Today's Sports

  • Slaughter going Greek

    A.J. Slaughter’s hoops dream will take him to Greece later this summer.
    The former Shelby County High School star and Western Kentucky University standout has signed to play his fifth season of professional basketball with Panathinaikos Athens of the Greek A1 league, it was announced last week.
    “I’m most definitely excited about the opportunity,” Slaughter said Wednesday. “If I play well there, there’s not much further I can go than the NBA.”

  • Scott County sweeps Shelby out...

    The Shelby County 12-year-old Cal Ripken all-star baseball team was swept by Scott County in a pair of games in the District 2 Tournament on Tuesday night.
    Scott won the first, 10-3, before blanking Shelby 9-0 in the second game at Suffoletta Park in Georgetown.

    Scott County 10, Shelby County 3

  • SCHS volleyball coach resigns,...

    Felicia Pace, the long-time Shelby County volleyball coach, has resigned to become an assistant coach at Georgetown College.
    Pace’s daughter, Kyndle, a recent SCHS graduate, signed to play for the Tigers in the spring.
    “It has been a long-time goal for myself to coach on a collegiate level when the right opportunity presented itself,” Pace said. “I want to use this experience at GC as an assistant coach to see if pursuing a head position is something I want to embark upon.”

  • Post 37 takes Paducah title for...

    The Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team did something last weekend that its never done in the 35-some-odd years that Jim Wiley has been at the helm.

    It won the Polk Brooks Tournament in Paducah.  

    Shelbyville went 5-0, outscoring its opponents by 36 runs in the process, on its way to the tournament title.

  • Scott sweeps Shelby for district...

    Scott County swept host Shelby County in a pair of District 2 Cal Ripken all-star baseball tournament games Monday night.

    Scott topped Shelby, 9-3, in the first game and 6-3 in the second to win the two-team district tourney at Clear Creek Park. Both teams advance to the State Tournament, which will begin the week of July 21 at Mount Sterling.


    Scott County 9, Shelby County 3

  • SCC team remains perfect

    Shelbyville Country Club remained perfect while the Weissinger Hills Golf Course teams tied in the PGA Junior League’s fourth event of the season Saturday at Clear Creek Golf Center.

    Shelbyville CC topped Clear Creek 6.5 flags to 2.5 while Weissinger Hills No. 1 and Weissinger Hills No. 2 tied 6 flags apiece in the head-to-head matches.

  • Scott County takes title

    The Scott County 9-year-old Cal Ripken all-star baseball team beat host Shelby County in two games Monday night to capture the District 2 Tournament.

    Scott beat Shelby 14-10 in the first game, then 6-4 in the second game at Clear Creek Park. Both teams advance to the State Tournament, which will begin the week of July 21 at Mount Sterling.


    Scott County 14, Shelby County 10

    Shelby led 7-1 after the first inning, 9-3 after the second and 10-4 after the third, but couldn’t hold off Scott County’s comeback.

  • Creque getting his kicks

    Recently Blanton Creque was sitting at home when his cell phone rang.

    “Is this Blanton Creque?” the voice on the other end asked.

    “Yes,” the rising Collins senior said.

    “This is Bobby Petrino,” the caller said.

    Unexpected calls from major Division I college football coaches aren’t the norm for Creque, but they aren’t out of the ordinary either.

  • 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.