Cook's quick take on the week

Here's my quick take on a handful of things from this week:

1. I think using the term "home-run hire" to describe the hiring of Jason Couch as the new Shelby County boys' basketball coach is an understatement. I'd say "grand-slam hire" is more accurate. SCHS administrators couldn't keep the smiles off their faces Wednesday (and Shelby County Athletic Director Sally Zimmerman was still beaming Thursday night at the Shelby-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 recently happened Monday night. That's when Collins senior pitcher Chris Cervantes, who said that heading into this year he was just hoping to earn a scholarship offer from a small college, was extended one by Division I's Eastern Kentucky University. I talked to Cervantes right after an EKU coach offered him a scholarship and he couldn't stop smiling. Seeing Cervantes, who has been described to me countless times this spring as being "a good kid," see his dream come true was special.

3. Speaking of the Titans' baseball team, Collins 9-2 victory over Shelby County on Thursday night gives the Titans the top seed in the 30th District tournament and also means that the two teams will meet again in less than a week and a half in the district semifinals (the Rockets are the No. 4 seed) at Collins.

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

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