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  • Brandon Brown runs away with...

    Brandon Brown has been the hottest golfer on the NGA/Hooters Pro Golf Tour this season.

    This week he had to beat the heat, as well as two sizzling performances by Blake Watts, to win the 2011 PowerBilt Kentucky Open by four strokes.

    Brown, a Shelbyville resident, fired a 5-under-par 67 in Thursday’s final round at Persimmon Ridge Golf Club to hold off Watts, who shot a course-record 65 for the second time in three days.

  • Brandon Brown leads by 6 shots...

    Shelbyville's Brandon Brown leads by six shots heading into the final round of the 2011 PowerBilt Kentucky Open. 

    Brown, last year's runner-up in the event, followed up his first-round 67 with a second-round 69 Wednesday to give him an 8-under-par 136 at Persimmon Ridge Golf Club. He leads first-round leader Blake Watts of New Albany and Louisville's Jesse Massie by six strokes going into Thursday's final round. All three of those players will tee off at 11:27 a.m. 

  • Titans tie for 10th-place

    It may not have been the start that the Collins boys’ golf team had wanted, but it was solid enough nonetheless against some of the state’s top teams.

    The Titans tied for 10th-place in the 13th annual, two-day, Flyer Classic. Collins carded a team score of a 25-over-par 305 (which also tied it for 10th) in Monday’s first round at Juniper Hills Golf Course in Frankfort. Then followed that up with a second day 30-over-par 318 at Marriott Griffin Gate Resort & Spa in Lexington.

  • Rockets finish seventh

    The Shelby County girls’ golf team started this season just like it ended last season, and Coach Anna Simpson was anything but disappointed.

    The Rockets, who finished seventh in the State Tournament last year, came in seventh in Monday’s Henry County Invitational at Henry County Country Club.

  • Shelby shows early improvement

    The Shelby County boys’ golf team showed vast improvement in its 2011 season-opening tournament.

    In the inaugural Rocket Invitational at Weissinger Hills the Rockets shot a collective 357 – a very pleasing score to Shelby County Coach Matt Redmon.

    “It’s about a 50-stroke improvement from the first tournament last year,” Redmon said. “But even though we improved so much we didn’t show how much improvement we’ve had [in practice]. We’re capable of shooting 20 shots better.”

  • Two KHSAA state championship...

    Three of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s state championship events will have new homes starting with the 2011-12 school year.

  • Post 37 wraps up season at state...

    It was an up-and-down season for the American Legion Shelbyville Post 37 baseball team, and it ended in an up-and-down fashion.

    Shelbyville won its first game in last week's State Tournament at Morehead State University but lost its next two contests to be eliminated.

    Post 37 (which finished with an appropriate 16-16 record) started things off by beating the Edmonton Post 65 Mustangs from Metcalfe County, the defending state champs, 16-14, last Tuesday. 

  • Recent grad Griffin excited...

    Josh Griffin doesn't expect to win next week's 2011 PowerBilt Kentucky Open. In fact he would be happy just to make the cut.

    That's because, Griffin, 17, a recent Collins graduate, likely will be one of the youngest competitors in the Open, which will run next Tuesday through Thursday at Persimmon Ridge Golf Club in northwest Shelby County.

  • SCHS baseball has good summer

    The Shelby County baseball team has had a busy summer. The Rockets are playing in the Bluegrass Summer High School Baseball league, which was started by Shelby Coach Bart "Rudy" Roettger and Madison Central Coach Steve Roof. It is comprised of 16 teams from the Louisville and Lexington areas.

    The Rockets went into the conference tourney with a 12-9 record for the summer. In the tourney they beat Henry Clay, 7-6, in eight innings, lost to Scott County, 9-6, beat Henry Clay by forfeit and lost to Scott, 11-10, in the finals.

  • Post 37 wins opener but drops 2...

    The Shelbyville Post 37 American Legion baseball team won its first game in the State Tournament on Tuesday but dropped a pair of games Wednesday to be eliminated from the tournament.

    Shelbyville won its opening game, beating the defending state champs, the Edmonton Post 65 Mustangs from Metcalfe County, 16-14, at Morehead State University.

    “It was a wild one,” Coach Jim Wiley said.

    Troy Spaulding picked up the victory for Post 37, and Jordan Bailey and Zach Strecker each homered for Shelbyville.