Today's Sports

  • Big game, big crowd, big step

    Billed on T-shirts as the Hometown Showdown, the county was more than ready for the first SCHS vs. Collins football game.

    Cars lined Discovery Boulevard waiting to get into a jammed parking lot at Collins for about two hours.

    The scene outside the stadium was pure football ecstasy.

    The landscape would have easily fit in outside Commonwealth or Papa Johns Cardinal stadiums.

    The air smelled of not just burgers and brats, but barbeque and more exotic fare.

  • EARLIER: Becherer: He knows the...

    When talking about football in Shelby County, no name carries more weight than Tom Becherer.

    Now the defensive coordinator for Collins, Becherer has had a hand in every football program in the county's history.

    Becherer took over the Shelbyville High School program in 1972, and for three years he guided the Red Devils until the school merged with Shelby County High School in 1975.

    Then he took over as the head coach at Shelby County and just missed a trip to the state finals after a 10-1 in season his first year.

  • South Oldham tops Collins 2-1 in...




    The Collins High School boys soccer team put up quite a fight against second-ranked South Oldham on Tuesday night before falling 2-1 in the overtime in 16th District semifinals at Spencer County.

    The Titans took an early lead, and held it for more than 40 minutes before the Dragons tied the match in the 52nd minute.

  • EARLIER: Dawning a new era: SCHS...

    It's not often in this day and age you get to witness a First.


    There are milestones in each person's life, but it's very rare to see something that has never, ever happened before.


    Tonight Shelby Countians will get that chance when two schools in the county face off in a football game, when Collins High School's new light blue and black squares off against the historic old dark blue and gold of Shelby County.


  • Titans top Rockets for district...

    The Collins High School volleyball captured the first hardware for the school’s trophy case Wednesday night.

    The Titans won the 30th District Tournament final over Shelby County 25-17, 15-25, 25-18 at Henry County.

    “It’s really exciting,” Collins junior middle blocker Ashley Williams said.

    Williams led the way with 13 kills as the Titans defeated their crosstown rivals for the third time this season. All three meetings went the full three sets.

    Both teams advance to next week’s Eighth Region Tournament.


  • Girls District soccer: Dragons...

    The Shelby County girls soccer team’s season ended Tuesday night.

    South Oldham - the 13th-ranked team in the state - jumped on the Rockets early and cruised to a 9-0 victory in the first round of the 16th District Tournament at Oldham County High School.

    “We got beat by a team that played much better than we did,” Shelby County Coach Joe Turner said. “We played hard but not together. Once we fell behind, we lost our focus and South Oldham took advantage.”

  • Collins 49, SCHS 7: Total...

    The new rivalry began with a rout.


    Collins shellacked Shelby County, 49-7, in the first meeting between Shelby County's two public high schools – one new, one old – Friday night in front of an overflow crowd at Titans Stadium.


    Collins senior quarterback Branden Cresap passed for four touchdowns and engineered scoring drives on each of the Titans’ first seven possessions. Cresap, the leading passer in Class 4A, completed 19 of 30 throws – including touchdowns of 3, 13, 12 and 70 yards – for 273 yards.

  • Shelby vs. Collins was brother...

    Friday night’s first football game between Shelby County and Collins high schools pitted former teammates against each other.

    It pitted friend against friend.

    And, in at least one instance, it pitted brother against brother.

    Logan Forrest is a senior linebacker for the Rockets. His younger brother, Landon, is a freshman wide receiver/defensive back for the Titans. It's an odd situation to say the least, but not so, said the brothers.

  • EARLIER: Boys district soccer:...

    TAYLORSVILLE – Collins blew out host Spencer County. 10-1. on the opening night of the boys 16th District Soccer Tournament and earned a chance at some R&R -- redemption and revenge -- with a semifinal match-up South Oldham, the state's second-ranked team.

    That game is scheduled for 7:30 tonight, with the winner scheduled to play in the final on Wednesday.

  • Titans shell Shelby 49-7

    The new rivalry began with a rout.

    Collins shellacked Shelby County 49-7 in the first meeting between the two Shelbyville public high schools – one new, one old – Friday night in front of an overflow crowd at Titans Stadium.