http://www.sentinelnews.com/sports/rss.xml en Anderson holds off Titans to take title http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/anderson-holds-titans-take-title <img src="http://www.sentinelnews.com/sites/www.sentinelnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sptaustinjennings.jpg" alt="Collins&#039; Austin Jennings took the loss in the district finals despite a strong effort on the mound." title="Collins&#039; Austin Jennings took the loss in the district finals despite a strong effort on the mound." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Unable to overcome the solid pitching and defense of Anderson County, the Collins High School baseball team fell 3-1 to the Bearcats Wednesday in the 30<sup>th</sup> District finals.</p> <p> &ldquo;They made all the plays when they had to,&rdquo; Collins coach Roy Bailey said. &ldquo;Give them the credit. They had some timely hitting and were two runs better than we were today.&rdquo;</p> <p> For Anderson, there probably won&rsquo;t be any doubts the next time Luke Dowell takes the mound in a big game for the Bearcats team.</p> Anderson gains some revenge in taking title http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/anderson-gains-some-revenge-taking-title <img src="http://www.sentinelnews.com/sites/www.sentinelnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/spthynesbunts.jpg" alt="Collins&#039; Janette Hynes puts down a bunt. The Titans have advanced to the regional tourney next week." title="Collins&#039; Janette Hynes puts down a bunt. The Titans have advanced to the regional tourney next week." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The wake-up call was made more than a month before and Anderson County made sure there would be no napping in the 30th District Tournament.</p> <p> The Lady Bearcats captured a fourth consecutive district softball title with a 6-2 win over Collins in Wednesday&#39;s championship game at Shelby County.</p> <p> Anderson County avenged a 2-1 regular season loss to Collins, it was Anderson&#39;s first district setback since 2012.</p> Titans get by Shelby in district http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/titans-get-shelby-district <img src="http://www.sentinelnews.com/sites/www.sentinelnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sptjoecrisp.jpg" alt="Shelby&#039;s Joe Crisp threw three innings for the Rockets." title="Shelby&#039;s Joe Crisp threw three innings for the Rockets." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Wanting as little big game drama as possible, the Collins High School baseball team kept emotions in check as the Titans clipped Shelby County 4-2 in the opening round of the 30<sup>th</sup> District baseball tournament Tuesday.</p> <p> &ldquo;We did what we had to do to win,&rdquo; Collins senior E.J. Burk said. &ldquo;Whenever we play Shelby it&rsquo;s going to be emotional and we didn&rsquo;t want that to affect us. We played pretty good and Will (McDonald) pitched a great game.&rdquo;</p> Hynes delivers game winner against Shelby http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/hynes-delivers-game-winner-against-shelby <img src="http://www.sentinelnews.com/sites/www.sentinelnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/spthyneslooks.jpg" alt="Collins&#039; Janelle Hynes delivered a walk-off single to beat Shelby County." title="Collins&#039; Janelle Hynes delivered a walk-off single to beat Shelby County." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> In a battle of wills and skills Janelle Hynes finally found a pitch from Savannah Smeaton she could turn on and the result gave the Collins High School softball team a dramatic 9-8 win over Shelby County in the opening round of the 30<sup>th</sup> District tourney Monday.</p> <p> Hynes lined an inside pitch to left field to score two runs for a walk-off single allowing the Titans to advance to the district finals.</p> <p> &ldquo;Inside, inside, everything was inside,&rdquo; Hynes said. &ldquo;I finally got one I could turn on. She (Smeaton) made it hard, really hard.&rdquo;</p> Rockets beat Western Hills in finale http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/rockets-beat-western-hills-finale <img src="http://www.sentinelnews.com/sites/www.sentinelnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sptdugleup.jpg" alt="Shelby&#039;s Kyler Dugle drove in four runs against Western Hills." title="Shelby&#039;s Kyler Dugle drove in four runs against Western Hills." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> He wasn&rsquo;t getting any calls from the ump, he didn&rsquo;t have what he thought was his best stuff and Bobby Crisp was getting frustrated.</p> <p> But despite all that, the Shelby County freshman held his composure and threw five innings of no-hit ball at Western Hills to spark the Rockets to a 6-4 win in the regular season finale.</p> Collins beats Butler 7-3 http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/collins-beats-butler-7-3 <img src="http://www.sentinelnews.com/sites/www.sentinelnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sptrsproul.jpg" alt="Collins outfielder Robert Sproul had a hit in the Titans&#039; win over Butler." title="Collins outfielder Robert Sproul had a hit in the Titans&#039; win over Butler." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> All the tough games paid off for the Collins High School baseball team as they closed the regular season with a 7-3 win over 6<sup>th</sup> Region power Butler.</p> <p> &ldquo;Playing all those good teams certainly prepared us for this one,&rdquo; Collins coach Roy Bailey said. &ldquo;It was a good way to end and to head into the district.&rdquo;</p> <p> The Titans (20-10) jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first two innings and rode a strong pitching performance from junior Will McDonald to the win.</p> Collins, Shelby runners get at large bids http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/collins-shelby-runners-get-large-bids <p> In addition to having a pair of competitors who could win multiple titles, track athletes got from the county got some good news as five individuals and three relay teams have earned at-large bids to the state AA track championship Friday at the University of Kentucky track complex.</p> Six locals in all-star game http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/six-locals-all-star-game <p> Shelby County will be well represented in the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches All-Star game this year.</p> <p> The game, which benefits the coaches association catastrophic insurance fund, is June 20 at Bellarmine and pits the best players from the Fifth/Sixth regions against the best from the Seventh/Eighth regions.</p> <p> In the girls&rsquo; game, Shelby County coach Jason Holland will serve as a co-coach with Male&rsquo;s Champ Ligon, a former Shelby County boys coach.</p>