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    As the old saying goes, “It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish,” and the Collins High School boys’ basketball team proved it right again.

    After struggling to shoot 25 percent, including 0-9 from 3-point, in the first half Tuesday against Madison Central, the Titans came out firing in the second half as Colby Eades and Marcellus Vail led the comeback resulting in a 56-51 Collins win.

  • McKnight, Vail combine for 47...

    Collins’ Dayvion McKnight and Marcellus Vail were too much for Shelby County Friday in a 66-51 win over the crosstown Rockets.

    Vail and McKnight combined for 47 in the win.

    “It felt really good,” Titans head coach Chris Gaither said about the rivalry win. “Especially not being full force, we had some guys out, but we had guys like Darrian Crittendon and Caleb Hawley that stepped up and played really well. We’re building some guys in role positions and it’s nice to have eight, nine, ten guys that can step up.”

  • Federle’s 38 propels Titans past...

    The Collins girls’ basketball team pulled away late for a 66-51 win over county rival Shelby County Friday in a back-and-forth affair.

    The Rockets entered the fourth quarter with a five-point lead, however, with 7:04 to play momentum started to turn.

    As Collins’ Olivia Federle drove the lane, she took a hard foul from Shelby’s Kayla Brunner and it lit a fire in the Titans.

  • Late surge pushes Rockets

    The Shelby County Rockets topped Meade County, 52-44, Monday.

    Despite an eight-point victory, the Rockes trailed much of the game.

    Shelby County took its first lead at the 7:23 mark in the fourth quarter as forward, Noah Gordon came up with a steal with the Rockets that led to a Kaden Dugle bucket, and the Rockets never looked back.

  • The Edwards Angle

    Sam Edwards is a 6-foot, 7-inch forward for the Collins Titans, but you may remember hearing his name with Shelby County. Edwards spent three years as Rocket before moving to Collins this year.

    Why the switch? Well if you were looking for dirt on Shelby County, this isn’t the story for you.

    Edwards made the switch ultimately to get closer to a family member he cares about.

  • Titans pull away in 4th, top Owen

    The Owen County bus may have been late Monday, but the Collins victory was just in time.

    The Titans pulled way to top visiting Owen County 66-58 behind a strong fourth quarter.


    Shelby County won the Rocket Power battle, topping Rockcastle County 35-20 Friday to advance to the second round of the KHSAA state football playoffs.

    Dominic Boscoe led Shelby County (6-5) with 111 yards and a touchdown. Cameron Armstrong added 93 more yards on the ground and a touchdown, while Jose Carias contributed on both sides of the ball with 67 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns and made several tackles for loss in big moments.


    The Collins Titans end the season in the first round of the playoffs with a 43-7 loss at the Knox Central Panthers.

    Quarterback Joe Lucas led the Titans with 97 yards through the air and a touchdown. Jaden Wilson returned to the backfield for the Titans and led them on the ground with 69 yards. For the Panthers, Brady Worley led through the air with 205 yards and three touchdowns. Ethan Mills added 121 yards on the ground along with three touchdowns.


    The Collins cross country teams along with several for the Shelby County cross country team traveled to Lexington Saturday for the State AA Cross Country Meet, and both teams saw a lot of improvement, both over last season and the regular season.

    After advancing to the AA state meet at the Kentucky Horse Park the previous four years, Collins head Coach George Sanderlin said he wanted to see improvement from year to year.


    History was made on Oct. 18 as the Shelby County and Collins cross country teams worked together as team to race against team Franklin, consisting of Western Hills and Franklin County. This was the first inter-county cross country matchup in Kentucky.

    The race took place at Bullskin Course, built by Collins head coach George Sanderlin, on Blue Meadow Farms off U.S. 60 and Joyes Station Road.