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  • This bird takes a walk on the...

    As a young boy, I called this bird the upside-down bird, because it moved up and down trees while a woodpecker only moved up.

    The White-Breasted Nuthatch actually walks up, down and around tree trunks and limbs.

    They are named for their habit of wedging a hard food item, such as a nut, into a bar crevice and hammering or hacking (“hatching”) it with the bill to open it.

    A year-around resident, this bird’s presence as a breeding population in a certain forest area is supposed to e a good indicator that the forest is healthy.

  • Rockets’ boys dominate; Collins...

    The Shelby County boys track-and-field team ran away with its own meet for the second consecutive week.

    The Rockets won six events Tuesday night on their way to 119 points, which was 30 more than second-place Collins.

  • Titans play tough slate

    Collins baseball coach Roy Bailey wants his team to play the most difficult schedule it can in order to get ready for the postseason.

    “We’re playing a real tough schedule,” he said. “We want to play the best and hopefully by the end of the season we’re going to have seen everything that we can see.”

  • Final Four preview

    KENTUCKY

    Record:29-8.

    How it got to the Final Four:The fourth-seeded Wildcats, who earned the Southeastern Conference's automatic bid, beat No. 13 seeded Princeton, 59-57, in the second round; fifth-seeded West Virginia 71-63 in the third round; No. 1 overall seed Ohio State, 62-60, in the Round of 16 and No. 2 seed North Carolina, 76-69, in the East Regional final.

    Coach:John Calipari.

  • Collins rally in 9th short of...

    The Collins softball team’s last-at-bat rally came up just short Tuesday night.

    The Titans fell to visiting Anderson County, 6-5, in nine innings. The Bearcats scored four runs in the top of the ninth – the final two innings were played under international rules – before Collins rallied with three in the bottom of the inning before its comeback ended.

  • The game is always on for SCHS...

    Be forewarned, if you ever go over to Michaela Manley's house, you better have your game-face on. Literally.

    “Whenever someone comes over, I ask them, ‘Do you want to play a game?’” Manley said.

    And if you take her up on her offer, you better proceed with caution.

    "I'm very competitive," she said.

    She proved that on the golf course, where she helped the Rockets to three consecutive appearances at State – the last two as the team’s top player.

  • Rockets go small to win big

    In the preseason Shelby County Coach Bart "Rudy" Roettger said that his team would play "small ball" this spring.

    Wednesday night the Rockets played that to near-perfection, beating visiting Gallatin County, 17-4, in five innings. Shelby County (5-2) had 10 hits, but only two for extra bases, and stole five bases.

  • Brown earns some green with...

    It was only fitting that Mother Nature helped end Brandon Brown's drought.

    The Shelbyville native hadn't won on the NGA/Hooters Pro Golf Tour since April of 2007 – his rookie year – but he ended that dry spell Sunday thanks to an assist from the Lady Upstairs.

    Brown had a 2-stroke lead (at 6 under par) after the second round of the Charter Childhood Cancer Awareness Classic at Chattahoochee Golf Club in Gainesville, Ga., before the final two days of the tourney were washed out by rain.

  • Titans open by sweeping 1st 3

    The temperatures were near-freezing, but the Collins baseball team put plenty of heat on Henry County last Thursday night.

    The Titans tallied 10 hits on their way to an 11-1, 6-inning victory over the visiting Wildcats in Collins' first-ever game.

    “It was good to get that first win under our belt," Titans Coach Roy Bailey said. “We did a good job of hitting the ball and getting people on base. It was a team effort as far as hitting the ball."

  • Pitching, defense keys as...

    The Shelby County baseball team rediscovered its hitting stroke Monday.

    The Rockets, who had struggled to put bat to ball this past weekend, bounced back at Louisville Waggener.

    Shelby County, who tallied 10 totals hit in a 5-1 Friday loss to Fairdale and a 6-4 Saturday victory over Covington Holmes, pounded out nine hits in a 6-3 victory over the host Wildcats.

    "By far our best victory of the year," Shelby County Coach Bart "Rudy" Roettger said.