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Today's Sports

  • Ex-Rockets help Titans blast off...

    The Collins and Shelby County softball teams have had their share of ups and downs this season, although the Titans have had more “ups” collectively. 

     

    COLLINS

    The Titans (7-6, 2-1 in the 30th District) won their first three games, lost their next five (three by one run) and have won four of their last five. Their lone loss during that stretch was a 1-0 setback at then-second-ranked Mercy Academy.

  • Teams are a match set:...

    The split of Shelby County may have affected tennis more than any other sport. All four county teams have had some early-season growing pains as they’ve all dealt with their fair share of greenness.

     

    BOYS

    Without any varsity experience – and a No. 1 singles player with no match experience whatsoever – Collins lost its four matches. The Titans (2-6), though, have won two of their last four, including a victory last week against Shelby County, albeit a short-handed Rockets team.

  • Titans have been surging;...

    The boys’ track and field teams at Collins and Shelby County appear to be hitting their strides, but the girls’ teams for both are slightly slower out of the blocks because of illness and injury. 

     

    COLLINS

    The Titans’ boys captured their first team title April 19 in their own all-comers meet, and the girls’ best finish was a second on Collins’ track the week before.

  • Collins hosting tourney for the...

    Collins softball coach Jim Axline coaches a girls' sport, so it only seemed right to the first-year head coach to put together this weekend's Breast Cancer Awareness Tournament at Collins.

    "We played in one when I was at Shelby County," said Axline a former assistant coach with the Rockets. "I liked the idea, and plus we're playing a female sport. Chances are one of the girls I coach will be affected by it."

  • 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