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Today's Sports

  • Post 37 wraps regular season

    The Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team finished the regular season with a flurry to end up with a 21-12 record.

    Head coach Jim Wiley said he's very happy with the way his team is playing right now.

    "I think we're playing our best baseball of the season right now, and that's where you want to be," he said. "Everybody hit the ball over the weekend and we got some good pitching."

    Shelbyville traveled to Metcalfe County Saturday for a doubleheader and swept the home team 12-0 and 4-1.

  • Post 37 wins double-header

    American Legion Post 37 picked up two wins against Oldham County Tuesday night at home.

    Post 37 won the first game 8-0 and the second, 6-4.

    Post 37 coach Jim Wiley said the team played well and pitched well in both games.

    "We had two really good games," Wiley said.

    The team plays two double-headers this weekend in Bowling Green.

    Post 37 plays Metcalf at Edmund Park at 1 p.m. EDT Saturday and plays Bowling Green at 1 p.m. EDT Sunday.

    Pairings for the district tournament will be announced in the July 23 Sentinel-News.

  • The Great Outdoors - Some birds...

    Most of us think of bird nests being located from the ground all the way up to some of the higher branches in trees. However, there are two species of local birds that actually nest underground.

    The belted kingfisher, a 13-inch long, gray and white bird with a 20-inch wingspan, always excavates a 6-foot long burrow that ends in an enlarged chamber, preferably near water. The excavation is in an 8-inch to 10-inch high bank. Both male and female do the actual digging. A new burrow is dug almost every year although, occasionally, last year's burrow will suffice.

  • 12-years-old All-stars lose in a...

    Staff photos by Nathan L. McBroom

    Kipp Moore knocked one out of the park on the first pitch of the game on Wednesday night. The homerun was Moore's first.

    By Nathan L. McBroom/Sentinel-News Staff Writer

    Like all pitchers, Kipp Moore has a love/hate relationship with homeruns: he loves hitting them but hates giving them up.

    And during the first round of the 12-year-old regional tournament on Wednesday night, Moore experienced the blessing and then the curse of the long ball as Shelby County lost to Jessamine County 9 to 7.

  • Post 37 goes 2-2 in UK tournament

    American Legion Post 37 lost the first two games in the Big Blue Invitational tournament over the weekend but came back to take the second two.

    "There was all good competition in the tournament," coach Jim Wiley said. "We could have won all four or lost all four, but we should have won one more game."

    Post 37 lost to Next Level Baseball out of Louisville in the first game, 8-7. Wiley said the team "made some mistakes and they beat us in the last inning."

    The team also lost to Ashland, 8-5, in the second game.

  • 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.