Today's Sports

  • Wiley paces Titans with arm, bat

    The Collins baseball team opened defense of its 2013 8th Region title in impressive fashion last week.

    Three Titans combined to 1-hit Gallatin County in their season-opening 9-0 victory this past Thursday, and followed that up with a 9-4 triumph over Moore on Saturday.


    Collins 9, Gallatin County 0

    Senior right-hander Zac Wiley and two other pitchers held the visiting Wildcats to a single single.

  • BOYS’ TENNIS: SCHS, CHS win...

    Despite playing without three of its top players the Shelby County boys’ tennis team opened its season with a 3-2 triumph at Gallatin County last Thursday in Warsaw.
    The Rockets, who were without seniors Ethan Russell and Doug Martin and sophomore Jeron Russell, defeated the Wildcats thanks to victories at No. 3 singles and in both doubles matches.

  • Rockets have experience &...

    Shelby County track & field coach Nick Edwards enters this season with one experienced team, and one with limited experienced.
    Shelby’s girls finished fifth in the region and tied for 23rd at the state meet last year.

  • Titans look to build on state...

    Stephen Drawbaugh, Collins’ cross country head coach, takes over as the Titans’ track and field head coach this spring.  
    It should be no surprise then that both of his team will be led by distance standouts.
    The Titans’ girls’ squad finished sixth at region and 11th at state last year.

  • Titans try to repeat in region

    Seven seniors graduated from the Collins baseball team that won 33 games, the 8th Region Tournament and once in the state tournament, but the Titans still entered this season with high hopes.  
    “I know there are high expectations for our team,” said Collins Coach Roy Bailey, whose squad opened its season Thursday against Gallatin County.
    “We do have some returning seniors that will carry us. But, we will also be counting on quite a few players who don’t have a lot of varsity experience.”

  • Cancer scare puts things in...

    Just a few weeks before his team’s season was set to begin Shelby County baseball coach Bart “Rudy” Roettger was thrown one hell of a curveball.

    On Feb. 24 Roettger was preparing for school, readying to teach Algebra to 30 freshmen, when he got a phone call he’ll never forget. Roettger had recently been to the dermatologist to get a spot on his right forearm checked out and he was about to get the unexpected results.

    “Malignant melanoma,” the doctor on the other end of the phone told him.

  • Rockets look to atone for...

    After advancing to the 8th Region Tournament in 2012, the Shelby County baseball team fell one game short last season.
    The Rockets, who finished 24-10-1 but lost to Spencer County, 4-2, in the 30th District Tournament semifinals last year, aim to return to the region tourney this spring.
    “Expectations are still going to be really high,” said Shelby County Coach Bart “Rudy” Roettger, whose team lost seven seniors to graduation. “We’re young, but we’ve got talent.”

  • Shelby keeps building on success

    The Shelby County softball team looks to continue its turnaround this season.
    The Rockets won five games in 2011 – the first season after the school was split to form Collins High School – then eight in 2012 and 12 last season.
    “Our expectations are to win ballgames,” said Shelby County Coach Kelly Cable, whose team lost to Collins, 16-9, in the 30th District Tournament semifinals last year. “We have a lot of young talent that continues to improve, and this should enable us to compete with most anyone.”

  • Bats will fuel Titans to...

    The Collins softball team should once again carry big sticks, so pitching and defense will be the biggest keys this season, according to Coach Suzanne Cates.

  • Titans look to build on...

    The Collins boys’ tennis team returns many of its top players from last season’s squad.
    Leading the way for Coach Keith Nethery’s team will be seniors Derek Stivers and Luke Noel as well as junior Cy Dutton.
    Stivers and Dutton played No. 1 doubles for the Titans much of last year and advanced to the second round of the 8th Region Tournament before falling to the No. 2 seeded squad. Noel also played some doubles.