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Today's Sports

  • New coach SCHS girls’ coach will...

    Shelby County High School will announce its new girls’ basketball coach at 5 p.m. today.
    The new coach will replace Mike Sowers, who resigned last week to take an assistant principal position at Western Hills High School.
    The Rockets, who went 18-10 last season, should be one of the top teams in the 8th Region this coming winter.

    YOUTH BASEBALL: Shelby County 10-year-olds win State opener

  • 2 SCHS coaches step down

    Two Shelby County High School coaches resigned their posts this week.

    Baseball coach Bart “Rudy” Roettger tendered his resignation Tuesday and girls’ basketball coach Mike Sowers followed suit Wednesday.

    Roettger, who will remain as a teacher at SCHS, cited a need to “recharge his batteries” as the reason for his decision, while Sowers is leaving for an administrative position at Western Hills High School.

  • Babe Ruth squad hits tourney...

    The Shelby County 13-year-old Babe Ruth all-star baseball team will be playing for a state title beginning next week, but it will also be playing for Donnie Mills.

    Mills, who was going to coach the squad, died suddenly June 22 at age 48. His youngest son, Tannor, is a member of the team.

  • Post 37 continues to roll over...

    The Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team made it four in a row Tuesday night.
    Visiting Post 37 flogged Floyds Knobs (Ind.) 9-1 at Floyd Central (Ind.) High School for its fourth consecutive victory since suffering its first loss last week.

    A pair of pitchers limited Post 42 to one run while Shelbyville pounded out 12 hits – including seven for extra bases - in the win.

  • Shelby team preps for state...

    The Shelby County Cal Ripken 10-year-old all-star baseball team will try to carry its recent momentum into the State Tournament.

    Fresh off victories in a tournament in Lawrenceburg, then the District 2 Tournament last week, the Shelby County squad begins play in the 10-team East Kentucky State Tournament on Monday. Shelby will play District 6 champ Jackson County at 6 p.m. at Veterans Park in Lexington.

    The 10-year-old team boasts both hitting and pitching.

    “We have a variety of everything,” Coach Mike Birchfield said.

  • Experience leads team into state...

    An experienced Shelby County 15-year-old Babe Ruth all-star baseball team will find out what it’s made of early in the East Kentucky State Tournament, which begins next week.

    Shelby County takes on Somerset/Pulaski, which won the 14-year-old state tourney last year, at 8 p.m. Tuesday night at Southwestern High School.

    “Drawing the defending state champion the first game doesn’t allow for you to take a breath when you get there because you have to strap it on real quick,” Coach Mitchell Tinsley said.  

  • Brown takes shot in Web.com event

    Shelbyville professional golfer Brandon Brown might only be four tournaments into his 2014 season and about eight months removed from eye surgery, but don’t believe for a minute that he will use that as an excuse for his play.
    Of course, it’s hard to use any excuses when you’ve had four Top 5 finishes, including one win, in four tourneys.
    The quick and impressive start has been a pleasant surprise for Brown.

  • Shelbyville suffers first loss

    The Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team suffered its first loss of the season, but quickly bounced back with a trio of victories over the weekend.
    Metcalfe Post 65 downed host Shelbyville 4-3 this past Thursday at Clear Creek Park. But Post 37 rebounded with three victories in Southern Indiana on Saturday and Sunday, sweeping a doubleheader against Evansville (Ind.), 12-0 and 11-1, Saturday, then beating host Rockport (Ind.) 7-5 Sunday.

  • Bohannon grabs mini-tour win

    Shelbyville native and professional golfer Derrick Bohannon birdied the final hole to win his 25th GOLFslinger.com Tour event Monday in Jupiter, Fla.
    Bohannon carded six birdies and two bogeys on his way to a 4-under-par 68 – one shot ahead of four others - at Jupiter Country Club on his way to victory in the Tour’s first event after its summer break. It was Bohannon’s first victory on the mini tour since last August.

  • Shelby County takes district...

    The Shelby County Cal Ripken 10-year-old all-star baseball team won the decisive third game Wednesday night to capture the District 2 Tournament title in Georgetown.
    Shelby County won the first game Tuesday night, 15-9, before host Scott County captured the second game, 15-5, to send the tourney to a winner-take-championship, which Shelby County won 12-8 at Suffoletta Park.
    Shelby advances to the State Tournament, which will begin the week of July 14 in Lexington.

    Shelby County 15, Scott County 9