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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Titans beat Anderson County

    When it counted, the right players came through for the Collins as the Titans beat Anderson County 53-50 Saturday.

    After building a 10-point lead in the third quarter, the Titans (6-7) withstood a strong comeback by Anderson County with some clutch plays in the final minutes to gain their third straight win.

    “We came out with the attitude we were going to win,” Collins guard Jakson Test said. “We want to keep this going. We want every one to hold themselves accountable, to play well, I think we are getting it now.”

  • Collins girls hold off Walton-...

    It’s a simple plan for the Collins High School girls’ basketball team.

    “Free throws and threes,” Collins senior guard Michelle Roberts said. “When we make those we can win.” 

    With head coach Sean Pigman out with an illness, the Titans made plenty of both for assistant coach Henry Cottle, pulling off a 69-64 upset of Walton-Verona Monday.

  • American Wigeon, a migratory...

    The American Wigeon is fairly common during migration, however, it is uncommon in winter and very rare in the summer in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

  • Common Loon not always common in...

    The Common Loon is fairly common in Kentucky during migration, a rare to uncommon winter resident and extremely rare in summer. The accompanying photograph was taken on Trailwood Lake in northeastern Shelby County one November of a non-breeding adult in transitional plumage.

  • Collins boys beat Gallatin

     

    With Grant Clarkson and Dominique Turner slashing to the basket and 3-pointer shooters on the mark, the Collins High School boys’ basketball team won its opener 72-51 over Gallatin County Tuesday.

    “When we shoot well from the outside it creates more help side defense where they stay out on the shooters and it leaves the basket open,” Clarkson said. “Plus it’s great when we can attack the defense and feed it back out for those guys to have open shots.”