Today's Sports

  • Titans hold off Franklin County

    The Collins High School football team picked up its first district win, 38-31, at Franklin County Friday.

    “I thought it was a good hard fought game,” Collins coach Jerry Lucas said. “We played well on offense, and I thought we did a good job getting Dalton Maggard the ball in space.”

    As with most Titan games, the offense put up points in bunches.

    Quarterback J.R. Lucas found Maggard early and often on deep routes, with the receiver getting behind the Flyers’ defense multiple times for scores.

  • Rockets learning in losses

    With a step up in competition, the Shelby County boys’ soccer team has taken a step back in the standings, but it should pay off as the team preps for the postseason.

    “Our last couple games have been against really great teams,” SCHS coach Michael Hornback said. “Even though we expect to win anytime we step foot on the field, I think the caliber of our recent opponents, takes away a little bit of the sting from the two losses.”

  • Clear Creek remembers its...

    Bennie Jeffries was a larger-than-life figure at Clear Creek Golf Course, and now has his own statue to match.

    “[Bennie] was really special to the golf course,” PGA Professional Derrick Griffitts said. “He had played out at Clear Creek for a number of years. He got everyone involved and befriended so many people. He was bigger than life, so unselfish.”

    When Jeffries passed away in January from cancer, Griffitts knew he had to do something for the man who was an advocate for Clear Creek for so long.

  • Rockets in the hunt after day 1

    With the opening round of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s state golf tournament wrapping up Tuesday at Bowling Green Country Club, the Shelby County girls’ golf team found itself near the top of the standings after the early groups finished.

    Senior Lilly Young was pacing the Rockets, carding a 2-over par 74. As of press time, Young was tied for fifth place in the individual standings.

  • St. X continues region golf...

    Both Collins and Shelby County high schools competed in the Region 6 boys’ golf tournament on Tuesday, with both finishing well behind winner St. Xavier and runner-up Trinity.

    Collins came in 10th place as a team, shooting a 342 and finishing 54 strokes behind St. X. The Titans’ top golfers were Jake Griffin, who led the team with an 83, and Cole Ruttinger who posted the second-best score with an 85. Jacob Felter (86), Tyler Zimmerman (88), and Jake Leonburger (97) rounded out the Collins’ golf team.

  • Collins slips in loss to Eastern

    The Collins High School volleyball team took its fifth loss of the season at the hands of Eastern on Wednesday night.

    “Definitely disappointed, and thought it was a match we would win,” Titans coach Cary Clark said. “The main thing was, our serve-receive wasn’t where it needed to be. We were outserved by Eastern, and it took us out of our system.”

    The match was a back-and-forth battle to start, with the Eagles taking the first set by a score of 25-21. The Titans fought back in the following set, winning 25-17.

  • Titans look to rebound at...

    After suffering its second loss of the season on Friday night, the Collins High School football team (3-2) looks to regroup in a match-up at struggling Franklin County (2-4) tonight.

    Luckily for the Titans, Franklin is coming off of a loss of its own after being blown out by Shelby County 52-18 last week.

    A quick strike offense left the Flyers scrambling to make plays last week, which led to Franklin turning the ball over four times in the loss.

  • Titans race past South Oldham, 3...

    The magic number for the Collins High School boys’ soccer team is two.

    When the Titans score at least two goals, the team is 4-0-1 this season, and 0-10 when it does not.

    That same pattern held on Tuesday night, when Collins put three goals in the net and defeated South Oldham by a score of 3-2.

  • Rockets rally for tie against...

    On Tuesday night, the Shelby County High School boys’ soccer team fought Western Hills to a 2-2 tie.

    “I’m satisfied with the tie, because a few weeks ago, Western Hills beat Woodford County, who is a top-ten team,” SCHS coach Michael Hornback said.

    The Rockets first goal came from the foot of junior forward Caleb Patten, who put in his team-leading 15th goal of the season thanks to an assist by senior Kyrien Stone.

  • Shelby girls 2nd at golf regional

    Thanks to the efforts of senior Lilly Young, the Shelby County girls’ golf team is heading to Bowling Green once again for the KHSAA State Championship Tournament.

    Young led the Rockets with a 1-over par 73 and finished second individually despite difficult rainy conditions Monday at Midland Trail Golf Course in Louisville.

    Shelby County finished second overall as a team, shooting a 331, 26 strokes behind the winning team in Sacred Heart.