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Today's Sports

  • Friends, former teammates now...

    Very rarely has the ‘house divided’ motto been taken so literally, but in the house Alex Matthews and Branden Cresap reside in together, it may become an ironic mantra.

    Matthews returned to Shelby County High School to be the new defensive coordinator for his alma mater, while Cresap recently joined the Collins High School football staff, where he graduated from in 2011, as a quarterbacks’ coach.

  • Back where it all began

    With the beginning of each new sports season coaches and players come and go and new faces are the norm.

    But that’s not the case with the Shelby County girls’ golf team, which will have a very familiar face and former champion leading the squad.

    Candice Iceman was a member of the Rockets from her fourth grade season through her 2005 state championship and on to graduation in 2009.

  • Shelby handed opening loss at...

    One bad inning put Shelbyville Post 37 in a hole on Wednesday afternoon, and Florence, S.C. Post 1 capitalized for the 12-1 win in the opening round of the American Legion Southeast Regional Tournament.

    An eight-run fifth inning broke the scoreless deadlock and put Post 37 in a precarious position that it couldn’t hit itself out of, taking the lopsided loss.

    Florence compiled nine hits in the fifth, while Shelbyville logged just seven hits for the entire contest.

  • Heritage archery team competes...

    Heritage Elementary School’s archery team took its program to the global level, competing in the National Archery in the Schools Program’s World Tournament held July 21 in Orlando.

    The Shelbyville-based school team finished 24th out of 40 elementary schools that took part in the tournament.

    Fifth-grader Mason Edwards ended his outing shooting a 272 and finishing just 28 points shy of a perfect score.

  • Boys’ golf get quick start

    At Monday’s Rocket Invitational Tournament held at Weissinger, both Shelby County and Collins boys’ golf teams each earned strong top-10 outings.

    The Titans slotted in with a fourth-place finish, and a team score of 335, and the Rockets took sixth with a team score of 351.

    Collins’ stroke leader in the event was freshman Cole Ruttinger, who shot a team-best 80.

  • Shelby, Collins open with home...

    Both Collins and Shelby County high schools were able to kick off its seasons with a pair of home tournaments over the weekend.

    In the second and final outing of the week, both teams held strong at the inaugural Lady Titan Challenge Monday afternoon, Shelby was able to earn a third-place finish as a team with a final score of 363.

  • Shelby captures state...

    While Shelbyville Post 37’s game against Owensboro was a contest that went down to the wire on Thursday night, the state championship game between Shelby and Lyon County Post 68 was a one-sided affair.

    Post 37 outscored Lyon early and often, taking the title in a lopsided 16-3 win in the title game Friday.

    “Our guys just wanted to win badly,” Shelby coach Matt Buresh said. “We had the close win against Owensboro the night before, and we just wanted to close it out, and we did.”

  • Sanderlin joins Collins as coach

    There is a new face at the helm for Collins High School’s track and cross country programs.

    George Sanderlin, a coach who most recently led North Atlanta High School in Georgia, is now managing the school’s running programs.

    Former Collins coach Sean Roberts moved on to Kentucky Country Day after the conclusion of the 2017 spring sports season.

    Sanderlin brings high hopes to the Titans’ teams for this year.

  • Post 37 picks up 2 wins

    Shelbyville Post 37 emphatically closed out its regular season Saturday, with a pair of blowout victories over the Louisville Vipers and Danville Mustangs.

    Shelby outscored its opponents during the two games by a combined 27-2, and has built up a head of steam moving into the American Legion State Tournament.

    “We’re playing pretty good going into the state tournament,” Post 37 coach Matt Buresh said. “We’ve done a solid job of hitting the ball over our last couple games.”

  • Post 37 defeats Oldham in...

    Shelbyville Post 37 returned to its winning ways, taking advantage of poor pitch placement early by its opponent and riding that momentum to a 7-3 win over Oldham Post 39 at Bellarmine University on Wednesday night.

    Shelby jumped out ahead early, using a sharp eye at the plate to draw three walks in the fourth inning, taking a 2-0 lead.

    From there, Post 37 plated five additional runs over the sixth and eighth innings combined, putting the game out of reach, and earning the much-needed victory for Shelbyville.