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Today's Sports

  • Shy Black-bellied Plover is...

    The accompanying photograph is of a non-breeding adult, so the black belly feathers will not appear until the spring molt.

    This 11-and-a-half-inch bird with a 29-inch wingspan weighs 8 ounces and is a migrant in Kentucky. It is considered rare to uncommon in spring and autumn.

    In spring it has been seen from April 11 to June 19, while in autumn from July 22 to Nov. 29.

  • Collins wins 8th Region baseball...

    There were no doubts for Will McDonald and the Collins High School baseball team as they beat South Oldham 2-0 Thursday to win the 8th Region baseball title.

    “Our coaches kept telling us we were the team to beat, that we could do this and we believed them,” McDonald said. “It’s great, just an awesome feeling to do this.”

    McDonald, a junior right hande,r threw a complete game gem for the Titans, limiting South Oldham to just hits while striking out six and walking just two.

  • Collins wins 8th Region baseball...

    There were no doubts for Will McDonald and the Collins High School baseball team as they beat South Oldham 2-0 Thursday to win the 8th Region baseball title.

    “Our coaches kept telling us we were the team to beat, that we could do this and we believed them,” McDonald said. “It’s great, just an awesome feeling to do this.”

    McDonald, a junior right hander, threw a complete game gem for the Titans, limiting South Oldham to just hits while striking out six and walking just two.

  • Collins baseball reaches region...

    Alex Doyle and his Collins High School teammates aren’t intentionally trying to give their coaches gray hair, they are just taking their time.

    For the second game in a row the Titans came alive in the late innings of the 8th Region tournament at Shelby County High School, this time to score a come-from-behind 7-4 win over Simon Kenton in the semifinals.

  • Collins softball reaches region...

    It was a contest that was about as even as one could paint – North Oldham and Collins tied with one run apiece, each team with six hits.

    The game was all about finding a weakness or an opportunity and capitalizing and that’s just what Collins did.

    Shelbi Poehlein came through with a two-out single in the bottom of the seventh, and when North Oldham catcher Mikayla Benson saw Poehlein stealing second, her throw to the bag landed in the dirt and bounced into center field, giving Poehlein a chance.

  • Late burst leads Collins past...

    A 10-0 win over Carroll County in the opening round of the 8th Region Baseball Tournament was more than just a win for the Collins High School Baseball team, it was a chance to show that there is still some life in those bats.

    After struggling offensively against a killer schedule over the last few weeks of the season, the Titans broke loose for eight runs in the seventh inning to put the game out of reach.

  • Crotzer, Dugle win Wiley award

    Collins High School’s Chris Crotzer and Shelby County High School’s Kyler Dugle are the first recipients of the Jim and Mary Lou Wiley Scholarships.

    The $1,000 scholarships are awarded to a baseball player from the county’s two high schools each year that shine both on and off the field, this is the first year for scholarship.

  • Collins uses long ball to beat...

    The Collins High School softball team flexed some muscle Monday as the Titans banged out three home runs to beat Henry County 11-7 in the opening round of the 8th Region Softball Tournament at Simon Kenton.

    Collins got two-run homers from Dannaria Lewis, Shelbi Poehlein and Hannah Renfro in the game to win the seesaw battle.

    “The bats kind of woke up for us,” Collins coach Charlie LeCompte said. “It was a little smaller park than ours, it was two hundred feet where ours is two hundred and ten, but we just hit the ball well.”

  • Shelby boys 12th at state track...

    In a battle that drew fans from both the competitors and the paying public, Shelby County’s Jacob Gowin came up just a bit short.

    Gowin, a senior, took second place in the pole vault with a leap of 13-6 in the state AA track meet at the University of Kentucky complex Friday.

    “I just wasn’t able to get over at 14 feet,” Gowin said. “I felt really good at 13-6 but just didn’t get what I needed when we went up.

  • Karas takes two titles

    Collins sophomore Gabby Karas continued to show she is the state’s top distance runner with a pair of state AA track titles in Lexington Friday.

    Karas, who is the three-time defending state cross country champion, took the title in the 800 and 1,600 runs and appeared to be on her way to a third straight title in the 3,200 when she had to pull out of the race because of trouble breathing due to a recent illness.