Today's Sports

  • ‘Ketchup’ spices up Titans’...

    Lindsey Ketcham (a.k.a. "Ketchup") & Co. had the Shelby County softball team playing catch-up most of Monday evening.

    Ketcham, the recently anointed lead-off hitter for Collins, reached base in all four of her at-bats, knocked in two runs and scored twice – including the game-ending run on Bailey Rankin's double in the bottom of the fifth inning ­­– in the host Titans’ 12-2 triumph over the crosstown-rival Rockets.

    Ketcham, a sophomore right fielder, helped key Collins' 6-run first inning.

  • Cervantes pitches, bats Titans...

    The Collins baseball team registered one of the biggest victories of its brief history this past Thursday night.

    The host Titans topped 20th-ranked Trinity, 4-3, on Chris Cervantes’ base hit in the bottom of the seventh inning for their ninth consecutive victory. 

    “That was probably one of the best wins for our team,” Collins Coach Roy Bailey said. “Any time you beat Trinity in anything I feel like you’ve accomplished something.”

  • Brown makes late charge for...

    Shelbyville’s Brandon Brown did it again, and this time in very dramatic fashion.

    Brown, who won a National Golf Association Pro Golf Tour-best four times last year, picked up his first victory of this season Sunday.

    Brown, who started the final round of the Mountain Lakes Classic in Seneca, S.C. seven shots off the lead, fired a 7-under-par 64 to force a playoff with 54-hole leader Nick Rousey. Brown then beat Rousey on the third extra hole to take home the first-place check for $22,250 in the Tour’s seventh event of the season.

  • Creque to receive honor

    Alice Creque, an athletic trainer for the Collins and Shelby County high school sports teams, will be honored for her service next week.

  • Rockets battle, but fall to...

    The Shelby County softball team made sure its rematch against Anderson County wasn’t a repeat.

    The Rockets, who lost 12-1 to the Bearcats in Lawrenceburg on March 27, hung with Anderson for the first four innings Tuesday before the Bearcats scored nine runs in a row. Shelby County made a late rally, but it fell short as Anderson won the match-up of 30th District foes 12-6 at the Shelby County Athletic Complex.

  • Collins baseball beats reigning...

    The Collins baseball team won its eighth-straight game, beating defending 8th Region champion North Oldham 5-2 Tuesday in Goshen.

    The Titans (15-3) tallied one run in the third, three in the fifth and one in the sixth to beat the Mustangs (7-4), who scored two runs in the fifth.

  • A not-so-minor Miracle

    Being in front of 2,000 people laughing at you in your underwear is a nightmare for most people.

    For Eric Miracle it was just another night of work on a rainy January evening earlier this year. Miracle, a teacher at Clear Creek Elementary School, was running around Bellarmine University’s Knights Hall in heart-adorned boxer shorts during a timeout of a Knights’ men’s basketball game as part of a ZOOperstars skit.

  • International play boosts Hicks...

    MANNHEIM, Germany – Darryl Hicks did not lack confidence in his game, but he said his experience of representing the United States at the prestigious Albert Schweitzer Tournament helped him gain more faith in his abilities and taught him he still can play tougher.

    Hicks, a Shelbyville resident and junior star at Trinity High School, was named to the U.S. team for this biennial world-wide tournament in Mannheim, Germany, where the Americans slumped to a seventh-place finish last week.

  • Denouncing the announcements

    These college announcements are getting ridiculous.

    Last Wednesday night’s televised decisions of highly coveted high school boys’ basketball players Shabazz Muhammad and Nerlens Noel just reinforced that to me.

    The ESPNU production that was the commitments of Muhammad to UCLA and Noel to the University of Kentucky wasn’t quite as bad as the LeBron James’ “Decision” show on ESPN back in July of 2010, but it wasn’t far off.

  • SCHS softball falls to Gallatin...

    The Shelby County softball team fell to visiting Gallatin County 7-1 on Monday afternoon in its first game in nearly two weeks.

    The Rockets (3-9), whose previous game was a 4-2 victory over Spencer County on April 3, had as many errors (five) as hits in the loss.

    The Wildcats tallied two runs in the third inning, three in the fourth and two in the seventh.

    Shelby scored its lone run in the bottom of the third when Abby Wills reached base on a fielder’s choice, then scored on Hayley Powell’s triple.