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  • VAN STOCKUM: Close calls during World War II, Part 9: Comments from Great Britain and Sri Lanka relating to my service aboard USS Wasp

    I ‘d read with a great deal of interest “The Epic Hunt for a Lost World War II Aircraft Carrier” by British author Ed Caesar in the New York Times Magazine of March 13. It described the discovery of USS Wasp at the bottom of the Coral Sea, not far from Guadalcanal. As I had served in Wasp before she left on her fatal voyage for the Southwest Pacific, I was very much interested.

  • Rockets are eSports State Champs

     For the first time since 1987, the Rockets have a team to call State Champs.

    In its first year as a KHSAA sanctioned sport, eSports offered a winter and spring season.

    And this spring, Shelby County came out firing in its first season, with three teams.

    The Gold team: Nicklas Mack, Gavin Prewitt and Christian Brown stormed through the regular season with a 12-1 and entered the tournament as one of the favorites, and never slowed down on the way to the title.

  • Titans three-peat

     For the third consecutive year, the Collins softball team has claimed the 30th District Championship, this year defeating Spencer County 4-1.

    After Spencer County took an early 1-0 lead, the Titans and pitcher Ella Staples shut the Bears down.

    The Titans tied the game in the bottom of the fourth when Allyson Long tripled to right field bringing Shelby Renfro home

    Collins then got some separations in the sixth, scoring three runs off a sacrifice fly from Haylee Renfro and a two-run single from McKenna Ingram.

  • Titans are District Champs

     The Collins baseball team claims the 2019 30th District Championship after defeating crosstown rival Shelby County 11-1 in 6 innings Monday at the Shelby County Athletic Complex.

    The Titans last won the district title in 2016 when they also defeated the Rockets 6-5.

  • Cowboy Collins

     The Shelby County baseball team advances to the 30th District Championship against Collins after defeating Spencer County 5-1.

    The Rockets win followed a Collins Titans win, setting up a rubber match between the crosstown rivals for the 30th District Championship Monday. The two teams split games in the home-and-away regular season series.

    The Rockets took advantage of a few Spencer County miscues and made the Bears pay for their mistakes, while following the lead of Caleb Collins on the mound.

  • Titans beat Rockets in Districts

     The Collins softball team advanced to the 30th District Championship to face Spencer County after defeating cross-town rival Shelby County Rockets 3-0 Saturday in the first round of the district tournament at Shelby County.

    The Titans faced Spencer County Monday in the district title game.

    The pitching duel between Titans’ Ella Staples and Rockets’ Jessica Edington left both teams scoreless until the bottom of the fifth inning when Hallie Renfro broke the seal hitting with an RBI sacrifice fly to center scoring Isabelle Rushing.

  • Titans defeat Bearcats in District Tournament

     The Collins baseball team showed why it’s the No. 1 seed in the 30th District Tournament Saturday, drilling 4 seed Anderson County 13-1 in a run-rule shortened five-inning game.

    The Titans win was followed by a Shelby County Rockets win, setting up a rubber match between the crosstown rivals for the 30th District Championship Monday. The two teams split games in the home-and-away regular season series.

  • Shelby’s Donovan earns NHS scholarship

    A Shelby County High School senior made history in March.

    Sarandan Paige Donovan is the first senior in the history of SCHS to earn a National Honor Society scholarship, $3,200, as a semifinalist.

    “For as long as I have been the sponsor for NHS, Paige is the first to have received a scholarship on the national level,” said Julie Webb, NHS co-sponsor and media specialist. “Each year we have some of our best and brightest apply, but not until now have we had a winner.”

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  • Scholars visit international company in Shelbyville

    By Tammy Shaw/Sentinel-News Staff Writer

    Shelbyville Monday welcomed U.S. and German Fulbright Scholars to the city at Interwood Forest Products Inc.

    Six scholars and alumni and the program director visited the international headquarters of Interwood, a wood veneer and exotic hardwood company in Brooks Industrial Park. The company produces high-end architectural veneers and exotic specialty woods, which appear throughout the world in musical instruments and on yachts and private planes, including Air Force One, the U.S. President’s airplane.