Collins boys, girls sweep 3K meet

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By Josh Cook

Collins High School’s cross-country teams swept both races in a 3-kilometer tri-meet with Shelby County and Henry County, on its home course Tuesday.


On the boys’ side, the Titans claimed four of the top five places on their way to 20 points. The Rockets were second with 35.

Collins junior Jay Solinger, who ran the 3,000-meter course before everyone else, posted the fastest time – 9 minutes, 48 seconds. Titans senior Alex Sells was second (10:42), senior Justin Downs third (10:53) and sophomore Jacob Hershberger fifth (10:58). Senior Stevie Smith rounded out the team’s score with his ninth-place finish (11:20).

Junior Tristan King was Shelby County’s fastest finisher in fourth (10:55). Freshman David Jacobs was sixth (11:04), freshman Tyler Bates seventh (11:05) and eighth-grader Kory Eades eighth (11:13). Senior Alex Dunn rounded out Shelby County’s team score with his 10th-place finish (11:28).

On the girls’ side, Collins claimed three of the top four places on its way to 22 points. The Rockets were second with 33.

Titans freshman Gabby Karas, the two-time defending Class AA state champion, won in 11:11. Seventh-grader Braelyn Gantt was second (13:11), eighth-grader Alana Fielding fourth (13:30), junior Sinead Maharrey sixth (13:40) and junior Brandi Pratt ninth (13:59).

Sixth-grader Abriella Edelin was Shelby County’s top finisher, in third place (13:30). Kayce Byrnside placed fifth (13:31), junior Alexis Shepard seventh (13:41), freshman Jillian Gayle eighth (13:56) and seventh-grader Carson Aldridge 10th (14:02) to round out the Rockets’ scoring.


VOLLEYBALL: SCHS, Collins sweep

Shelby County began its season with a 25-19, 25-17 victory over host Henry County on Tuesday night. Freshman setter Kendall Souder recorded 12 assists and seven digs, sophomore Abby Wills tallied three blocks and two kills, and senior Nikki Simmons notched two blocks and three kills.

Shelby County, which hosted Spencer County on Thursday night in a 30th District matchup, next hosts Western Hills at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

COLLINS 3, BULLITT CENTRAL 0:The Titans bounced back from its season-opening loss to Elizabethtown to sweep host Bullitt Central, 25-19, 25-17, 25-21, on Tuesday. Sophomore outside hitter Lindsey Fow led Collins with seven kills, and junior Keri Perdue and sophomore Sam Ingram had nine assists each. Junior Koti Weaver added 10 digs. Collins (1-1), which played at Franklin County on Thursday night, hosts North Bullitt on Monday and Woodford County on Tuesday.



The Rockets improved to 2-0 on the road Wednesday, and Logan Hall’s first-half goal was the difference.

“Not a very pretty game to watch,” said Rockets Coach Joe Turner, whose team has outscored its first two foes, 8-0. “We had way more scoring opportunities and didn't take advantage of them. We outshot them, nineteen to four. Defensively we didn't communicate very well and had a bunch of coverage errors.

“On the up side, we didn't give up a single corner kick for the second straight game, and we proved that we can be a little off our game and still play well enough to win.”

Shelby County hosts Bourbon County (1-1) in its home debut at 11 a.m. Saturday. The Rockets then host Atherton at 5:30 p.m. Monday.



The Rockets dropped their season-opener Tuesday night on the road.  They hosted Sayre on Thursday night and will host crosstown-rival Collins at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Shelby County Athletic Complex.


BOYS’ GOLF: SCHS wins, Collins loses

Shelby County edged Collegiate, 166-168, Tuesday afternoon at Weissinger Golf Course behind the 39 of senior Isaac Martin. Junior Dakota Baatz added 40, junior Tanner Brandenburg 43 and senior Jimmy Hulce 44.

WESTERN HILLS 160, COLLINS 161:Host Western Hills won a Central Kentucky Conference match Tuesday at Juniper Hill Golf Course in Frankfort. Senior Brandon Sanner led the Titans with a 38, and seniors Michael Atkins, Michael Troutman and Matthew Feltner each added 41. The Titans, who hosted Sayre on Thursday, next play in John Hardin’s Bulldog Classic on Saturday.


GIRLS’ GOLF: Oldham County 185, Oldham Co. 187

The Titans dropped a match that was ended early by lightning Wednesday at Oldham County Country Club in Buckner. They played DuPont Manual on Thursday, and are scheduled to compete in Bullitt East’s Bluegrass Invitational on Saturday at Heritage Hills Golf Course in Shepherdsville.