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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • NCAA-II golf finals coming to...

    Shelby County’s golf scene will take on a bit more notoriety in 2012, when the NCAA Division II’s men’s and women’s championships will be played at the county’s most prestigious venues.

    As part of the Louisville Sports Commission’s luring of all the spring sports championships for NCAA-II to Kentuckiana, Cardinal Club in Simpsonville (men) and Persimmon Ridge (women) in northwestern Shelby County have landed those championships.

  • Upcoming schedule: July 6, 2011

    Today
    6 p.m.: American Legion Baseball, Oldham County at Shelbyville Post #37.
    Thursday
    4 p.m.: American Legion Baseball, Shelbyville Post #37 vs. Paducah at the University of Kentucky.
    Saturday
    TBA: American Legion Baseball, Shelbyville Post #37 vs. TBA.
    Sunday
    TBA: American Legion Baseball, Shelbyville Post #37 vs. TBA.
     Monday
    6 p.m.: American Legion Baseball, Scott County at Shelbyville Post #37.
    Tuesday
    6 p.m.: American Legion Baseball, Man OíWar at Shelbyville Post #37.

  • Shelby athletes in the pros:...

    Jon Court

  • Post 37's Woolums is quick...

    Tyler Woolums is used to the question now.
    Are you the catcher?
    “I do get that a lot. People tell me I have a baseball build, but they say I look like a second baseman or an outfielder,” said Woolums, 19, who stands 5 feet 11 and weighs 170 pounds. “I’m trying to change that. I’d like to grow a couple inches and put on a little mass.”
    But in the meantime Woolums will continue to mash the ball for the Shelbyville Post 37 American Legion baseball team.

  • Post 37's skid reaches 6...

    The struggles continued for the Shelbyville Post 37 American Legion baseball team Friday night.
    As has been the case in recent games, Post 37 dug itself a big hole and couldn’t climb out of it – despite a grand slam – in an 8-5 loss to Lexington’s Man O’ War team at Clear Creek Park. It was Shelbyville’s fifth consecutive setback after it began the summer season with five victories in a row.

  • Cool on the ice

    The temperatures will reach near 90 degrees on this cloudless day, but inside the Iceland Sports Complex, it's cold, very cold.

    It's teeth-chattering cold in fact.

    But that’s where you could find 11-year-old Bethany Perkins on Wednesday morning with her big-time figure skating dreams in tow.

    "I want to be in the Olympics," Perkins, a resident of Simpsonville, said with her braced smile.

    When?

    "Two thousand eighteen," she said.