Today's Sports

  • 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.”

  • Collins baseball falls to...

    Collins High School ran out of comebacks Wednesday as the Titans fell 8-6 to Greenup County in the second round of the state baseball tournament.

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

    Disaster struck when Will McDonald’s line drive between first and second base was snagged by Greenup’s Jackson Keeton and Sproul was doubled off second base. The game ended when Collin’s Chris Crotzer popped out to the catcher.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • Collins upsets Madison Central...

    Collins High School’s Jay Becherer found his pitch and made Madison Central pay for it as the freshman’s two-run triple in the top of the fourth inning sparked the Titans to a 5-4 upset of No. 5 ranked Madison Central in the first round of the state baseball tournament Monday in Lexington.

    “It was a fastball and it came in flat,” Becherer said. “I just saw it really good and hit it hard.

    “I think we sent a message today we can play with anybody down here.”

  • Shy Black-bellied Plover is...

    The accompanying photograph is of a non-breeding adult, so the black belly feathers will not appear until the spring molt.

    This 11-and-a-half-inch bird with a 29-inch wingspan weighs 8 ounces and is a migrant in Kentucky. It is considered rare to uncommon in spring and autumn.

    In spring it has been seen from April 11 to June 19, while in autumn from July 22 to Nov. 29.