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Today's Sports

  • Spring break doesn’t snap Titans...

    While the rest of the Collins student body is on spring vacation, the school’s baseball team is having a stay-cation.

    Collins is playing five games this week, including four at home. The Titans won the first of those home games Tuesday afternoon, beating Elizabethtown 5-2 less than 24 hours after blanking host Meade County, 6-0, Monday night on the strength of junior Austin Perry’s no-hitter.

  • Collins’ Perry no-hits Meade

    Austin Perry pitched a no-hitter Monday night to lead the Collins baseball team to a 6-0 victory at Meade County.

    “He had complete command of his pitches, [an] outstanding performance,” Collins Coach Roy Bailey said.

    Perry, a junior right-hander struck out seven – throwing 18 first-pitch strikes.

    “I just tried to locate and hit my spots, keep it away from them,” he said. “I threw a lot of two-seam fastballs, ran the four-seam away from them and worked the slider.”

  • Upcoming sports schedule: April...

    Thursday (April 12)

    6 p.m.: High school baseball, Henry County at Collins.
    6 p.m.: High school baseball, Shelby County at Gatlingburg (Tenn.) Pittman.

    Friday (April 13)

    3 p.m.: High school baseball, Shelby County at Anderson County (Tenn.).
    6 p.m.: High school baseball, Scott County at Collins.
    TBA: High school softball, Collins vs. TBA in Capital City Showcase at Franklin County.

  • Collins falls to No. 1 Ballard...

    Ballard, the No. 1 team in the Kentucky Softball Coaches Association Top 25, lived up to that lofty perch Tuesday, clobbering host Collins, 14-4, in a 6-inning game.

    The Bruins (11-0) made the most of their eight hits and also benefited from five errors by the Titans (6-6) to stay unbeaten.

  • Andriot will play at Xavier

    Collins junior Walker Andriot, one of the top boys’ soccer players in the state, has committed to play collegiately at Xavier University.

    Andriot was a first-team all-state selection by the Kentucky High School Soccer Coaches Association this past season. He had a team-high eight goals – including a hat trick in the season-opener against Shelby County – and three assists for the Titans, who went 11-7-2, finishing as the 16th District runners-up before losing to Ballard, 3-2, in the first round of the 8th Region Tournament.

  • Titans’ boys, Rockets’ girls...

    The Collins boys’ and Shelby County girls’ eked out narrow victories at the Rockets’ All-Comers track & field meet Tuesday.

    The Titans edged host Shelby County, 116-109, in the boys’ meet, and the Rockets slipped by Collins, 87-84, in the girls’ meet.

    “We did pretty well [with] both teams,” Collins Coach Jerry Lucas said. “We are getting better each week. I know it's been difficult on them at times without a track to workout on, but we are proud of the kids and the effort they give every meet.”

  • Have you ever seen a better team...

    In the century plus that the University of Kentucky has played basketball, from the jump ball era through the 2-handed-set-shot epoch, across the short-pants-and-Chuck Taylor All-Stars motif and into the urban chic dunk-and-punk style of game, we have seen Wildcats of all sizes and shapes win NCAA championships.

    But I’m venturing a guess we have never seen a better group of them come together and cut down the nets in the season’s final game than we did on Monday night in New Orleans.

  • Rocket baseball routs 1, drops 2

    The Shelby County baseball team went 1-2 at the end of this past week.

    The Rockets routed Louisville Central, 12-0, in a 5-inning game last

    Thursday at the Shelby County Athletic Complex, but they then dropped a

    pair of road games – 12-11 at Fern Creek on Friday and 5-0 at North Hardin

    on Saturday.

    SCHS 12, CENTRAL 0:Freshman Kyler Dugle struck out 12 and

    yielded one hit as the Rockets routed the visiting Yellowjackets (1-4) in

    five innings.

  • Titans baseball loses first game...

    The Collins baseball team received its first setback of the season, falling, 4-3, to Henry Clay last Thursday, but it rebounded with decisive, 4-inning victories – grounding Grant County, 13-3, Friday and walloping Waggener, 13-0, on Saturday.

    HENRY CLAY 4, COLLINS 3:The visiting Blue Devils (3-2 after the victory) – who only had two hits in the game – took the early lead with a 3-run second inning, then scored once in the top of the seventh to edge the Titans on Thursday.

  • Rockets, Titans do well in rain-...

    The Shelby County and Collins track and field teams had solid showings at Oldham County’s Kickoff Classic, which was ended early because of inclement weather this past Friday night.

    On the boys’ side, the Rockets won one event, added four seconds, two fourth-place finishes and had 10 Top 10s overall. Meanwhile the Titans had one second, four thirds, one fifth and seven Top 10 finishes altogether.