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Cook's quick take on the week

Here is my quick take on the week in sports action so far:

1. I don't think the phrase "home-run hire" is big enough for the hiring of Jason Couch as the new Shelby County boys' basketball coach. I'd call it more of a "grand-slam hire." SCHS administrators couldn't keep the smiles off their faces Wednesday afternoon (and Athletic Director Sally Zimmerman still couldn't Thursday night at the Shelby County-Collins baseball game) when Couch was introduced as the Rockets' new coach, they were as giddy as high school students.

2. One of the neatest moments I've had in my job lately happened Monday night. That's when Collins senior pitcher Chris Cervantes, who said that before the school year started he was just hoping for a scholarship offer from a small college, was extended one by Division I school Eastern Kentucky University after allowing Anderson County only two hits over six innings. I talked to Cervantes right after an EKU coach extended him an offer and he couldn't keep from smiling. Seeing Cervantes, who has been described to me countless times this spring as being "a good kid," see his own dream coming true was a special moment.

3. Speaking of the Titans baseball team, Collins' 9-2 victory over Shelby County on Thursday night means that the two will meet in the semifinals of the 30th District Tournament (which will be played at Collins) in about a week and a half. The Titans will be the top seed in the tourney, while the Rockets will be the No. 4 seed.

4. I'm sending a big "boo" out to the Arizona high school baseball team that forfeited the state championship game because its opponent had a girl on its team. That's just horrible.

5. Have you seen the 6-year-old turn an unassisted triple play yet? If not, check it out.