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Today's Sports

  • Post 37 wins 2, loses 2

    The Shelbyville Post 37 American Legion baseball team ended its losing skid and bounced back with a couple of victories, in its most recent games.

    Shelbyville's losing streak reached six games after a 16-3 loss to host Evansville Pate on July 2. Post 37, however, bounced back later that day and avenged that lopsided defeat with a 17-11 victory.

    The next day Shelbyville lost, 12-11, in 10 innings to host Rockport (Ind.) before bouncing back in a big way, with an 8-1 victory over visiting Oldham County this past Wednesday.

  • State tourney begins tonight at...

    The Shelby County Cal Ripken 11-year-old All-Stars will look to rebound at the State Tournament.

    They dropped both of their district tournament games, but because they are the host team, they get an automatic berth in the 2011 East Kentucky Cal Ripken 11-year-old Major 60 State Tournament, which begins tonight and runs through Monday at Clear Creek Park.

    Shelby County will meet the District 5 runner-up at 8 p.m. tonight in its first-round game.

  • After district losses, team...

    The Shelby County 15-year-old Babe Ruth All-Stars didn't have much time to prepare for the district tournament.

    But they hope to make up for it at State.

    "We had one day together to get everything together," said Coach Matt Buresh, whose team lost a pair of games to visiting Frankfort this past Saturday at Clear Creek Park in the District 2 final.

  • Shelby looks to regroup to face...

    The Shelby County 10-year-old Cal Ripken All-Stars will look to regain their form from the first two games of the district tournament at this week's State Tournament.

    The 10-year-old team won its first two District 2 games in impressive fashion this past week at Clear Creek Park but then dropped a pair of games to Scott County in the district final.

  • Comeback kids rally, open state...

    You can call the Shelby County 9-year-old Cal Ripken All-Stars the Comeback Kids.

    Shelby dropped its first game of the district tournament this past week at Clear Creek Park but bounced back to win its next two - including an 8-7, come-from-behind final – to win the District 2 title.

    Shelby County lost its first game of the district tourney, 12-11, to Scott County, committing 10 errors, this past Wednesday night but rebounded to slam Scott, 21-9, Thursday before rallying against Scott again Saturday afternoon for the title.

  • 3 Sharks swim well in summer...

    A trio of Shelby Sharks had strong showings this past weekend in the 34th annual Mike Peppe-John Bruce Memorial Invitational at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.
    Sam Ruble and Sydney Sell both won one event, while Christian Taylor performed well in his first big-time meet.

  • Top contenders in Quaker State...

    1. Joey Logano
    Comment: Joey-Lo has owned this track, winning three consecutive Nationwide Series races here, and has to be considered one of the favorites. Plus he’s trying to get into the Chase for the Sprint Cup (he is currently 20th in points) and is coming off a sixth at Sonoma and a third at Daytona.
    2. Carl Edwards

  • All-star baseball: 2 Shelby...

    The Cal Ripken League district tournaments began this week, and it started off well for a couple of teams.
    The Shelby County 10-year-old all-stars opened play Wednesday night with a 11-0, 4-inning victory over Spencer County at Clear Creek Park.
    Marcus Collins and Jake Griffin each pitched a pair of innings, and the team received some solid hitting throughout its lineup.
    Meanwhile the Shelby County 9-year-old all-stars began play with a 12-11 loss to Scott County on Wednesday night.

  • NASCAR in Kentucky: Race should...

    Jerry Carroll’s dream finally becomes a reality Saturday night.
    In January of 1998 Carroll announced that he and four other investors were going to build a race track in Sparta, just off Interstate 71, with the long-term goal of hosting a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. In July of that year ground was broken (it was the largest excavation project in the history of the commonwealth), and 23 months later the 1.5-mile tri-oval Kentucky Speedway opened.

  • COOK: SCHS girls golfers...

    Tryouts for several sports begin next week at both Collins and Shelby County high schools, and although fall sports don’t begin until August, things are already looking good for the Shelby County girls’ golf team.
    The Rockets’ four returning players – Shannon Harover, Jordan Webb, Madison Thomas and Lilly Young – have all had strong summers on the state’s junior golf tours so far.