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Today's Sports

  • THE GAME is only second to what...

    This week, our so-called one percent is made up not of an economic group but of those Kentuckians who are not incorrigibly immersed in college basketball.

    Are you thinking of anything other than Saturday’s big game in New Orleans? Can you wait? Breath bated? Bets down? Pride bursting? Have family gatherings, civic events and, oh, nuptials and funerals fallen off your Super Doppler?

    To heck with Florida vs. the United States Department of Health and Human Services. This is UK vs. UofL in the NCAA semifinals.

  • Titans muff chance for region...

    The rematch of last season’s 8th Region softball final was an even match, for a while.

    But then Walton-Verona scored six consecutive runs to beat host Collins, 6-1, Monday afternoon.

    “We played good until about the fourth or fifth inning, then we had some errors – that’s been our nemesis all year,” Collins Coach Jim Axline said.

  • Few hits are big hits, but good...

    Shelby County scratched out only two hits against visiting Garrard County this past Thursday afternoon, but the Rockets still managed to beat the Golden Lions, 6-2, at the Shelby County Athletic Complex.

    “I thought we did a great job of situational hitting,” Shelby County Coach Bart “Rudy” Roettger said. “With only two hits we did a great job of being aggressive on the bases, moving base runners, getting runners in when they were in scoring position and getting bunts down when the situation called for it.

  • Refocused Cervantes fans 14...

    Last season Chris Cervantes didn’t live up to his own lofty goals.

    So far this season Cervantes, a senior right-hander at Collins High School, has exceeded his expectations, and then some, for the Titans’ baseball team. 

    Monday he struck out 14 and gave up only two hits and one unearned run to lead Collins to a 7-1 victory over visiting Whitefield Academy.

  • Titans pound Henry to run record...

    Collins’ baseball team continued its perfect start (3-0) by walloping Henry County (1-1), 12-4, in New Castle on Thursday.

    Nate Clifton, Logan Bailey and Brandon Roberts tallied two hits apiece and Bailey, Roberts and Jalen Spalding had two RBIs each for Collins, which pounded out 13 hits.

  • Upcoming sports schedule: March...

    Tuesday, March 27

    5 p.m.: High school boys’ & girls’ tennis, Spencer County at Shelby County.
    5 p.m.: High school track & field, CHS & SCHS in SCHS All-Comers meet.
    6 p.m.: Softball, Shelby at Anderson County.
    6 p.m.: Softball, Collins at Southern.
    6 p.m.: Baseball, Boyle County at Collins.
    6:30 p.m.: Baseball, Henry Clay at Shelby County.

    Wednesday, March 28

  • SCHS rifle team in national event

    The Shelby County High School rifle team began defending its 2012 JROTC National Air Rifle Championship on Thursday. The competition lasts through Saturday, in Anniston, Ala.

    Senior Connor Davis, who finished first overall in the competition last year, is defending his individual title as well.

    Taylor Lay signs with Lindsey Wilson

  • No track, no field, no problems

    The Collins track & field teams have neither a track nor a field on which to practice or compete, but that shouldn’t stop the Titans from having a successful second season.

    Collins should be one of the better teams in Class AA, especially on the girls’ side, where senior Caterina Karas is the defending state champion in two events.

  • SOFTBALL: Rockets, Titans lose...

    The Shelby County softball team suffered its second narrow defeat of the young season as host Manual topped the Rockets, 5-3, Wednesday in Louisville.

    Shelby (0-2), which lost its season-opener, 6-5, at North Oldham on Monday, fell behind the Crimsons (1-1) early when Manual plated one run in the bottom of the first.

  • Rockets get off and running –...

    The Shelby County track and field teams began their outdoor seasons Tuesday.

    The Rockets’ boys’ team finished seventh and their girls’ squad 15th in their All-Comers meet at Robert Doyle Stadium.

     

    Boys 8th out of 15

    The Rockets won one event on the track, and they scored ample points in the field events on their way to tallying 50.5 points to finish seventh among 18 teams. Fort Knox, which finished fifth in Class A at last year’s state championships, won the meet with 86 points.