Titans’ teams sweep their own cross-country event

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By Josh Cook

Collins’ cross-country teams swept Saturday’s Titan Classic, the first regular-season home match at Collins.

“It was a good day,” Collins Coach Stephen Drawbaugh said. “We had a lot of PR’s, or close to PR’s.”

Collins eighth-grader Gabby Karas captured the girls’ race despite an early wrong turn on the 5,000-meter course. Still she finished in 19 minutes, 0.7 seconds to win by more than 1:40.

Also for the Titans, senior Maria Cozzens finished fourth (20:52.79), sophomore Sinead Maharrey fifth (22:16.66), sophomore Elizabeth McGuire seventh (23:20.88) and senior Adrienne Holtzworth 11th (24:47.90). It was a personal-best for Maharrey, a season-best for McGuire and a personal-best for Holtzworth.

Collins won the team title with 26 points, 16 points ahead of runner-up Franklin County. Shelby County only had three varsity runners. For the Rockets, senior Jordan Webb finished sixth (22:29.07), sophomore Kayce Byrnside 12th (24:57.72) and junior Kate Schaefer 21st (27:02.86). It was a new season-best for Webb.

In the boys’ race the Titans placed six runners in the top 11 to finish with 19 points. Shelby County was the runner-up with 54. Collins was led by senior Devon Fielding, who won the race in a season-best 17:02.02.

Also for the Titans, sophomore Jay Solinger was second (17:45.90), junior Justin Downs sixth (18:20.31), junior Alex Sells seventh (18:21.69), freshman Jacob Hershberger ninth (18:44.75) and junior Stevie Smith 11th (18:56.81). It was a personal-best for both Solinger and Hershberger.

The Rockets were led by sophomore Tristan King, who finished 10th (18:45.70). Also for Shelby County, senior Logan Hull took 12th (19:07.33), junior Alex Dunn 13th (19:18.10), sophomore Alex Goodwin 14th (19:21.47) and eighth-grader David Jacobs 15th (19:25.65). It was a personal-best for Dunn.


BOYS’ SOCCER: Collins tops KCD

The fifth-ranked Collins boys’ soccer team closed out its regular season Thursday night with a 3-1 victory over visiting and 24th-ranked Kentucky Country Day at Titans Stadium.

Senior Walker Andriot tallied two goals and Jack Oakey one for the Titans, who received an assist from Tyler Neison.

The Titans (14-1-2) took on Spencer County on Tuesday night at the 30th District Tournament semifinals.


VOLLEYBALL: Wells leads Titans

Led by a dominating performance by senior Aaliyah Wells, the Titans completed their regular season with a 3-1 victory at Carroll County on Thursday night.

The Titans won, 25-9, 24-26, 25-12, 25-6, thanks to 30 kills – a program-record – from Wells, who tallied the first eight points of the match. She also added four blocks.

Freshman Lindsey Fow also contributed 10 consecutive service points to finish out the match as Collins’ three seniors – Wells, Adrienne Holtzworth and Sarah Eades – watched from the bench.

The Titans lost to Anderson County in the 30th District Tournament semifinals Monday night. 


GIRLS’ SOCCER: SCHS mauls Moore  

The Shelby County girls’ soccer team closed out its regular season with an 11-1 victory over visiting Moore last Thursday night at the Shelby County Athletic Complex. The Rockets lost to Anderson County on Monday night in the 30th District Tournament semifinals.