BASEBALL: Collins suffers first loss, but wins two

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By Josh Cook

The Collins baseball team won its fourth consecutive game to start the season Friday before suffering its first loss Saturday. The Titans bounced back with a victory Monday, though.

Collins topped visiting Oldham County 6-1 Friday before North Oldham whipped the Titans 12-2 in six innings Saturday in Goshen. Collins rebounded Monday with a 5-1 win at Carroll County.

COLLINS 6, OLDHAM COUNTY 1: Paul Miller and a 4-run fifth inning propelled the Titans over the Colonels.

Miller, a senior right-hander, gave up one hit while walking two and striking out seven in four innings for the win. Nick Palmer provided three innings of relief, giving up one earned run on two hits and striking out one to earn the save.

Hunter Perry, Justin Eden, E.J. Burk and Will McDonald had two hits apiece for Collins, which totaled 10. Eden also scored twice.

The Titans plated single runs in the first and fourth innings before exploding for a 4-run fifth.

In the bottom of the first, Burk was hit by a pitch, stole second and then scored on Alex Doyle’s 2-out single to center field.

In the bottom of the fourth, Eden led off with a double to center, advanced to third on McDonald’s sacrifice, then scored on Bryson Dillow’s sacrifice fly.

Oldham answered with a run in the top of the fifth before the Titans broke the game open in the bottom of the inning.

Back-to-back RBI singles by Eden and McDonald made it 4-1. Perry’s RBI-single later made it 5-1, before Quintin “Pookie” Murphy scored on a wild pitch to set the final score.

NORTH OLDHAM 12, COLLINS 2:The host Mustangs, who lost to Spencer County in the 8th Region Tournament semifinals last year, pounded out 16 hits in handing the Titans their first loss.

North Oldham scored one run in the first, six in the second, two in the third and three more in the sixth to end the game an inning early.

The Titans tallied single runs in the third and sixth innings.

In the third, Perry led off with a single, advanced to second and then third on back-to-back errors before scoring on Burk’s fielder’s choice.

In the sixth, Eden led off with a walk, advanced to second on McDonald’s single, reached third on an error, and then scored when Dillow hit into a fielder’s choice.

McDonald, a sophomore, went 3-for-3 and accounted for half of Collins’ hits.

COLLINS 5, CARROLL COUNTY 1:The Titans got a solid start from McDonald and backed him up with 10 hits as they handed the Panthers their first loss of the season in Carrollton.

McDonald gave up one earned run on five hits while walking four and striking out five to earn the victory on the mound. Meanwhile Miller, Zac Wiley and Perry had two hits apiece and Miller finished with two RBIs.

Collins (5-1) hosts Western Hills on Thursday and Woodford County on Friday.




The Shelby County softball team stretched its losing streak to 3 games.

Bullitt East, which was ninth in the Kentucky Softball Coaches Association preseason Top 25, topped the Rockets 4-0 Thursday before host Bethlehem beat them 7-2 Monday.

The No. 9 Chargers (5-0 after the win) held Shelby County to four hits in their victory in Mount Washington.

Sophomore Tori McGuire accounted for half of the Rockets’ hits, going 2-for-3 with a double.

McGuire, Brianna Waits and Abby Wills had two hits apiece against the Banshees.

Shelby County (1-3) hosts Lexington Catholic at 6 today and Carroll County at 6 p.m. Thursday.

COLLINS WINS 2:The Titans bookended their second-place finish in the Ballard Invitational with a 9-6 win – their first of the season – at Louisville Southern this past Thursday, then slammed visiting South Oldham 18-0 Monday.

Against the host Trojans (0-4), juniors Shelbi Poehlein and Danaria Lewis each went 3-for-4, pacing Collins’ 15-hit attack.

Poehlein had two RBIs and Lewis scored one run for the Titans, who plated three runs in the first, second and fourth frames. Senior Sydney Cloyd and seventh-grader Carson Murray added two hits, two RBIs and two runs scored each while Janette Hynes had two hits and Lindsey Ketcham two runs scored.  

Eighth-grader Paige Oldham picked up the complete-game victory on the mound. She gave up four earned runs on eight hits while striking out three in seven innings.

Then, a 12-run first inning propelled the Titans to a 4-inning demolition of the Dragons (0-2).

Cloyd led Collins at the plate, going 2-for-2 with five RBIs and two runs scored. Also for the Titans, Lewis went 2-for-2 with three RBIs and sophomore Janelle Hynes was 1-for-3 with three RBIs and three runs scored. Poehlein also homered for Collins. Poehlein, Lindsey Ketcham, Murray and Janette Hynes scored two runs apiece.

The Titans (5-6) play at Christian Academy of Louisville at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.


