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Today's Sports

  • Former Collins baseball players...

    As the collegiate baseball season winds to a close, three former baseball players from Collins High School have helped lead their respective teams to success this season.

    Buddy Johnson, Zac Wiley and Austin Perry each helped earn their teams postseason success this season, with all three excelling in their areas of the sport.

    Buddy Johnson

  • Overton named Asbury coach

    Former Shelby County soccer player Elyse Overton (formerly Cottrell) is getting back into the sport full-time after being named Asbury University’s women’s soccer coach.

  • Kendall shows versatility at...

    With Shelbyville showcasing its ability as a hotbed for state champions in track and field over the past few years, its almost unsurprising to see that athletes getting their start at the youngest levels of competition are already making waves state-wide.

    However, the area that Painted Stone Elementary student and Shelbyville-native Emma Kendall stands out in most is her versatility as a track athlete at such a young age.

  • Looking back on the sports season

    As the 2017-18 school year and the sports seasons with it came to an end last week, it got me thinking back on some of the top moments from both the Collins and Shelby County’s accomplishments during that time.

    Here are my top-five moments from this past season, in chronological order:

    Collins football in state semis

  • Collins falls to Oldham in...

    Just when it seemed as if Collins was in control of its 8th Region championship game against Oldham County on Wednesday night, the momentum rapidly shifted to the Colonels’ side of the ball, coming on one at-bat.

    Leading 2-0 with one out, Collins’ Cassie Rannells pulled a shot down the line, but Oldham’s third baseman pulled in the hot shot and doubled off the base runner at third to end the inning.

    The Colonels would ride that momentum from the field and add two runs in each of the fourth and fifth frames to take the lead.

  • North Oldham eliminates Rockets

    A big first inning set the stage for North Oldham’s eventual 12-4 victory over Shelby County in the semifinal round of the 8th Region Tournament on Tuesday.

    After jumping out to a 4-0 lead in the top of the first, the Mustangs found a way to outscore SCHS with a seven-run burst in the bottom of the inning, riding that early wave to a win over the Rockets and sending Shelby home for the season.

  • South Oldham tops Titans, 11-10

    As Collins’ first baseman Evan Payne’s double sailed over the head of South Oldham outfielder Matthew Roy on Tuesday night, it looked as if the Titans were in the driver’s seat and poised to face off with North Oldham in the 8th Region championship game.

    After all, the Titans had just broken a 9-9 tie as Payne’s shot to center scored pinch runner Drake Ballard and allowed Collins to take a one-run lead in the top of the sixth, 10-9.

  • 8th Region baseball: Rockets...

    Greg Woods/Landmark News Service

    Shelby County and Henry County turned in a classic 8th Region pitchers dual Monday in the opening round of the region tournament, but it was a wild play and a Henry County error that led to a Rockets 1-0 win.

    Shelby’s Caleb Collins remained hot on the mound, allowing just one hit an two base runners in seven innings, but Henry County’s Jaydon Berry was nearly as good. The Wildcat hurler scattered six hits over seven innings, and allowed just one unearned run.

  • 8th Region softball: Collins...

    Titans advance to second round of region tourney

    The Collins softball team needed little game time to run opponent South Oldham off the diamond in Monday’s opening contest of the 8th Region tournament, using a huge second frame to pick up a win in just five innings of work.

    The Titans completely outclassed the Dragons from the outset, racking up 12 of its 14 total runs in the second inning and moving on to face Walton-Verona in the region tourney semifinals Tuesday. The results of that contest were not available by press time.

  • 8th Region baseball: Titans...

    The Titans baseball program accomplished two major feats in the opening round of the 8th Region tournament on Monday, defeating last season’s state runner-up in Simon Kenton and avenging last season’s region tournament loss to the Pioneers.

    Collins was able to open the contest on a high note, scoring all seven of its runs in the opening frame and holding off SK by a final score of 7-4.