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  • 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.

  • Titans boys take first meet...

    The Collins boys' track & field team notched the program's first meet victory Tuesday, fittingly on its home turf.

    The Titans tallied 115 points, to outscore nine other teams.

    "It's been exciting for us to host meets at our new stadium,” said Collins Coach Jerry Lucas, whose team hosted an all-comers meet for the second straight week. “We are also excited about the progress of our kids as the season has gone on this year, and we think we will continue to improve throughout the remainder of the month and into May."

  • EARLIER: Jockey Jon Court of...

    Jon Court has fielded questions from some of the biggest names in horse racing. He's been asked how he won and how he lost, but he's probably never taken questions like he did on Thursday.

    "Have you won a lot of trophies?"

    "How many races have you won?"

    "How tall is your horse?"

    "How much does your horse weigh?"

    "Have you ever fallen off your horse?"

    "What's your favorite kind of horse?"

  • Titans rain on John Hardin’s...

    The Collins baseball team beat John Hardin and its biggest foe this season – the weather – Monday night.

    The Titans scored a pair of runs in the first and fourth innings on their way to a 4-2 victory over the visiting Bulldogs, then hustled to get the tarp over their infield before light rains moved into the area.

    In the game Collins (6-2), which has seen nine games rained out this season, used a formula similar to its other victories this season – pitching and defense.

  • Rockets’ blunders throttle them...

    This one didn’t take extra innings, but Shelby County baseball coach Bart “Rudy” Roettger is hoping his team learned a little extra from this past Thursday’s 10-3 loss at Anderson County.

    The rematch of last year’s 30th District and 8th Region finals – both of which went extra innings and were won by the Rockets – may look like a mismatch because of the final score, but it wasn’t.

  • Collins girls top South Oldham...

    The Collins girls' tennis team notched a big victory over 8th Region foe South Oldham this past Thursday. The Titans beat the visiting Dragons, 3-2.

    "We were really excited," freshman Paige Kregor said. "They're really good. We weren't expecting to beat them at all. Ever since I've been playing here we've always lost to the Oldham teams."

    All of Collins’ victories came in singles: No. 1, senior Ellie Watts, 6-1, 6-2, No.2 Kregor, 6-2, 6-3, and No. 3, senior Keira Lopez, 7-5, 6-1.

  • Titans rally to win 3rd in a row

    The Collins softball team's hitting was slow to arrive Monday, but it was better late than never.

    The Titans tallied just three hits in the first three innings against visiting Louisville Southern before racking up four hits in the fourth and fifth innings as they rallied for a 4-2 victory.

    "Once we started hitting the ball we did all right," said Collins coach Jim Axline, whose team won its third consecutive game. "[Before that] we just weren't getting the bat on the ball.