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Today's Sports

  • Oldham nips Collins on last...

    In the last second of a basketball game a rugby scrum broke out and Collins High School came out on the short end.

    Oldham County’s Jacob Bates came out of a mad scramble for a loose ball and shoveled an underhanded pass to Brandon Johnson right under the basket for a layup with 0.02 seconds left to give the Colonels a 46-44 win over the Titans Thursday.

    The shot ended an action packed final four seconds in the game that was tight throughout and a re-match of last year’s regional finals won by Collins.

  • Lesser Yellowlegs is an...

    The Lesser Yellowlegs is fairly common throughout Kentucky but is less numerous on the Cumberland Plateau and in the mountains during migration.

    They are extremely rare in the summer and are considered accidental in winter. A late winter date that they have been seen is Feb. 20 and a late autumn date was actually in the early winter on Dec. 29.

  • Thayer’s Gull, a rare and...

    The Thayer’s Gull breeds on Queen Elizabeth Islands and northern Nunavut including north Baffin Island west of Greenland in the high Arctic.

    They winter along the coast from northwest British Columbia on down to southern California and wander to our area.

  • Lady Titans drop a pair of games

    Playing their third game in four days and coming off an emotionally and physically draining win over arch rival Shelby County the Collins High School girls’ basketball team dropped a couple of tough games last week.

    The Titans (11-8) fell to Oldham County 57-56 on a last second shot and then dropped a road game 78-54 to a strong East Jessamine team.

  • Lady Rockets fall to Anderson

    Not much went right on Anderson County's final possession last Tuesday, but the Lady Bearcats will take it.

    Trailing archrival Shelby County, 50-49, with 23 seconds to play, Anderson came out of a timeout with what seemed to be a game-winning strategy – point guard Mia Aldridge was to drive the lane for a layup or get fouled. At least that was the first option.

    But when Shelby dropped into a zone, the path to the basket was closed. Aldridge rifled a pass to Kaci Currens, who had hit just 2-of-9 three-point shots on the night, in the left corner.

  • Rockets hold off Titans

    Tyler Drane learned a thing or two about pace as the quarterback of the Shelby County High School football team that won the regional title but establishing and controlling pace is just what Drane and the Rockets’ basketball team needed to edge rival Collins 48-44 Friday.

    “We kind of did play their pace, but we did win the game and that’s what counts,” Drane said. “We knew they wanted to play a little slower than we do and that they could shoot the ball well. We just wanted to play good defense and not make many mistakes.”

  • Lady Titans edge Shelby in...

    After turning in one of the best games of her career to lead the Collins girls’ basketball team to a 56-54 double overtime win over Shelby County, Michelle Roberts wanted to praise her younger teammates.

    “They can all shoot and that made the difference for us,” Roberts said. “I know it makes my job a lot easier.”

    Roberts, a senior guard, scored 20 points for Collins, but it was a pair of assists to a pair of freshmen guards – Jeian Hayes and Carson Murray – who buried key 3-pointers during the game to spark the Titans.

  • American Golden-Plover is a...

    The accompanying photograph is of an American Golden-Plover in juvenile plumage and this bird is a fairly common migrant through Kentucky west of the Cumberland Plateau.

    The earliest spring date that they have been seen is March 3 and the latest spring date is May 27. The earliest they have been seen in autumn was actually in the summer on June 27 with the latest autumn sighting being November 22.

  • Lady Rockets win tourney

     

    It didn’t come easy, but the Shelby County Rockets found a way to win, beating Western Hills 56-55 to win the Community Trust Bank Invitational in Frankfort for the second year in a row.

    “We played well in spots, well enough at the end,” Shelby County coach Jason Holland said. “Western Hills played very well. They made a lot of threes and shot it well overall. We were lucky to escape out of there with a win.”

  • Rockets beat Scott in Eastern...

    On a day when they needed some big plays at the end, the Shelby County High School boys’ basketball team found them to beat Scott High School 74-63 and take fifth place in the City of Middletown Holiday Classic at Eastern.

    After building a pair of big leads only to see the Eagles fight their way back into the game, the Rockets (5-9) dominated the overtime period outscoring Scott 16-5 to win.