Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Bearcats hold off Collins for...

    The field wasn't the only thing sloppy at Collins High School Thursday night.

    Anderson County (14-15, 5-1 in the district) took advantage of several early miscues by the Titans (18-6, 5-1) and then held on for a 10-7 victory and the 30th District Championship.

    "We got started way too late," Collins Coach Roy Bailey said. "We came out and kicked it around in the first two innings, and you just can't do that."

  • Karas wins 2 out of 3 titles at...

    LOUISVILLE – Like the song says, two out of three ain't bad.

    Especially if you are Caterina Karas, and you just won two out of the three events you were entered in at Thursday's Class AA 2011 KHSAA State Track & Field Championships.

    Karas, a junior at Collins, didn't get the triple crown she was trying for, but she still established herself as the distance queen of 2A by winning the 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs and also finishing second in the 800 at Owsley Frazier Cardinal Park on the University of Louisville's campus.

  • Brown bags another victory

    This past weekend was one full of creature comforts for Brandon Brown.

    He got to sleep in his own bed, spend a little time around friends and family and play on a golf course that “felt like home” to him.

    And Brown, a native of Shelbyville, made the most of the familiar surroundings, carding an 18-under-par 270 at Cherry Blossom Golf & Country Club in Georgetown to capture the NGA Hooters Pro Golf Tour’s Cherry Blossom Classic by one stroke.