Cloyd honorable mention all-state

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Parker headed to Asbury

By Josh Cook

Recent Collins graduate Sydney Cloyd has been named all-state honorable mention by the Kentucky Softball Coaches Association.
Cloyd, a standout for the Titans, was one of 11 players to be named to the Class AA team (10 made the first team and 11 the second). She hit .348 with team-highs in home runs (seven) and RBIs (44), and also had 14 doubles and two triples, for Collins, which finished 18-20.  
Cloyd will participate in the 2014 East/West All-Star Series that will take place today through Sunday at Ballard High School. Cloyd will play for the Senior West team, of which Titans head coach Suzanne Cates will be one of the coaches. The West Seniors will play the West Juniors at 11 a.m. Saturday. Later that day the West Seniors will play the East Juniors at 1:30 p.m. Sunday the West Seniors play the East Seniors at 1:30 p.m.
Cloyd also made the KSCA’s academic all-state second team. Her teammates Lindsey Ketcham and Shelbi Poehlein were first-team selections while Collins rising senior Sam Veal joined Cloyd on the second team.  
Shelby County rising senior Kara Wiley also made the KSCA’s academic all-state first team.
The KSCA’s academics teams are for juniors and seniors only. The first team is for those with grade-point averages between 3.75 and 4.0 while the second team is for those who achieve GPAs between 3.5-3.74.

Parker inks with Asbury
Recent Collins graduate Jordan Parker has signed to play men’s lacrosse for Asbury University. Parker was a starter on the Titans’ inaugural boys’ lacrosse team this past spring. He was also a starter at wide receiver on the Titans’ Class AAAA state championship football team, recording 15 catches for 255 yards and two touchdowns.
“Jordan is a great addition for us, based mostly on his character and raw athleticism,” Asbury Coach Josh Stewart said in a press release. “He was a wide receiver on a state championship football team and he is picking up the game of lacrosse very quickly.
“Collins added lacrosse this past season and Jordan has really picked things up fast. I’m excited about his potential to grow and become a great player over the next four years.”
Parker was one of three players from Collins’ first squad to play in the Kentucky Lacrosse Association’s statewide all-star game last month.
“It really means a lot that [Coach Stewart] is giving me the opportunity to play lacrosse in college and become a better player while doing it,” Parker said. “I get to do it while representing Asbury in a positive way and getting a great education.”
Parker will join roughly 25 incoming freshmen and transfers to form the Eagles’ inaugural squad.
Titans Shootout
The Collins boys’ basketball team will host the Titans Shootout today and Saturday. Pool play gets underway at 3 p.m. today in the event, which is scheduled to include 12 teams, including Shelby County. Collins will play Williamstown at 3 p.m. today and West Jessamine at 7 p.m. tonight while the Rockets play Webster County at 3 p.m. and Male at 7 p.m. Tournament play will take place tomorrow. 

Amputee Tournament
The 21st Amputee Tournament Players Championship, one of the largest golf tournaments for amputees in the country, will take place today through Sunday at Shelbyville Country Club. The event, which draws approximately 40 to 60 amputee golfers throughout the United States, gets underway with a sponsor/amputee scramble at 10 a.m. today.
The tournament, which will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, is a flighted stroke-play event with seven divisions (above elbow, below elbow, above knee, below knee, multiple, women and senior).
The tournament’s final round will tee off around 8:30 a.m. Sunday.


  • Recent Collins graduate Zac Wiley and recent Shelby County graduate Kipp Moore will play in the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association East/West senior all-star baseball game Tuesday night at Bryan Station in Lexington. Fellow recent Collins grad Paul Miller is an alternate for the game.
  • Ketcham, Poehlein, Wiley and Shelby County rising junior Sydney Wright were supposed to represent the 8th Region against the 5th Region in an all-star softball game Tuesday night, but the game was rained out. It will be made up at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the University of Louisville.
  • Recent Collins graduate Megan Glass, who was a captain of the varsity cheerleading team, was named the Penn Station Athlete of the Month in March. Penn Station East Coast Subs began honoring high school seniors who excelled in the classroom and on the field in the Kentuckiana area in the fall of 2013.

Upcoming events

  • The 34th annual Shelbyville American Legion Invitational baseball tournament continues today through Sunday on Bobby Stratton Field at Clear Creek Park. Post 37, which played Ashland on Thursday night, hosts Paducah at 8 p.m. tonight before meeting Morehead at noon tomorrow and Pleasure Ridge Park at 7:30 p.m. Saturday night. The third-place game will be at 1 p.m. Sunday with the championship game to follow around 3:30 p.m.
  • The PGA Junior League of Shelbyville’s second event of the season will be at 5:45 p.m. Saturday at Weissinger Hills Golf Course.
  • Shelby County will host a girls’ basketball team camp Monday through Wednesday. The Rockets and Collins will field teams.