Today's Sports

  • 10 questions for Chris Shuck

    Collins senior Chris Shuck was a standout on the boys’ soccer team this past season and for the past couple of years.

  • Stone coming into his own

    A new basketball season has brought about a new and improved Ralphie Stone for the Collins boys’ basketball team.

    Stone, a 6-foot-3 senior forward, is a big reason why the Titans are off to the best start in their brief history – 11-2 heading into tonight’s 30th District showdown against Anderson County – after losing three starters, including the 8th Region Player of the Year, Dez Marshall, from last season’s squad.

  • Pro golf tourney coming to...

    The National Golf Association Pro Tour is coming to Shelbyville, and it’s in large part because of hometown boy Brandon Brown.

    The NGA’s Pro Tour, which bills itself as “the number one developmental tour in the United States,” has a stop at the Shelbyville Country Club on its recently released 2014 schedule. The event will be played May 19-25.   

  • Collins football team wins its...

    BOWLING GREEN – As the final horn sounded the Collins High School football team shrugged off the freezing temperatures Saturday night for a madcap celebration of their 37-34 victory over venerable Fort Thomas Highlands that delivered the school’s first KHSAA Class AAAA State Football Championship.

    But just a few seconds before that, this entire celebratory scene hung precariously as the football gods seemingly had turned their backs on these scrappy underdogs from Shelbyville, the game seeming to unravel on one call by the officials.

  • Karas breaks record to win 3rd...

    LEXINGTON – Three down, three to go for Gabby Karas.

    Karas, a freshman at Collins High School, won her third consecutive Class AA state cross-country title Saturday at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

    And once again Karas, whose goal is to capture three more state championships in her final three years of high school, did it in record fashion, breaking her own course record by crossing the finish line in 17 minutes, 39.04 seconds.

  • You have to hand it to this...

    Other than the fact that she has the same name – albeit spelled differently – as one of the stars of the Twilight movie series, Collins junior Christen Stewart is pretty much your normal 16-year-old.

    She has her driver’s permit.

    She has a boyfriend.

    She plays volleyball.

    Stewart, however, has one distinguishing physical feature. It’s one that may not be immediately identifiable, even on the court, but one that she whole-heartedly embraces.

  • Who should be in Shelby...

    On my way back from Elizabethtown and Mike Casey’s induction into the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday night, I got to thinking: If Shelby County had a high school basketball Hall of Fame, who would be in it?

    Of course the first member would be Casey, who most regard as the best hoop player this county has ever produced. And rightfully so, he was the first player from Shelby County to win the coveted “Mr. Basketball” honor, he led the Rockets to the 1966 state title, and he was a standout at the University of Kentucky.

  • Wiley no-hits Rockets

    Collins senior Zac Wiley did more than shutout the Shelby County baseball team Thursday evening, he no-hit the Rockets.

    The right-hander’s “no-no” gave the Titans a 3-0 triumph over visiting Shelby County.

    The Bellarmine University-signee walked two and struck out five in an 80-pitch gem.

    “He was outstanding,” Collins Coach Roy Bailey said.

    The Titans (12-2), No. 14 in the state coaches poll and No. 15 in the Kentucky Prep Top 25, won for the eighth time in their last nine games.

  • Look low for the Black-throated...

    The Black-throated Blue Warbler is another one of those beautiful little wood warblers that hang out in southeastern Kentucky in the Cumberland Mountains and especially in the higher elevations, such as Black Mountain. However, we may see this bird all across the Commonwealth during the spring and autumn migrations.

  • A true ‘voice of the wild’

    The first time I ever saw a Louisiana Water-Thrush was when it was standing on a rather large rock out in the middle of a running tributary of Big Beech Creek in Shelby County.

    He was reared back and singing his heart out for the entire world to hear. What a wonderful introduction it was.

    Elder ornithologists have described his song as a striking exuberance with a ringing, weird quality, which tends to make this warbling song a true voice of the wild.