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Today's Sports

  • Brandon Brown ties for third at...

    Shelbyville native Brandon Brown finished tied for third Sunday in the NGA Hooters Pro Series River Islands Golf Club Classic .

    Brown finished with an 18-under par 270, at the par-72 River Islands Golf Club in Kodak, Tenn., four strokes behind the winner.

  • Tourney play gets under way

    Tournament time is upon us.

    The 8th Region boys’ and girls’ tennis tournaments begin Monday – the girls at Western Hills and the boys at Franklin County. The drawings and seedings for the tournaments, which run through Wednesday, will be tonight.

    The champions, runners-up and other two semifinalists in both the boys’ and girls’ singles and doubles competitions will advance to the KHSAA State Tennis Tournaments May 26-28 in Lexington.

  • His batting average (.511) helps...

    Ironically, Josh Dennison was allergic to grass as a child. 

    “I had exercise-induced asthma,” Dennison, a senior at Collins, recalled recently.

    But he eventually grew out of his allergy and into a heck of a baseball player.

    So far this season Dennison is putting up numbers that are nothing to sneeze at, pardon the pun.

    Through Wednesday night’s 15-3 victory over cross-town rival Shelby County, he was hitting a rather torrid .511 (24 for 47).

  • Shelby County girls’ tennis team...

    The Shelby County girls' tennis team won back-to-back matches this week.

    The Rockets triumphed, 3-2, at Trimble County on Tuesday, then beat Spencer County by the same score Wednesday.

    Against the Raiders, Shelby County won one match easily – Micah Broughton, 6-2, 6-1, at No. 2 singles – while two matches went to third sets.

  • ‘Bubba’ is big in Titans’ romp

    The player nicknamed "Bubba" was big ”trouba” for Shelby County on Wednesday night.

    Sophomore Austin Perry went 3-for-4 with three RBIs to lead Collins' 14-hit attack in the Titans' 15-3, 6-inning victory over the host Rockets in the first meeting between the two teams on the baseball field.

    It was the continuation of red-hot stretch for Collins (14-4), which has won 10 of its past 12 games, and Perry, who is hitting .559 since becoming a regular in the lineup.

  • Collins baseball team beats...

    Collins clobbered Shelby County 15-3 in the first meeting between schools' baseball teams Wednesday night.

    Sophomore Austin Perry went 3-for-4 with three RBIs, while senior Jordan Bailey gave up three runs on six hits over four innings to earn the victory.

    Nate Clifton, Logan Bailey and Brandon Roberts added two hits apiece for Collins (14-4).

    Sophomore Kambron Bruner and senior Daniel Murphy led the Rockets (12-11) with two hits apiece.

  • Titans clinch top seeding, face...

    In a season of “firsts,” the Collins baseball team celebrated some significant ones during the past few days.

    The Titans had their first perfect game. They had their first home run at home. And, most importantly, they clinched their first No. 1 seeding in the 30th District Tournament.

  • Rockets looking for ‘mojo’ in...

    To steal a storyline from the second Austin Powers movie, the Shelby County baseball team is searching for something right now.

    “We have to find our mojo,” Rockets Coach Bart “Rudy” Roettger said Monday night after Shelby County fell to Fern Creek, 5-1.

    It was the fifth loss in the last six games for the Rockets (12-10), who won 11 of their first 16 games.

  • Titans reach 10 in a row before...

    The Collins softball team was clicking this past weekend and kept that going Monday.

    The Titans finished second at the Boyle County Invitational in Danville, going 4-1 there, then followed that up by beating Nelson County, 7-1, Monday.

    "We finally just started hitting the ball like we should," said Collins Coach Jim Axline, whose team also beat Western Hills, 2-1, this past Thursday.

    The Titans (now 17-7) averaged 9.2 runs and 10.4 hits per game in their five games in the Boyle tourney.

  • Shelby County softball team...

    The Shelby County softball team narrowly missed its fourth victory of the season Monday night but could not rally, though, in the bottom of the eighth inning, falling, 3-2, to visiting Western Hills.

    Shelby County (3-12), which lost its fifth consecutive game, had a couple of key chances late. The Rockets left the potential game-winning run stranded at third base in both the sixth and seventh innings.

    In the sixth Sydney Wright was on third with one out, but a strikeout and a groundout left her there.