Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Hynes delivers game winner...

    In a battle of wills and skills Janelle Hynes finally found a pitch from Savannah Smeaton she could turn on and the result gave the Collins High School softball team a dramatic 9-8 win over Shelby County in the opening round of the 30th District tourney Monday.

    Hynes lined an inside pitch to left field to score two runs for a walk-off single allowing the Titans to advance to the district finals.

    “Inside, inside, everything was inside,” Hynes said. “I finally got one I could turn on. She (Smeaton) made it hard, really hard.”

  • Titans get by Shelby in district

    Wanting as little big game drama as possible, the Collins High School baseball team kept emotions in check as the Titans clipped Shelby County 4-2 in the opening round of the 30th District baseball tournament Tuesday.

    “We did what we had to do to win,” Collins senior E.J. Burk said. “Whenever we play Shelby it’s going to be emotional and we didn’t want that to affect us. We played pretty good and Will (McDonald) pitched a great game.”

  • Anderson gains some revenge in...

    The wake-up call was made more than a month before and Anderson County made sure there would be no napping in the 30th District Tournament.

    The Lady Bearcats captured a fourth consecutive district softball title with a 6-2 win over Collins in Wednesday's championship game at Shelby County.

    Anderson County avenged a 2-1 regular season loss to Collins, it was Anderson's first district setback since 2012.

  • Anderson holds off Titans to...

    Unable to overcome the solid pitching and defense of Anderson County, the Collins High School baseball team fell 3-1 to the Bearcats Wednesday in the 30th District finals.

    “They made all the plays when they had to,” Collins coach Roy Bailey said. “Give them the credit. They had some timely hitting and were two runs better than we were today.”

    For Anderson, there probably won’t be any doubts the next time Luke Dowell takes the mound in a big game for the Bearcats team.

  • Six locals in all-star game

    Shelby County will be well represented in the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches All-Star game this year.

    The game, which benefits the coaches association catastrophic insurance fund, is June 20 at Bellarmine and pits the best players from the Fifth/Sixth regions against the best from the Seventh/Eighth regions.

    In the girls’ game, Shelby County coach Jason Holland will serve as a co-coach with Male’s Champ Ligon, a former Shelby County boys coach.

  • Collins, Shelby runners get at...

    In addition to having a pair of competitors who could win multiple titles, track athletes got from the county got some good news as five individuals and three relay teams have earned at-large bids to the state AA track championship Friday at the University of Kentucky track complex.

  • Collins beats Butler 7-3

    All the tough games paid off for the Collins High School baseball team as they closed the regular season with a 7-3 win over 6th Region power Butler.

    “Playing all those good teams certainly prepared us for this one,” Collins coach Roy Bailey said. “It was a good way to end and to head into the district.”

    The Titans (20-10) jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first two innings and rode a strong pitching performance from junior Will McDonald to the win.