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Today's Sports

  • Borders' last second shot...

    While she’s never one to brag – Mary Borders knew the shot was good when it left her hand.

    Borders, a senior guard for the Collins High School girls’ basketball team, hit a buzzer beating three-pointer from the corner to give the Titans a dramatic 42-41 win over Oldham County Saturday.

    “It did, it felt good when it left my hand,” Borders said. “It was the first shot I hit all game, so I guess I hit it at the right time.”

  • Rockets rout Spencer

     

    It was a share and share alike night for the Shelby County High School girls’ basketball team Friday as it rolled over district foe Spencer County 64-28.

    The Rockets’ unselfish play helped them to jump out to a big early lead against the Bears and coast the rest of the way.

    “I think the first twelve baskets we had came off of twelve assists,” Shelby County coach Jason Holland said. “I don’t know if I have ever seen that. I am really proud of our girls, as far as the way they shared the ball.”

  • Rockets beat North

    Stopping the North Oldham attack at its source, the Shelby County boys’ basketball team beat the Mustangs 77-66 Friday.

    Using their defense to key on North Oldham star Jon Jon Henry, the Rockets were able to take the Mustangs out of their normal offense and keep them from scoring as they slowly built a lead.

    Henry scored 22 points, right on his average of 23, but did most of his damage in the first three quarters.

  • Titans surge to beat East

     

    Trailing at the opening of the fourth quarter, the Collins’ boys’ basketball team came on strong to close out a good Bullitt East team and take a 65-59 win.

    The Titans used a combination of good shooting and pressure defense to secure the win. Collins hit six of 13 from the field in the final quarter including two of four three-pointers while limiting the Chargers to three of 12 from the field and just one three in six attempts.

  • Hudgens' play at point...

    Early in Tuesday’s game against South Oldham Katie Hudgens took the inbounds pass and gave Jason Holland “the look.”

    “The look” conveys one thing and one thing only: what does the Shelby County girls’ basketball coach want his senior point guard to do with what is becoming their team.

    “When she looks over to the bench she wants to know immediately what to do,” Holland said. “She’s getting to the point where she knows the offense and is almost demanding because she wants to get us going.”

  • Claypool returns to pool after...

    It would have been easy for Josh Claypool to walk away from his high school swimming career – but quiting just isn’t in his nature.

    Just three months after suffering a traumatic hand and arm injury in a car accident, the Shelby County senior was back in the pool competing for the Rockets.

  • Collins beats John Hardin

    Forced into a slower pace, the Collins Titans turned to their senior guards and quick ball movement to stage a second half comeback and beat host John Hardin 65-58 Tuesday.

    Trailing 28-27 at the half and struggling somewhat against the slower pace of John Hardin and a sticky zone defense employed by the Bulldogs, the Titans used crisp ball movement and some deadly outside shooting to break the game open in the third quarter.

  • Australian import Test helping...

    Jakson Test may be from Australia, but he’s already a Kentucky stereotype.

    Like thousands of other kids around the state, he walked into a dark gym every morning this fall before school to work on his game all in hopes of becoming a better basketball player.

    “It was just a personal motivation for me,” Test said of his pre-season workouts. “I just wanted to get better.”

  • Titans hold off Rockets

    For all their rip and run philosophy this year the Collins Titans turned to a gritty, blue collar defense to beat Shelby County 59-51 Saturday at Collins.

    “We had to adjust some things on defense,” Collins senior Brent Kidwell said. “We allowed like twenty-two drive bys in the game before, against Franklin County, and we knew there was no way we could that with Shelby and win. They are so good from 15-feet in. We wanted to make them shoot over us instead of around us, because they have so many guys who can score by going to the basket.”

  • Collins falls to Madison Central

    The learning process continued for the Collins High School boys’ basketball team as it fell to Madison Central 76-71 Tuesday at home.

    The Titans squandered a six-point lead to fall behind by as much as eight-points in the game before battling back into contention in the final minutes of the game. In the end, however, Madison Central’s experience won out.