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Today's Sports

  • Shelby County to host Legends...

    To kick off the regular season slate of games this weekend, Shelby County High School will host the Shelby County Rockets Legends Classic Saturday, with each of the boys and girls teams competing at the event.

    In addition, Collins boys’ basketball team will host its second consecutive home game against Gallatin County on Saturday afternoon as well. The Titans host Harrison County at 7:30 tonight for the season opener.

  • Collins, Shelby will have to...

    With the football season now behind us, its time to get back to the sport the Bluegrass State is known for: Basketball.

    The hoops team coming in that will have the highest expectations is easily Collins girls’ basketball. Sean Pigman has his full compliment of players back sans one graduated senior in Hannah Renfro, and should easily be one of the frontrunners in contention for a chance at the 30th District title behind outstanding point guard Olivia Federle, who is still only a sophomore.

  • Wildcats eliminate Collins in...

    In what will undoubtedly go down as one of the most competitive and back-and-forth football games of the year, Collins found itself on the wrong side of a 42-38 deficit when the clock hit zeroes at Franklin-Simpson on Friday night.

    A whopping 444 yards passing along with four touchdowns and an interception by Titans’ senior quarterback J.R. Lucas allowed Collins a solid chance in this one, but it was a play late by the Franklin-Simpson (11-3) defense that led to the Wildcats icing the game.

  • Four Shelbyville players...

    For at least one more game, four senior football players from Shelbyville will have a chance to represent their respective high schools in the Best of the Bluegrass All-Star game.

    Three Collins players in quarterback J.R. Lucas, defensive lineman Darrius Williams and linebacker Nick Eades have been selected to the team, along with fullback Caleb Morehead from Shelby.

    Morehead says it is a great honor to be selected to represent Team Louisville in its contest against Team Kentucky on Dec. 10.

  • Tough slate awaits Shelby to...

    While some basketball teams will schedule less-than-stellar opponents to open its season, Shelby County boys’ basketball is jumping straight into the deep end with its early opponents.

    In its first three games, the Rockets will face off with Mercer County, South Oldham and John Hardin all in the span of a week.

    According to preseason coaches’ polls, John Hardin has been ranked No. 10 in the state in the preseason poll, while Mercer slots in at 17th in the rankings.

  • Clash of the Titans

    Collins’ extremely stout defense will look to alter its focus once again tonight, as the team from Shelbyville hosts Mercer County in the Region 2 championship game.

    After facing off against several run-heavy teams over the course of its seven-game winning streak, Collins (10-2) will look to shut down the pass-happy attack of its visitors tonight.

    The Titans of Mercer County (7-5) average 196 passing yards per game this season, led by quarterback Gunnar Gillis, who has 30 passing touchdowns to just five interceptions this season.

  • McKnight prepared to lead...

    With two major pieces graduated from last season’s state tournament team, Collins boys’ basketball will turn to a youthful but experienced player in sophomore point guard Dayvion McKnight.

    The second year player averaged 7.6 points per game last season, good for third on the team, and played in all 37 games for the Titans.

    This year, the point guard has been working hard on various aspects of his game in order to get his team back where he wants to be – Rupp Arena in Lexington for the school’s third state tournament berth.

  • Collins rolls Shelby County, 30-6

    Typically when the weather turns cold, successful football teams turn to the running game and defense to grind out wins.

    Collins did just that on Friday night, rushing for 204 yards as a team and forcing five turnovers on defense and special teams in the 30-6 win over Shelby County.

    Collins allowed its rival 302 yards of total offense, but most of Shelby’s yardage came with the game firmly out of reach, and was aided by an 82-yard touchdown pass after the Titans had the win in hand.

  • Shelby’s Ellis inks with...

    Not often do players get to test themselves against some of the best amateur athletes in the country, but Shelby County baseball’s Matthew Ellis will get that opportunity following his senior season this year.

    The catcher inked with the University of Tennessee on Thursday night, surrounded by family members and coaches involved with the Rocket baseball program.

  • Collins vs. Shelby, round two

    Both hometown football teams will look to survive and advance tonight, as Shelby County and Collins high schools face off for the second time this season.

    The Titans (9-2) bring a six game winning streak into the second round of the playoffs, after topping West Jessamine in the first round. As a team, the defense is allowing a paltry 7.5 points per game to opposing offenses over the course of its run.