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Today's Sports

  • EARLIER: Shelby native is...

    The last time Hannah Sue Burnett rode in an event so close to home, things didn't turn out like she'd hoped.

    That was at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event in 2007, when, at the age of 20, Burnett, a native of Finchville, saddled up against some of the best in the world and finished 23rd.

    "I was so nervous. I just wanted to finish," she said.

    Now 24, Burnett is making her return to Lexington this weekend for one of eventing's biggest competitions, and she said she's and hoping for something much bigger.

  • Collins-Shelby County baseball...

    Tonight's baseball game between Collins and Shelby County, which was scheduled for 7 p.m., has been postponed due to wet field conditions.

    It will be made up May 11 at Shelby County.

  • Titans weather the storms and...

    The Collins softball team turned into weather watchers Monday as its first game against Shelby County approached. 

    As clouds moved in and out of the area, the collective mood of the Titans brightened whenever the skies did.

    "We were praying all day. We'd look out the windows and see the sun, and we'd all be happy," Collins senior Sara Chambers said.

  • Dennison’s heroics power Titans...

    Josh Dennison's RBI-single in the bottom of the seventh inning capped Collins' comeback as the Titans won their fourth consecutive game, beating Scott County, 5-4, this past Thursday night at Whitaker Bank Ballpark, the home of the Lexington Legends.

    “It was a great high school baseball game,” Collins Coach Roy Bailey said. “We had to use every aspect of the game to pull out the win. It was definitely a complete team effort. We had effective pitching, successful sacrifice bunting, steals, solid defense and timely hits.”

  • Rockets rout Warriors, let...

    The Shelby County baseball team had one big inning in each of its past two games.

    One foe didn’t have an answer, but the other did as the Rockets beat Eminence but lost at Danville.

    The Rockets (10-4, 1-1) erupted for a 12-run second inning on their way to a 5-inning, 30th District victory over the visiting Warriors (1-8, 0-4) this past Thursday.

    Shelby County rapped out eight hits – including four doubles – and stole eight bases while also being helped by six Eminence errors.

  • Titans’ boys rally, girls roll...

    First set to Collins.

    The Titans swept the boys’ and girls’ matches over Shelby County this past Thursday at Clear Creek Park in what will be the first of at least two meetings between them.

    The Collins boys edged their Rocket counterparts, 3-2, while the Titans’ girls’ team dispatched Shelby County, 4-1.

    The schools will next do battle at 4:30 p.m. Monday.

     

    Titans’ boys rally to win

  • Sports Digest: April 22, 2011

    Collins slams Dragonswith 4 home runs

    The Collins baseball team’s bats broke out in a big way Tuesday night.

    The Titans pounded out 14 hits, including four home runs, as they slammed host South Oldham 12-1 in five innings.

    "The bats came alive," said Collins Coach Roy Bailey, whose team entered that game with a .289 batting average and no homers on the young season. "Our entire lineup swung the bats very aggressively. It seemed like when the first guys started hitting it became contagious."

  • Athlete of the Week: Ariel Lane

    Diminutive Ariel Lane stands tall on the campus at Cornerstone Christian Academy.

    The 5-foot senior was a standout on the court this past fall for the Bulldogs’ volleyball team and also excels in the classroom as well as the hallways.

  • Titans fall in perfect game

    The Collins softball team nearly played a perfect game against the then-second-ranked team in the state Tuesday evening.

    The only problem was that Mercy Academy pitcher JJ Francis did play a perfect game, striking out 16, as the host Jaguars topped the Titans 1-0.

    "I'm proud of them," Collins coach Jim Axline said. "If we would've hit like we can hit the ball we would have beat them."

  • SCHS rallies to top CAL in extra...

    To Shelby County softball coach Kelly Cable the Rockets’ third victory of the season Tuesday night truly was a team effort.

    "I played every single person," she said. "And whether it was pinch-hitting or pinch-running, everybody stepped up. It was a full team effort.”

    And as it turned out Shelby County needed every last contribution in beating host Christian Academy of Louisville 9-7 in 10 innings.