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  • Anderson softball blanks Shelby

    What do 8 runs and 17 hits get you?

    For the Anderson County Lady Bearcats it was last Tuesday's win at Shelby County and a long conference with coach Brent Aldridge following the game.

    Anderson put a big time 8-0 win on Shelby County but Aldridge noted, “We are still rusty and didn't play clean.”

    The game was scoreless after two innings and not decided until Anderson erupted for three runs in the top of the sixth.

  • Collins tennis beats Bulllitt...

    With a 4-2 record the Collins High School boys’ tennis team has a solid mix of old and new.

    The Titans rolled to a 5-0 win over Bullitt East Wednesday.

    “I was very pleased with that,” Collins coach Keith Nethery said. “In general, we have had a really good start. We lost half the team from last year to graduation and most of the replacements are new to the team, and I would say they are doing very well.”

    Against East the Titans swept every match led by No. 1 and No. 2 singles players controlling their matches.

  • Nethery leads Collins tennis to...

    The new can-do attitude of the Collins High School girls’ tennis team came full force Wednesday when the Titans beat Bullitt East 5-0.

    The match was highlighted by a gritty three-set win from No. 1 singles player Blair Nethery, who overcame not only a tough opponent in Samantha Kruse but also an asthma attack during the match.

    “Blair really gutted it out in the third set,” Collins coach Scott Ricke said. “She won some really tough points against a good player.”

    Nethery beat Kruse 7-5, 2-6 and 10-8 on a tiebreaker.

  • Hornback named soccer coach at...

    New Shelby County soccer coach Michael Hornback may have stolen a line from the rock band The Who but the sentiment was apt when he told a crew of Shelby County soccer players “Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.”

    Hornback, a class 2000 Shelby County High School graduate and the Rockets’ JV coach the past four years, was introduced to the team as the new head coach replacing John Wood.

    Hornback let his players know he has high expectations for the program.

  • Seniors leave strong legacy

    While the score may indicate they got beat by a wide margin the Collins Titans 55-38 loss to Owensboro in the opening round of the Sweet 16 does not tell the whole story.

    “We just could not shoot the ball tonight,” guard Brent Kidwell said. “They were so big and hard to double team because they did a good job of getting the ball out to guards for open shots. Their guards did a really good job of feeding their post guys and with their size it was hard to stop them.”

  • Owensboro too tall for Titans

    A little bit here and a little bit there led to the whole thing as Owensboro used several different runs to top Collins 55-38 Wednesday in the opening round of the KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16 State Basketball Tournament in Lexington.

    “We really struggled in small segments of the game,” Collins coach Chris Gaither said. “When we had a chance to make a run or maybe even get the lead, we had a turnover or a bad shot and they converted on the other end.”

  • Titans fall to Owensboro in...

    By Mickey Patterson

    Sentinel-News Sports Editor

    A little bit here and a little bit there led to the whole thing as Owensboro used several different runs to beats Collins 55-38 Wednesday in the opening round of the boys state basketball tournament in Lexington.

    “We really struggled in small segments of the game,” Collins coach Chris Gaither said. “When we had a chance to make a run or maybe even get the lead we had a turnover or a bad shot and they converted on the other end.”

  • Updated: Titans upset Oldham...

    The Titans are no longer oh so close – they are the 8th Region champions.

    After years of frustration in the boys’ regional basketball tournament Collins High School broke through Tuesday night with a 53-41 upset of No. 16 Oldham County.

    “This is just so special after the last two years and how it ended for us,” senior guard Brent Kidwell said. “To win it with these guys you have grown up playing with there’s just nothing more you could ask for.”

  • A favorite of falconers, the...

    This bird is one of the most beautiful and most interesting species of the hawk family.

    Its hunting technique is so very unique from other hawks in that the Harris’s Hawk hunts in groups or packs, similar to wolves. This method allows them to bring down prey as large as jackrabbits.

    This 20-inch hawk has a 42-inch wide wingspan and there have been several sightings in Kentucky.

  • Rockets make big plays to beat...

    It was Kyler Dugle’s kind of game.

    An old school rivalry game where you had to scramble and fight on every possession, one that came down to the final seconds as Shelby County beat Anderson County 75-73 Thursday in the opening round of the 30th District Tournament at Spencer County.

    “It was a great game,” Dugle said. “It was fun to play in. We knew it was going to be crazy in this small gym with all the people in here and the rivalry.”