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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Beauty and fashions

    Her eyes wide with wonder, one year-old Addie Parisek gave serious attention to her matching pink pacifier as she regarded the large crowd watching her as she strutted her stuff as the youngest model in the 2018 Spring Fashion Show Thursday.
    Sheila Fawbush, extension agent for families and consumer science, smiled as she glanced around the large room at the Shelby County Extension Office during the show’s intermission, packed with nearly 100 people.
    “We were really pleased with the turnout, considering the snow yesterday,” she said.

  • Vernon Hills shuts out Shelby County

    A lack of timely hits and one bad inning on defense led to Shelby County baseball taking a shutout loss at the hands of a Illinois-based Vernon Hills team on Monday night.

    As a group, the Rockets (0-3) wasn’t able to string together quality at-bats throughout the game, with SCHS third baseman Blake Palmer coming away with all three of the teams hits in the 5-0 loss.

  • Oldham County defeats Titans in shootout

    In a game that boasted a combined 21 runs and 17 hits, it was Oldham County that came away with the narrow one-run victory over visiting Collins on Monday night.

    The Titans (0-1) competed well with a Colonels team ranked No. 24 in the state in Prep Baseball Report’s preseason rankings, falling by an 11-10 margin.

  • Rockets show strong at home meet

    The Shelby County track team flexed its track and field muscles in a home meet on Thursday afternoon, as the boys finished first in the team standings while the girls slotted in second-place.

    Collins was also able to show off its collection of talent at the meet, with the boys’ team taking fourth while the girls finished in eighth-place.

    The Rocket boys’ team ended its meet with 156 points as a unit, and 64 ahead of second-place Western Hills at the competition.