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Today's Sports

  • Shelby bounces back from opening...

    The Shelby County 13-year-old Babe Ruth All-Stars lost a tough game to start the 2011 East Kentucky State Tournament, but bounced back for a victory to stay alive this past weekend.

    Shelby fell 9-8 to District 4 runner-up Southeastern on Saturday evening at Pulaski County High School in Somerset, but rebounded to beat District 5’s Russell County 11-5 Sunday. They played Bath County last night in a consolation bracket semifinal game.

  • Run ends with loss to South...

    The Shelby County 11-year-old Cal Ripken All-Stars had a strong showing in the Major 60 State Tournament.

    They won their first two games at Clear Creek Park before losing their last two, but still finished in third place.

    After winning its opening game 9-2 over Whitley County last Wednesday night, Shelby defeated Southeastern 8-2 Friday night to advance to the winners’ bracket semifinals. There Shelby lost 19-6 to District 2 rival Scott County before falling to South Lexington 14-9 in an elimination game, which started Sunday and ended Monday.

  • Eliminated by familiar foe

    The Shelby County 10-year-old Cal Ripken All-Stars bounced back after losing their first game of the 2011 East Kentucky State Tournament before an old foe bounced them from the tourney.

    Shelby, which lost its opening game 7-5 to South Lexington last Wednesday, beat Johnson County 15-5 Friday night in the consolation bracket before District 2 rival Scott County eliminated Shelby with a 10-0 win Saturday morning at the Ward Correll Sports Complex in Somerset.

  • ‘Comeback kids’ come up short

    After winning their opening game, the Shelby County 9-year-old Cal Ripken All-Stars dropped their next two over the weekend to be eliminated from the 2011 East Kentucky State Tournament.

    Shelby, which beat Kenton County in its first game, fell 16-5 to South Lexington on Friday night in the winners’ bracket semifinals, then was beaten 9-6 by District 2 rival Scott County in the consolation bracket Saturday morning at Veteran Park in Lexington.

  • Post 37 fighting to stay alive...

    The Shelbyville Post 37 American Legion baseball team dropped its first game of district tournament play Monday night and played last night to stay alive in the tournament.

    Shelbyville fell to Oldham County 7-4 Monday at Collins High School and played Somerset at 7 p.m. last night in the losers’ bracket of the double-elimination tourney.

    Post 37 (9-10 heading into Tuesday night) had beaten Oldham County 8-1 on July 6, but fell behind early in the rematch before rallying to take the lead – but it only lasted briefly.

  • Brandon Brown wins third NGA/...

    Shelbyville native Brandon Brown won his third NGA/Hooters Tour event of the season Sunday.

    Brown shot a final-round 4-under-par 68 to win the Cutter Creek Golf Classic presented by Pepsi at Snow Hill, N.C.

    His four-round total of 18-under 270 (71-63-68-68) topped the field by five shots.

    The victory earned the Tour's money leader another $28,000. Brown has made $110,004 on tour thus far.

  • Post 37 warming up as district...

    The Shelbyville Post 37 American Legion baseball team may be hitting its stride at the right time.

    Post 37 won a pair of games earlier this week before closing out its regular season and beginning district play Monday.

    Shelbyville slugged Scott County, 12-1, in five innings Monday at Clear Creek, then downed Danville, 4-3, there Wednesday night. Tuesday’s game against Man O’War in Lexington was cancelled because of the extreme heat.

  • Shelby team opens state tourney...

    The Shelby County 14-year-old Babe Ruth All-Stars went unopposed in winning the District 2 Tournament, but Manager Brad Tingle said his team’s opponents this weekend in Somerset shouldn’t sleep on the fact that his team earned a free pass to the State Tournament.

    “We’re not going to be struggling,” Tingle said. “I’ve got thirteen good, solid kids; they should be a good ball team.”

  • Outscored Frankfort, 35-8, in...

    The Shelby County 13-year-old Babe Ruth All-Stars made quick work of their competition last week.

    They swept a pair of games, both in impressive fashion, from host Frankfort in the District 2 Tournament and hope to pick up where they left off this weekend in the State Tournament.

    "We had good pitching and good hitting pretty much all-around," Coach Doug Likes said. "Our defense looked good [too]."

  • Friendly competition fuels...

    A little friendly competition has taken Collin Kessinger and Sydney Sell to Athens, Ga., this weekend. 

    The two, who swim for the Shelby Sharks, are competing in the 2011 Speedo Championship Series Eastern Section of the Southern Zone at the University of Georgia. The meet began yesterday and ends Sunday.

    "Both of them push each other, and they both are fierce competitors," Sharks Coach Jeremiah Heath said.

    They are also good friends, who enjoy spending time together both in, and out, of the water.