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Today's Sports

  • 11-year-olds win their first 2

    The Shelby County 11-year-old Cal Ripken All-Star Team has won its first two games in the State Tournament at Clear Creek Park. Shelby whipped Berea, 8-2, Thursday night to advance to ffinals of the winners’ bracket.

  • 12-year-olds take district title

    Shelby County’s 12-year-old Cal Ripken League All-Star Tam capped off an improbable 3-0 run to the District Championship in Frankfort Saturday.

    “We shocked the world,” Coach Mike Dugle said. “The team really put it all together and played two of the best games they’ve played in the last four years. I’ve been around this group for four years, and they just came together and peaked at the right time.”

    Shelby County opened the tournament Wednesday with an 11-5 whipping of Henry County.

  • 10-year-olds impress in loss to...

    When your first game of the State Tournament is against the team your coach considers to be the best team in it, it doesn’t take a victory to make the coach proud.

    Shelby County’s 10-year-old all-star baseball squad took on Lake Cumberland on Wednesday night to open their tournament in Scott County, and though his team lost, 6-1, Shelby Coach Troy Kuhl said the final score is by no means an indication of how the game went.

  • Post 37 wins one, loses one

    Even though it has been plagued with injuries, the Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team has been hanging tough against some talented ball clubs, beating a tough Oldham County team before taking a close loss the following night at Frankfort.

    The squad bested Oldham County on Tuesday, 9-6, in a game that coach Jim Wiley said was significant for more than just the “W” it added to their record.

    “The big thing is we’re going to play them again in the district tournament next week,” he said.

  • 12-year-olds beat down Bath

    Fresh off of claiming the district championship over the weekend in Frankfort, the Shelby County 12-year-old Cal Ripken All-Star Team used solid hitting and strong defense to advance out of the first round at the State Tournament In Lexington, beating Bath County, 13-3, after four innings of play.

    Shelby started slow, allowing two runs in the first inning of play but then held Bath County to just one run during the next three innings.

  • Pitching depth key for 11s

    The Shelby County Cal Ripken League 11-Year-Old All-Star team appears to have several advantages over other 11-year-old teams.

    In most Cal Ripken games the older 12-year-olds handle the pitching, but Shelby Coach Scott Corn said he thinks pitching is his team's strength.

  • 10-year-olds roll past Spencer,...

    The Shelby County 10-year-old all-stars came out hot and finished off Spencer County, 12-2, in a four-inning, run-rule-shortened game Wednesday.

    The victory put Shelby into the winners bracket final of the double-elimination district tournament at Clear Creek Park.

    Scott County beat Henry County, 11-7, in the first game.

    After Spencer County scored a run in the top of the first, Shelby came out in the bottom of the inning and took command of the game.

  • 10-year-olds finish second in...

    The Shelby County 10-year-old All-Star Baseball team nearly pulled the upset Saturday, but it fell just short in the district tournament at Clear Creek Park.

    After falling to Scott County on Thursday, Shelby had to beat Spencer County to get out of the losers' bracket and into the finals.

    Once there, the team topped Scott County, 15-10, forcing a decisive second game Saturday, but they couldn’t pull out the championship.

  • Youngest all-stars learning on...

    The 9-year-old Minor League All-Star Team is always full of surprises.

    As Shelby County’s youngest squad, the team is full of first time all-stars getting used to the different play.

    This year’s coach, Ron Leaizer, said he likes what he’s seen so far.

    “I got to watch these kids all year long, and they’re a good, good group of players,” he said. “We’ve only had about eight days of practice, so we’re still learning, but they’re looking like a team now.”

  • Post 37 drills Frankfort

    After a slow start, the Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team easily dispatched of Frankfort, 11-3, Tuesday.

    Trailing, 2-1, after three innings, Shelbyville finally woke up.

    Tyler Tipton’s single scored Jordan Toby to tie the score in the fourth, and Shelby took the lead in fifth, when James Wright scored on Jared Clarkson’s single.

    “We played pretty well,” Coach Jim Wiley said. “We made a couple mistakes early, but overall I thought we did all right.”