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Today's Sports

  • Post 37 eyes 7th state title

    Fresh off a near-perfect regular season the Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team now has its sights set on a seventh state championship.

    Post 37 will host the eight-team, double-elimination American Legion State Tournament, which begins Monday at two local sites – Collins High School and Clear Creek Park.

  • From catching baseball to bass

    When he was at Shelby County High School if John Hunter had a few minutes to kill before baseball practice he’d head home.

    But not for a quick power nap or snack. Instead, Hunter would grab his rod and reel.

    “Before baseball practice I’d go to the pond near home and get thirty minutes in,” Hunter recently recalled. “I always did like it [fishing].”

  • 9-year-old all-stars stay alive...

    The Shelby County 9-year-old Cal Ripken all-star baseball team bounced back from a loss in its first game of the East Kentucky State Tournament with a victory in its second before its third game was suspended.

  • Thomas misses U.S. Girls’ Junior...

    Shelbyville’s Madison Thomas missed the cut by one shot in the U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship in Flagstaff, Ariz.

    Thomas, a rising senior at Shelby County High School, carded a two-round total of 7-over-par 151 (76-75) Monday and Tuesday on the Meadow Course at Forest Highlands Golf Club. The top 64 golfers qualified for the match play round of the tournament, which began Wednesday.

    Angel Yin of Arcadia, Calif. led after the first two rounds with a 13-under 131 (66-65) and was the top seed in tourney play.

     

  • Shelby girls help win World...

    Four Shelby County girls played on a softball team that won a World Series last weekend.

    Hannah Webb, Allyson Long, Elizabeth Ivers and Carson Murray helped the Louisville Stunners 2000, a 13 & under team, to the USSSA East Region World Series title in Maumee, Ohio.

  • Post 37 caps off ‘best’ regular...

    The Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team closed out its “best” regular season with three more consecutive victories – running its winning streak to 12 in a row.
    Post 37 beat host Metcalfe County, 7-2, last Thursday – avenging its lone loss – then topped visiting Evansville (Ind.) 8-5 Saturday and Floyds Knobs (Ind.), 10-2, Sunday at Clear Creek Park to finish its regular season with a 25-1 record.

  • Lexington knocks Shelby 13'...

    The Shelby County 13-year-old Babe Ruth all-star baseball team won its first two games of the East Kentucky State Tournament, but lost its next two to be knocked out of the tourney.   

  • Shelby 10's rally, but can’...

    The Shelby County 10-year-old Cal Ripken all-star baseball team lost its second game of the East Kentucky State Tournament, but rebounded with back-to-back victories before it was eliminated.

    After losing to South Lexington last Wednesday, Shelby bounced back by beating Boone County 9-0 Thursday and Johnson County 8-5 Saturday morning before Northern eliminated it 11-1 Saturday night at Veterans Park in Lexington.

     

    Shelby County 9, Boone County 0

  • South Lexington drops Shelby 11...

    The Shelby County 11-year-old Cal Ripken all-star baseball team lost its first game of the East Kentucky Major 60 State Tournament on Monday.

    South Lexington topped Shelby 19-2 in four innings at Easy Walker Park in Mount Sterling.

    South Lexington pounded out 19 hits – including four home runs - and plated six runs in the first inning, four in the second and nine in the fourth to end the game early while a pair of pitchers held Shelby County to three hits.

  • Thomas shoots 7-over in 1st 2...

    Shelbyville’s Madison Thomas shot a 7-over-par 151 in the first two rounds of the U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship golf tournament in Flagstaff, Ariz.