Today's Sports

  • Leaving the sideline

    After 43 years of coaching football all over the world, Shelby County High School coach Greg Calvin is ready to hang up his whistle.

    “I’ve been blessed to coach for as long as I have,” Calvin said. “Football is a young man’s game.”

    Calvin began his coaching career in 1973 at the age of 21, when he helped coach football at a military base in the Philippines. Calvin had just injured his knee playing football, and was asked to help out with the team.

  • SCHS girls split tourneys with...

    The Shelby County High School girls’ golf team kept to its winning ways over the past week, winning one tournament, and finishing second in another.

    The Rockets competed in the Madison Central tournament over the weekend, capturing the first place trophy over Green County High School thanks to the tiebreaker of its fifth place golfer’s score.

    Both SCHS and Green County finished with a score of 334 as a team before Shelby won on the tiebreaker.

  • Karas, Petty a top duo for...

    Injuries, illness and car accidents slowed the Collins High School cross country team in 2015, and that was just one person.

    But while 4-time state champion Gabriella Karas was not at top form last year, it did give then first-year head coach Sean Roberts the opportunity to see that his roster wasn’t as top heavy as many considered.

    Freshman Madeline Petty would go on to finish in the top 15 at the state meet last year, and now the two look to lead a Titans squad that looks like it could be one of the best in the state.

  • Big shoes to fill

    After a season in which it went 12-2 largely on backs Malik Manica and Michael Perry, the Shelby County High School football team has to find a way to replicate that senior offensive production.

    “It’s hard to replace athletes like Malik and Michael,” head coach Todd Shipley said. “We’re hoping that Brandon Davis will fill the role of Michael [Perry]. We have two fullbacks coming back this year in Jose’ Carias and Brendon Durr.”

  • 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.”