Today's Sports

  • Great egret fought off extinction

    The great egret in Kentucky has state status as an endangered species. During the second half of the 19th century, this species was pushed to the brink of extinction by over hunting for the millinery trade.
    This action took place during the mating and nesting season when the great egret grew long white plumes, which were long sought after to adorn women’s headwear.

  • Troutman finds his way back to...

    Swimming is fun again for Carson Troutman.

    The Collins senior spent last season out of the pool. But this season he has returned to the water and has been happy with the results.

    He hopes to keep that going beginning today, and continuing Saturday, in the KHSAA State Swimming & Diving meet at the Ralph Wright Natatorium on the campus of the University of Louisville.

  • Titans will be next to challenge...

    Tonight the Collins girls’ basketball team will try to do something that no other squad has been able to do in the past three years – beat Anderson County.

    The Bearcats have won 15 consecutive games against 30th District competition heading into tonight’s 7 o’clock district final at Spencer County.

  • Girls’ 30th District: Collins 52...

    TAYLORSVILLE – Aaliyah Wells got her braces off last week, but Collins girls basketball Coach Phillip Conder didn’t notice.

    “I’m too busy looking at her ankle,” Conder said.

    Wells continued to showed no ill effects from her late-season ankle injury, scoring 17 points and grabbing 11 rebounds in only three quarters to lead the Titans to a 52-29 victory over host Spencer County in the 30th District Tournament semifinals Wednesday night – and into the 8th Regional Tournament.

  • Collins holds off Shelby rally...

    TAYLORSVILLE – Number four may have been for more, but it had the same result as the first three meetings between the Collins and Shelby County boys' basketball teams.

  • Collins girls beat Spencer County

    TAYLORSVILLE - Sophomore forward Aaliyah Well scored 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the Collins girls' basketball team to a 52-29 victory over host Spencer County in the 30th District semifinals Wednesday night.

    Wells, who played only three quarters, tallied 10 points during a 21-2 run by the Titans over the end of the second period to the end of the third.

    Eighth-grade center Mackenzie Raizor added 8 points and 9 rebounds, while junior guard Leeara Cardwell added 7 points and 4 assists.

  • Big night, big game, but...

    To see the big show in town this week, you will have to drive to Taylorsville.

    And, nothing against our brethren to the south, but this seems the wrong direction for Shelby County’s new direction.

    In case you missed the news, for the first time since 1975, two high schools in Shelby County will meet Thursday night in a basketball tournament game, when Shelby County and Collins high schools collide in a 30th District Tournament semifinal.

  • 7th-grader Martin (17 points,...

    TAYLORSVILLE – Justus Martin has had to grow up quickly for the Shelby County girls’ basketball team this season.

    Monday night Martin, a 6-foot seventh-grader, put her maturing game on display in the opening round of the 30th District Tournament at Spencer County, scoring 17 points and grabbing 17 rebounds to lead the fourth-seeded Rockets to a 46-30 victory over fifth-seeded Eminence.

  • Good effort, good start but 3-...

    The Shelby County girls’ basketball team closed out its regular season with one of its best efforts.

    The Rockets started strong before falling, 74-31, at Frankfort on Thursday.

    Shelby County trailed by just six early in the second quarter before the Panthers hit a flurry of 3-pointers. With her team leading, 22-16, junior forward Sheree Brown hit the first of five 3-pointers to help the Panthers to a 39-23 lead.

    Frankfort, which hit 10 3-pointers in the game, outscored the Rockets, 35-8, in the second half.

  • Rockets rally but fall short in...

    The 2010-11 Shelby County boys’ basketball season will likely be remembered as the first of “the split.”

    Friday night the Rockets’ six seniors nearly sent themselves out with a memorable victory.

    Shelby County rallied back from a 6-point deficit to start the fourth quarter, then dramatically forced overtime before falling to Gallatin County, 60-54, at Mike Casey Gymnasium.