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Today's Sports

  • Shelby racer is on the Kart fast...

    Although he may only be 10 years old, Tyler Bailey is quickly becoming a veteran on the race track.

    “I started when I was seven, driving in a little yard with a go kart that doesn’t go as fast as the one I drive now,” Tyler Bailey said. “My neighbor made a little track and that’s what got me into [kart racing].”

    Tyler’s father says that remote control cars were also a factor in getting Tyler interested in kart racing.

  • Miller returns as AD at Collins

    The last time Powell Miller was in charge in a Shelby County high school, he was leading the Rockets’ offense on the field and Collins High School was not yet even a glimmer in the district’s eye.

    But now Miller will lead the whole athletic department as the new AD at Collins High School, quite a move from the turf he used to roam at SCHS.

    “It feels good to be coming home to Shelbyville,” Miller said. “I’m very excited about the opportunity and I’m going to be able to work with some great people.”

  • Post 37 sweeps weekend...

    Shelbyville Post 37 held to its winning ways, picking up four straight victories over the weekend to improve its record to 8-1 this season.

    Shelbyville 9, Richmond 1

    Game one of the weekend saw Shelbyville defeat Post 9 out of Richmond, Ky. Post 37 got on the board quickly, with Kyler Dugle, Matt Gammon and Blake Lambdin all reaching paydirt on a pair of RBIs from Matt Gammon and Will McDonald, giving Shelby a 3-0 lead after just one inning.

  • Red-breasted Merganser visits...

    The Red-breasted Merganser is fairly common during migration, uncommon in winter and rare in the summer.

    They are recorded chiefly west of the Cumberland Plateau and I have seen them on Guist Creek in Shelby County in the winter. Late spring dates for a Kentucky sighting is June 22 and an early autumn date is Sept. 12.

  • Long course season underway

    The long course season for the Lakeside Seahawks swim team is well underway, and the ultimate goal is to have swimmers qualify for Olympic trials at the end of June.

    “[The Olympic trials] is our pinnacle,” said coach Tom Coons. “We are outside training everyday as a team.”

  • Pearcy picks up big kart win

    Shelbyville’s Daniel Pearcy picked up his first kart-racing win since 2013 with his victory at the Mel Kenyon Classic on June 5.

    “It felt good to win, the last few years have been tough getting out there,” Pearcy said. “We’ve needed sponsors the last few years, and we’ve gotten them this year.”

    Pearcy held the lead for the entirety of the 18-lap Southern Indiana Racing Association event, after earning the pole position by winning the heat race just a day before.

  • Aces in the hole

    The weather wasn’t the only thing heating up the Shelbyville Country Club this weekend.

    Kate Henninger and Roger Odenweller both carded aces on Friday and Saturday, respectively.

    The first came from Henninger while she was trying to show one of her partners the proper form. It turned out that her form was perfect. The hole-in-one, her first, came on No. 13.

    “I lined up and hit the shot and I was shocked when it went in,” Henninger said. “The funny thing is, I’m not even that great of a golfer myself.”

  • Cates to take over Rockets...

    New Shelby County boys’ basketball coach Ken Cates knows that for the team to get better in the win-loss column, its going to have to get better at the minute details.

    “I’m real big into the details, from the way we look, to how we enter the gym for road games,” he said. “All those little details, like the way we warm up, add up to wins.”

  • Players play to be seen

    More than 400 athletes came out to Collins High School Thursday in order to showcase their skills in a satellite camp hosted by Western Kentucky University.

    The Collins Titans had 14 players compete in the camp, which was attended by recruiters from both WKU and other small colleges around the state.

    “It was great for us. I talked to a coach from Western Kentucky and he said this is the biggest camp they’ve ever put on,” said Jerry Lucas, Collins coach. “I guarantee we had over twenty smaller schools as well.”

  • Post 37 rips through 4-game...

    The Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team has come out of the gate on fire.

    The group of players from Shelby and surrounding counties opened the summer season over the weekend in Floyds Knobs, Ind., picking up three wins in four games and averaging a blistering 11 runs per game.

    “Overall, I was pleased with the weekend,” said coach J.R. Wiley. “I couldn’t have been happier with the pitching or the hitting.”