Today's Sports

  • Kregor falls in final

    Collins freshman Paige Kregor fell in the 8th Region Tennis Tournament girls’ singles final Thursday.

    Western Hills’s senior Katie Howard, the top seed in the tournament, bettered No. 6 seed Kregor 6-2, 6-4 at Franklin County High School.

    Kregor still advances to next week’s State Tournament in Lexington.


    GOLF: Brown shoots 2-under par in 1st round

  • 30th District Tournaments start...

    The 30th District baseball and softball tournaments begin Monday, with both Shelby County teams playing home games against Eminence.

    The Rockets baseball team will meet Eminence at 6 p.m. on their home field (they won 12-0 earlier this season). All of the other district games will be played at Spencer County. Meanwhile Shelby’s softball team will also host the Warriors on its field (the Rockets won 6-1 earlier this season).

  • Kregor rallies into final, state...

    FRANKFORT – Collins freshman Paige Kregor was content to make it to the 8th Region girls’ tennis quarterfinals…until she learned she could make it to State if she advanced to the semifinals.

    Of course she didn’t find that out until she was already down a set to North Oldham sixth-grader Maddie Waits in Tuesday morning’s quarterfinals at Western Hills.

    No worries.

  • Titans sandwich rout of Oldham...

    The Collins baseball team continued its recent hot hitting, while also continuing to run roughshod over the 8th Region, during its past three games.

    The Titans (17-4) topped DeSales on Friday night, Oldham County on Saturday morning and Louisville Southern on Monday night.

    Collins is now 7-0 against 8th Region opponents.


    Collins 8, DeSales 6

  • Rockets rebound, rally...

    The Shelby County baseball team bounced back from a lopsided loss to its cross-town rival – and a recent skid – by producing one of its biggest comebacks of the season.

    The Rockets rallied from an early 6-0 deficit to beat visiting Western Hills, 14-12, this past Thursday – one night after falling, 15-3, to Collins, their sixth loss in their previous seven games.

  • SCHS trims North Oldham; Collins...

    The Shelby County softball team celebrated its fourth victory of the season Monday night.

    After a strong showing in the Boyle County Invitational, the Collins softball team had a rougher go-round this past weekend in the Crusade for Children Tournament.

    The Rockets (4-14) rallied from an early 1-0 deficit to beat host North Oldham, 5-2.

  • This bird likes to dig in and...

    Red-bellied Woodpeckers are known for the pounding cacophony caused by their excavation of cavities in tree trunks.

    They pound and dig a 1.75-2.25-inch-wide cavity that this about a foot deep, usually in a large branch or the trunk of a dead tree, but dead snags in health trees also are used.

    That’s where they make their homes and raise their broods.

    But it’s not as simple as it sounds.

  • 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).