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Today's Sports

  • Youth is still being served

    This season will continue to be about looking to the future for the Shelby County girls’ basketball team.

    The future, however, isn’t as far away as it was – or maybe even as far off as it seemed some times last season, when the Rockets went 3-22 with a youth-laden roster.

    “Our biggest goal, as always, is to keep improving with every practice and every game. Right now it’s all about the big picture,” second-year Shelby County Coach Mike Sowers said.

  • ‘That was a championship effort’

    The Collins football team rallied in the fourth quarter Friday night for both redemption and a regional title.

    The Titans trailed Western, 12-7, entering what could have been the final 12 minutes of their season in the Class 4A, Region 2 title game at Shelby County’s Robert Doyle Stadium.

    But thanks to a prodigious play on special teams and some Elway-esque runs, as well as the game-winning touchdown pass, by sophomore quarterback Lawson Page, Collins came from behind to beat the Warriors, 13-12, in a rematch of the 2010 regional final.

  • This sparrow is getting pretty...

    One of the elder ornithologists by the name of Ridgeway described the song of the Lark Sparrow in the following manner: "One continued gush of sprightly music, now gay, now melodious and then tender beyond description – the very expression of emotion. At intervals, the singer falters, as if exhausted by exertion and his voice becomes scarcely audible; but suddenly reviving in his joy, it is resumed in all its vigor until he appears to be really overcome by the effort."

  • Titans take region title, beat...

    The Collins football team rallied in the fourth quarter Friday night for redemption and a regional title.

    Lawson Page's 24-yard touchdown pass to Cedric Hinkle with 7:08 to play gave the Titans a 13-12 victory over Western in a rematch of the Class 4A Region 2 title game at Robert Doyle Stadium.

    Collins (11-2) will play at Franklin-Simpson (12-1), which beat Lone Oak, 20-7, at 7 p.m. (local time) Friday in the state semifinals. Admission price will be $7 at the gate with $5 pre-sale tickets available at Collins from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

  • Karas looks at colleges

    Now that cross-country season is finished, Collins senior Caterina Karas has more time to consider which college she may attend.

    After finishing second to her younger sister, Gabby, at last Saturday’s girls’ Class 2A State Cross Country meet at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Karas said that she’s currently looking at the universities of Kentucky and Louisville as well Centre College and Franciscan University of Steubenville (Ohio).

  • Titans, Rockets hope to hit high...

    J.P. LaVertu said he has high hopes for all four of his Collins and Shelby County swim teams.

    “My expectations are always super high,” LaVertu said. “Coming into every season I expect us to finish as high as we can at region. This team is capable of being region runner-up. We definitely have the numbers to be successful.”

  • Dugle is back, ready to go

    Last year Darian Dugle was the workhorse running back for the Collins football team.

    This season he’s been one of three studs in the Titans’ backfield stable.

    “It’s been a little different for him this year,” Collins Coach Jerry Lucas said. “Last year we had a bunch of wideouts and him as our feature back.…He has been as strong this year as he was last year, but he’s been part of our three-headed monster. We’ve had a more balanced attack this year.”

  • Titans want to hit Warriors with...

    This time around the Collins football team hopes to strike the first blow against Western.

    And maybe the second, and the third, too.

    In last year’s Class 4A Region 2 title game, the Warriors threw the first punch – running the opening kickoff back – and the second, and the third, on their way to a 21-0 lead on the Titans. Collins tried in vain to come back, but the Titans’ rally fell slightly short, 31-26.  

  • Titans turn the Page(s) to beat...

    In some ways the Collins football team took a Page out of last year’s playbook on Friday night.

    Quite literally in fact.

    The Titans, who have relied on the run much of this season, opened up their passing game a little more in their 33-14 victory over Spencer County in the second round of the Class 4A state playoffs at Shelby County’s Robert Doyle Stadium.

    Sophomore quarterback Lawson Page set season highs for completions (15) and passing yards (211) in Collins’ eighth consecutive victory.

  • Sharpshooter Davis hits primary...

    Connor Davis has always had his sights set on the University of Kentucky.

    Monday this Shelby County senior officially has cast his lot with the Wildcats.

    Davis signed to join the UK rifle team in the high school’s library.

    “I’ve always been a UK fan, I couldn’t see myself rooting for another school,” said Davis, wearing a black short-sleeve shirt with a blue UK logo on it. “It’s pretty cool.”