Today's Sports

  • EARLIER: Homer heroics spark 12-...

    FRANKFORT – Chase Likes’ walk-off home run in the bottom of the sixth inning was the game's only run against Scott County on Wednesday and propelled the Shelby County 12-Year-Old Cal Ripken All-Stars into the district championship game tonight at 6.

    They will play the winner of Thursday’s Scott County/Frankfort elimination game and would have to be beaten twice. The winner goes to the semistate tournament in Lexington next week.

  • Legion set for district...

    Shelbyville Post 37 came away with one win in the Western Kentucky University Tournament, but according to coach Jim Wiley, playing the best baseball of the year.

    Shelbyville (11-9) was 1-3 on the weekend, beating Midland, Ohio and losing to Nashville and the Bowling Green Dirtbags (twice).

    “We were in every game and had a chance to win the game but couldn’t stop their hitters,” Wiley said. “They were all good teams. I feel like we’re a better team than we were a week ago by playing that competition.”

  • Legion wins 2 of 3 from Indiana...

    Shelbyville Post 37 came out of the holiday weekend building consistency and confidence with two victories and a loss at home against teams from Indiana.

    Shelbyville (8-4) lost to Rockport, 4-3, Saturday, then beat Evansville, 13-1 and 13-11, in a doubleheader Sunday.

    In honor of longtime baseball coach Bobby Stratton, his widow, Helen, threw out the first pitch of the doubleheader Sunday afternoon.

  • Sports briefs: July 9, 2010

    Post 37 splits with Bowling Green

    Playing at the University of Louisville’s Patterson Field, Shelby (9-5) lost one, 2-0, and won one, 14-13, against Bowling Green on Tuesday night.

    In the first game, Shelbyville out hit Bowling Green, 5-4, but lost when BG scored two runs in the fifth inning. Coach Jim Wiley said his team played well.

    “We faced a real nice pitcher. It was a well-played game,” he said. “It was just a pitcher’s battle.”

  • EARLIER: Legion earns back-to-...

    By Laura Clark

    American Legion Post 37 put together two victories built on solid pitching that may be the beginning of the turnaround Coach Jim Wiley predicted – and hoped for.

    Shelbyville (6-3) defeated Frankfort on the road Tuesday, 4-2, and beat Morehead at home, 9-3, Wednesday.

    “That was a couple of good back-to-back wins for us,” Wiley said. “That makes it a whole lot easier to coach when you got out and get a lead like that and you’ve got someone on the mound who can control the game.”

  • EARLIER: Legion splits games in...

    By Laura Clark

    The American Legion Post 37 team continued to struggle on the mound during its tournament in Paducah this past weekend, splitting four games.

    “We had a real good chance of winning every game we played if we just got some help from our pitching,” Coach Jim Wiley said.

    His team (4-3) was playing without three pitchers and a catcher who were invited to the KHSAA East-West All Star game.

  • EARLIER: Loaded Legion lagging

    Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 has a roster boasting 10 returning players from the 2009 state championship team.

    Most of the players are from either Eastern High School (7th Region runner up with 30-plus victories) or Shelby County High School (which won the 8th Region and a trip to the KHSAA State Tournament).

    So Coach Jim Wiley said he is a little disappointed his team isn’t dominating and that it needs serious improvement in hitting and pitching.

  • Rockets rolled out of state...

  • Sports briefs: June 23, 2010

     Shelby County High School pitcher/first baseman Eric Standafer was named to the Second Team All-State by the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association.

  • EARLIER: End of an Era

     Everyone knew the end would finally come. And everyone associated with the Anderson County-Shelby County high school athletic rivalry knew it would happen on the baseball or softball diamond.

    But few could have imagined the end being a series of exclamation points instead of a period.

    And after Shelby outlasted Anderson 10-9 last Thursday, some on both sides lamented the end of the rivalry as it stands now.