Today's Sports

  • Post 37 rains runs

    When it rains, it pours. Just ask the Lexington American Legion baseball team.

    Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 rained all over visiting Man-O-War Post 8 16-0 Tuesday night in a game that featured two lightning delays and one rain delay on Bobby Stratton Field at Clear Creek Park to improve to 8-0 on the season.  

    “Our pitchers threw the ball real well and we continued to hit it pretty well,” long-time Post 37 Manager Jim Wiley said.

  • Thomas will be golfing in Memphis

    Shelby County rising senior, and standout girls’ golfer, Madison Thomas has committed to the University of Memphis.

    “The coach [Beth Harrelson] is a very strong Christian, and I just fell in love with [the] campus,” Thomas said. “I knew once I got to campus that it was the place for me.”

    Thomas has earned all-state honors the past two seasons, finishing fourth overall last fall and tying for 10th her sophomore year for the Rockets, who finished fourth as a team last year and fifth in 2012.

  • Wiley falls in State Am...

    Shelbyville’s Candice Wiley lost in the quarterfinals of the 2014 Women’s Kentucky State Amateur golf tournament on Thursday.

    Frankfort’s Abby Smith defeated Wiley 2 and 1 at Lakeside Golf Course in Lexington. Smith, a rising senior on the Xavier University women’s team, edged Wiley, the former high school state champion and Shelby County and University of Louisville graduate, who was shooting 2-under-par when she was beaten.

  • Brown earns exemption for Web....

    Brandon Brown couldn’t keep up his sizzling start and capture his second straight NGA Pro Tour event this past weekend. But he didn’t leave North Carolina empty-handed. 

  • Clear Creek gets first win

    The Shelbyville Country Club remained unbeaten, while Clear Creek Golf Center picked up its first victory of the season in the PGA Junior League’s third event of the season Saturday at the Shelbyville Country Club.

    Shelbyville CC topped Weissinger Hills No. 1 5.5 flags to 3.5 while Clear Creek outlasted Weissinger Hills No. 2 7-5 in head-to-head matches.

  • Wiley wins first match at women’...

    Shelbyville’s Candice Wiley won her first match in the 88th Women’s Kentucky State Amateur golf tournament Tuesday.  

    Wiley, the former Kentucky high school state champion and Shelby County High School and University of Louisville graduate, defeated McKinzie Price 4-and-3 in the Round of 32 at Lakeside Golf Course in Lexington. She’ll play Leah Rose Judd at 11:20 a.m. this morning in the Round of 16.

    In Monday’s qualifying round Wiley tied for the third lowest score, shooting a 2-under-par 71.


  • Crabtree goes into Kentucky Hall

    Charles “Redd” Crabtree made history Wednesday night.
    The long-time, and very-decorated, rider, trainer, breeder, teacher and judge of American Saddlebred Horses from Simpsonville became the first show-horse trainer to be inducted into the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame.
    Crabtree was formally inducted into the KAHF during a dinner and ceremony at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Louisville.

  • Post 37 continues on tear

    The Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team continued its hot start to the season.
    Shelbyville slammed a pair of opponents Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Post 37 downed host Danville, 11-1, then mauled Madison (Ind.), 12-2, at Clear Creek Park to improve to 7-0.  
    “So far we’re playing well, and I’m pleased with that,” long-time Shelbyville Manager Jim Wiley said. “We’ve got a couple or three guys not hitting it like they want to, but they’ll come around.”

  • Brown off to sizzling start

    Brandon Brown picked right back up where he left off.
    The Shelbyville professional golfer shot a sizzling 5-under-par 67 to take a one-shot lead in the first round of the NGA Pro Tour’s Cutter Creek Classic at Cutter Creek Golf Club in Snow Hill, N.C., and this coming off his first win of the season.  
    Brown, who went wire-to-wire to win the Milton Martin Honda Classic, which finished up June 8 in Gainesville, Ga., shot a 2-under 34 on the front nine and a 3-under 33 on the back.  

  • 5 Questions with...Ethan Russell...

    Ethan Russell and Phillip Burkhardt recently graduated as valedictorians at Shelby County and Collins high schools, respectively, and both were also standout athletes for their schools.
    Russell played five years of tennis and two of soccer for the Rockets. He advanced to the region tennis tournament quarterfinals in each of the last three years.