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Today's Sports

  • Rockets are young but not as...

    What the Shelby County softball team lacks in depth it will try to make up for with determination and dedication this season.

    The Rockets will be one of the smallest teams in the 8th Region, if not the state  – with only 10 players on their varsity roster – but they’ll also look to improve on their five victories from last season.

  • A 2-hit, 10-K romp, for openers

    Chris Cervantes started off his senior season with a bang.

    Or, more accurately, by taking the bang out of South Oldham’s bats.

    Cervantes, Collins High School’s right-hander, tossed a 2-hit, 10-strikeout complete-game to lead the Titans to a 4-1 victory over the visiting Dragons in their season-opener Wednesday night.

    "Chris just pitched an outstanding game," Collins Coach Roy Bailey said. "You're going to win most games when you pitch like that."

  • Shelby County boys beat Trimble...

    The Shelby County boys’ tennis team won its season opener Friday.

    The Rockets beat visiting Trimble County, 4-1, at Clear Creek Park.
    Sophomore Ethan Russell was victorious at No. 1 singles, 6-1, 6-0.

    Meanwhile his younger brother, eighth-grader Jeron, pulled out a 3-set victory at No. 2 singles, beating Damon Copeland, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.
    Also for Shelby, sophomore Doug Martin won, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 3 singles.

    The Rockets’ No. 2 doubles team of freshmen Jimmy Welman and Andrew Clark were 6-0, 6-0 victors.

  • Experienced Rockets have high...

    Last season the Shelby County baseball team aspired to win.

    This season the Rockets believe they can win.

    Only time will tell if they will.

    Shelby County, which returned no starters (and only a couple with varsity experience) last season, brings back nine players who started 50 percent of the Rockets’ 30 games and pitched 99 percent of their innings last season, when they finished 16-14.

  • Core of returning Titans to face...

    Roy Bailey’s first Collins baseball team was replete with talent and depth.

    His second squad may not be as deep, but still has ample amounts of talent – and hopes to match.

    “We have high expectations,” said Bailey, whose team opens its season at 6 tonight against South Oldham. “We expect to compete and beat everybody we play. We have a tough schedule, we play the best teams out there, but I think it’s going to prepare us come tournament time.”

  • Upcoming sports schedule: March...

    Wednesday, March 14

    4:30 p.m.: High school boys’ & girls’ tennis, Collins at Shelby County.
    6 p.m.: High school baseball, South Oldham at Collins.

    Thursday, March 15

    5:30 p.m.: High school boys’ & girls’ tennis, Collins at Western Hills.
    6 p.m.: High school baseball, Woodford County at Collins.
    6 p.m.: High school baseball, Covington Scott at Shelby County.

  • Karas explains why X marks the...

    Tuesday afternoon was a celebration of Caterina Karas’ college signing and of Collins High School’s senior running star herself.

    Karas, a three-time state champion and a two-time national champion in cross country and track, signed in a ceremony in the high school’s library to continue her running career at Xavier University.

  • Darkness wins the day

    The Collins boys’ and girls’ tennis teams both saw their season-opening matches at Oldham County on Wednesday called because of darkness.

    The girls’ match was tied at 1-1, and the Colonels led the Titans, 2-0, when boys' play was stopped.

    On the girls’ side, Collins sophomore Paige Kregor defeated Oldham’s Nicole Muller, 6-2, 6-0, at No. 1 singles. At No. 2 singles, Oldham’s Bailey Hill defeated seventh-grader Blair Nethery, 6-3, 6-1.

  • Cornerstone’s state final loss...

     

    The Cornerstone Christian boys’ basketball team had a fine finish to its much-improved season.

    The Bulldogs won their first two games of the Kentucky Christian Athletic Association’s Boys Varsity Basketball Tournament last Saturday before falling in the championship game, 53-38, to Community Christian on Monday night at Georgetown College.

    “Overall I’m very proud of the guys’ effort this season. They exceeded my expectations,” second-year coach Jason Bradshaw said.

  • Conor Doyle to fulfill his dad’s...

    Something Conor Doyle’s father had told him for a long time certainly rang true Monday afternoon.

    That’s when Doyle, a Collins senior, signed in the high school’s library to play golf at Cincinnati Christian University. 

    “My dad [Todd] has been telling me all my life I was going to be a preacher and a golfer,” Doyle said, “and Cincinnati Christian University makes that possible. I always thought he was crazy, but now it’s possible.”