BOYS’ TENNIS: CHS wins, SCHS falls

The Collins boys’ tennis team improved to 4-0 on the young season with a 5-0 sweep of Spencer County on Monday afternoon at Clear Creek Park.

At No. 1 singles, senior Luke Noel triumphed 6-1, 6-1 while senior David Hormel won 6-1, 6-4 at No. 2 singles and eighth-grader Logan Noel triumphed 6-1, 6-1 at No. 3 singles.

In doubles, senior Derek Stivers and junior Cy Dutton won 6-0, 6-1 at No. 1 while senior John Usher and sophomore Tucker Judy were victorious by the same score at No. 2.

The Titans next host Anderson County on Friday.

NORTH OLDHAM 3, SHELBY COUNTY 2:The visiting Mustangs edged the Rockets this past Thursday at Clear Creek Park.

Shelby County’s victories came at No. 2 singles and No. 2 doubles. Junior Jimmy Welman was victorious 6-2, 6-2 at No. 2 singles while juniors Luke Dove and Michael Chen won in a third-set tiebreaker, 0-6, 6-4, 1-0 (11-9) at No. 2 doubles.

The Rockets (2-2) play at Anderson County today before hosting North Bullitt on Thursday.  


GIRLS’ TENNIS: SCHS falls to Franklin

Franklin County handed the Shelby County girls’ tennis team its first loss of the season last Thursday, defeating the host Rockets 4-1 at Clear Creek Park.

Shelby County’s lone victory came at No. 3 singles, where seventh-grader Yohari Salama won 6-4, 6-2.

The Rockets (4-1) host Anderson County today and North Bullitt on Thursday.


TRACK & FIELD: Karas wins 2 events as CHS girls finish 11th

Led by double-event winner Gabby Karas the Collins girls’ track & field team finished 11th in the Harry Greschel Invitational on Saturday at Christian Academy of Louisville.

Meanwhile the Titans’ boys’ team tied for 18th in a meet that featured some of the top teams in the state. 

Karas, a freshman, captured the 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs. Karas captured the 1,600 in 5 minutes, 12.37 seconds and the 3,200 in 10:56.84.

Also scoring points for the Titans, which tallied 25.5 points, were senior Brittney Smith, who finished seventh in the 100, junior Shai Anne Moorman, who tied for eighth in the high jump and the 400 relay team of junior Lee Johnson, sophomores Evonie Daugherty and Kenedi Harris and eighth-grader Makiah Jackson, which finished sixth.

The only points for the boys’ team, which scored six, came from junior Jay Solinger, the reigning Class AA cross country state champ who finished third in the 3,200.

Collins will next compete in the Oldham Kickoff Classic on Friday.

SCHS GIRLS 8TH, BOYS 11TH IN WOLVERINE OPEN:The Rockets had a solid showing Saturday at Western Hills.

Their girls scored 24 points – Bryan Station, which tied for fifth in the Class 3A meet last year, won with 112. They were led by their victorious 400-meter relay team. Shelby County also finished third in the 1,600 relay and fifth in the 800 relay. The Rockets’ top individual finisher was sophomore Makayla Marr, who was sixth in the pole vault.

On the boys’ side, Shelby County scored 26 points – Henry Clay won with 118.

The Rockets had success in the relay events, finishing fourth in the 400 relay, fifth in the 800 relay and seventh in the 1,600 relay. They also received a second-place from junior Mikah Mattingly in the pole vault and a seventh from junior Tanner Bryant in the discus.

Shelby County will next compete in the Lenny Lyles Invitational this weekend at Louisville Central.  


BOYS’ LACROSSE: Titans lose twice

The Titans boys’ lacrosse team dropped a pair of recent matches. Visiting Scott County beat the Titans 14-0 Thursday and Oldham County topped them 13-1 Saturday.

In the loss to the Cardinals junior goalkeeper Dustin Harper had 16 saves.

Junior midfielder DeAndre DuPont tallied the Titans’ lone goal in their loss to the Colonels. Harper had 16 saves and gave up just one goal in the second half.

The Titans next play at Henry Clay at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.


GIRLS’ LACROSSE: Titans win 1st match

The Titans girls’ lacrosse team won its first match of the season, defeating visiting Anderson County 7-3 on March 13.

Senior Shelby Logsdon and eighth-grader Emily Goss tallied two goals apiece for the Titans while senior Katie Herick and sophomores Baylee Suddoth and Lily Burden had one each. Goss, seniors Maggie Garratt and Delaney Boone, junior Audrey Adcock and sophomore Joanna Jackson had one assist apiece.

Freshman Kyra Christie (three saves) and sophomore Hannah Thompson (one save) led the Titans in goal.

The Titans host Elizabethtown at 6:30 p.m. Friday.