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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • 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.