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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • 9-year-olds rally to win; 10-...

    The Shelby County 9-year-old Cal Ripken All-Stars did it again Wednesday night.

    They came from behind to beat Kenton County, 6-5, in the 2011 East Kentucky at Veteran Park in Lexington. 

    “It was a close, tight game all the way,” said Coach Allen Simon, whose team rallied from behind to win the District 2 Tournament final last weekend. “They just keep going. They just don’t quit.”

  • Big early lead stands up, 9-2

    The Shelby County 11-year-old Cal Ripken All-Stars built an early lead and cruised to victory in their State Tournament opener Wednesday night. 

    They used every player on their roster – including a pair of pitchers – as they cruised to a 9-2 triumph over Whitley County in the first round of the 2011 East Kentucky Cal Ripken 11-year-old Major 60 State Tournament at Clear Creek Park. 

  • 14-year-old All-Stars play in...

    The Shelby County 14-year-old Babe Ruth All-Stars lost their first game in the 2011 East Kentucky State Tournament on Saturday morning, but bounced to win their second and third games.

    Shelby County dropped its first game of the tournament at Southwestern High School in Somerset, losing 5-1 to District 4 champ Southeastern on Saturday. Shelby bounced back, though, to beat host Somerset-Pulaski 12-1 later in the day. Shelby then topped District 5 champ Russell County 5-2 Sunday evening.

  • Sharks swim well in Lakeside...

    The Shelby Sharks had a solid showing this past weekend in a meet at Lakeside Swim Club in Louisville.

    “I was really impressed with our swims despite the warm water and the different environment,” Coach Jeremiah Heath said.

    The Sharks posted 41 best times out of 64 previous swims, six new swims, nine state cuts and one team record.

    The Sharks’ lone victory came from Christian Taylor in the open 100-yard backstroke (1 minute, 20.75 seconds). He also finished third in the 200 backstroke.