https://www.sentinelnews.com/sports/rss.xml en HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY: Rockets and Titans compete in state https://www.sentinelnews.com/content/high-school-cross-country-rockets-and-titans-compete-state <img src="https://www.sentinelnews.com/sites/www.sentinelnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sptcolxcstate.png" alt="Titans Nolan Thomas (741) and Gabe Vergara (742) battle with Spencer County junior Hunter Wethington (937) in the later stages of the State Meet " title="Titans Nolan Thomas (741) and Gabe Vergara (742) battle with Spencer County junior Hunter Wethington (937) in the later stages of the State Meet " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The Collins cross country teams along with several for the Shelby County cross country team traveled to Lexington Saturday for the State AA Cross Country Meet, and both teams saw a lot of improvement, both over last season and the regular season.</p> <p> After advancing to the AA state meet at the Kentucky Horse Park the previous four years, Collins head Coach George Sanderlin said he wanted to see improvement from year to year.</p> HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Shelby County blasts off in first round https://www.sentinelnews.com/content/high-school-football-shelby-county-blasts-first-round <img src="https://www.sentinelnews.com/sites/www.sentinelnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sptscvsrc5.jpg" alt="Cameron Armstrong stiff arms a defender on a 69-yard run to open the third quarter. " title="Cameron Armstrong stiff arms a defender on a 69-yard run to open the third quarter. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Shelby County won the Rocket Power battle, topping Rockcastle County 35-20 Friday to advance to the second round of the KHSAA state football playoffs.</p> <p> Dominic Boscoe led Shelby County (6-5) with 111 yards and a touchdown. Cameron Armstrong added 93 more yards on the ground and a touchdown, while Jose Carias contributed on both sides of the ball with 67 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns and made several tackles for loss in big moments.</p> HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Titans fall, 43-7, to Panthers in playoffs https://www.sentinelnews.com/content/high-school-football-titans-fall-43-7-panthers-playoffs <img src="https://www.sentinelnews.com/sites/www.sentinelnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/joe_lucas.jpg" alt="Quarterback Joe Lucas tosses a pass in an earlier game. He finished with 97 yards and one touchdown in Friday’s loss. " title="Quarterback Joe Lucas tosses a pass in an earlier game. He finished with 97 yards and one touchdown in Friday’s loss. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The Collins Titans end the season in the first round of the playoffs with a 43-7 loss at the Knox Central Panthers.</p> <p> Quarterback Joe Lucas led the Titans with 97 yards through the air and a touchdown. Jaden Wilson returned to the backfield for the Titans and led them on the ground with 69 yards. For the Panthers, Brady Worley led through the air with 205 yards and three touchdowns. Ethan Mills added 121 yards on the ground along with three touchdowns.</p> HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Carias leads Rockets past Titans https://www.sentinelnews.com/content/high-school-football-carias-leads-rockets-past-titans <img src="https://www.sentinelnews.com/sites/www.sentinelnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sptfballmlcvssc.jpg" alt="Collins lines up against Shelby County in Friday’s Hometown Showdown at Collins High School. The Rockets came away with the 28-20 win and securing a spot in the playoffs. " title="Collins lines up against Shelby County in Friday’s Hometown Showdown at Collins High School. The Rockets came away with the 28-20 win and securing a spot in the playoffs. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Shelby County High School came away with more than just bragging rights Friday with a 28-20 win at crosstown rival Collins.</p> <p> Fullback, Jose Carias led the Rockets&rsquo; offense with 132 rushing yards and two touchdowns and secured the Rockets (5-4, 2-2 in district) spot in the playoffs.</p> HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Crucial performance leads to crucial win https://www.sentinelnews.com/content/high-school-football-crucial-performance-leads-crucial-win <p> Prior to Friday&rsquo;s Hometown Showdown matchup Shelby County (4-4, 1-2 in district) needed a win versus Collins to remain eligible for the postseason. A loss would have pushed the Rockets to 1-3 in district tying them with Spencer County, but because Spencer County beat Shelby in district play the Bears would have owned the tiebreaker pushing them in to the playoffs instead of the Rockets.</p> <p> However, Spencer County&rsquo;s playoff hopes would come to a close, as Shelby County defeated Collins 28-20.</p> HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY: History made at Collins’ Bullskin course https://www.sentinelnews.com/content/high-school-cross-country-history-made-collins%E2%80%99-bullskin-course <img src="https://www.sentinelnews.com/sites/www.sentinelnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sptxc-boysstart.jpg" alt="The boys begin Thursday’s Border Battle. " title="The boys begin Thursday’s Border Battle. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> History was made on Oct. 18 as the Shelby County and Collins cross country teams worked together as team to race against team Franklin, consisting of Western Hills and Franklin County. This was the first inter-county cross country matchup in Kentucky.</p> <p> The race took place at Bullskin Course, built by Collins head coach George Sanderlin, on Blue Meadow Farms off U.S. 60 and Joyes Station Road.</p> HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER: Collins Falls to South Oldham in regional https://www.sentinelnews.com/content/high-school-soccer-collins-falls-south-oldham-regional <img src="https://www.sentinelnews.com/sites/www.sentinelnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_8203.jpg" alt="Collins midfielder Rahim Shalash (right) cuts off South Oldham midfielder Asher Borgman" title="Collins midfielder Rahim Shalash (right) cuts off South Oldham midfielder Asher Borgman" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> In the first round of the 8th Region tournament Monday, the Collins boys&rsquo; soccer team fell to South Oldham 2-0.</p> <p> It was a defensive savvy game, in which neither team scored in the first half. It wasn&rsquo;t until 12:13 left until South Oldham&rsquo;s Asher Borgman broke loose and scored the game&rsquo;s first goal. South Oldham would later score with 8:26 left to make it 2-0 in where it would remain until the end of the game.</p> Collins adding eSports to schedule https://www.sentinelnews.com/content/collins-adding-esports-schedule <p> Right here in Shelby County, Collins High School is leading the charge to adopt a new sports team. The growing phenomenon known as &ldquo;eSports&rdquo; are set to officially start play later this month.</p>