Today's Sports

  • Baltzell lifts Titans to a...

    Collins’ Jared Baltzell didn’t know that his No. 2 singles match determined the outcome of the boys’ tennis crosstown showdown, but with Clear Creek Park getting dark Friday night and several spectators watching the eighth-grader admitted to feeling some nerves.

    “There was a lot of pressure,” he said. “That was probably the most intense match I’ve played.”

    Baltzell shook off that pressure, though, and beat Shelby County junior Andrew Clark 6-3, 7-6 (7-5) to win the match for the Titans.

  • Titans hammer visiting Shamrocks

    After scoring nine runs in each of their first two games, the Collins baseball team built on that against perennial power Trinity, whipping the visiting Shamrocks 10-2 Thursday.

    The reigning 8th Region champs used a 6-run first inning to put Trinity on the ropes, and the Shamrocks never were able to regain their balance from that early haymaker.

    Senior Zac Wiley powered the Titans with dominating pitching. In five innings he gave up one earned run on six hits while striking out six.

  • Pitching, timely hitting paces...

    The Shelby County baseball team rode solid pitching to pick up its third and fourth consecutive victories at the end of last week.

    The Rockets rolled over visiting Louisville Southern 8-3 on Thursday and then outlasted Thomas Nelson 1-0 Saturday at the Shelby County Athletic Complex.


    Shelby County 8, Southern 3

    The Rockets did just enough at the plate with six hits and got a quality start by Dillon Boone as they rallied from an early 2-0 deficit to top the Trojans.

  • Davis shoots down NCAA title

    No matter what happens in the men’s and women’s NCAA basketball tournaments, the University of Kentucky already has one national champion.

    And he hails from Shelby County.

    Connor Davis, a Shelby County High School graduate and current UK sophomore, captured the individual air rifle competition at the NCAA Championships last weekend at Murray State University. Led by Davis and fellow SCHS alum Heather Kirby, who is a freshman on the squad, the Wildcats finished third as a team.

  • Titans look to build on state...

    Stephen Drawbaugh, Collins’ cross country head coach, takes over as the Titans’ track and field head coach this spring.  
    It should be no surprise then that both of his team will be led by distance standouts.
    The Titans’ girls’ squad finished sixth at region and 11th at state last year.

  • Titans try to repeat in region

    Seven seniors graduated from the Collins baseball team that won 33 games, the 8th Region Tournament and once in the state tournament, but the Titans still entered this season with high hopes.  
    “I know there are high expectations for our team,” said Collins Coach Roy Bailey, whose squad opened its season Thursday against Gallatin County.
    “We do have some returning seniors that will carry us. But, we will also be counting on quite a few players who don’t have a lot of varsity experience.”

  • Cancer scare puts things in...

    Just a few weeks before his team’s season was set to begin Shelby County baseball coach Bart “Rudy” Roettger was thrown one hell of a curveball.

    On Feb. 24 Roettger was preparing for school, readying to teach Algebra to 30 freshmen, when he got a phone call he’ll never forget. Roettger had recently been to the dermatologist to get a spot on his right forearm checked out and he was about to get the unexpected results.

    “Malignant melanoma,” the doctor on the other end of the phone told him.

  • Rockets look to atone for...

    After advancing to the 8th Region Tournament in 2012, the Shelby County baseball team fell one game short last season.
    The Rockets, who finished 24-10-1 but lost to Spencer County, 4-2, in the 30th District Tournament semifinals last year, aim to return to the region tourney this spring.
    “Expectations are still going to be really high,” said Shelby County Coach Bart “Rudy” Roettger, whose team lost seven seniors to graduation. “We’re young, but we’ve got talent.”

  • Shelby keeps building on success

    The Shelby County softball team looks to continue its turnaround this season.
    The Rockets won five games in 2011 – the first season after the school was split to form Collins High School – then eight in 2012 and 12 last season.
    “Our expectations are to win ballgames,” said Shelby County Coach Kelly Cable, whose team lost to Collins, 16-9, in the 30th District Tournament semifinals last year. “We have a lot of young talent that continues to improve, and this should enable us to compete with most anyone.”

  • Good to the last shots

    NEW CASTLE – The best season in the brief history of the Collins boys’ basketball team came to a heart-breaking ending Monday night.

    The Titans missed three shots in the final 5 seconds in falling to South Oldham, 63-62, in overtime in an 8th Region Tournament semifinal at Henry County.

    “This hurts bad man,” Collins senior Ralphie Stone tweeted after the game. “I think I ran outta tears how hard I cried!!”