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  • Collins takes regional 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.

    “Out 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 three hits while striking out six and walking just two.

  • Collins upsets Madison Central...

    Collins High School’s Jay Becherer found his pitch and made Madison Central pay for it as the freshman’s two-run triple in the top of the fourth inning sparked the Titans to a 5-4 upset of No. 5 ranked Madison Central in the first round of the state baseball tournament Monday in Lexington.

    “It was a fastball and it came in flat,” Becherer said. “I just saw it really good and hit it hard.

    “I think we sent a message today we can play with anybody down here.”

  • 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.”