https://www.sentinelnews.com/sports/rss.xml en Vail commits to Samford https://www.sentinelnews.com/content/vail-commits-samford <p> &nbsp;Collins senior guard Marcellus Vail will continue his academic and athletic career with the Samford Bulldogs in Birmingham, Ala. The 6-foot, 3-inch guard made his verbal commitment on Sept. 7 and will join the university next fall.</p> <p> &ldquo;It just felt like home,&rdquo; Vail said. &ldquo;I like the coaching staff and it seems like a great place.&rdquo;</p> <p> It wasn&rsquo;t long ago Vail was torn between two sports, but it wasn&rsquo;t until his sophomore year at Collins when he knew which sport he wanted to pursue full time.</p> Rockets ‘bringing the fight’ https://www.sentinelnews.com/content/rockets-%E2%80%98bringing-fight%E2%80%99 <p> &nbsp;If you just look at Iroquois&rsquo; 0-3 record on the season, you might think the Rockets were in for a cakewalk as the Raiders visit Robert Doyle Stadium.</p> <p> But two of those loses came to Boyle County and Central, two of the best 4A teams in the state, and SCHS head coach Todd Shipley knows the Rockets better be ready to play smart, focused football tonight.</p> Perform in the red zone https://www.sentinelnews.com/content/perform-red-zone <p> &nbsp;The Collins football team has had a rough start to the season in the win/loss column, but Titans head coach Jerry Lucas know his team is about to break through. They just need to start finishing drives.</p> <p> &ldquo;I took the kids to the 20-yard line and I showed them, look this is it,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;We&rsquo;re doing things well, we just got to finish drives. I know we&rsquo;re sitting at 0-3 but I feel good about our team. If we can get things rolling in the right direction, I think we can make a run.&rdquo;</p> Rockets down Flyers https://www.sentinelnews.com/content/rockets-down-flyers <p> &nbsp;The Shelby County boys&rsquo; golf team picked up a win against Franklin County Wednesday besting the Flyers 147-172 in a nine-hole match.</p> <p> The 147 score is the second lowest total by the Rockets this season, making head coach Casey Page extremely proud.</p> SCHS falls to Spencer County https://www.sentinelnews.com/content/schs-falls-spencer-county <p> &nbsp;The Shelby County Girl&rsquo;s soccer team hosted Spencer County on Wednesday in a 30<sup>th</sup> District matchup. The Rockets would fall to the Bears 2-1 moving their record to 1-8.</p> <p> Spencer got on the board first with 20 minutes to play in the first half.</p> <p> Rocket&rsquo;s got on the board half way through the 1<sup>st</sup> half after freshman Dani Roland was fouled inside the box. Her goal tied the game 1-1 with 15 minutes left where it would head into halftime.</p> Titans get first win https://www.sentinelnews.com/content/titans-get-first-win <p> &nbsp;The Collins girls&rsquo; soccer team picked up its first win of the season Saturday, topping Western Hills 2-1.</p> <p> First year head coach Melissa Sachs said the win was the first she&rsquo;s really seen the girls play like a team, and she&rsquo;s excited for what that means for the rest of the season.</p> Colonels down Rockets 31-28 https://www.sentinelnews.com/content/colonels-down-rockets-31-28 <p> &nbsp;A 33-yard field goal tripped up the Shelby County Rockets in an upset bid at rival Oldham County Friday.</p> <p> After the Rockets had rallied from a 14-point halftime deficit, Oldham County&rsquo;s Khaled Al Asad lined up from 33 yards with just 48 seconds left in the game and drilled it to secure the 31-28 Colonels win.</p> Titans can’t punch it in https://www.sentinelnews.com/content/titans-can%E2%80%99t-punch-it <p> &nbsp;Collins had 203 yards of offense in the game, but too much came between the 20s as the Flyers (3-0) rolled to a 46-7 win at Collins.</p> <p> Titans head coach Jerry Lucas said despite the score, he believed the Titans moved the ball well, just couldn&rsquo;t get it across the goal line.</p>