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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Field fiasco still going

    Last year Jerry Lucas and the Collins football coaches used to call their home turf at Titan Stadium "the field of dreams."

    "The game would be starting, and there would still be headlights coming up the lane," Lucas said, referring to the final scene of the father-son, tear-jerking movie of the same name.

    Now, unfortunately, that field has become a nightmare, thanks to turf issues that have forced the field to be closed for the fall, and who knows how much longer.

  • Rebuilding Rockets should show...

    The Shelby County boys' golf team is already showing Coach Matt Redmon growth.

    Now he's hoping the Rockets can also exhibit that against the foes they'll face on the course.

    "I'm very optimistic about this season," Redmon said earlier this week.

    "Going off our scores we've been putting up so far, they are about 30 strokes better than last year.

    "I have high expectations based on the improvement from last year."

  • Retooling Rockets expect to soar...

    The Shelby County girls' golf team graduated its best player from the past two seasons and will be without its top returning player for possibly the first month of the season.

    But Coach Anna Simpson still believes her team can make a run for a fourth consecutive State Tournament berth.

    "Even though we lost Michaela [Manley], and Shannon [Harover] could be out until the end of August, I think we're still going to be competitive," said Simpson, whose team finished seventh at State last season and third there in 2009.

  • It's official: All Collins...

    The Collins football team will play all of its varsity home football games this season at Shelby County High School's Robert Doyle Stadium.

    "Due to our turf issues, all home games will be played at Shelby County High School's Robert Doyle Stadium," Collins Athletic Director Gary Kidwell said in a release Wednesday.

  • Post 37 is hurt but it’s not dead

    For the American Legion Shelbyville Post 37 baseball team, it has been a summer that could turn a coach’s hair white.

    Just ask Jim Wiley.

    His team won its first five games, lost its next six as injuries and illness hampered the team and bounced back to win three in a row later, only to drop a doubleheader to end the regular season and lose its district tournament opener to Oldham County.

    But with its collective back against the wall, Post 37 won three lose-an-your-season-is-over games in a row before falling in the district final.

  • Sharks find hot water means some...

    The Shelby Sharks beat plenty of good competition and plenty of heat this past weekend.

    The Sharks, the United States Swimming swim team, had a strong showing at the 13 & over 2011 Kentucky Long Course State Championship in Elizabethtown.

  • Deep, talented Titans should be...

    It’s been a very successful summer for members of the Collins boys’ golf team.

    Now Coach Mike Griffin is hoping the Titans can keep that momentum going heading into the fall season, which begins Monday in the Flyer Classic.

    “I hope it carries over,” he said.

    One thing that will definitely carry over from last year to this year is almost all of last year’s team. The Titans have 10 players on this year’s squad, and nine of those are back from last season.

  • Sanner ties for low round of the...

    On a day when it was easier to shoot under the temperature than under par, Brandon Sanner proved to be one of the two coolest customers on the golf course.

    Sanner shot a 3-over-par 75 Wednesday, which tied him for the lowest round of the day among all age groups, in the Pepsi Junior Golf Tour’s second-to-last stop of the season at the Shelbyville Country Club.