Today's Sports

  • Collins sweeps Shelby, 3-0

    The Collins High School volleyball team swept Shelby County for the second time this season on Wednesday night, snapping the Rockets’ five-game winning streak.

    The opening set was a close one, with Shelby and Collins trading points back and forth, until the Titans took grabbed a hold for a 25-19 win.

  • Titans upend Rockets, 6-1

    The goals came early and often for Collins High School in a 6-1 defeat of county rival Shelby County.

    Kevin Lanham’s hat trick paced the Titans, lifting Collins to its fifth win on the season, and it’s first this year over Shelby.

    “We started finishing against Shelby and ended up with the win,” Collins coach Jamil Shalash said. “We showed great control in the win. It was a matter of bringing the ball into the attack area with diagonal runs, and we finished those opportunities.”

  • Rockets back in action against...

    With a week off to heal up, the Shelby County High School football team will ease back into play against a winless North Oldham (0-7) team at Robert Doyle Stadium tonight.

    “[The bye week] was really nice,” SCHS coach Todd Shipley said. “We hope to be close to having everyone healthy. It’s always good to focus on the basics.”

    Although the Mustangs may be winless this season, Shipley is keeping his players focused by reminding them of the loss to Bullitt East earlier this year.

  • Titans face a potent Central...

    With the first district win of the season under its belt, the Collins High School football team will turn its sights to a visiting 6A Central Hardin (3-3) tonight.

    “It was good to get a win in the district.  We are now playing a 6A school in Central Hardin, so we are stepping out of district against another good football team,” Collins coach Jerry Lucas said. “We are excited about the opportunity.  It’s a good opportunity for us to go against another good Wing-T offense.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.”

  • 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.