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Today's Sports

  • Not much experience on new team

    The Collins boys’ tennis team enters its first season with a decent-sized team, but with only a duo’s worth of experience.

    The Titans have a pair of players who have played at the high school level – juniors Hunter Purnell and Sam Rathke.

    Coach Ken Cates looks for those two to lead the way, along with a senior who has swiftly picked up the sport.

  • New team has regional hopes

    The Collins girls’ tennis team has small numbers but sizable expectations this season.

    “I expect us to be competitive if we can keep everybody healthy,” Titans Coach Judy Cates, the mother of boys’ coach Ken Cates. "I feel like we can put three pretty good courts out there and I feel like the other will improve along the way."

  • This small duck is endangered...

    The white crescent on the head behind the beak is a sure-fire identifying mark of the male Blue-Winged Teal, a duck common to the state but not so numerous.

    The female is similar to two other species of Teal that inhabit our area, with pale blue shoulder patches that are mostly hidden when swimming but are rather obvious in flight.

    They nest sporadically from the Louisville are to the southwestern portion of the state and are here from their wintering grounds around early March and into late April.

  • Titans go cold, then go home

    NEW CASTLE – The season for Collins’ boys basketball team ended Wednesday night with a multitude of missed shots.

    The Titans dug themselves an 11-point halftime hole, thanks to some gruesome shooting, on their way to a 52-49 loss to host Henry County in the first round of the 8th Region Tournament.

    “It was an embarrassing performance on offense for sure,” Collins Coach Curtis Turley said.

  • Sharks’ swimmers headed to...

    Eight area swimmers hit the water this weekend with their sights set on sectional titles.

    The Shelby Sharks are well-represented at the Speedo Champions Series Southern Zone Eastern Section Senior Championships, which began yesterday, in Cary, N.C., with five individual qualifiers and three additional relay swimmers.

    “We are going with the largest team we have had since 2003,” Sharks Coach Jeremiah Heath said. 

  • Sharks’ swimmers headed to...

    Eight area swimmers hit the water this weekend with their sights set on sectional titles.

    The Shelby Sharks are well-represented at the Speedo Champions Series Southern Zone Eastern Section Senior Championships, which began yesterday, in Cary, N.C., with five individual qualifiers and three additional relay swimmers.

    “We are going with the largest team we have had since 2003,” Sharks Coach Jeremiah Heath said. 

  • Collins boys fall to Henry...

    NEW CASTLE – The Collins boys’ basketball team’s season ended Wednesday night with a succession of missed shots.

    The Titans dug themselves an 11-point halftime hole thanks to some forgettable shooting on their way to a 52-49 loss to host Henry County in the first round of the 8th Region Tournament.

    “It was an embarrassing performance on offense for sure,” Collins Coach Curtis Turley said.

  • Troutman just misses championship

    LOUISVILLE – This past weekend Carson Troutman narrowly missed becoming Collins’ first swimming state champion.

    He was edged out, by three-tenths of a second, in the 100-yard backstroke final at the KHSAA State Swimming & Diving meet at the University of Louisville's Ralph Wright Natatorium on Saturday.

    Troutman, who had planned all along to hang up his competitive swimming goggles after the meet, also finished fifth in the 100 freestyle.

  • Kessinger just swims and shows...

    LOUISVILLE – Collin Kessinger took her brain out of the equation this past weekend and reaped the rewards.

    Kessinger, a sophomore at Shelby County, had a pair of top-10 finishes at the KHSAA Swimming & Diving State meet, which took place Friday and Saturday at the Ralph Wright Natatorium at the University of Louisville.

    Kessinger finished seventh in the 100 breaststroke and ninth in the 200 individual medley.

  • Time runs out for the Titans

    WARSAW – Time wasn’t on the side of the Collins girls’ basketball team Monday.

    The Titans’ 8th Region Tournament first-round game against South Oldham was delayed more than an hour because the Dragons were stuck in a traffic jam on Interstate 71.

    Then, after South Oldham missed its first 14 3-point attempts, you knew it was only a matter of time before the Dragons hit one.