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Today's Sports

  • This little bug-lover holes in...

    The Great Crested Flycatcher is the only flycatcher in the Eastern United States that builds its nest in cavities.

    An old woodpecker hole, a natural cavity or a manmade nest box is selected as the home, and it nearly always is decorated with a shed of snakeskin. In fact some call this bird the “Snakeskin Bird.”

    It builds that nest in a bulky mass of twigs, leaves, hair, feathers, bark fibers, rope and other trash, constructed anywhere from 3 to 75 feet above the ground.

  • A.J. Slaughter: Back home to...

    A.J. Slaughter is back in Shelbyville for the summer.
    And he said he’s ready to give back.
    After recently finishing his first season of playing professional basketball in Italy, Slaughter – a former star at Shelby County and Western Kentucky University – has returned to his hometown with an eye on giving back to the community he came from.

  • 8th Region baseball: Titans come...

    INDEPENDENCE – In the high school baseball postseason, sometimes all it takes is one pitcher to beat you.
    Unfortunately for Collins, Wade Mason was that pitcher Monday.
    Mason, a senior for Oldham County, gave up 10 hits to the Titans, but he struck out 13 and kept Collins’ big bats off balance – especially late in the game – as the Colonels rallied for a 6-5 victory in the first round of the 8th Region Tournament at Simon Kenton High School.

  • EARLIER: Buresh’s big hit powers...

    INDEPENDENCE – By her own admission, Amanda Buresh has struggled at the plate of late.
    But before Monday’s first-round 8th Region Tournament game against South Oldham, Collins’ junior second baseman spent some time working on her hitting.
    “On waiting [for the pitch] and my timing,” she said.
    As it turned out Buresh’s timing couldn’t have been better.

  • Collins softball beats Grant...

    Down to its final five outs, and trailing 4-0, the Collins softball team rallied for a 6-4 victory over Grant County in the 8th Region semifinals Tuesday night at Simon Kenton.  

    Bailey Rankin's RBI-single and freshman Sydney Cloyd's three-run home run in the top of the sixth inning tied the score at 4-all before Amanda Buresh's RBI-single in the top of the seventh put the Titans on top for good.

  • SOFTBALL: Titans hang on to win...

    When the final out of the 30th District Tournament came, it was more relief than rejoice for the Collins softball team.

    Only after a few minutes did smiles emerge and Titans Coach Jim Axline get a bucket of water dumped on him.

    “When we got the last out, we were like, ugh,” Collins senior center fielder Kristina Gramig said.

  • BASEBALL: Second verse, same as...

    The rematch was a rerun.

    For the second time in two weeks the Collins baseball team shelled Shelby County, 15-3, Wednesday night. This time around it came in the 30th District Tournament semifinals and in five innings, on the Titans’ home field.

    The Rockets tried to flip the script from their first meeting (won by Collins, 15-3, in six innings at Shelby) by giving the Titans several different looks on the mound, but Collins used a similar formula to end Shelby’s season.

  • Kregor’s surprising run ends at...

    Paige Kregor lost to a familiar foe Thursday morning in the first round of the Girls’ State Tennis Tournament.

    The Collins freshman fell to Assumption sophomore Abbie Mather – “We played at the same place growing up,” Kregor said – 6-0, 6-0, at the University of Kentucky’s Boone/Downing Tennis Center.

    “I played bad,” Kregor said. “You just kind of have those. It just wasn’t my day.”

    Mather is one of the players seeded 9-16 in the tournament.

  • BASEBALL: Rockets pick up where...

    A change of venue didn’t seem to matter to the Shelby County baseball team.

    The Rockets, whose opening-round game against Eminence in the 30th District Tournament was suspended by rain Monday night, picked up where they left off Tuesday night, walloping the Warriors, 16-0, at Eminence.

    Shelby County led, 2-0, Monday when the game was suspended in the middle of the second inning.

  • Rockets show growth in splitting...

    The Shelby County softball team may have saved two of its best games of the season for its last two games of its season, but the Rockets fell narrowly short of the 30th District final.

    Shelby County took an early lead, 2-0, on top-seeded Spencer County in the 30th District semifinals Tuesday – after completing a 9-0 victory over Eminence in an opening-round game that had been suspended by rain Monday – before the Bears rallied for a 4-2 victory.