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Today's Sports

  • Locals help East teams to sweep

    Despite the abnormal up-and-down frenzy of an all-star game, each of the three local girls’ players in Saturday’s East-West basketball game utilized their normal skill set to help their East beat the West 71-69.

    Shelby County’s Justus Martin and Madison Todd and Collins’ Whitney Pullen all made significant contributions to their team’s win, in a game that pitted the top players from the Seventh/Eighth Regions against the best from the Fifth/Sixth Regions Saturday at Bellarmine University.

  • Shelby volleyball goes through...

    It’s always interesting to watch a “new’ coach come into any athletic program and observe how they try to bring their personal stamp to the team.

    With Shelby County volleyball coach Kristen Worthington, the move started this spring as the Rockets prepare for the upcoming fall season.

  • Pitching leads Post 37 early

    New American Legion Post 37 skipper Roy Bailey knew he had some talent on this year’s squad, but he certainly didn’t see 14 innings of no-hit baseball coming out of his pitching staff in back-to-back games against Oldham County.

    “You certainly never expect that, but Oldham County is a little young and our guys were really throwing well.”

  • Good times ahead with football...

    With the start of football practice just three weeks away and the season nine weeks away, the changes in the 4A district for Collins and Shelby County will be significant.

    Collins and Shelby will join North Oldham, Spencer County and Franklin County in what is the 4A equal of the old 6A “super-district” in Jefferson County that featured St. X, Trinity, Male and Manual.

  • Hunter is tour’s top ranked co-...

    Shelbyville angler John Hunter continues his ascent up the ranks of professional fishing’s FLW Tour.

    Fishing as a co-angler, Hunter secured his third top 10 finish of the season, pushing him to No. 1 on the FLW Tour’s co-angler ranking, according to his website www.JohnHunter.com.

    In two days, Hunter pulled in 9 fish, totaling 25 pounds, 4 ounces at Lake Chickamauga, near Chattanooga, Tenn.

    The finish has him in position to qualify for the FLW Forrest Wood Cup at the end of August, which is referred to as the Super Bowl of bass fishing.

  • 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.