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Today's Sports

  • Baptiste happy to immerse...

    For Yves Jean Baptiste, Thursday morning was the culmination of a life-long ambition.

    The student at the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Job Corps Center in Simpsonville signed a full scholarship to play soccer at Campbellsville University.

    “It’s a dream come true,” said Baptiste, 23. “This is a great school.”

    Baptiste began playing soccer around the age of 5, when he lived in Haiti and kept it up as he moved to Wellington, Fla., and then to Simpsonville.

  • Collins baseball team pounded by...

    The Collins baseball team suffered an 8-1 setback at Elizabethtown on Tuesday evening.

    The Titans (4-2) mustered only four hits against the Panthers (6-5), who were 28-12 and lost in the 5th Region championship game last season.

    Elizabethtown senior Cory Farrow struck out seven, walked only one and yielded just three hits and one earned run over five innings.

    Senior Logan Hartlage relieved Farrow in the sixth to help secure the victory for the Panthers, who have won four of their past five games. 

  • Shelby County athletes in college

    Here’s a quick look at how some of the top former high school athletes in the area are now faring in the college spring sports seasons.

     

  • Sports Digest

    Collins girls win 1st tennis match

    The Collins girls’ tennis team won its first match of the season, defeating host Anderson County, 4-1, Thursday afternoon.

    The Titans (1-5) captured all three singles matches as well as their match at No. 2 doubles against a Bearcats team that was missing a few regular varsity players because of a school trip.

    At No. 1 singles senior Ellie Watts won a pro set, 8-0, against Cassie Flora, and Paige Kregor and Keira Lopez won by the same score at Nos. 2 and 3 singles, respectively.

  • The University of Kentucky'...

    The University of Kentucky men’s basketball team’s Final Four drought ended this past weekend, but the Wildcats’ national championship drought (and in this state it’s a drought) did not. So while adding to the program’s legacy in one way, these Cats added to it in another way too. With that in mind here’s a quick look at our picks for UK’s Top 10 teams of the last 30 years not to win a national championship.

     

    1. 2009-10

    Record:35-3.

  • Solid pitching boosts Titans to...

    For the Collins baseball team two out of three wasn’t bad Saturday. In fact it was good enough.

    The Titans improved to 4-1 on the young season with a 3-2 victory at North Bullitt.

    “Right now, we’re usually doing two out of three things well,” Collins Coach Roy Bailey said. “One game we’ll hit and pitch well. Another game we’ll hit and field well. We’re just trying to get all three phases together.”

  • Rockets take the wood to 2 foes...

    The Shelby County baseball team took to the wood pretty good this past weekend.

    The Rockets went 2-1 in the Jim Dougherty Memorial Tournament at Bellevue, an event in which the teams used wooden bats.

    Shelby County (7-3) won its first two games before falling to fellow 8th Region team Walton-Verona on Sunday morning in the tournament semifinals.

     

    SCHS 12, Silver Grove 1 (5 inn.)

    The Rockets ran over the Big Trains (0-6 at that point) in their first game Saturday morning, pounding out 13 hits.

  • This bird takes a walk on the...

    As a young boy, I called this bird the upside-down bird, because it moved up and down trees while a woodpecker only moved up.

    The White-Breasted Nuthatch actually walks up, down and around tree trunks and limbs.

    They are named for their habit of wedging a hard food item, such as a nut, into a bar crevice and hammering or hacking (“hatching”) it with the bill to open it.

    A year-around resident, this bird’s presence as a breeding population in a certain forest area is supposed to e a good indicator that the forest is healthy.

  • Rockets’ boys dominate; Collins...

    The Shelby County boys track-and-field team ran away with its own meet for the second consecutive week.

    The Rockets won six events Tuesday night on their way to 119 points, which was 30 more than second-place Collins.

  • Titans play tough slate

    Collins baseball coach Roy Bailey wants his team to play the most difficult schedule it can in order to get ready for the postseason.

    “We’re playing a real tough schedule,” he said. “We want to play the best and hopefully by the end of the season we’re going to have seen everything that we can see.”