Today's Sports

  • The handsome Brewer’s Blackbird

    The Brewer’s Blackbird is considered to be the most handsome of all the blackbirds.

    My photograph shows the violet-purple near the head and the yellow eye of this male Brewer’s Blackbird. It is a rare transient and extremely rare winter visitor in Kentucky. However, it has been seen in Bourbon, Boyle, Fayette, and Mercer County, south to Wayne County, and then toward western Kentucky in Fulton County.

  • Junior PGA program draws good...

    With 36 kids participating the Shelbyville Junior PGA League is bringing golf to a whole new generation of Shelby County.

    “We’ve got kids out from as young as six to 13-years-old,” League director Derrick Griffitts said. “The program is actually more geared toward kids ages nine to 13 but we had so much interest in it with the younger ones we wanted to get them out there with a club in their hands.”

  • Post 37 scores comeback win

    Overcoming a slow start the American Legion Post 37 team scored a come-from-behind 4-3 win over Madison Post 9 Tuesday.

    “We just kind of played well enough to win,” Post 37 coach Roy Bailey said. “We didn’t do anything special, but did enough good things to win.”

    With starting pitcher Dallas Kubler struggling with his control early, Post 37 fell behind 3-0 in the first three innings as Madison scored two unearned runs.

  • Shelby boys hoops has strong...

    There were bodies on the floor, guys on the bench cheering and it was just a summer league game.

    That type of play, and reaction, has been the norm for the Shelby County High School boys’ basketball team as the Rockets completed early summer play at a tournament at St. Xavier this week.

  • Sean Pigman will coach Collins...

    Collins High School girls’ basketball fans can expect a fast-paced, push the ball on offense and aggressive defense next season when the Titans take the floor.

    The school announced Wednesday it had hired Sean Pigman as the new head coach to replace Phillip Conder. Pigman comes to Collins after spending the last eight years as an assistant coach and athletic director with the high-powered Mercer County program.

  • Shelby volleyball goes through...

    It’s always interesting to watch a “new’ coach come into any athletic program and observe how they try to bring their personal stamp to the team.

    With Shelby County volleyball coach Kristen Worthington, the move started this spring as the Rockets prepare for the upcoming fall season.

  • Locals help East teams to sweep

    Despite the abnormal up-and-down frenzy of an all-star game, each of the three local girls’ players in Saturday’s East-West basketball game utilized their normal skill set to help their East beat the West 71-69.

    Shelby County’s Justus Martin and Madison Todd and Collins’ Whitney Pullen all made significant contributions to their team’s win, in a game that pitted the top players from the Seventh/Eighth Regions against the best from the Fifth/Sixth Regions Saturday at Bellarmine University.

  • Thomas invited to play at...

    It’s been a little bit of a laid back summer for Madison Thomas, but things are about to pick up.

    Thomas, who recently graduated from Shelby County High School, won the Kentucky state high school golf title this fall has received an invitation to play in the prestigious North-South Junior Tournament at fabled Pinehurst Golf Club in North Carolina July 6-9.

    The tournament features the top 90 junior golfers in America.

  • Good times ahead with football...

    With the start of football practice just three weeks away and the season nine weeks away, the changes in the 4A district for Collins and Shelby County will be significant.

    Collins and Shelby will join North Oldham, Spencer County and Franklin County in what is the 4A equal of the old 6A “super-district” in Jefferson County that featured St. X, Trinity, Male and Manual.

  • Hunter is tour’s top ranked co-...

    Shelbyville angler John Hunter continues his ascent up the ranks of professional fishing’s FLW Tour.

    Fishing as a co-angler, Hunter secured his third top 10 finish of the season, pushing him to No. 1 on the FLW Tour’s co-angler ranking, according to his website www.JohnHunter.com.

    In two days, Hunter pulled in 9 fish, totaling 25 pounds, 4 ounces at Lake Chickamauga, near Chattanooga, Tenn.

    The finish has him in position to qualify for the FLW Forrest Wood Cup at the end of August, which is referred to as the Super Bowl of bass fishing.