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Today's Sports

  • Pearcy wins again

    Daniel Pearcy is a winner again.

    The 13-year-old Shelbyville native posted his second victory of the season in the Ralph Firman Racing Cars Indy Karting Series this past weekend.

    Pearcy took the lead with three laps to go, then won the Junior Supercan race in the 20th annual Lebanon (Ind.) Grand Prix.

    Pearcy's victory — he previously won the Lafayette Square Mall Grand Prix in Indianapolis on June 19 — solidified his points lead and came on the temporary course set up in the parking lot at Lebanon High School.

  • Stone a ‘top sleeper’

    It’s been a big summer for some area basketball players.

    Brian Stone, a rising 6-foot-7 senior at Collins, was recently named one of the “top sleepers” – and was also a second team all-star - at the 32nd Annual High Potential/Blue Chip Camp’s first session (June 26-30) at Georgetown College.

    Then last week Stone helped his 17-year-old AAU team (the BA Hoyas) to a second-place finish in the Eddie Ford HoopFest at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. 

  • SCHS grad trying to make final 5...

    Chris Morris spent the early part of this week in the place where "When you wish upon a star" is a popular phrase.

    Meanwhile he’s hoping his own wish comes true.

  • Shelby finishes fourth at East...

    The Shelby County 13-year-old Babe Ruth All-Stars had a solid showing in the 2011 East Kentucky State Tournament.

    They split their first two games over the weekend before blasting Bath County 17-6 Tuesday night at Pulaski County High School in Somerset. They were eliminated later that night, though, with a 6-4 loss to Southeastern - the same team that beat them in their first game.

    "We came up just a little short," said Coach Doug Likes, whose team finished in fourth-place.

     

    Shelby County 17, Bath County 6

  • 2 Sharks swim with the best

    A pair of Sharks held their own against some of the best swimmers in this section of the United States this past weekend.

    Sydney Sell and Collin Kessinger, both of whom swim from the United States Swimming Shelby Sharks, fared well in the 2011 Speedo Champions Series Eastern Section of the Southern Zone meet this past weekend in Gabrielsen Natatorium at the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga.

  • Brown wins third event of the...

    Brandon Brown continues to ride his recent wave of success.

    The Shelbyville native captured his third NGA/Hooters Pro Tour event of the season, the fourth of his four-year career, this past weekend. His final-round 4-under par 68 Sunday gave him a five-shot victory in the Cutter Creek Golf Classic presented by Pepsi at Snow Hill, N.C.

    The Shelby County graduate finished with a four-day total of an 18-under-par 270 (71-63-68-68) to take home a check for $28,000.

  • Oldest All-star squad falls in...

    The Shelby County 15-year-old Babe Ruth All-Stars went 1-2 in the 2011 East Kentucky State Tournament this past weekend.

    The boys lost their opening game 12-2 to Russell County on Thursday night at Shillito Park in Lexington, then picked up a forfeit victory over Owen County on Friday before falling to Frankfort 9-1 Saturday morning.

    In its opening game Shelby County led 2-0 after the top of the second inning when Russell exploded for 12 runs in the final three innings.

  • Shelby just short of title game

    The Shelby County 14-year-old Babe Ruth All-Stars lost their first game in the 2011 East Kentucky State Tournament but bounced back to win their next two games before being eliminated in the losers’ bracket final Monday night.

    Shelby lost its first game of the tournament 5-1 to District 4 champ Southeastern on Saturday at Southwestern High School in Somerset.

  • Shelby bounces back from opening...

    The Shelby County 13-year-old Babe Ruth All-Stars lost a tough game to start the 2011 East Kentucky State Tournament, but bounced back for a victory to stay alive this past weekend.

    Shelby fell 9-8 to District 4 runner-up Southeastern on Saturday evening at Pulaski County High School in Somerset, but rebounded to beat District 5’s Russell County 11-5 Sunday. They played Bath County last night in a consolation bracket semifinal game.

  • Run ends with loss to South...

    The Shelby County 11-year-old Cal Ripken All-Stars had a strong showing in the Major 60 State Tournament.

    They won their first two games at Clear Creek Park before losing their last two, but still finished in third place.

    After winning its opening game 9-2 over Whitley County last Wednesday night, Shelby defeated Southeastern 8-2 Friday night to advance to the winners’ bracket semifinals. There Shelby lost 19-6 to District 2 rival Scott County before falling to South Lexington 14-9 in an elimination game, which started Sunday and ended Monday.