ and girls’ squads finished fourth in the Holiday Classic Relays this past Saturday in the Family Activity Center at Clear Creek Park.

    North Oldham won both 6-team competitions, tallying 328 points on the girls’ side and 324 on the boys’ side.

    In the girls’ competition the Titans edged the Rockets by two points (238 to 236), and among the boys Collins outscored Shelby, 230-218.