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Today's Sports

  • Brown's in the swing of...

    The pursuit of excellence is a driving force for most professional athletes.

    The difference between them and golfer Brandon Brown is that he knows perfection is out of reach.

    "That's what makes it such a challenge," Brown, 28, said. "Knowing you're trying to perfect it, but it’s unperfectable."

  • Sports Digest: August 6, 2010

    Brown in hunt for Kentucky Open

    Shelbyville professional golfer Brandon Brown is in the running to win the 2010 Powerbilt Kentucky Open at Lexington Country Club. Thursday marked the third day of play, and results were unavailable at press time.

    After the second round, Brown was tied for second place with a 3-under-par 141. He shot a 1-under-par 71 in the first round, which had him two strokes off the lead. His second-round score of 2-under-par 70 was the second-best score of the day.

  • First Person: England rises...

    Chris England, 12, competed in the Sixth Annual National Junior High Finals Rodeo from June 27 through July 3 in Gallup, N. M., He was a member of the Kentucky National Junior High rodeo team, earning his position by placing in the top four in the wrangler division. England’s competitions included the team roping and breakaway calf roping events. England will be in seventh grade at East Middle School.

    On getting into the rodeo:

  • Volleyball: Titans win scrimmage...

    If the Collins High School volleyball squad’s preseason showing is any indicator, it’s going to be an exciting season for a team that boasts six seniors.

    Collins scrimmaged North Oldham, the defending 29th District champions and runners-up in the 8th Region tournament last season, and won, 25-21 and 21-16,.

  • Tournament, scholarship to honor...

    A golf tournament this weekend in Franklin will honor one of Shelby County’s legendary golfers and a beloved former resident: the late John Eddington of Simpsonville.

    The first John Eddington Memorial Scramble will be held Saturday at Kenny Perry’s Country Creek Golf Course to raise money to endow a college scholarship in his name.

  • Early loss too much to over come...

    By Laura Clark

     

    Shelbyville’s American Legion season came to an end when Henderson’s bats turned on in the final inning Saturday and pulled out a 7-6 victory, in the American Legion State Tournament at Clear Creek Park.

     

    Metcalfe County beat Danville, 10-9, Monday morning to win the tournament and t and advance to the American Legion Regional Tournament to be played in Grand Prairie, Texas, this week.

     

  • Sports Digest: Aug. 4, 2010

    Titans boys’ golf team fairs well at Flyer Classic

    The Martha Layne Collins boys’ golf team is competing in the 12th Annual Flyer Classic Hosted by Franklin County High School. After one round of play, Collins is in 10th place out of 24 teams with a 318.

     

  • First Person: Pearcy's...

    Daniel Pearcy, 12, has been making a name for himself racing in the Junior Sportsman division of the RFR Cars Indy Karting Series in Indiana. An incoming seventh-grader at West Middle School, Pearcy has been racing go-carts for two seasons. He is currently in third place in the series, about 10 points off second place and with a couple more races to go in the season.

    Pearcy races under the Howe Pearcy Racing Team, a subsidiary of Jim Howe Motorsports out of Columbus, Ind. Practice time is only before a race.

  • 14-year-old all-stars are Babe...

    Shelby mounted rally after rally Monday night against South Lexington, but Lexington stayed one-run ahead of Shelby and stopped two bases-loaded attempts to win the East Kentucky Babe Ruth Championship, 10-9, at the Shelby County High School Sports Complex.

     

    Shelby would have had to defeat Lexington twice Monday to advance to the regional tournament.

     

    “I thought we showed a lot of heart,” Coach J.R. Wiley said. “Sometimes you just run out of innings. They had one more big hit than we did.”

     

  • 2 Ripken teams lose in finals

    Shelby County’s 10- and 12-year-old all-star teams each played into the finals of their Cal Ripken State Tournaments but couldn’t quite pull out the titles.

    The 10-year-old all-stars lost to Scott County, 17-7, Monday night at Georgetown.

    “They battled back,” Coach Ron Leazier said. “I’m so tickled to be state runner-up. We fought hard. The fans were behind us. It was exciting baseball.”