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Today's Sports

  • Collins falls to Greenup County

    Collins High School ran out of comebacks late Wednesday night, as the Titans fell 8-6 to Greenup County in the second round of the KHSAA State Baseball Tournament in Lexington.

    Trailing 8-6 heading into the final inning, the Titans were able to load the bases in their last at-bat thanks to three straight singles from Alex Doyle, Robert Sproul and E.J. Burk.

  • Three make all-region

    Collins High School senior Shelbi Poehlein and Shelby County freshman Hannah Webb have been named to the coaches All-Region softball team for the regular season.

    Poehlein, a centerfielder who helped Collins reach the region title game, was named to the team last season and will play for Transylvania University next year.

    Webb, a second baseman, is making her first appearance on the team. She will play in the Eighth Region against Fifth Region All-Star game June 10 at the University of Louisville’s stadium.

  • Cheering on the underdog Collins...

    Although I’ve covered sports for a large portion of my journalistic career, I’ve never claimed to love baseball, and I’m more than willing to admit that I don’t understand much of it.

    But recently, I was intrigued by the thought of following Collins High School to the state tournament. Maybe it was the small town feel that Shelby County gives to an outsider like me, or the fact that Collins had little hope of playing beyond their region, making them the underdogs, but I just had to be there.

  • Collins takes regional baseball...

    There were no doubts for Will McDonald and the Collins High School baseball team as they beat South Oldham 2-0 Thursday to win the 8th Region baseball title.

    “Out coaches kept telling us we were the team to beat, that we could do this and we believed them,” McDonald said. “It’s great, just an awesome feeling to do this.”

    McDonald, a junior right-hander threw a complete game gem for the Titans, limiting South Oldham to just three hits while striking out six and walking just two.

  • Titans fall to Anderson in...

    There were not many nails left to bite on when Autumn Beasley stepped to the plate last Thursday.

    Trailing 1-0 with two out, but two on in the bottom of the fifth inning, fifth-ranked Anderson County needed a break to overcome upset-minded Collins in the Eighth Region championship game.

    Beasley, hitting in the nine spot in the Lady Bearcat order, provided it with a deceptively slow grounder that somehow made it through the Collins infield.

    Pinch runner Jenni Beasley raced around third then slid under a high throw to get Anderson on the board.

  • Herd closes record setting...

    Hannah Herd, of Simpsonville, capped her senior year at Christian Academy of Louisville with a strong performance in the state AA track meet. 

    Herd’s 4x800 relay came in second place. They also set a CAL record – for a total of 5 current CAL records for Herd – with a time of 9:41, faster than the previous state record and one second behind the winners of the state championship. Herd also came in 5thin the 1600 race, setting another CAL record with 5:17.

  • Collins wins 8th Region baseball...

    There were no doubts for Will McDonald and the Collins High School baseball team as they beat South Oldham 2-0 Thursday to win the 8th Region baseball title.

    “Our coaches kept telling us we were the team to beat, that we could do this and we believed them,” McDonald said. “It’s great, just an awesome feeling to do this.”

    McDonald, a junior right hander, threw a complete game gem for the Titans, limiting South Oldham to just hits while striking out six and walking just two.

  • Collins softball reaches region...

    It was a contest that was about as even as one could paint – North Oldham and Collins tied with one run apiece, each team with six hits.

    The game was all about finding a weakness or an opportunity and capitalizing and that’s just what Collins did.

    Shelbi Poehlein came through with a two-out single in the bottom of the seventh, and when North Oldham catcher Mikayla Benson saw Poehlein stealing second, her throw to the bag landed in the dirt and bounced into center field, giving Poehlein a chance.

  • Collins baseball reaches region...

    Alex Doyle and his Collins High School teammates aren’t intentionally trying to give their coaches gray hair, they are just taking their time.

    For the second game in a row the Titans came alive in the late innings of the 8th Region tournament at Shelby County High School, this time to score a come-from-behind 7-4 win over Simon Kenton in the semifinals.

  • Karas takes two titles

    Collins sophomore Gabby Karas continued to show she is the state’s top distance runner with a pair of state AA track titles in Lexington Friday.

    Karas, who is the three-time defending state cross country champion, took the title in the 800 and 1,600 runs and appeared to be on her way to a third straight title in the 3,200 when she had to pull out of the race because of trouble breathing due to a recent illness.