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Today's Sports

  • Local All-stars have tough...

    Despite valiant efforts against some of the best teams in the state, Shelby County's All-star teams failed to advance out of district play over the weekend.

    The Shelby 9-year-old All-star team finished second to Scott County. Shelby beat Spencer County in the first game but lost to Scott in the second. Shelby revived in the third to beat Henry County but lost again to Scott County in the district final, 11-2.

    Nine-year-old team coach Troy Kuhl said his team performed well despite the second place finish.

  • Shelby County hosts 12-year-old...

    The 12-year-old Eastern Kentucky Cal Ripken State Tournament kicks off tonight in Shelbyville.

    The double-elimination tournament starts at 5 at Clear Creek Park with the first game between Johnson County and Fern Creek. Nine teams from the eastern region of the state will play here.

    The Shelby County 12-year-olds play in the second game tonight - at 7 p.m. They face Jessamine County. The winner of that game will play Saturday, July 19 at 1 p.m. The loser of the Jessamine-Shelby game plays Friday, July 18 at 5 p.m.

  • Junior Golf 101: Teaching the...

    How did you learn to play the game of golf? When asked this question, most people say that their introduction didn't come until they were young adults, and many wish the opportunity had been available to them at an earlier age.

  • Hot start - 10-year-old All-...

    Before the district started, 10-year-old All-star head coach Dwayne Dillow said he wanted to avoid the slow start the team got off to last year as 9-year-olds.

    When the team took the field Wednesday night at Spencer County, the slow start was a thing of the past. Shelby County put up three runs in the first and three more in the third to take a commanding lead and beat Scott County 7-2 in the first round of the double elimination tournament.

  • Wiley will play Big I National...

    Sometimes par is just good enough.

    That's what local golfer Candice Wiley found out in a playoff during the Trusted Choice Big I State Final Thursday at Canewood Golf Course in Georgetown.

    After the second round Wiley found herself in a tie for the lead, so the two headed to No. 10 to start the playoff.

  • Post 37 swept in doubleheader at...

    It's not the fact that the Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team dropped two games against Evansville; it's the way it's happening that bothers head coach Jim Wiley.

    "I thought our team looked better, but when we went out to play it wasn't there," he said. "They out hit us, out pitched us and played better defensively. At first I thought it was just one of those days where things don't fall together. But the more I think about it, it seems like every time we play good competition we make mistakes defensively and we don't hit."

  • Babe Ruth All-stars begin...

    13-year-old All-stars,

    Robert Marshall will be at the helm for the 13-year-old All-stars, and although he didn't coach in the Babe Ruth league this year, Marshall is familiar with the players from their stint in the Cal Ripken league.

    "I've been coaching 30-some years, but I haven't had a group of Babe Ruth players for sometime," he said. "It's a somewhat interesting and impressive group. We're looking forward to going to Taylorsville (the site of the district tournament) and representing our community well."

  • Post 37 wins two of three

    The Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team split two games with Bowling Green Monday and drilled Franklin County Tuesday to move to 14-7 on the season.

    Head Coach Jim Wiley said he was a little disappointed with his team's effort against Bowling Green.

    "We hit the ball very well in the second game, and really we hit the ball well enough to win both -- we should've won both, really."

    Shelbyville lost 8-5 in the opener, but came back to win 10-3 in the second game.

  • Cal Ripken League All-stars play...

    11-year-olds

    The Shelby County 11-year-old All-stars will look to chip away at teams with base hits and solid defense.

    "I think we'll be strong defensively, and I've been impressed with the way we've hit the ball so far," head coach Scott Corn said. "I think we're going to be pretty good."

    The one area of concern is likely a concern for all 11-year-old teams: pitching.

  • Minor League All-star teams...

    9-year-olds

    Troy Kuhl is in his first year coaching the All-stars at the park, but he couldn't be more excited about his 9-year-old team.

    "I think we have a really good chance this year," he said. "We're a very talented team, and we have a lot of really good players. The biggest challenge for us will be figuring out which nine players to put on the field because we have so many good players."