Today's Sports

  • Cool on the ice

    The temperatures will reach near 90 degrees on this cloudless day, but inside the Iceland Sports Complex, it's cold, very cold.

    It's teeth-chattering cold in fact.

    But that’s where you could find 11-year-old Bethany Perkins on Wednesday morning with her big-time figure skating dreams in tow.

    "I want to be in the Olympics," Perkins, a resident of Simpsonville, said with her braced smile.


    "Two thousand eighteen," she said.

  • Post 37 loses four straight games

    The script has flipped for the Shelbyville Post 37 American Legion baseball team.

    The Post won its first five games of the season by a combined score of 48-12. However, it has dropped its past four by a combined score of 42-14.

  • SCHS rifle team just misses its...

    The Shelby County Rifle Team missed its own type of triple bull’s-eye, but just barely.

    The team, which won the 2011 JROTC National Air Rifle Championships in late March, won the Junior Olympic National Air Rifle Championship and finished second in the NRA National Air Rifle Championship during the past week. 

    In the Junior Olympic Championship, Connor Davis placed first overall with a score of 4,685. Meanwhile at the national championship, team member Heather Kirby was victorious with an identical score.

  • Pearcy takes checkered flag

    Once school resumes, a Shelbyville teen-ager will have plenty to talk about when classmates, or teachers, ask him what he did over the summer.  

    Thirteen-year-old Daniel Pearcy, who is in his third season of driving in the Ralph Firman Racing Cars Indy Karting Series, recently notched his first career IKS victory in the Junior Supercan division June 19 in the Lafayette Square Mall Grand Prix in Indianapolis.

  • Kicking up some fun

    It’s been a busy few months for Marty Biagi.

    A former Shelby County football player, and 2004 SCHS graduate, Biagi has been running his own version of the hurry-up offense since March.

    In that time Biagi has gotten his first full-time coaching job in college football, and he has also gotten married.

    He said he couldn’t be happier.

  • Cal well paid, but is he the...

    As of Monday, John Calipari is now one of the highest – if not the highest – paid men’s college basketball coach in the country.

    But is the University of Kentucky coach worth it?

    He never has won a national championship and has had two of his three trips to the Final Four vacated by the NCAA, and University of Louisville fans will say that that third one (his past season) is pending.

  • SCHS rifle team takes aim at...

    The Shelby County rifle team is shooting for its own type of triple crown right now.

    The Rifle Rockets are competing in both the NRA National Air Rifle Championship and the Junior Olympic National Air Rifle Championship, which began Thursday and continues through Tuesday at Camp Perry, Ohio.

  • Summer ball helps teams build...

    While most of their friends have been at the pool, the mall, the movies or catching up on reruns of ‘Jersey Shore,’ boys’ and girls’ basketball players from both Collins and Shelby County haven’t had much time for those things so far this summer.

    That’s because they’ve been honing their games.

    Since school ended, prospective players for next season from both schools have been practicing, playing games and working out.

  • Calipari excited, anxious for...

    University of Kentucky men’s basketball coach John Calipari said he was full of anxiety Thursday.

    But it wasn’t because he was trying to figure out lineups for his team, which could be the preseason No. 1 team in the nation, for next season.

    Instead Calipari’s worries were because he was unsure of where his former players would be selected later that night in the NBA Draft.

  • Waddy races crown state champs

    Ten state champions were crowned in Waddy on Sunday.

    The Kentucky State Championship Road Race, sponsored by Headfirst Performance Magazine and Main Street Bikes in Shelbyville, took place in the late morning and early afternoon of Father’s Day.

    Riders from Lexington and the Louisville-area dominated the races (formerly the Waddy Road Race), which covered a 10-mile circuit that started and ended at the Waddy Ruritan Club on Kings Highway, winning all 10 titles. But Shelby County was still well-represented.