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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • EARLIER: Rockets make final 4 at...

    After the summer’s first passing tournament, SCHS Coach Todd Shipley seemed to have  mixed feelings.

    He saw some good things, but also some bad.

    After this week’s run, Shipley was much more excited.

    The Rockets went undefeated in pool play and advanced to the semifinals of the 16-team tournament play at the University of Kentucky’s passing tournament.

  • Post 37 loses opener of district...

    Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball squad dropped a close game in the opening round of the American Legion District Tournament Tuesday, falling to Danville, 5-4.

    Post 37 was scheduled to play the loser of Oldham and Danville on Thursday at 6 p.m., weather permitting.

    Coach Jim Wiley said he knew Danville would be a tough challenge because that team already had beaten Post 37 earlier in the season, but it was the pressure of playing them again in tournament play that got the better of his team.

  • 13-year-old all-stars come up...

    Playing in its second game Monday, Shelby County’s 13-year-old Babe Ruth All-Stars nearly made the comeback of the State Tournament in St. Matthews.

    But a 7-2 loss sent South Lexington on to the Regional Tournament in Indiana.

    After falling, 13-1, in five innings to South Lexington in the championship game of the winners’ bracket just the day before, Shelby was set to face the reigning champs again in the title game Monday.

  • Jr. Legion squad 2nd at state

    The American Legion Post 37 team takes on their State Tournament this week, the Jr. Legion team finished up last weekend in Ashland as state runners-up, matching last year’s finish.

    “We were up-and-down throughout the season, but the guys really came together,” Coach Bart Roettger said.

    Though most Jr. Legion teams can draw from several areas, Shelby County’s team is only players from Shelby County.

  • Babe Ruth team takes runner-up...

    Shelby County’s 15-year-old all-star team went into the Babe Ruth League District Tournament in Frankfort last Wednesday with a bit of a disadvantage. The squad didn’t have enough 15-year-olds to fill the roster, so half the players on the team were only 14.

    However, Coach Dave Neison said after a dozen or so practices the team came together and gave an impressive performance nonetheless, battling through the losers’ bracket to finish second in the tournament.

    Their nemesis was a strong Frankfort team.