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  • Kessinger looks to better last...

    Last year’s KHSAA State Swimming & Diving meet was a bit of an awakening for Collin Kessinger.

    Kessinger, then a sophomore at Shelby County, was nervous and unsure about how she would stack up against the best in the state.

    It didn’t take long for Kessinger to prove that she belonged, though. She trimmed more than 10 seconds off her regional times during the two days, on her way to finishing in seventh-place in the 100-yard breaststroke and in ninth in the 200 individual medley, even if she didn’t always believe what she was seeing.

  • Cornerstone boys' JV wins...

    The Cornerstone Christian boys’ basketball junior varsity team captured the Kentucky Christian Athletic Association Junior Varsity Tournament, which it hosted last weekend.

    The Bulldogs beat Majesty, 40-22, in the first round, then beat Somerset, 29-26, in overtime in the semifinals before beating Wesley, 29-26, in the title game.

    Cornerstone’s Jacob Tipton was named the most valuable player of the tourney. He was joined on the all-tournament team by fellow Bulldogs Nate Oates and Christian Lopesilvero. 

  • Titans’ romp brings Rockets full...

    LAWRENCEBURG – The Shelby County girls’ basketball team had one of the best 180-degree turnarounds in the state during the regular season.

    However an outstanding defensive effort by cross-town rival-Collins ended the Rockets’ season in almost the exact same way it had started – a complete 360 – Wednesday night.

  • Second-half verse, same as the...

    LAWRENCEBURG – Collins’ second-half success against its cross-town rival continued Wednesday night.

    The Titans outscored Shelby County, 53-32, after intermission to beat the Rockets, 88-72, in the 30th District semifinals at Anderson County.

    It was Collins’ third victory over Shelby this season and its biggest, given that it moved the Titans into tonight’s district championship game against Anderson County and the 8th Region tournament next week.

  • Brotherly love inspires Troutman

    A little sibling rivalry helped Michael Troutman get back into the swimming pool.

    Troutman, a sophomore at Collins who was motivated by his older brother’s second-place finish at the state swim meet last year, jumped back into the water this fall after a more than 3-year absence.

    This weekend Troutman, who is qualified in four events, will try to rival his brother’s finish at the KHSAA State Swimming & Diving Championships at the University of Louisville’s Ralph Wright Natatorium. Preliminaries begin at 10 a.m. today and tomorrow.

  • Titans grind out their 20th...

    Last Friday night’s game against Woodford County was the kind of grind-it-out contest that Collins Coach Chris Gaither knows his team will have to win if it’s going to go anywhere in the postseason.

    That’s why Gaither, in his first year of coaching the boy’s team, didn’t use his timeouts as the Yellowjackets rallied back from a double-digit deficit in the second half. He said he wanted to see how his team responded.

    He was pleased with the result.

  • Rockets win 4th in a row to...

    Justus Martin did the damage on the inside, and Lynsey Nichols on the outside, as the Shelby County girls’ basketball team finished its regular season on a roll.

    Martin scored 16 points, mostly around the basket, and Nichols added 14 points, mostly from the outside, as the Rockets routed visiting Brown, 63-33, last Thursday night at Mike Casey Gymnasium to cap off their remarkable regular season with their first 4-game winning streak. 

  • Rockets tumble after fast start

    The Shelby County boys’ basketball team ran out to an early lead on host Gallatin County in its regular-season finale last Friday night.

    But then the Rockets ran out of steam.

    The Wildcats, who trailed, 20-14, after the first quarter, outscored Shelby, 58-37, during the final three periods for a 72-57 victory in Warsaw.  

  • Wells (37 points, 14 rebounds)...

    The Collins girls’ basketball team, led by an outstanding effort from Aaliyah Wells, closed out its regular season in fine fashion last Thursday night.  

    Wells scored a career-high 37 points, snared 14 rebounds and collected 8 steals to lead the Titans to a 63-43 beating of Bardstown – their sixth victory in their past seven games – on their Senior and “Pink Out” night.

    “She had a monster game,” Collins Coach Phillip Conder said of Wells.

  • Titans to test Rockets’ rebound

    Before last season began, Mike Sowers told some people that if his first, youth-laden Shelby County girls’ basketball team won one game, he deserved coach-of-the-year consideration.  

    The Rockets won three.

    Before this season Sowers figured his still-youthful team would win eight or nine games, even betting his hair color on it.