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  • Hornback named soccer coach at...

    New Shelby County soccer coach Michael Hornback may have stolen a line from the rock band The Who but the sentiment was apt when he told a crew of Shelby County soccer players “Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.”

    Hornback, a class 2000 Shelby County High School graduate and the Rockets’ JV coach the past four years, was introduced to the team as the new head coach replacing John Wood.

    Hornback let his players know he has high expectations for the program.

  • Seniors leave strong legacy

    While the score may indicate they got beat by a wide margin the Collins Titans 55-38 loss to Owensboro in the opening round of the Sweet 16 does not tell the whole story.

    “We just could not shoot the ball tonight,” guard Brent Kidwell said. “They were so big and hard to double team because they did a good job of getting the ball out to guards for open shots. Their guards did a really good job of feeding their post guys and with their size it was hard to stop them.”

  • Owensboro too tall for Titans

    A little bit here and a little bit there led to the whole thing as Owensboro used several different runs to top Collins 55-38 Wednesday in the opening round of the KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16 State Basketball Tournament in Lexington.

    “We really struggled in small segments of the game,” Collins coach Chris Gaither said. “When we had a chance to make a run or maybe even get the lead, we had a turnover or a bad shot and they converted on the other end.”

  • Titans fall to Owensboro in...

    By Mickey Patterson

    Sentinel-News Sports Editor

    A little bit here and a little bit there led to the whole thing as Owensboro used several different runs to beats Collins 55-38 Wednesday in the opening round of the boys state basketball tournament in Lexington.

    “We really struggled in small segments of the game,” Collins coach Chris Gaither said. “When we had a chance to make a run or maybe even get the lead we had a turnover or a bad shot and they converted on the other end.”

  • Updated: Titans upset Oldham...

    The Titans are no longer oh so close – they are the 8th Region champions.

    After years of frustration in the boys’ regional basketball tournament Collins High School broke through Tuesday night with a 53-41 upset of No. 16 Oldham County.

    “This is just so special after the last two years and how it ended for us,” senior guard Brent Kidwell said. “To win it with these guys you have grown up playing with there’s just nothing more you could ask for.”

  • A favorite of falconers, the...

    This bird is one of the most beautiful and most interesting species of the hawk family.

    Its hunting technique is so very unique from other hawks in that the Harris’s Hawk hunts in groups or packs, similar to wolves. This method allows them to bring down prey as large as jackrabbits.

    This 20-inch hawk has a 42-inch wide wingspan and there have been several sightings in Kentucky.

  • Rockets make big plays to beat...

    It was Kyler Dugle’s kind of game.

    An old school rivalry game where you had to scramble and fight on every possession, one that came down to the final seconds as Shelby County beat Anderson County 75-73 Thursday in the opening round of the 30th District Tournament at Spencer County.

    “It was a great game,” Dugle said. “It was fun to play in. We knew it was going to be crazy in this small gym with all the people in here and the rivalry.”

  • Cozzens, Fort win seventh in...

    Cozzens, Fort finish top 7 at state

     

    Collins High school juniors Paul Cozzens and Ali Fort both posted top 10 finishes in the state swimming meet Saturday at the University of Louisville Aquatics Center.

    Cozzens took seventh place in the 200 IM with a time 1:59.30. St. X senior Heywood Harrison won the even with a time of 1:49. Cozzens was just behind Elizabethtown sophomore T.J. Dugan at 1:57. Cozzens was the regional champion in the event.

  • Titans hold off Rockets to win...

    In the end it went right down to the wire Saturday, as Collins held off Shelby County 56-55 in the boys’ 30thDistrict Tournament championship game.

    After Shelby County watched Michael Ewing’s shot rim-out at the buzzer, Collins was left with a title and a hard-fought win.

  • Rockets snap Anderson's...

    After six long years of frustration, and sometimes heartbreaking losses, the Shelby County girls’ basketball team Friday broke Anderson County’s hold on the 30thDistrict championship with a 48-38 win.

    “It’s definitely been a long time coming and it feels great now that we have won it,” Shelby County senior guard Jordan Holt said. “It makes you feel like all the work we put in, in practice, all the work we did in the summer has paid off.”