Today's Sports

  • Collins loses close games to top...

    The Collins baseball team went 0-3 in the Louisville Invitational Tournament this past weekend, but Coach Roy Bailey is hoping the experience helps the Titans out in the long run.

    Collins (17-8) fell to 16th-ranked and site host Pleasure Ridge Park. 3-2. Thursday night, 12th-ranked Apollo, 3-2, in nine innings Friday night and 17th-ranked Henry Clay, 4-0, Saturday morning.

    “We learned a lot as a team in the LIT,” Bailey said. “Playing some of the best teams in the state should really get us battle tested for tournament time.”

  • 2nd victory inspires Titans for...

    The Collins girls’ lacrosse team has come a long way this season.

    Heck, it has come a long way in a week.

    One week after claiming their first victory – a 6-5 triumph over Atherton’s Rebel Hawks in Sacred Heart’s BraveHeart Tournament – the Titans topped the Rebel Hawks again, this time 13-5, at Daniel Field in their penultimate match of the regular season. 

  • 2nd meeting same as 1st

    The rematch between the Collins and Shelby County tennis teams was a rerun of the first meeting.

    Just as it happened on March 14 at Clear Creek Park, the Titans’ girls swept all the singles matches on their way to a 3-2 victory over the Rockets, and the Shelby County boys were victorious in all three singles and one doubles match in their 4-1 victory over Collins last Friday at Clear Creek.



  • Shipley shines among state’s...

    LOUISVILLE – The Shelby County boys’ and girls’ track & field teams – plus two runners from Collins – faced some of the stiffest competition they’ll see all season this past weekend.

    The Rockets and the Karas sisters (Collins senior Caterina and her seventh-grade sister Gabby) competed in the Eastern Relays at the University of Louisville – site of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s state championships later this month.

  • SCHS baseball teams wins 7th...

    The Shelby County baseball team won its seventh consecutive game Wednesday night, topping Seneca, 9-3, at the Shelby County Athletic Complex.

    The Rockets (15-6) scored a run in each of the first and third innings, two in the fourth, four in the fifth and one in the sixth.

    Senior Trent Turner held the Redhawks (4-17) to one hit, while striking out three, for the first five innings. Junior Nathan Hayes pitched the final two innings.

  • Mouser wants to coach someday

    Look out, Jim Axline, Becca Mouser wants your job.

    Mouser, a Collins senior, signed to play softball at Spalding University last Friday in the high school’s library, and afterward she said she plans to major in secondary education with an intent to be a high school teacher and a softball coach, too.

    She smiled when asked if she’d come back to Collins one day to take over for Axline, the Titans’ current coach.

  • Kendall can cut it now with...

    During the past couple of years, when Shelby County softball coach Kelly Cable has had to cut players before the beginning of each season, she has pointed out Brittany Kendall.

    Kendall, the Rockets’ senior shortstop, was cut by Cable as a seventh-grader.

    The following year Kendall tried out again, this time making the team.

    Now in her second season as a starter at shortstop, Kendall’s comeback from being cut culminated last Friday, when she signed to play softball at Midway College.

  • Titans rebound in district opener

    The Collins baseball team’s bats got back on track – in a big way – Tuesday night.

    The Titans, who had lost two consecutive games after a program-best 9-game winning streak, slammed host Spencer County, 9-1, in their 30th District opener in Taylorsville.

    Collins (17-5, 1-0), which was held to four hits in its 8-1 loss at then-eighth-ranked Eastern last Friday and a season-low three hits in its 8-1 loss to Manual on Monday, pounded out 13 hits – including four home runs – in bombing the Bears (4-10, 0-2).

  • Noonan, Rockets walk off with...

    Last season the Shelby County baseball team was outscored, 44-12, by district opponents not named Eminence.

    That was a fact that Rockets Coach Bart “Rudy” Roettger reminded his team of often in the offseason and one that wasn’t lost on him or his players after Jakub Noonan’s single in the bottom of the seventh inning gave Shelby County a 2-1 victory over Anderson County on Tuesday night at the Shelby County Athletic Complex.

  • SCHS baseball team wins 2

    The Shelby County baseball team won a pair of games to end last week.

    The Rockets (13-6) beat host Nelson County, 8-3, on Thursday night, then avenged an earlier-season loss by beating North Hardin, 9-1, Saturday afternoon at the Shelby County Athletic Complex.

    SCHS 8, NELSON COUNTY 3:The Rockets used a 6-run fifth inning for their fourth consecutive victory. Shelby County, which also scored single runs in the third and sixth innings, trailed the Cardinals (6-10) 2-1 heading into the fifth inning before the Rockets blew up.