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Today's Sports

  • Shelbyville rocked in region...

    The Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team struck first but didn’t have the firepower to hang with host Enid, Okla., losing, 18-4, in a seven-inning loss in the first round of the Mid-South Regional Tournament Thursday.

    Jordan Toby’s single scored Dylan Grandon in the bottom of the second, and James Wright’s infield single scored Eric Standafer to put Shelby in front, 2-0.

  • Lady Rockets Soccerama this...

    The Shelby County girls' soccer team will have its big fundraiser Saturday with Soccerama.

    The girls have some of the top teams in the state coming in for six varsity and JV games at the SCHS Athletic Complex.

    The Lady Rockets will face South Laurel in the last matchup of the day, beginning at 4 p.m.

    South Laurel finished last year with a 16-7-1 record and dominated the 16th Region before finally losing, 1-0, to Boyle County in Sub-section 8.

  • Host team awaits Post 37 at...

    The Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team wrapped up its fifth state championship this past weekend. Though that seems like a lot, it pales in comparison to the team’s next opponent.

    Enid, Okla., the host squad of this year’s Mid-South Regional, is a 12-time state champ. Though it didn’t win this season, it did win consecutive titles from 2005 to 2008, so experience is on the side of the host team this week.

  • Black shirts lead Blue and Gold

    Donning the blue and gold for Shelby County on Friday night remains the ultimate goal, but wrapping up in a black jersey on weekday afternoons seems like an odd way to get there.

    Unless that is, you want to be one of the Rockets' leaders.

    Each season SCHS's football coaching staff rewards players that show a high level of effort, commitment and sacrifice with back practice jerseys. Those jerseys give the rest of the team something to strive for and let the players know who they should watch if they’re looking for tips.

  • Post 37 wins state title

    The Shelbyville Post 37 American Legion baseball team had seen enough of Danville. At least enough to be very comfortable.

    Danville had beaten Shelbyville three times, including the district championship, but Shelbyville got the one that mattered Saturday in Paducah, hammering Danville, 17-7, in eight innings for the win, the State Championship and a trip to the Mid-South Regional in Oklahoma.

  • EARLIER: Post 37 likes chances...

    Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 Coach Jim Wiley said his team met one of its goals last week when it earned a spot at the State Tournament, but the team’s work isn’t done.

    “You play all year to get a shot at State, and that’s what we’ve got right now,” he said. “We just have to play like we’re capable of, and I think we can win it.”

    The tournament started Tuesday, and Shelby faced Owensboro at Paducah in the opening round.

  • EARLIER: Post 37 slides into...

     With the District Tournament looming, the Shelbyville American Legion Post 37  ended its regular season Friday with an 11-1 rout of Morehead.

    Dylan Grandon and Chris Toombs each went 3-for-4 and combined to drive in eight runs. Toombs also had a home run.

    The pitching of Shaun Fredrick and Eric Standafer allowed only one run on the day.

    "We finished the season on a high note," Coach Jim Wiley said. "Our concern now is how well we'll play in District without [injured shortstop] Jordan Queen. That hurts a lot."

  • EARLIER: Post 37 still alive and...

    Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 team has regained some swagger in advancing to the winners’ bracket final in the State Tournament at Paducah.

    Shelbyville topped Owensboro, 12-4, on Tuesday behind a gem from pitcher Shaun Fredrick.

    Fredrick threw the full nine innings, keeping Owensboro off balance all night.

    “He pitched a fantastic game,” Coach Jim Wiley said. “That really helped our pitching staff out.”

  • Ferrell first big raffle winner

    How do you reluctantly win $10,000?

    Well, if you were willing to take $2,000, or $2,500 or$3,333.33 or $5,000 instead of the gamble, you’d be reluctant to wait as well.

    On Monday at the SCHS football team’s annual reverse raffle dinner, Kenneth Ferrell was willing to do just that: trade in his shot at $10,000 for several smaller totals.

    When the contest got down to just five people, Ferrell and three others agreed to split the pot. However, one person wasn’t in attendance and couldn’t be reached.

  • EARLIER: 13-year-olds win...

    Scott County got a whipping – twice – from Shelby County’s 13-year-old team in the Babe Ruth League District Tournament this past weekend.

    Shelby County pounded  Scott County, 16-1, on Friday and took the tournament title with a victory  over the same team, 20-7, in the championship round Saturday.