Today's Sports

  • Another late rally comes up short

    The Collins boys’ basketball team closed out its regular season with another close call (surprise!).

    This time, though, the Titans’ comeback came up short.

    Collins, which had made a habit of come-from-behind victories in its late-season four-game winning streak (two of which came in overtime), fell behind early at Woodford County. But this time the Titans couldn’t complete the rally, falling, 58-55.

  • Girls' game: Anderson...

    TAYLORSVILLE – The Shelby County girls' basketball team's season came to an end Tuesday night, but as far as Rockets Coach Mike Sowers is concerned, it was merely the foundation for the future.

  • Shelby County beats Eminence

    TAYLORSVILLE - Seventh-grader Justus Martin scored 17 points and grabbed 17 rebounds to lead the Shelby County girls’ basketball team to a 46-30 victory over Eminence on Monday night in the opening round of the 30th District Tournament at Spencer County.

    The Rockets fell behind by 6 points, 9-3, late in the first quarter before rallying behind Martin. She finished the first half with 11 points and 11 rebounds as fourth-seeded Shelby led the fifth-seeded Warriors 20-18.

  • A 3-point first quarter dooms...

    The Shelby County girls’ basketball team couldn’t overcome another slow start Tuesday night.

    Host Western Hills outscored the Rockets, 17-3, in the first quarter on its way to a 54-29 victory.

  • Rockets buried under a pile of 3...

    The Shelby County boys’ basketball team got swept up under a tidal wave of 3-point shots Tuesday night.

    Host Madison Central hit 14 of them, including six in its big second quarter, on the way to a 92-49 victory over the Rockets.

    “They shot the ball so well,” first-year Shelby County Coach Rick Parsons said of the Indians. “It seemed like we would play pretty good defense, and they’d just knock it down.”

  • A soph helps the seniors...

    The Collins boys’ basketball team sent its seniors out in style Tuesday night.

    The Titans topped visiting Western Hills, 66-54, on their first Senior Night behind 26 points from sophomore forward Dez Marshall and solid efforts from their two seniors. Tavis Elzy collected 16 points and 13 rebounds, and Jake Edwards returned to the starting lineup after missing one game with a sprained ankle to help Collins (17-9) win its fourth consecutive game and finish 13-3 at home in its inaugural season.

  • Boys' 30th District preview

    Here is a brief preview of next week’s 30th District boys’ basketball tournament at Spencer County.



    Record:7-15 going into tonight’s game at Franklin County.

    Regular-season district results:1-3 (Lost to Collins, 47-43, Jan. 7; won at Eminence, 79-53, Jan. 13; lost to Spencer County, 52-48, Jan. 25; lost to Shelby County, 55-54, Feb. 2).

  • Girls' 30th District...

    Here is a brief preview of next week’s 30th District girls’ basketball tournament at Spencer County.




    Record:19-7, entering tonight’s game at Franklin County.

    District results:4-0 (Defeated Spencer County, 79-46, Dec. 9; defeated Eminence, 68-16, Jan. 14; defeated Collins, 56-49, Jan. 15; defeated Shelby County, 61-22, Feb. 2).

  • Titans come from 17 down in 4th...

    Curtis Turley’s text message to Collins Principal Anthony Hatchell on Friday night said it all.

    “I told him, ‘You get your money’s worth with us,’” Turley said.

    And then some, lately.

    Just two nights after rallying for an overtime victory over Fairdale, the Titans made an even bigger comeback on their way to a 64-61 victory at Nelson County.

    Collins (16-9) overcame a 17-point, fourth-quarter deficit – the Titans were also down 14 with 1 minute, 46 seconds to play and 10 with 46 seconds left.

  • Tough Tates Creek’s torrid 2nd...

    The Shelby County boys’ basketball team ran into a buzz saw, and maybe one of the best squads in the state, Saturday night.

    The Rockets were routed by Tates Creek, 66-36, in the Shoot for the Cure Classic at Nicholas County.

    “This team might be playing on Saturday night in Rupp [Arena in the state championship game],” Shelby County Coach Rick Parsons said. “I‘ve been watching this bunch play together for last three years. They’re men.