Today's Sports

  • A bird of many songs

    The song of the 5-inch Chestnut-sided Warbler, which has a 7-and-3/4 inch wingspan, has been described to sound as if it says sweet sweet sweet seesa WEETchew.

  • Blackburnian Warbler sings up a...

    Because of its coloration, the Blackburnian Warbler has been called the most glorious of the whole family of warblers.

    A proper name for this beautiful little bird would seem to be the Orange-throated Warbler, but instead it was named after its discoverer, a man named Blackburn. This 5-inch-long bird, with its 8.5-inch wingspan, has a long body that makes the tail look short. Look for a flaming orange throat, a white wing panel, a black cap and orange above the eye.

  • Sour seasonal endings

    The Collins and Shelby County girls’ basketball teams both lost their regular-season finales late last week.

    Thursday night, host Franklin County routed the Rockets, 78-48, in Frankfort.

    Then Friday night, visiting Nelson County spoiled the Titans’ Senior Night, 71-50.


    Franklin County 78, Shelby County 48

    The host Flyers, one of the top teams in the 11th Region, outscored the Rockets, 30-8, in the decisive second period.

  • A new dove dives into the bird...

    The Eurasian Collared Dove is a native of Eurasia, but it was released in the Bahamas in 1974.

    Like some of the other alien species that have been released in the Americas, it has experienced an astonishingly rapid population explosion. For instance, the alien European Starling has become the most numerous bird species in North America, creating havoc to our own native species that also require cavities for nesting.

  • Stone pounds the ‘Dogs

    Just a two days after being named 8thRegion Player of the Year, Collins senior boys’ basketball player Ralphie Stone led the Titans to a 15-point triumph over Male on Wednesday night.

    He scored a game-high 20 points in Collins’ 58-43 victory, its fourth in a row and 12th in 13 games.

  • Stone, Gaither earn top regional...

    For the second consecutive year a Collins boys’ basketball player has been named the 8th Region’s Player of the Year.

    Collins senior forward Ralphie Stone edged Owen County sophomore forward Carson Williams in the voting by region coaches. Stone follows former Titan Dez Marshall, who won the award last season.

    Stone, who has averaged 18.2 points per game in leading the Titans to a region-best 22-3 record (including 7-0 vs. 8th opponents), received 186 voting points while Williams garnered 178.

  • Adams helps Centre to conference...

    Shelby County High School graduate Travis Adams finished third in the 1-meter diving competition to help the Centre College men’s swimming and diving team win the Southern Athletic Association Championships last weekend in Birmingham, Ala.

    Adams scored 345.5 points, finishing 41.05 behind Birmingham-Southern senior Cody Spradlin, who won the competition. Adams was less than seven points out of second place.  

    Then Tuesday, Adams received a postseason honor when he was named second team all-conference by the SAA.


  • Senior Simmons goes out with romp

    Thursday night was Nikki Simmons’ night.

    The Shelby County girls’ basketball team celebrated Simmons, its senior forward, in the Rockets’ 76-36 rout of visiting North Oldham at Mike Casey Gymnasium.

    “Nikki had a good senior night,” said Shelby County Coach Mike Sowers, whose team then beat Atherton, 59-36, Monday night.

  • Rockets back to even

    After beginning the season with eight consecutive losses, and 10 in its first 11 games, the Shelby County boys’ basketball team reached a benchmark Monday night.

    The Rockets’ 74-67 victory at Atherton, coupled with their 55-51 triumph over Henry County on Saturday, lifted them to the .500 mark for the first time since the season started. 

    Shelby County (13-13) has won four games in a row and 12 of its past 15.


    Shelby County 69, Henry County 55

  • No Stone, no problem for Titans

    Playing without its leading scorer and rebounder the Collins boys’ basketball team once again found a way to win.

    With senior standout Ralphie Stone sidelined by a sore knee, the Titans rallied from a 12-point halftime deficit to beat host Harrison County, 46-44, Saturday night in Cynthiana.

    It was the 11th victory in 12 games for Collins (21-3), which improved to 9-0 in games decided by three points or less.