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Monday morning five

Here are five for Monday morning:

1. Today is a very busy day for county high school sports, and consequently for me too. The Collins boys' soccer team plays host Ballard at 5:30 p.m. in the 8th Region semifinals in the Titans' biggest match in their brief history. Then at 6 p.m. the Shelby County volleyball team is scheduled to take on Walton-Verona at North Bullitt in the first round of the 8th Region Tournament. The Collins volleyball team is slated to follow at 7 p.m. against Oldham County. I'm going to try to see as much of all three matches as I can, so I'll be seeing quite a bit of the Gene Snyder Freeway today.

2. According to the running website ky.milesplit.com, Gabby Karas' time of 18 minutes, 1.65 seconds in Saturday's Dragon Invitational is the fastest female 5,000-meter time in the state this season.

3. The Harbaugh-Schwartz dust-up is much to do about nothing in my opinion. Harbaugh was a little too excited in his post-game handshake after his 49ers beat Schwartz's Lions. Maybe Schwartz was trying to take some of the heat off himself for his poor clock management in the last minute. The Lions didn't look to be in any extra hurry on their last possession. It looked like they were doing their 7-minute offense rather than their 2-minute offense.

4. Thanks for waking me up now that the World Series is about to begin between the Cardinals and the Rangers. This series promises to be a high-scoring one. We'll see if Nelson Cruz can continue his red-hot hitting and lead Texas to its first World Series, or if Albert Pujols can lead St. Louis to another world title in what could be his last appearance in a Cardinal uniform (although I doubt he leaves). If either championship series was any indication it looks like the winner of each game will have to at least score double-digit runs. I'll take the Washington Senators, er, I mean the Rangers, in 6 games.

5. Tragic about Dan Wheldon.