Today's Sports

  • Shelby athletes in college

    Here’s a quick look at how some of the top former high school athletes in the area are now faring in the college spring sports seasons.

    Stacey Eden, track & field, University of Kentucky:Eden, a freshman, finished 12th in the men’s 1,500-meter run this past Saturday in the Border Battle at Cardinal Park in Louisville. The Commonwealth men’s team, made up of UK and the University of Louisville, lost to the Hoosier Land team, comprised of athletes from Notre Dame and Indiana universities, 103-96.

  • Look high in the trees to spot...

    It’s the Yellow-Throated Warbler’s time of the year around here.

    This bird arrives from its wintering grounds in the central to southern United States very early for a warbler species in Kentucky.

    In fact, you can start hearing their unique song in late March to early April.

    This song is described as teeeew-teeew-teew-tew-tew-tew-twi as it runs down the scale and grows fainter and fainter, ending in an abrupt higher note.

    But even if you hear this bird, don’t be surprised if you have trouble finding it in the branches.

  • Turley shares in state title...

    After the final buzzer sounded in the championship game of the boys’ Sweet Sixteen, Christian County Coach Kerry Stovall searched for his wife, Natalie.

    The next person he found was Collins Coach Curtis Turley.

    “Immediately after that, Coach was right there,” Stovall recalled recently. “I can’t describe how special a moment that was to celebrate with him.

  • Oakey is going to be OK in tennis

    Collins senior John Oakey describes himself as an outgoing, spontaneous person who likes to try new things.

    So this spring Oakey, a long-time soccer player, decided to give tennis a try.

    Despite the fact that he hadn’t picked up a racket in about four years, had never played a high school match and wasn’t completely sure of all the rules, Oakey has been a quick study thanks to his athleticism, competitiveness and his desire to learn the game – all while playing No. 1 singles for the Titans. 

  • Baptiste happy to immerse...

    For Yves Jean Baptiste, Thursday morning was the culmination of a life-long ambition.

    The student at the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Job Corps Center in Simpsonville signed a full scholarship to play soccer at Campbellsville University.

    “It’s a dream come true,” said Baptiste, 23. “This is a great school.”

    Baptiste began playing soccer around the age of 5, when he lived in Haiti and kept it up as he moved to Wellington, Fla., and then to Simpsonville.

  • Collins baseball team pounded by...

    The Collins baseball team suffered an 8-1 setback at Elizabethtown on Tuesday evening.

    The Titans (4-2) mustered only four hits against the Panthers (6-5), who were 28-12 and lost in the 5th Region championship game last season.

    Elizabethtown senior Cory Farrow struck out seven, walked only one and yielded just three hits and one earned run over five innings.

    Senior Logan Hartlage relieved Farrow in the sixth to help secure the victory for the Panthers, who have won four of their past five games. 

  • Shelby County athletes in college

    Here’s a quick look at how some of the top former high school athletes in the area are now faring in the college spring sports seasons.


  • Sports Digest

    Collins girls win 1st tennis match

    The Collins girls’ tennis team won its first match of the season, defeating host Anderson County, 4-1, Thursday afternoon.

    The Titans (1-5) captured all three singles matches as well as their match at No. 2 doubles against a Bearcats team that was missing a few regular varsity players because of a school trip.

    At No. 1 singles senior Ellie Watts won a pro set, 8-0, against Cassie Flora, and Paige Kregor and Keira Lopez won by the same score at Nos. 2 and 3 singles, respectively.

  • The University of Kentucky'...

    The University of Kentucky men’s basketball team’s Final Four drought ended this past weekend, but the Wildcats’ national championship drought (and in this state it’s a drought) did not. So while adding to the program’s legacy in one way, these Cats added to it in another way too. With that in mind here’s a quick look at our picks for UK’s Top 10 teams of the last 30 years not to win a national championship.


    1. 2009-10


  • Solid pitching boosts Titans to...

    For the Collins baseball team two out of three wasn’t bad Saturday. In fact it was good enough.

    The Titans improved to 4-1 on the young season with a 3-2 victory at North Bullitt.

    “Right now, we’re usually doing two out of three things well,” Collins Coach Roy Bailey said. “One game we’ll hit and pitch well. Another game we’ll hit and field well. We’re just trying to get all three phases together.”