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Two Collins seniors recently signed college grant-in-aids.
Lindsey Ketcham signed to play women’s soccer at the University of the Cumberlands last Friday at the high school, and Mark Bradford signed to play football for Campbellsville University on Wednesday.
Ketcham, who is also a standout softball player, was the Titans’ leading scorer last season after starting with a 4-goal effort in their first match. She’ll join a Patriots’ team that went 2-15 last season.
“I really liked it there, the campus was awesome, and I really liked all the girls on the team and the coach,” said Ketcham, who said she plans to major in biology, then go into the predental program.
Bradford, meanwhile, was key player on both sides of the line for the Class AAAA state champions. At 6 feet 1, 330 pounds he opened holes on the offensive line as part of the Titans’ “heavy” package and was a run-stuffer on defense, where he tallied 48 tackles. He will join a Tigers’ team that went 4-6 last season, including 3-2 in the Mid-South Conference.
“It has a beautiful campus, it’s small, it feels like a small town and I love the coaches and the people there,” said Bradford, who hopes to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering.
Springs sports teams warming up
It might not feel like spring, but spring sports are right around the corner. Some of the county teams, in fact, begin to warm up for their respective seasons this weekend.
The Collins’ girls’ lacrosse team begins its third season with a scrimmage at 5:45 p.m. today at Titans Stadium. The Titans open their season next Saturday.
Meanwhile, the new Collins boys’ lacrosse team will participate in Tates Creek’s Icebreaker Tournament on Saturday.
Collins track & field coach Stephen Drawbaugh will take a group of distance runners to Oldham County’s Spring Thaw Relays on Saturday.
Also Saturday, the Collins softball team will host Holy Cross in a scrimmage at 2 p.m.
The Shelby County baseball team had a scrimmage against Atherton scheduled for Saturday, but it was rescheduled for Thursday.