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  • 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.

  • 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.