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Today's Sports

  • Hornback enjoying first weeks of...

    Just a week into his first season as head coach of the Shelby County High School boys’s soccer team, Michael Hornback has already seen some things he likes.

    Hornback, who took over the program last spring after John Wood retired, already was familiar with the program having served as the JV coach. In his first stint as a high school head coach his team has responded

  • Shelby 10-year-olds advance to...

    With solid play from the top to the bottom of their lineup the Shelby County Little League 10-year-old All-Stars took second in the District II title game Wednesday with a 17-8 win over North Oldham.

    It was a one through nine effort for Shelby, which has been the case for the team, with several players making key contributions throughout the game.

    “To be honest with this team it has been a team effort,”

    All-Stars coach Terry Strong said. “The defense has been really good and we have hit the ball pretty well, too.

  • Non-district schedule is loaded

    The non-district schedules of both local high school football teams will see them face off against some of the top players in the state.

    With Collins and Shelby County in the same district this year, both will have to contend with one of the state’s toughest 4A districts and both have plenty of competition on hand in their seven non-district opponents.

    Based on information in the 2015 Cats’ Pause Football Yearbook, which came out this week, local fans will have a chance to watch several players who will battle for all-state honors.

  • Post 37 hosting weekend tourney

    There will be some familiar faces this weekend at the Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball tournament at Collins High School.

    Post 37, the defending Kentucky state champions, will host three teams in Ashland, Owensboro and Paducah. Post 37 beat Ashland in last year’s state championship game and has battled with Paducah for years, while Owensboro is a less familiar foe.

  • Post 37 splits with Indiana teams

    A fast start and a slow start brought mixed results to the Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team as they split a pair of games Saturday beating Brooksville, Ind. 11-1 and falling to Madison, Ind. 8-7 in nine innings.

    Post 37 broke open a 1-1 game with Brooksville in the third inning with six runs.

    “We finally started hitting the ball and put some things together to get the win,” Post 37 coach Roy Bailey said.

  • Park hit hard by flooding

    From baseball to golf to fishing and camping, the recent rains have wreaked havoc with the activities and conditions at Clear Creek Park.

    With rising water over the dam at Lake Shelby access to fishing and camping grounds is closed.

    “It’s about the worst I have ever seen back there, it’s closed,” assistant parks director Jeff Long said. “The area back by the dam looks pretty bad. Up in front of the park [by the golf course] water is right by some of the greens.”

  • Wiley forgoes summer play for...

    For the first time in his life Zac Wiley isn’t spending his summer playing baseball.

    While other local college players are honing their skills this summer, Wiley has spent his time re-habbing an injured hamstring suffered this spring playing for Bellarmine University.

    “It’s been really weird,” Wiley said. “I haven’t played a baseball game in four months now. I have had a lot of free time, for sure.”

  • Young takes Big I title

    Riding a hot putter and ignoring the bad weather, Shelby County’s Lilly Young captured the championship of the 47th Trusted Choice Big I state tournament qualifier at Oxmoor Country Club Tuesday.

    Young, who will be a junior at Shelby County High School this fall, shot a 72-77–149 to edge Kie Purdom of Lexington who shot a 77-73-150. Young’s short game on the greens helped her to hold off a furious comeback from Purdom.

  • White-Tailed Kite an accidental...

    The White-tailed Kite is a 15-inch bird with a 39-inch wingspan that weighs 12 ounces and has been seen one time in Kentucky on May 5, 1991 and is considered an accidental visitor.

    It is fairly common in California and Texas but seems to be expanding its range. They are the most common from Mexico south on down to South America to Nicaragua and central Chile.

  • Forster’s Tern finds homes near...

    The Forster’s Tern migrates through Kentucky and has been seen as early as March 7 and as late as June 10 in the spring. It has even been seen on June 25 and June 29 in the summer with a late autumn date of Dec. 20.