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  • Collins’ Kregor falls in 1st...

    Collins sophomore Paige Kregor dropped her first-round match at the girls’ 2012 KHSAA State Tennis Tournament on Thursday.

    Sacred Heart’s Caroline Walter, one of the eight players seeded No. 9, defeated Kregor, 6-2, 6-1, yesterday morning at Shillito Park in Lexington.

  • Shipley hopes to keep his event...

    The aspect of the 300-meter hurdles race that Zach Shipley relishes the most isn’t the start or the finish.

    “Warm-ups are pretty much my favorite part,” Shipley, a Shelby County junior, said Wednesday. “I love checking in. They [the other hurdlers] always look at me because I’m the shortest person there. I say, ‘That’s me,’ and I’ll just walk out. Everybody’s head will just turn because they don’t picture me [being fast].”

  • Titans, Rockets ready for...

    The 30th District baseball and softball tournaments begin next week.

    Spencer County will host the softball tourney, which will begin with Monday’s semifinals and conclude with Wednesday’s 6 p.m. final. Although the time schedule for the tourney is set, the pairings weren’t at press time because Collins hosted Spencer County on Thursday evening.

    Collins will host the baseball tourney, which will begin with Tuesday’s semifinals and conclude with Wednesday’s 6 p.m. final.

  • Kregor begins play in state on...

    Collins sophomore Paige Kregor, the 8th Region runner-up, will play Sacred Heart’s Caroline Walter on Thursday morning in the first round of the girls’ 2012 KHSAA State Tennis Tournament.

    Kregor, who lost to South Oldham sixth-grader Stephanie Pitts in last Thursday’s 8th Region final, will face Walter, who is one of the eight No. 9-seeded players, at 8 a.m. at Shillito Park in Lexington.


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  • Titans settle some old scores

    Last week Collins softball coach Jim Axline took his team into the classroom for practice.

    The session didn’t include a PowerPoint presentation, but it did include Axline’s pointing out the fact that the Titans had played - and in some cases held their own – against some of the top teams in the state.

  • Cervantes commits to EKU

    Before Chris Cervantes began his senior year at Collins, all he hoped for, he said, was a baseball grant-in-aid, one from any small college would do.

    Last week, though, he got an offer he didn’t expect then and one he couldn’t resist now, as he accepted a grant offer from Eastern Kentucky University.

  • Titans complete district sweep

    The Collins baseball team had one of its best games of the season in one of its biggest games of the season.

    The host Titans pounded out 12 hits, got a solid effort from Austin Perry on the mound and played almost error-free in the field in their 9-2 victory over cross-town rival Shelby County in a key 30th District game Thursday night.

    “I felt like we had a complete game,” Collins Coach Roy Bailey said. “Pitching, defense, hitting, I felt like we did a little bit of everything and put it all together.”

  • This bird is nothing but a snake...

    The Anhinga is also known as “Snakebird” or “Water Turkey” because it usually swims with only its small head and slender neck above water, so there is a strong snake resemblance.

    There is also the habit of spreading its tail feathers, and these feathers somewhat resemble the tail feathers of a turkey.

    But, by any name this is an elegant water bird, with an S-shaped neck, that is found in South America from Uruguay and Southern Brazil to Ecuador, Colombia and Panama on North through Mexico to the Southeastern United States.

  • Johnson to play at Wesleyan

    Former Shelby County boys’ basketball standout Donovan Johnson will continue his playing career at Kentucky Wesleyan College.

    Johnson, a 2010 SCHS graduate, played the past two seasons for Wabash Valley (Ill.) Junior College. As a sophomore the 6-foot-6 forward averaged 9.4 points and 5.9 rebounds per game, leading the team in field-goal percentage (53.9) and free-throw percentage (82.7) and earning All-Great Rivers Athletic Conference and All-Region 24 honors.