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Today's Sports

  • Track & field: SCHS boys...

    Even without a full complement of athletes, the Collins and Shelby County track & field teams had solid performances Saturday at the Kentucky Country Day Invitational.

    The Rockets won the boys’ competition, and the Titans took third. On the girls’ side, Collins finished sixth, and Shelby County was seventh.

    “We had a great day!” Shelby County Coach George Cottrell said. “We had several athletes out due to other school-related obligations. The girls’ side only had five athletes and they did a really solid job.”

  • Titans’ Bruner signs volleyball...

    When it came time for Collins volleyball coach Abbey Buchert to write a letter of recommendation for senior Kassie Bruner, Buchert wasn’t at a loss for words, she was at a loss for space.

    "When she asked me to write a letter for her, I could've written five pages about her," Buchert said. "I felt very fortunate and blessed this year to have Kassie on my team."

    Next season, though, Bruner will play for Union College. She signed with the school Monday afternoon in Collins’ library.

  • Baseball: Collins sweeps, SCHS...

    Collins topped two teams, and Shelby County won one and lost one during the weekend.

    The Titans trounced host Fairdale, 10-0, in five innings Friday, then beat visiting Waggener, 8-4, Saturday.

    Four solid innings from junior starter Chris Cervantes helped propel them past the Bulldogs (8-13 after the loss).

    “Chris Cervantes pitched great for four innings to get the win,” Collins Coach Roy Bailey said. “He only gave up one hit.”

  • Shelby native Burnett finishes...

    Shelby County native Hannah Sue Burnett used a strong cross country score to race up the standings at the Rolex Three-Day Event at the Kentucky Horse Park over the weekend.

    Burnett placed fifth in cross country, posting a blazing time of 10 minutes and 57 seconds with no faults.

    That pushed Burnett into the fifth position overall going into Sunday's stadium jumping event where she finished the event inside the top 10, at eighth overall.

  • 2 methods, 2 success stories for...

    One has done it with youth, the other with those long in the tooth (relatively speaking).

    But both county baseball teams are off to solid, if not surprising, starts so far this season.

    Both Collins and Shelby County, whose first scheduled meeting Thursday night was postponed until May 11 because of wet field conditions, have winning records (the Titans 8-2, the Rockets 10-5) but have achieved them by different designs.

  • 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.