Today's Sports

  • Shelby boys 12th at state track...

    In a battle that drew fans from both the competitors and the paying public, Shelby County’s Jacob Gowin came up just a bit short.

    Gowin, a senior, took second place in the pole vault with a leap of 13-6 in the state AA track meet at the University of Kentucky complex Friday.

    “I just wasn’t able to get over at 14 feet,” Gowin said. “I felt really good at 13-6 but just didn’t get what I needed when we went up.

  • Collins uses long ball to beat...

    The Collins High School softball team flexed some muscle Monday as the Titans banged out three home runs to beat Henry County 11-7 in the opening round of the 8th Region Softball Tournament at Simon Kenton.

    Collins got two-run homers from Dannaria Lewis, Shelbi Poehlein and Hannah Renfro in the game to win the seesaw battle.

    “The bats kind of woke up for us,” Collins coach Charlie LeCompte said. “It was a little smaller park than ours, it was two hundred feet where ours is two hundred and ten, but we just hit the ball well.”

  • Late burst leads Collins past...

    A 10-0 win over Carroll County in the opening round of the 8th Region Baseball Tournament was more than just a win for the Collins High School Baseball team, it was a chance to show that there is still some life in those bats.

    After struggling offensively against a killer schedule over the last few weeks of the season, the Titans broke loose for eight runs in the seventh inning to put the game out of reach.

  • Crotzer, Dugle win Wiley award

    Collins High School’s Chris Crotzer and Shelby County High School’s Kyler Dugle are the first recipients of the Jim and Mary Lou Wiley Scholarships.

    The $1,000 scholarships are awarded to a baseball player from the county’s two high schools each year that shine both on and off the field, this is the first year for scholarship.

  • Anderson holds off Titans to...

    Unable to overcome the solid pitching and defense of Anderson County, the Collins High School baseball team fell 3-1 to the Bearcats Wednesday in the 30th District finals.

    “They made all the plays when they had to,” Collins coach Roy Bailey said. “Give them the credit. They had some timely hitting and were two runs better than we were today.”

    For Anderson, there probably won’t be any doubts the next time Luke Dowell takes the mound in a big game for the Bearcats team.

  • Anderson gains some revenge in...

    The wake-up call was made more than a month before and Anderson County made sure there would be no napping in the 30th District Tournament.

    The Lady Bearcats captured a fourth consecutive district softball title with a 6-2 win over Collins in Wednesday's championship game at Shelby County.

    Anderson County avenged a 2-1 regular season loss to Collins, it was Anderson's first district setback since 2012.

  • 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.