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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • 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.