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Today's Sports

  • Overlooked Titans overpower...

    Collins boys’ basketball coach Chris Gaither watched the pairings show for the PNC/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16 last Friday morning.

    When the 8th Region was drawn to play the 4th Region in a first-round game at noon March 15 at Rupp Arena, the announcers discussed a handful of teams who could represent the former.

    To Gaither, though, there was one noticeable absence – Collins.

    So he mentioned that to his team before it took on Bullitt East later that night. 

  • Missed shots leave Titans ill...

    Thursday night’s game was enough to make Collins girls’ basketball coach Phillip Conder sick.

    Laken Grey’s banked-in, 3-pointer at the buzzer gave Danville a 55-54 victory over the Titans and Conder, who became so physically ill late in the game that he had to leave the floor for a few moments.

    Ironically Conder came down with a case of the flu during the fourth quarter, when his team lost a 16-point lead. The Admirals outscored Collins, 26-9, in the final 8 minutes after the Titans had led, 45-29, after three quarters.

  • 550 swimmers set to splash into...

    The pool will be packed Saturday at the Family Activity Center.

    That’s because more than 550 swimmers and nearly 20 teams will be in Clear Creek Park’s aquatic facility for Collins’ and Shelby County’s Winter Classic.

    “It’s a huge meet,” said Collins and Shelby County Coach J.P. LaVertu, who said he had so much interest in the meet that he had to turn away teams.

    “It’s top-level competition, and it’s right before regionals,” LaVertu said.

  • Color this one all Rockets

    Shelby County girls’ basketball coach Mike Sowers was blue Tuesday night.

    But the color didn’t describe his mood. Nope, the hue characterized the coach’s coif.

    Sowers colored his hair blue, and a little gold, in honor of his team’s winning 10 games this season.

    “I told them if they won 10 games before the beginning of the season I’d do it, and a bet’s a bet,” said Sowers, whose first Shelby team won three games last season. “Whatever it takes to motivate the kids.”

  • Rockets dump 13-game slump

    The last month has been rough for the Shelby County boys’ basketball, but Tuesday night those recent frustrations and frowns were replaced by smiles and high-fives.

    The Rockets ended their 13-game losing streak by beating Western Hills, 66-63 at Mike Casey Gymnasium.

    “It feels really good,” senior guard Eric Schreiner said. “It always feels good to win, but especially when you play as a team. Everybody had something to do with this win.”

  • Johnson leads Titans’ rout

    The Collins boys’ basketball team turned up the tempo Tuesday night.

    The Titans took advantage of their opportunities to run as they routed visiting Marion County, 76-46.

    Junior guard Buddy Johnson scored a season-high 19 points – including 13 in the first half – to lead Collins (14-8) to its fifth victory in its past six games.

    It was the third time this season the Titans, who are 9-0 when scoring at least 63 points, have tallied 76 – their second-highest, single-game point total – this season.

  • 4th quarters decide Titans’ fates

    It was a tale of two different fourth quarters for the Collins boys’ basketball team this past weekend.

    Visiting Oldham County outscored the Titans by nine points in the final period on its way to a 58-44 victory Friday night. Then Collins turned the tables on host Christian Academy of Louisville on Saturday night, outpointing the Centurions by seven in the final 8 minutes of its 50-46 victory.

     

    Oldham County 58, Collins 44

  • Titans rally from 15-point...

    There was more than one reason to celebrate at Collins on Friday night.

    In addition to the Homecoming festivities, the Titans’ girls’ basketball team staged one of the biggest comebacks in its brief history.

    Collins, which trailed by 15 points at halftime, rallied to beat visiting Oldham County, 57-49.

  • Rockets rebound from blowout

    The Shelby County girls’ basketball continued to demonstrate its development over the weekend.

    The Rockets lost by 30 points, 58-28, to Owen County on Friday night but bounced back to beat host East Jessamine 52-43 Saturday in the school’s Coaches vs. Cancer Classic.

     

    Owen County 58, Shelby County 28

    The Rebels, one of the top teams in the 8th Region, led, 15-1, at the end of the first quarter on their way to the victory.

  • Poor shooting downs Rockets

    The struggles continued for the Shelby County boys’ basketball team this past weekend.

    The Rockets were routed by host North Oldham, 82-57, Friday night, then fell to North Laurel, 69-52, Saturday in the Al Prewitt Classic at Henry Clay.

     

    North Oldham 82, Shelby County 57

    The Mustangs, who led, 39-26, at halftime, used a huge third quarter – when they outscored Shelby, 31-12 – to put the visitors away.