Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • In rivalry, it’s back to the...

    Shelby County boys’ basketball coach Rick Parsons knows that if tonight’s 30th District Tournament semifinal between his Rockets and crosstown-rival Collins were to be decided on paper, his team shouldn’t even be making the trip to Lawrenceburg.

    But he also knows that this time of year those paper predictions can quickly be wadded up and thrown into a trash basket.

  • Ref Buchert T’s up new...

    Nick Buchert is already living his dream. Now he wants to help two local high school students realize their dreams, too.

    So Buchert, an NBA referee and Collins assistant volleyball coach, has set up a pair of scholarships at Collins and Shelby County high schools.

  • Seniors start well but finish...

    Senior Night started out well for the Shelby County boys’ basketball team.

    Reed Mills sang the national anthem, then the fired up Rockets led visiting DeSales after the first quarter.

    The Colts spoiled the celebration, though, coming back to beat Shelby County, 70-52, Tuesday night at Mike Casey Gymnasium.

    “They had a couple shooters knock down a couple shots, and they had a big kid inside who hurt us,” Rockets Coach Rick Parsons said.

    Early on, though, Shelby (6-24) held its own against the Colts (12-15).

  • Titans use depth to their...

    FRANKFORT – Basketball coaching has become a lot about math these days for Chris Gaither, the boys’ coach at Collins.

    He has two new additions and now has had to learn how to divide up time for his team.

    The Titans’ double-digit depth was on display last Friday night in their victory over Nelson County and once again Tuesday night in their 74-58 victory at Western Hills.