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  • Noonan’s dinger gives Shelby the...

    LOUISVILLE – Kody Noonan couldn’t have picked a better moment to hit the first home run of the season for the Shelby County baseball team.

    His three-run homer in the top of the seventh inning propelled the Rockets to a 6-5 victory over host Fairdale on Monday afternoon.

    “It couldn’t have come at a better time,” said Noonan, who went 3-for-4 with five RBIs.

  • Spring break doesn’t snap Titans...

    While the rest of the Collins student body is on spring vacation, the school’s baseball team is having a stay-cation.

    Collins is playing five games this week, including four at home. The Titans won the first of those home games Tuesday afternoon, beating Elizabethtown 5-2 less than 24 hours after blanking host Meade County, 6-0, Monday night on the strength of junior Austin Perry’s no-hitter.

  • Collins’ Perry no-hits Meade

    Austin Perry pitched a no-hitter Monday night to lead the Collins baseball team to a 6-0 victory at Meade County.

    “He had complete command of his pitches, [an] outstanding performance,” Collins Coach Roy Bailey said.

    Perry, a junior right-hander struck out seven – throwing 18 first-pitch strikes.

    “I just tried to locate and hit my spots, keep it away from them,” he said. “I threw a lot of two-seam fastballs, ran the four-seam away from them and worked the slider.”

  • Upcoming sports schedule: April...

    Thursday (April 12)

    6 p.m.: High school baseball, Henry County at Collins.
    6 p.m.: High school baseball, Shelby County at Gatlingburg (Tenn.) Pittman.

    Friday (April 13)

    3 p.m.: High school baseball, Shelby County at Anderson County (Tenn.).
    6 p.m.: High school baseball, Scott County at Collins.
    TBA: High school softball, Collins vs. TBA in Capital City Showcase at Franklin County.

  • Collins falls to No. 1 Ballard...

    Ballard, the No. 1 team in the Kentucky Softball Coaches Association Top 25, lived up to that lofty perch Tuesday, clobbering host Collins, 14-4, in a 6-inning game.

    The Bruins (11-0) made the most of their eight hits and also benefited from five errors by the Titans (6-6) to stay unbeaten.

  • Andriot will play at Xavier

    Collins junior Walker Andriot, one of the top boys’ soccer players in the state, has committed to play collegiately at Xavier University.

    Andriot was a first-team all-state selection by the Kentucky High School Soccer Coaches Association this past season. He had a team-high eight goals – including a hat trick in the season-opener against Shelby County – and three assists for the Titans, who went 11-7-2, finishing as the 16th District runners-up before losing to Ballard, 3-2, in the first round of the 8th Region Tournament.

  • Titans’ boys, Rockets’ girls...

    The Collins boys’ and Shelby County girls’ eked out narrow victories at the Rockets’ All-Comers track & field meet Tuesday.

    The Titans edged host Shelby County, 116-109, in the boys’ meet, and the Rockets slipped by Collins, 87-84, in the girls’ meet.

    “We did pretty well [with] both teams,” Collins Coach Jerry Lucas said. “We are getting better each week. I know it's been difficult on them at times without a track to workout on, but we are proud of the kids and the effort they give every meet.”

  • Have you ever seen a better team...

    In the century plus that the University of Kentucky has played basketball, from the jump ball era through the 2-handed-set-shot epoch, across the short-pants-and-Chuck Taylor All-Stars motif and into the urban chic dunk-and-punk style of game, we have seen Wildcats of all sizes and shapes win NCAA championships.

    But I’m venturing a guess we have never seen a better group of them come together and cut down the nets in the season’s final game than we did on Monday night in New Orleans.

  • Rocket baseball routs 1, drops 2

    The Shelby County baseball team went 1-2 at the end of this past week.

    The Rockets routed Louisville Central, 12-0, in a 5-inning game last

    Thursday at the Shelby County Athletic Complex, but they then dropped a

    pair of road games – 12-11 at Fern Creek on Friday and 5-0 at North Hardin

    on Saturday.

    SCHS 12, CENTRAL 0:Freshman Kyler Dugle struck out 12 and

    yielded one hit as the Rockets routed the visiting Yellowjackets (1-4) in

    five innings.

  • Titans baseball loses first game...

    The Collins baseball team received its first setback of the season, falling, 4-3, to Henry Clay last Thursday, but it rebounded with decisive, 4-inning victories – grounding Grant County, 13-3, Friday and walloping Waggener, 13-0, on Saturday.

    HENRY CLAY 4, COLLINS 3:The visiting Blue Devils (3-2 after the victory) – who only had two hits in the game – took the early lead with a 3-run second inning, then scored once in the top of the seventh to edge the Titans on Thursday.