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Today's Sports

  • Moore signs MLB contract with...

    Former Shelby County High School and recent Murray State University graduate Kipp Moore will have the chance to live out his dream of playing Major League Baseball following his signing with the Philadelphia Phillies on June 19.

    Moore signed with the organization after becoming a free agent following the conclusion of the 2017 MLB Draft.

  • Stingrays dismantle Persimmon...

    The Shelbyville Stingrays swim team continued its march to a third consecutive Summer Fun League title with a domination of Persimmon Ridge’s swim club on Monday night.

    The event saw Shelby use its numbers to blowout its opponent, 379-146.

    “This was our last regular season home meet, and I thought we raced well,” Stingrays coach Tom Coons said. “I still believe we can be more diligent with our starts and turns, but we’ll work on that when we face Cooper Farms on Thursday.”

  • Post 37 wins 3 straight over week

    The Shelbyville American Legion baseball team turned in its first perfect week of the summer season, going a perfect 3-0 against a pair of Indiana teams from Madison and Rockport, as well as Kentucky tournament host Lyon County over the course of last week.

    Post 37 coach Matt Buresh was most pleased with what he saw from his depth, with three starters missing due to vacations.

  • 3 Rockets compete in track...

    Shelby County’s track and field team stepped into the national spotlight, as three-time state champion Kyrien Stone competed at New Balance Outdoor Nationals along with SCHS sophomores-to-be Treyvon Beasley and William Davis over the weekend.

    The event, hosted by North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro, N.C., saw Stone take part in the top-two rounds of the triple jump, eventually taking 11th place in the championship heat with a final distance of 48-feet.

  • Shelby Stingrays swim season...

    The Shelbyville Stingrays swim team will look to defend its 2016 Summer Fun League title this year, once again behind coach Tom Coons’ guidance.

    The Stingrays boast an enormous roster with more than 150 swimmers, and that depth allowed the team to capture its second consecutive league title last summer. This year Shelbyville will look to make it a three-peat.

    To capture its third title in as many years, the Stingrays will need top-notch performances from its best swimmers, as only the top-three of each event are scored.

  • Blanton named SCHS girls’ coach

    After years of holding a variety of coaching spots in both boys and girls’ high school basketball, new Shelby County head coach Bruce Blanton is looking forward to taking over the Rockets’ program for the 2017-18 season.

    Blanton was officially hired as the new coach on Friday morning, per athletic director Charlotte Marshall.

    Blanton spent the 2016-17 season on the sidelines for the Rockets under former head coach Jason Holland.

  • Collins embracing pace this...

    Coming off of the most successful season in program history and its first ever win at the KHSAA State Basketball Tournament, the Collins boys’ basketball team has retooled its strategy over the summer from last year.

    With the loss of lengthy forwards Charlie Cochran and Dominique Turner to graduation, the Titans will turn to a guard-heavy line up with the returns of Nick Fort, Jacob Feltner, Dayvion McKnight and Marcellus Vail.

    The team hopes the move to a four-guard starting lineup will pay dividends once the season starts this fall.

  • Rockets using size in summer...

    This summer, the Shelby County boys’ basketball team is looking to improve its technique to go along with its increased size from last season.

    With three players six-foot-three-inches or taller, the Rockets want to be more physical in the paint and on the boards than it was in the 2016-17 season.

    The team closed its summer campaign by hosting one leg of a tournament over the weekend with Collins High School.

  • Wiley claims first golf title of...

    Shelby County’s Faith Wiley is staying active over the months leading up to the high school season, and she locked up her first title of the summer with a first place finish in the Kentucky Junior Golf Foundation Classic over the weekend.

    The event, hosted at Quail Chase Golf Club in Louisville, saw Wiley edge out fellow Shelbyville native and Collins’ athlete Rylee Suttor for the girls’ championship.

    Wiley posted a final score of 175 after the two rounds of competition, winning by just one stroke over Suttor.

  • Post 37 splits weekend twinbill...

    In its first weekend tournament of the season, the Shelbyville American Legion team experienced some mixed results in a doubleheader against Indiana’s Evansville-Pate Post 265.

    Post 37 took the first game from Evansville by a 6-2 margin, but fell in game two of the series in a 6-4 loss.

    “Overall I thought we played pretty well this weekend,” Post 37 coach Matt Buresh said. “We made a few mistakes, and we need to play some cleaner games and do the little things that make the difference.”