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The annual East-West middle school football game will have a new name and feature a new traveling trophy when the two teams meet Tuesday night.
The George Cottrell Classic, named for the longtime Shelby County High School track and football coach who passed away in 2012 after battling ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, a.k.a. Lou Gehrig’s disease), will take place at 6 p.m. at Collins High School. It will also be the Battle for the Saddle – since Shelbyville is known as the “American Saddlebred Capital of the World.”The winner of the game will receive a saddle, the rivalry’s new traveling trophy.
There will be t-shirts sold at the game with the proceeds from their sales going to the George Cottrell Memorial Scholarship
Collins receives grant for boys’ lacrosse
Collins has received a $5,000 grant to purchase equipment for a new boys’ lacrosse team. The school has fielded a girls’ lacrosse team each of the last two springs.
Pace seeking SCHS volleyball alums for match
Shelby County volleyball coach Felicia Pace is organizing an alumni match for players who suited up fir the Rockets from 2002 to 2012. Any alumni interested in playing should contact Pace at Felicia.firstname.lastname@example.org by Oct. 11.