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Today's Sports

  • First Person: Dale Armistead...

    Dale Armistead, 38, is the new boys' soccer coach at SCHS. He's originally from St. Louis and has lived for the past several years in Owensboro. Armistead, who was hired to coach in May, possibly will teach in the Shelby County school system, or he may help his wife, Lucy, open a Shelbyville office of All Blessings International.

    Armistead has five children: Gabby, 15, Kyler, 13, David, 12, Lainey, 10, and Declan, 8.

  • EARLIER: 2 Shelby all-star teams...

    Shelby County’s all-stars won their first-round game of the East Kentucky 9-year-old Cal Ripken State Tournament at Clear Creek Park on Wednesday night with a 4-inning mercy victory, 10-0, over Jackson County.

  • EARLIER: Cal Ripken All-Stars: 4...

    All four of Shelby County’s Cal Ripken baseball teams advance to the state tournaments this past weekend.

    The 11- and 12-year-old all-stars won their district tournaments and advanced to the East Division State Tournament this week.

    The 10-year-old all-stars were second, losing to Scott County, 19-1, in the championship, but because Scott County is hosting the 10-year-old state tournament, Shelby County advances as the District 8 representative.

    That team plays at 8 p.m. today at Suffoletta Park in Georgetown.

    11-year-olds

  • Casey named to UK’s...

    Shelby County High School basketball legend Mike Casey will be inducted in the University of Kentucky Hall of Fame this fall, nearly 40 years after he played his final game in an illustrious career for the Wildcats.

    Family members were notified last week in a phone call from UK Athletic Director Mitch Barnhart, and UK made its official announcement of the 2010 class of inductees on Monday.

  • EARLIER: All-star teams gear up...

  • EARLIER: Homer heroics spark 12-...

    FRANKFORT – Chase Likes’ walk-off home run in the bottom of the sixth inning was the game's only run against Scott County on Wednesday and propelled the Shelby County 12-Year-Old Cal Ripken All-Stars into the district championship game tonight at 6.

    They will play the winner of Thursday’s Scott County/Frankfort elimination game and would have to be beaten twice. The winner goes to the semistate tournament in Lexington next week.

  • Legion set for district...

    Shelbyville Post 37 came away with one win in the Western Kentucky University Tournament, but according to coach Jim Wiley, playing the best baseball of the year.

    Shelbyville (11-9) was 1-3 on the weekend, beating Midland, Ohio and losing to Nashville and the Bowling Green Dirtbags (twice).

    “We were in every game and had a chance to win the game but couldn’t stop their hitters,” Wiley said. “They were all good teams. I feel like we’re a better team than we were a week ago by playing that competition.”

  • Legion wins 2 of 3 from Indiana...

    Shelbyville Post 37 came out of the holiday weekend building consistency and confidence with two victories and a loss at home against teams from Indiana.

    Shelbyville (8-4) lost to Rockport, 4-3, Saturday, then beat Evansville, 13-1 and 13-11, in a doubleheader Sunday.

    In honor of longtime baseball coach Bobby Stratton, his widow, Helen, threw out the first pitch of the doubleheader Sunday afternoon.

  • Sports briefs: July 9, 2010

    Post 37 splits with Bowling Green

    Playing at the University of Louisville’s Patterson Field, Shelby (9-5) lost one, 2-0, and won one, 14-13, against Bowling Green on Tuesday night.

    In the first game, Shelbyville out hit Bowling Green, 5-4, but lost when BG scored two runs in the fifth inning. Coach Jim Wiley said his team played well.

    “We faced a real nice pitcher. It was a well-played game,” he said. “It was just a pitcher’s battle.”

  • EARLIER: Legion earns back-to-...

    By Laura Clark

    American Legion Post 37 put together two victories built on solid pitching that may be the beginning of the turnaround Coach Jim Wiley predicted – and hoped for.

    Shelbyville (6-3) defeated Frankfort on the road Tuesday, 4-2, and beat Morehead at home, 9-3, Wednesday.

    “That was a couple of good back-to-back wins for us,” Wiley said. “That makes it a whole lot easier to coach when you got out and get a lead like that and you’ve got someone on the mound who can control the game.”