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Today's Sports

  • Shelby boasts experienced group

    Last season saw the Shelby County softball team undergo some growing pains, struggling with injuries and putting together a 12-18-1 record.

    But the Rockets are hoping to put that behind them heading into this season, with seven seniors and 10 juniors on roster heading into the 2018 campaign.

    SCHS coach Kelly Cable is expecting the experience to help the team return to its 2016 form, when it advanced to the 8th Region Tournament.

  • Titan lacrosse embracing new...

    While the Collins boys’ lacrosse team has gotten out to a rocky start to begin the 2018 season, the team is seeking to employ a new system under first-year head coach Caleb Elliott.

    With athletes from both high schools competing under the Titans’ banner, the opening slate of games has been tough with losses to powerhouses such as Eastern, Lexington Catholic and Oldham County.

    The three Collins opponents have combined to turn in a 9-1 record so far this season, showing how strong the early schedule has been.

  • Cornerstone takes 9th at FLW...

    Juniors Doug Jesse and Jake Thornbury put Cornerstone Christian Academy fishing on the map over the weekend, taking ninth-place as a pair at a Fishing League Worldwide event Saturday.

    The tournament, held at Douglas Lake in Sevierville, Tenn., had some tough conditions according to the anglers, which presented itself in the practice round leading up to the start of the event.

  • Rockets look to grow on courts

    Shelby County’s tennis teams are heading in different directions moving into the 2018 season, as the boys teams have a good mix of experience and youth while the girls’ squad has some growing to do out on the courts.

    With five seniors headlining this year’s boys’ team, the Rockets are looking to make an impact in the regular season and have athletes advance to the region tournament.

  • Collins boys’ tennis looking at...

    While the Collins girls’ tennis team will be sporting some new faces once the season opens, the boys team has a loaded schedule and seasoned roster that will hopefully pay off come postseason time in May.

    The girls’ team will have a complete revamp from last season’s team, with its No. 1 doubles team departing due to graduation.

    Titan girls’ coach John Davis says the team will return just two players from last season’s team.

  • Veteran group will lead Shelby

    Shelby County baseball may be relatively young with just eight players combined listed as seniors and juniors, but the youth movement will be big for the Rockets this season.

    The flexibility of many of the Rockets players should be a major strength in overcoming the other teams in the 30th District and 8th Region.

    University of Tennessee signee and senior Matthew Ellis will appear in a variety of roles defensively, both behind the plate and on the mound to lead SCHS.

  • Titans look to reload behind...

    After returning just 30 innings of pitching experience in 2017, Collins will look to revamp its team this season by bringing 134 innings back from last season’s team that finished as a district runner-up.

    Collins’ rotation will be a major factor in how the season unfolds for the Titans, who finished last season with a first-round defeat of rival Shelby County in the 30th District Tournament and a 8th Region Tournament win over Carroll County before bowing out to Simon Kenton in the Region semifinals.

  • Ward earns All-American status

    Shelbyville-native Mimi Ward has spent the last six years perfecting her swimming and biking techniques, and it has paid off, as she finished second in the female 55-59 age bracket and has earned All-American status through USA Triathlon for the second time as a result.

    The aquabike event combines two legs of the traditional triathlon race in swimming and biking, while cutting out the running portion of the event.

    Ward says that her personality and swimming background encouraged her to get started in competition.

  • Oldham holds off Collins at...

    When Jacob Feltner’s three cut Oldham County’s lead to 61-57 with less than two minutes remaining in the Titan’s 8th Region Tournament opener Thursday, it looked like the Collins boys’ basketball team had another rally left.

    Instead, it was Oldham County and guard Jackson Gibson that took charge down the stretch in the 68-61 Oldham win. The Colonels’ victory was payback for last season when the Titans knocked Oldham out in the 8th Region opener on the way to the title and a birth in the Sweet 16.

  • Titans track looks to continue...

    With a defending state champion on roster, Collins will look to continue to build and grow its track and field team heading into the 2018 season.

    Nathan Jacobs, the reigning state discus champion, will pace the Titans this spring and should be a top point earner for the team.

    “We are excited about the outdoor season,” Titans coach George Sanderlin said. “We have already broken several school indoor records in the throws and jumps and look to do the same outdoors. We have two junior boys who should continue to make a mark.”