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Today's News

  • Rockets drop opener in Memphis

    Although Shelby County baseball dropped its opening contest in Memphis, Rockets head coach Devin Hicks says he was pleased with what he saw from his team.

    After all, its not every day an opponent has two University of Memphis signees and another committed to Vanderbilt University, but that’s what SCHS ran into on Tuesday night in its 10-6 loss to Arlington, Tenn.

  • Rockets compete at North Oldham meet

    The Shelby County track and field team continued its quest for a state championship on Saturday in Goshen as a part of the North Oldham invitational meet.

    As a whole, the Rockets competed well, as the girls finished in the fifth-place slot, while the boys’ team took seventh at the competition.

  • VAN STOCKUM: 30 Years in the Marines: The Rest of the Story (1942-1967), Part 23: Duty with the troops – an infantry officer’s goal

    In the summer of 1958, upon completion of my instruction at the Canadian National Defence College in Kingston, Ontario, I took my family to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, where I reported for duty to the Major General Commanding the 2nd Marine Division.

    At that time, the division consisted of three infantry regiments, an artillery battalion, and other supporting units, trained to spearhead amphibious landings. It had a strength of about 18,000 officers and men.

  • Titans close tourney slate with win

    Needing all seven innings to overcome West Jessamine in its final game of the Historic Dodgertown tournament in Vero Beach, Fla., Collins closed its spring break slate with a 14-13 comeback on Monday afternoon.

    The Titans (2-6) recaptured the lead for good in the top of the seventh, after trailing 12-11 to West Jessamine (2-3).

    Shortstop Drew Goodlett came up big for Collins at the plate with two runners on, roping a shot to centerfield and plating a pair of runs to put his team ahead for good, 13-12.

  • Rockets win four at Cal Ripken tournament

    Shelby County softball officially kicked off its season with a strong start at the Cal Ripken Experience tournament last week in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

    The Rockets (4-1) opened the season with four wins and a loss, defeating teams from Ohio, Illinois and Pennsylvania at the event.

    “I really like the perseverance we showed at the tournament,” Rockets coach Kelly Cable said. “We got down in a couple of the games, but we never quit. I was happy with the way we played overall.”

    Shelby County 9, Corry, (Penn.) 6

  • Shelbyville’s Bailey hauls in home run ball

    Lifelong Cincinnati Reds fan and Shelbyville-native Tony Bailey couldn’t believe it.

    With one crack of the bat, left-fielder Adam Eaton of the Washington Nationals had bashed one of his five hits on the day on Saturday, this time a solo home run right to Bailey, awaiting his first-ever home run ball in the top of the seventh inning.

    The 12-year old Shelbyville native was in perfect position in the centerfield stands, as Eaton’s dinger dropped right into Bailey’s outstretched glove.

  • Shelby County hosts second meet

    The Shelby County track and field team hosted its second all-comers meet in as many weeks on Tuesday night, with the Rockets and Collins High School each turning in stout performances at the event.

    In the girls competition, SCHS captured first-place with a total of 136 points, while the Titans team earned a seventh-place finish with 34.

    Shelby once again relied on its volume of competitors in the home meet, with athletes like Jenna Board and Anna Kiser leading the way.

  • Collins splits opening tourney slate

    Collins rebounded from a tough game one with an offensive explosion on Thursday morning, defeating Hawken, Ohio in a 16-5 run-ruled game that ended after just five innings.

    As a team, the Titans (1-2) earned 17 hits in the game while finding a way to rebound after a rocky start in the first two innings.

    “We hit all our goals both offensively and defensively,” Titans coach Mike Hammond said. “Robert [Sproul] had a bunch of hits for us and finished a double short of the cycle. Overall, it was a much better game for us.”

  • Rockets rally to pick up first win

    Having gone nearly 12 full innings without deciding a winner, the Tuesday night contest between Shelby County baseball and a visiting Lake Zurich, Ill. team seemingly would not end.

    Luckily for the Rockets, first baseman Hunter Housley was up to the task at hand.

    With shortstop Caleb Collins waiting on second base in a 7-7 tie game, Housley took the first two pitches of the at-bat before roping a ball to left field and scoring his teammate, earning SCHS its first win of the season in a walk-off 8-7 victory.

  • Riner aquires interest in dealer supply company

    A Shelbyville business owner has now expanded his market in a related, but different, area in Fayette County.
    Shelby Riner, owner of Shelby County Automotive, Inc., who also owns a group of NAPPA stores, said he has purchased certain assets of Dealer Supply of Lexington, Inc. The acquisition, which took place March 1, involves selling advertising supplies as well as business forms and cleaning supplies, to new and used car dealers in various locations including Shelby, Riner said.