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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • 11-year-olds finish third in...

    Shelby County's 11-year-olds wound up in third place in Cal Ripken League State Tournament play this past weekend.

    Shelby County had won its first two games before facing perennial power South Lexington Saturday. Despite what Coach Scott Corn called “a great pitching effort” by Will McDonald, Shelby County lost, 7-4, to South Lexington.

  • Back-and-forth grinder goes to...

    Shelby County’s 13-year-old Babe Ruth All-Star Team grinded out a 7-6 victory over an evenly matched Frankfort team Wednesday to advance in the District Tournament at Clear Creek Park.

    The teams exchanged the lead throughout the game and were tied, 5-5, five innings.

    But after Frankfort scored to regain the lead at 6-5, Zac Wiley hit in a game-tying run in the sixth inning, and in the seventh and final inning Zach Holmes smashed double to drive in the winning run.

  • Shaw, Beckley, Johnson in junior...

     Shaw, Beckley Johnson

    play in all-star game  

    Some of Shelby County High School's best young athletes took the court at Bellarmine University Saturday in the Kentucky High School Coaches Association East/West Junior All-Star basketball game.

    Wearing an East jersey instead of her regular Rockets jerseys, Taylor Shaw put up three points in the girls' game, which was won by the West, 71-51.

    The game was tied after one quarter, but the East was outscored, 23-7, in the second quarter and never caught up from there.

  • 12-year-olds take third at State

    Following a loss early in the State Tournament, the Shelby County 12-year-old Cal Ripken All-Star Team battled back through the losers' bracket and earned a third-place finish this past weekend in Lexington.

    Northern Lexington, which had knocked Shelby into the losers' bracket Friday by beating it, 9-0, eliminated Shelby in its third game on Saturday, 21-5.

    Coach Mike Dugle's squad beat both Bath County and Danville to get the rematch with North Lexington and advance within a victory of the championship game.