Today's Sports

  • Shipley earns community service...

    Former Shelby County football player and current Murray State University athlete Zach Shipley was honored on July 10, being announced as a nominee for the 2017 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team for his community service efforts.

    “I think it was pretty awesome, I was unaware I was even being considered at first,” Shipley said. “The [sports information] person at Murray said he put me out for the award, and he knew a little about it, and then my mom sent me an article saying I had won.”

  • Creque named to award watch list

    After a very successful 2016 season that saw him seize the starting job for one of the best football teams in the country, former Collins kicker Blanton Creque has been named to the Lou Groza award watch list for the 2017 season.

    The award, named after the former Ohio State University placekicker, is given to the nation’s top athlete at the position following the conclusion of the college football season.

  • Young qualifies for Big I...

    Following a decorated high school golf career as a member of the Shelby County High School team, former Rocket Lilly Young has now earned a spot in the Big I National Tournament to be held later this month.

    Young will travel to the Annadale Golf Course in Madison, Miss. for her final competition as a member of the Kentucky Junior Golf Foundation.

    She says that being able to go out and enjoy the rounds allowed the golfer to play more loosely, improving her score.

  • Post 37 falls in midweek matchup

    In Wednesday’s home matchup between Shelbyville Post 37 and the Delta One Raiders, little went Shelby’s way, as the host team fell behind quickly and couldn’t rebound.

    The Raiders jumped out to a quick 3-1 lead after two innings behind patience and timely hitting and continued to add to the lead before defeating Shelby by an eight-run deficit and a final score of 12-4.

  • Stingrays take SFL swimming title

    The Shelbyville Stingrays have proven to be the top unit in the Summer Fun League on Saturday, earning its third consecutive league title over the weekend.

    The final, held at the University of Louisville’s facilities, saw the team from Shelby edge out its rival, the Hillcrest Hurricanes, by a 192-point margin.

  • Shelby falls in state Little...

    The Shelby County Little League All-Stars had a rough go of it over the weekend, falling in a pair of games to West Lexington in the state final held at Cardinal Run Park.

    While Shelby put up a valiant effort in the two games against the team from Lexington, it was the host team’s depth that ended up making the major difference.

  • Collins players lead AAU team to...

    After successful freshman seasons that saw both Dayvion McKnight and Marcellus Vail help the Collins boys’ basketball team win its first state tournament game, the pair of Titans continue to establish themselves as winners at every level of the sport.

    Both Vail and McKnight recently helped lead the Kentucky Defenders to the AAU Division II National Championship in the 15-and-under age group on July 2.

  • Hunter angling for Bassmaster...

    Well into his second year as a member of the Bassmaster Elite tour, Shelbyville-native John Hunter is focused on becoming one of the top anglers in the world.

    Hunter recently competed in the 2017 Bass Pro Shops Northern Open held at Oneida Lake in Syracuse, N.Y. from June 29 – July 1, finishing in 91st place out of 198 fishermen.

    The competition at the event was so fierce, Hunter’s final weigh-in of 28.5 pounds landed him just three pounds outside of the top-40 of finishers.

  • Shelby golfers spending summer...

    While most kids their age are enjoying two free months without school, Collins’ Rylee Suttor and Shelby County’s Faith Wiley have been putting in work on the links.

    Both golfers are currently competing for the PGA Junior League, which allows athletes from around the state to compete in tournaments held throughout the months of June and July.

  • Matthews to take over Shelby...

    Following the retirement of longtime defensive coordinator Greg Calvin following the conclusion of the 2016-17 football season, Shelby County is turning to a familiar face with a state championship pedigree to helm its defense next season.

    Alex Matthews, a former quarterback under head coach Todd Shipley, will lead the defensive unit as well as helping coach QB’s this season.