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Today's Sports

  • Blue-headed Vireo protects the...

    The bold white spectacles are striking on a gray-blue head, which contrasts with an olive back and bold wing-bars, while underparts are a clean white, with pale greenish-yellow flanks.

    This describes the 5-and-a-half inch long with a 9-and-a-half inch wide wingspan Blue-headed Vireo that was formerly known as the Solitary Vireo.

  • Wiley shuts down Eagles

    Behind another solid start from senior Zac Wiley, the Collins baseball team knocked off North Bullitt, 5-0, Tuesday in Hebron Estates.

    Both teams entered the game riding eight-game win streaks, but Wiley’s two-hit complete-game shutout propelled the Titans (25-3), who are No. 4 in the Kentucky Prep Report Top 25 and No. 5 in the state coaches poll, to their ninth consecutive win. The Bellarmine University-signee walked one and struck out nine as he outdueled Eagles ace Josh Exton in improving to 8-2 on the season and lowering his earned-run average to 1.28.

  • Rockets, Titans doubles teams...

    Boys’ doubles teams from Shelby County and Collins both lost their first-round matches at the KHSAA Tennis State Championships on Thursday.

    Senior Doug Martin and sophomore Jeron Russell, who were making their second straight appearance at state, lost in a 10-point third-set tiebreaker to a team from DuPont Manual. Seniors Aaditiya Manirajan and Trey Setser outlasted Martin and Russell 6-7, 6-2, 1-0 (10-7) at the University of Kentucky’s Boone/Downing Tennis Complex.

  • Karas cruises to triple

    Gabby Karas pushed herself, and her competition, to the brink Tuesday night in the Class AA, Region 3 meet.

    And she didn’t blink.  

    The Collins freshman captured three events, the 800-, 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs - achieving personal-best times in each - at Christian Academy of Louisville.

    “I kind of surprised myself, honestly,” said Karas, the two-time defending state champ in the 1,600 and the reigning state champ in the 3,200. “I kind of doubted myself [coming in]. I guess I realized what I’m capable of.

  • Shelby County college athlete...

    Logan Bailey

    This Collins graduate is a freshman outfielder for the Embry-Riddle baseball team.  

    Last game:He was a pinch-runner for the Eagles in their 10-2 victory over Southern Polytechnic State on Wednesday in a NAIA Tournament game in the Daytona Beach Bracket (Southern Poly ended Embry-Riddle’s season with an 8-0 victory Thursday).

    For the season:Bailey scored 17 runs and stole four bases, primarily as a pinch-runner, and appeared in 41 games for the Eagles, who finished their season 40-21.  

  • 2 Titans, 1 Rocket sign

    A pair of senior student-athletes from Collins and one from Shelby County recently signed to continue their playing careers in college.

    For the Titans, Mason Jeffries inked to play baseball for the University of the Cumberlands last Friday and Austin Lanham signed to play soccer for Spalding University on Monday. Meanwhile Rocket Kyndle Pace signed to play volleyball for Georgetown College on Monday.  

  • SOFTBALL: Shelby County routs...

    The Shelby County softball team slammed host Spencer County 14-1 Tuesday in Taylorsville.

    The Rockets (11-16) rolled up three runs in the first inning, five in the second and six in the seventh as they won for the third time in their last four games.

    Seventh-grader Allyson Long went 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBIs to lead Shelby County’s offense. Sophomores Sydney Wright and Savannah Smeaton and seventh-grader Elisabeth Ivers each added two hits for the Rockets, who totaled 12. Smeaton had two doubles and two RBIs, while Wright scored two runs.

  • Rockets grab win with 1 hit

    The Shelby County baseball team made the most of its lone hit, and rode another quality start from Dillon Boone, Tuesday night.

    The Rockets beat Mercer County 2-0 on their Senior Night at the Shelby County Athletic Complex. The Titans (21-7), who were state runners-up in two of the last three years, came in ranked seventh in the state coaches Top 25.

  • Buzzy ‘I’m so, so layzee’...

    The Black-throated Green Warbler is one of the easiest warbler songs to remember and learn because it is a buzzy “I’m so so layzee” and it has many variations.

    This 5-inch long warbler with a 7-and-three-quarter inch wide wingspan is more often heard than seen. It hangs out in tall trees, foraging throughout the day, gleaning insects from the upper surface of leaves and evergreen needles, which they prefer. Their song is frequently heard during spring migration.

  • Moore tosses back-to-back no...

    Kipp Moore made it two no-nos in a row.

    The Shelby County senior threw his second straight no-hitter – and narrowly missed two consecutive perfect games – as the Rockets routed Owen County 13-0 in five innings last Thursday in Owenton.

    Just six days after throwing a perfect game in Shelby County’s 10-0 five-inning triumph over Newport Central Catholic, Moore struck out eight, induced three groundouts and four flyouts, but hit two batters – the only thing that kept him from perfection – as 38 of his 56 pitches went for strikes.