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Today's News

  • 12-year-olds beat down Bath

    Fresh off of claiming the district championship over the weekend in Frankfort, the Shelby County 12-year-old Cal Ripken All-Star Team used solid hitting and strong defense to advance out of the first round at the State Tournament In Lexington, beating Bath County, 13-3, after four innings of play.

    Shelby started slow, allowing two runs in the first inning of play but then held Bath County to just one run during the next three innings.

  • Pitching depth key for 11s

    The Shelby County Cal Ripken League 11-Year-Old All-Star team appears to have several advantages over other 11-year-old teams.

    In most Cal Ripken games the older 12-year-olds handle the pitching, but Shelby Coach Scott Corn said he thinks pitching is his team's strength.

  • 10-year-olds roll past Spencer, 12-2

    The Shelby County 10-year-old all-stars came out hot and finished off Spencer County, 12-2, in a four-inning, run-rule-shortened game Wednesday.

    The victory put Shelby into the winners bracket final of the double-elimination district tournament at Clear Creek Park.

    Scott County beat Henry County, 11-7, in the first game.

    After Spencer County scored a run in the top of the first, Shelby came out in the bottom of the inning and took command of the game.

  • My Word: When it comes to global warming, sometimes statistics can lie

     A letter featured in The Sentinel-News (“Problems exist”, June 17) was, itself commenting on the proposed energy plan of President Barack Obama.  I generally do not agree with most of the views of the aforementioned contributor, thus, my grievances are less with that writer than with the newspaper itself.  

  • 10-year-olds finish second in district

    The Shelby County 10-year-old All-Star Baseball team nearly pulled the upset Saturday, but it fell just short in the district tournament at Clear Creek Park.

    After falling to Scott County on Thursday, Shelby had to beat Spencer County to get out of the losers' bracket and into the finals.

    Once there, the team topped Scott County, 15-10, forcing a decisive second game Saturday, but they couldn’t pull out the championship.

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  • Youngest all-stars learning on the fly

    The 9-year-old Minor League All-Star Team is always full of surprises.

    As Shelby County’s youngest squad, the team is full of first time all-stars getting used to the different play.

    This year’s coach, Ron Leaizer, said he likes what he’s seen so far.

    “I got to watch these kids all year long, and they’re a good, good group of players,” he said. “We’ve only had about eight days of practice, so we’re still learning, but they’re looking like a team now.”

  • Post 37 drills Frankfort

    After a slow start, the Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team easily dispatched of Frankfort, 11-3, Tuesday.

    Trailing, 2-1, after three innings, Shelbyville finally woke up.

    Tyler Tipton’s single scored Jordan Toby to tie the score in the fourth, and Shelby took the lead in fifth, when James Wright scored on Jared Clarkson’s single.

    “We played pretty well,” Coach Jim Wiley said. “We made a couple mistakes early, but overall I thought we did all right.”

  • We congratulate: Citizens who ensured July 4 didn't fizzle

    Lost among the sparkles and thunder of the Independence Day weekend were the unselfish contributions of citizens who made sure Shelby Countians could celebrate the right way.

    If you recall, the Parks Board had announced it would not have a fireworks show this year because it was too expensive and too lightly attended. Too many citizens watched from their patios and decks, it seems.

  • Parade, fireworks celebrate independence

     

    Diann Cook of Shelbyville said one of her favorite parts of the fireworks display at Clear Creek Park on Sunday was how the show began.