Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Rockets’ boys do well – even...

    A wardrobe malfunction may have cost the Shelby County boys' track & field team a first-place trophy Saturday, but more important than hardware, the Rockets learned how they stack up against some of the best teams in their new region.

    Shelby County finished second at the Harry Greschel Invitational at Christian Academy of Louisville with 88 points, four behind winner North Oldham – one of seven other teams from Class AA, Region 3 in the meet.

  • Titans’ Pierce Skinner signs...

    Years from now, when Collins football coach Jerry Lucas looks back on the beginning of the school’s program, he will think of Pierce Skinner.

    "Pierce is kind of the beginning of the whole Titan Nation," Lucas said this past Friday afternoon at the school's library.

    That's because in the final weeks of the 2009-10 school year, when all the students were still at Shelby County, whenever, and wherever Skinner saw Lucas, he would greet him the same way.