Playing catchup

I'm going to be playing catchup this morning on several things I've been wanting to mention recently, so keep checking back for updates.

1. First off, in case you don't follow me on Twitter (@jcsentinelnews), the Collins boys' golf team defeated Shelby County 163-183 at Shelbyville Country Club on Thursday evening. Titans sophomore Brandon Sanner, who always seems to play well at the Country Club, was the medalist with a 38.

2. Also Thursday night, the Shelby County volleyball team beat visiting, and 30th District rival, Anderson County 25-20, 25-14. The Rockets (5-5) next play at Spencer County next Thursday night.

3. Additionally Thursday night, the Collins girls' soccer team won 5-1 at Louisville Holy Cross. The Titans (5-1) are slated to host Carroll County at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Clear Creek Park.   

4. The Smage Bros. Riding Shows, who have a local tie to Shelbyville with Ryan Young Products, have made the final 10 of 'America's Got Talent.' They were the last act to earn the Top 10 on Wednesday night's show.

5. Actor William Shatner, who was in Shelbyville last month for the Shelbyville Horse Show and Louisville for the Worlds Championship, was on 'The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson' earlier this week telling the host about the horses when things got very interesting. Take a look at this clip.

6. Collins football coach Jerry Lucas recently told me that the reason senior linebacker Michael Brooks left the field in the fourth quarter of the Titans' season-opener lose to Meade County was because he told him to. Brooks had been flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct (something very out of character for Brooks, whom Lucas says, "Always has a smile on his face.") for cursing on the field in the fourth quarter of Collins' frustrating loss when Lucas banished him from the field at Shelby County's Robert Doyle Stadium.  

"Then about 10 seconds later I realized, 'Where is he going to go?'" recalled Lucas, who then sent a pair of assistant coaches after him. 

7. Lucas also had a brief sideline confrontation with senior wideout/defensive end Andrew Page in last Saturday's victory over Mercer County. Page was pulled out of the game after a personal foul penalty in the third quarter. That penalty came on the heels of his younger brother, Titans starting quarterback Lawson, being knocked out of the game by Mercer (by a combination of a hard hit and him hitting the ground) and the elder Page admitted afterwards that that led to him losing his cool on, and off, the field. When Page came to the sidelines Lucas had some strong words for him (although no cursing was involved, for you parents reading) before Page screamed back, "They hurt my little brother!" That's when Lawson Page, who was sitting on the bench, came over to calm down his big brother. Lucas and the elder Page quickly patched things up and Page eventually returned to the game. After the game the two hugged it out in the Boyle County cafeteria while enjoying a post-game meal of pizza. While this is football ,and those type of heat-of-the-moment sideline confrontations happen quite a bit, the elder Page - who like Brooks is a good kid - will likely have to deal with teams going after his younger brother all season.  

8. I have to give many thanks to a pair of ladies who were working the ticket gate at the Shelby County-LaRue County football game last Friday night. When I was just a couple of miles from the school in Hodgenville I realized that I had left the memory card for my digital camera at the office. So once I got to the game I asked the ladies if there was a Wal-Mart, or anothe store where I might find a memory card, in the area. They told me the closest thing was a Rite Aid Pharmacy, about a mile down the road, then gave me directions. So after trying to shoot pictures with my cell phone for the first half of the game I hopped in my car as soon as halftime came and found Rite Aid. The trip was a success and I was able to shoot pictures with my camera, thankfully, in the second half.  

9. Throwback of the day. Did you know that Alexa Flutie, the daughter of Doug Flutie (the man who threw the most memorable touchdown pass of my childhood), is a cheerleader for the New England Patriots?