Today's Sports

  • Collins, SC battle heat to prep...

    While head coaches from the Collins and Shelby County football teams have different philosophies on the time of day their teams practice, both agree on one thing: proper hydration.

    “The key for us is properly hydrating our kids,” SCHS coach Todd Shipley said. “We always have water available for our kids, and we preach to them to start drinking water early in the morning.”

  • Post 37 goes 1-2 at Great Lakes...

    Shelbyville Post 37 couldn’t capitalize on a comeback win, and fell 12-2 in the second round of the loser’s bracket at the Great Lakes Regional in Edwardsville, Ill. Friday.

    After Shelbyville held off Pickerington, Ohio, for a 12-11 win Thursday, one bad inning sunk Shelby’s chances Friday.

    Bay City, Mich., scored eight runs on 10 hits in a dominating third inning, as Shelbyville fell, Mich. The offensive explosion put Bay City up 9-0.

  • A complete season

    Although it may not have ended the way they would have liked at the regional in Edwardsville, Ill., Shelbyville has plenty of reasons to be proud of Post 37’s season.

    A third state title in six seasons is nothing to shake a stick at, and coach J.R. Wiley did a fantastic job of getting his team to play at its full potential this season.

    First, the pitching for Post 37 was outstanding this season, and helped Shelby lift another state championship.

  • Post 37 drops opener at Great...

    Things were quiet in Shelbyville Post 37’s first Great Lakes Regional game until the top of the sixth inning.

    After five innings of offensive stalemate between Shelby and Beloit, Wis., the Midwest squad exploded for 6 runs, putting Post 37 in a deep hole.

    “Things just kind of snowballed on us,” coach J.R. Wiley said. “One bad inning did us in. They got a hit here, and a hit there, and we’re down six runs after six innings.”

  • Collins golfers starting strong

    It’s still early in the golf season, but Collins High School’s girls’ team has already tasted success, finishing second at the Henry County Invitational Tournament on Monday.

    “We putted excellent at Henry County,” head coach Matt Cockrell said. “We left a few putts out on the green, but that’s something we’re going to work on going forward.”

  • Pressure tops girls at Shelby...

    Self-inflicted pressure was a major factor in Shelby County’s fourth-place finish in the Lady Rocket Invitational Tournament at Weissinger Hills Golf Course Saturday.

    “I think that hosting the tournament, they put too much pressure on themselves,” coach Melissa Young said. “They tried to force shots in order to win, and it ended up hurting us in the standings.”

  • Dugle delivers in state...

    Shelbyville Post 37 captured the Kentucky American Legion State Championship in dramatic fashion Friday night thanks to the timely bat of shortstop Kyler Dugle.

    “I struggled all night just getting the barrel of the bat on the ball,” Dugle said. “I kept popping everything up, but I knew it would take just one hit to get the run in.”

    And Dugle did just that, got his one hit.

    Dugle ripped a shot between shortstop and third to score Alex Doyle for the walk-off game winner in the bottom of the ninth.

  • Post 37 has eyes set on regional

    With its third state championship in six years, Shelbyville Post 37 is moving on to the Great Lakes Regional Baseball Tournament beginning on Wednesday. The tournament will be held at Southern Illinois University’s campus in Edwardsville, Ill.

    While there, Shelby will take on the runner-up of the Wisconsin American Legion State Tournament, Beloit Post 48.

    Head coach J.R. Wiley is confident that Post 37 has the pitching to go further in the tournament than it has in years’ past.

  • Lightning grabs a hole-in-one

    The golf league at Clear Creek Golf Center is not the only electrifying event happening on the links this summer.

    Sometime between last Thursday at 6 p.m. and Friday at 6 a.m., lightning struck the green on No. 5 at Clear Creek, killing the grass around the spot where it struck.

    “I found out about the green on Friday morning,” PGA Professional Derrick Griffitts said. “I had laid off mowing for a day or two, when a player came in and said ‘something happened to your green.’”

  • Post 37 keeps to its winning ways

    After trailing for six-and-a-half innings of play, Shelbyville Post 37’s offense woke up in a big way, scoring six runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, and paving the way for another tournament victory.

    The game didn’t start off going Shelby’s way, however, as Post 37 fell behind Lyon County Post 68 early.

    Following two innings of offensive stalemate between the two teams, Lyon drew first blood with an RBI single in the top of the third inning.