Troutman posts fastest State prelim time in backstroke

Collins senior Carson Troutman posted the fastest preliminary time in the 100-yard backstroke Friday on the first day of the KHSAA State Swimming & Diving meet at the University of Louisville's Ralph Wright Natatorium.

Troutman swam the 100 back in 52.26 seconds to barely edge out St. Xavier junior Michael Scheid (52.27), who came in as the top seed in the event.

Troutman also qualified for Saturday's finals in the 100 freestyle with the sixth-fastest preliminary time.

Collins downs Western Hills; both Rocket teams fall

Dez Marshall scored 26 points and Tavis Elzy tallied 16 points and 13 rebounds to give Collins a 66-54 victory over Western Hills on the Titans' Senior Night on Tuesday.


Collins (17-9) led 24-16 at the end of the first quarter and 42-25 at halftime. The Titans, however, couldn't shake the Wolverines (11-14) due to some foul foul shooting. Collins was just 15-for-36 from the charity stripe.

The Titans close out their regular season Friday night at Woodford County.

Collins girls win; Shelby boys lose

Eighth-grade center Mackenzie Raizor recorded 17 points and 16 rebounds to lead Collins to a 50-45 girls' basketball victory at Bardstown on Saturday.

Sixth-grader Myah Pace added 11 for the Titans (13-13), who rallied from an 18-10 deficit at the end of the first quarter.

Tates Creek 66, Shelby County boys 36: The Commodores (19-4) rolled over the Rockets (4-21) in the Shoot for the Cure Classic at Nicholas County.

District basketball schedule

Here is the schedule for the 30th District boys' and girls' basketball tournaments, which will be held at Spencer County the week of Feb. 20, as decided today at the meeting of the schools' athletic directors:

Monday, Feb. 21

GIRLS - (4) Shelby County vs. (5) Eminence, 6 p.m.

 BOYS - (4) Anderson County vs. (5) Eminence, 7:45 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 22

GIRLS - (1) Anderson County vs. Shelby-Eminence winner, 6 p.m.

Collins boys win again in OT; Titans girls fall

The Collins boys' basketball team won its second straight overtime game Friday night.

The Titans rallied from a 17-point fourth-quarter deficit before outlasting host Nelson County 64-61 in OT.

Sophomore forward Dez Marshall scored 14 points to lead Collins (16-9), while sophomore guard Buddy Johnson added 13 points off the bench. Johnson hit three fourth-quarter 3-pointers to help rally the Titans, who beat Fairdale 56-49 in OT Wednesday night.

Collins girls win

The Collins girls' basketball team got a much-needed victory Thursday night, beating Moore 49-44.

"We'll take the win, I promise you that, after three losses in a row," Titans Coach Phillip Conder said.

Collins, who once again played without leading scorer and rebounder Aaliyah Wells, led 5-1 at the end of the first quarter, 20-12 at halftime and 31-23 after three.

Collins wins in OT

The Collins boys' basketball team rallied for a 10-point deficit to force overtime, then outscored Fairdale 12-5 in the extra session for a 56-49 victory Wednesday night.

Senior guard Tavis Elzy scored 19 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and collected five steals for the Titans (15-9), while sophomore forward Dez Marshall added 16 points and junior center Brian Stone 10.

Josh Stroud scored a game-high 20 points for the the Bulldogs (9-15), who went scoreless in the fourth quarter.

Spencer beats Shelby 61-56

The Shelby County boys' basketball team fell at Spencer County 61-56 Tuesday night in a hard-fought 30th District game.

With the victory the Bears (18-5, 4-0) clinched the No. 1 seed in the upcoming district tournament, meanwhile the Rockets (4-20, 2-2) will be the No. 3 seed and face second-seeded Collins (14-9, 3-1) in the district semifinals.

Shelby-Spencer preview

It all comes down to tonight...when the Shelby County boys' basketball team travels to Spencer County at 7:30 p.m. 

Win and the Rockets force a three-way tie for the No. 1 seed in the upcoming 30th District Tournament. Lose and Shelby (4-19, 2-1) will be the No. 3 seed and face second-seeded Collins (14-9, 3-1) in the district semifinals.

Right now the Bears (17-5, 3-0) are in the driver's seat, but the Rockets will try to throw a wrench in that plan.

Collins loses without Wells

The Collins girls' basketball team fell to visiting Jeffersontown 56-29 Monday night without leading scorer, and rebounder, Aaliyah Wells.

Wells missed the game due to an ankle sprain she suffered Saturday against Highlands, and she'll miss the rest of the regular season according to Titans Coach Phillip Conder.

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