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Sports briefs: June 23, 2010

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By Laura Clark

 Shelby County High School pitcher/first baseman Eric Standafer was named to the Second Team All-State by the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association.

That headlines some postseason accomplishments for him and some of his teammates.   Standafer also was named to will play on the West All-Star Team in the East-West All Star Game today  at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m at the University of Louisville. He will play for the West team, which will be coached by Anderson County’s L.W. Barnes. Tyler Tipton, a shortstop, made the Junior West All-Star Team thta played Tuesday. The Sophomore Showcase also was Tuesday, and Brandon Roberts was chosen to play.   Collins baseball  is under way Collins High School’s summer team begins its season Thursday at Scott County. Although not officially a school team, new coach Roy Bailey said the team consists of only Collins players. The team practices at Clear Creek Park and will play most of its games on the road, traveling to tournaments in Lexington, Louisville and Northern Kentucky through the beginning of August. During the KHSAA dead period of June 25-July 9, Bailey will not be allowed to coach the team, and one of his assistants will take on the head coach role.   Jaguars compete in AAU tournament The Louisville Jaguars, an Under-12 girls AAU basketball team, competed in the national tournament last weekend in Mason, Ohio. The team finished ninth out of 28 teams and has a season record of 44-3. Shelby County’s Sarah Parr and Myah Pace play for the Jaguars. The tournament began with 4-team pool play. The Jaguars won their pool against the Ohio Shooters, 37-31, The Breakers (West Virginia), 23-21, and Team Purpose (West Virginia), 44-18. “They weren’t easy games,” Jaguars Coach Pat Kiesel said, “but we won without a doubt.” In the round of 16, the Jaguars defeated a Dayton team, 35-29, in overtime. “They hunkered down and did what they had to do,” Kiesel said. “They made their free throws. They made their layups. They blocked people out.” In the next round, the Jaguars lost, 48-44, to the West Pennsylvania Wildcats. “They beat us on the boards early in the game,” he said. “It was a very, very good game.” The team took the loss hard because it was the first of the season against a team in their age group, Kiesel said. In addition to being very skilled basketball players, he said his team was applauded by another coach for their closeness off the court. “He noticed that our girls weren’t segmented. He was really impressed by how well they got along with his team the last night,” Kiesel said. “These girls just feed off each  other.”   Shelby students honored at  Bellarmine Bellarmine University has named 224 student-athletes to the President’s Honor Roll for the 2009-10 academic year. The President’s Honor Roll recognizes student-athletes who achieved a 3.3 cumulative grade point average while competing in intercollegiate athletics. The following local students received honors: Hannah Merchant of Bagdad, a freshman undecided major and member of the dance team team. Jerred McCarty of Shelbyville, a junior Biology major and member of the golf team. Nikki Hershey of Simpsonville, a sophomore Exercise Science major and member of the cheerleading team. Lindsey Willett of Simpsonville, a freshman Nursing major and member of the dance team.   Junior golfers compete in Louisville The Kentucky Junior Golf Foundation continued the Musselman-Dunne Golf Tour at Shawnee Golf Course June 17-18. In the boys 16-18 division, Shelbyville’s Josh Griffin finished third with a 9-over-par 149. Joshua Kuhn was 14th with a 35-over-par 175. In the boys 12-13 division, Brandon Sanner was second with an 18-over-par 158. In the girls 14-15 division, Jordan Webb was second with a 13-over-par 153 and Madison Thomas was third with an 18-over-par 158. In the Pepsi Junior Golf Tour at Seneca Golf Course June 18, Matthew Feltner tied for 19th place in the boys 13-14 division. In the boys 15-16 division, Jared Redmon was ninth and Turner Mayton tied for 12th. In the boys six hole division, Camden Smith tied for 13th.   Shelby Sharks compete in E-town event The Sharks had 109 out of 183 lifetime bests and 18 new swims. “We had 0 individual DQ’s. This is the first in my coaching career for a regular season meet. Nice job everyone,” Coach Jeremiah Heath said. There were four team records broken:John Hoskins, 10, broke his own records in the 100 and 50 fly with times of 1:39.40 and 35.71. Allie Rassenfoss, 10, broke her own record in the 100 breaststroke (1:39.90) and broke Collin Kessinger’s record of 46.25 in the 50 breast with a time of 45.49. The Sharks had 20 new state qualifying times: John Hoskins (9-10) 200 free 2:45.18 and 50 free 37.45; Maddie Hoskins (13-14) 100 breast 1:31.62, 200 IM 2:45.67 and 200 fly 2:49.98; Collin Kessinger (Open) 200 free 2:21.95; Logan Kessinger (9-10) 100 fly 1:45.84, 50 breast 48.72, 100 back 1:37.79, 50 fly 43.77 and 100 free 1:25.93; Haley Miller (Open) 100 fly 1:13.36; Paulo Ribenboim (11-12) 50 back 39.50 and 50 fly 37.78; Sam Ruble (13-14) 1500 free 19:36.02 and 200 fly (Open) 2:33.01; CJ Skinner (Open) 1500 free 19:00.79; and Emma Skinner (11-12) 50 back 35.81, 50 breast 41.03 and 100 free 1:10.45.