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Today's Sports

  • Titans get by Shelby in district

    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 30th District baseball tournament Tuesday.

    “We did what we had to do to win,” Collins senior E.J. Burk said. “Whenever we play Shelby it’s going to be emotional and we didn’t want that to affect us. We played pretty good and Will (McDonald) pitched a great game.”

  • Hynes delivers game winner...

    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 30th District tourney Monday.

    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.

    “Inside, inside, everything was inside,” Hynes said. “I finally got one I could turn on. She (Smeaton) made it hard, really hard.”

  • Rockets beat Western Hills in...

    He wasn’t getting any calls from the ump, he didn’t have what he thought was his best stuff and Bobby Crisp was getting frustrated.

    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.

  • Collins beats Butler 7-3

    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 6th Region power Butler.

    “Playing all those good teams certainly prepared us for this one,” Collins coach Roy Bailey said. “It was a good way to end and to head into the district.”

    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.

  • Collins, Shelby runners get at...

    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.

  • Six locals in all-star game

    Shelby County will be well represented in the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches All-Star game this year.

    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.

    In the girls’ game, Shelby County coach Jason Holland will serve as a co-coach with Male’s Champ Ligon, a former Shelby County boys coach.

  • Shelby player fall in state...

    It was another big step for the Shelby County High School tennis program as the three Rockets who reached the state meet played well against the state’s best players.

    Luke Dove and Josh Barry reached the second round where they fell to Covington Catholic’s brother team of Jake and Jared Haught 6-2, 6-2. And Jeron Russell lost in opening road to Alex Spalding of Marion County.

  • Goss wins regional discus title

    It will be a little bit of the old and the new for the Collins High School track program as they head into the AA state track meet next Friday.

    Collins had three competitors, Gabby Karas, Kyle Goss and Jay Solinger qualify for the state meet Tuesday in the regional at North Oldham High School as the boys team took ninth place with 31 points and the girls finished fifth with 40 points. North Oldham swept the boys and the girls titles.

  • Shelby boys second in region...

    Always the competitor, Jacob Gowin took the good with the bad at the regional meet and plans to get better.

    Gowin, a Shelby County High School senior, kept himself among the state’s elite by winning the AA regional pole vault title Tuesday at North Oldham with a leap of 13-6, a personal record. He also took second in the high jump at 6-feet even, four inches under his best jump this year.

  • Bruner shows well at kicking camp

    The Collins High School football team may just re-load its kicking game this coming fall if Noah Brunner has his way.

    Brunner, a senior-to-be next fall, is the likely candidate to replace first team all-stater Blanton Creque and took a big step toward picking up where Creque left off with a strong performance at the nationally renowned Chris Sailer Camp in Las Vegas.

    “It’s the biggest national kicking event going,” Brunner said. “Kickers from all over the country came.”