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Today's Sports

  • Andriot takes over SCHS boys...

    When Carlos Rul-Lan stepped down as the Shelby County boys' soccer head coach last school year, B.J. Andriot knew he wanted the job.

    "Being a Shelby County grad I've always wanted to have this job," he said. "It's been my vision. I have two sons coming up, and it was perfect timing, really. So I applied right away."

    Andriot comes in with a wealth of experience, having played at Shelby County and the University of Louisville. And he coached Cornerstone Christian Academy to a state KCAA title two years ago.

  • Post 37 takes second at district

    The Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team was inches, or less, from taking the District 3 title at Oldham County Saturday.

    With two outs in the bottom of the ninth, Shelbyville led 8-5.

    That's when things went wrong, very wrong.

    Shelbyville pitchers put together a string of four walks and one hit batter that kept Oldham alive. Then with runners on second and third, an Oldham double proved to be the walk-off hit.

  • Sharks shatter records at state...

    During an Olympic year, people always pay a little more attention to swimming, and the Shelby Sharks turned a few eyes at the State Long Course Meet over the weekend in Elizabethtown.

    Several of the Sharks put on Michael Phelps-like performances, dropping time and shattering team records.

  • Jr. Legion squad finishes second...

    Comprised of players from Shelby County High School, the Jr. Post 37 American Legion baseball team finished as state runners-up last weekend at the tournament in Calvert City.

    "I thought the kids played really well and it showed how much talent we have coming up through Shelby County," head coach Bart Roettger said. "We saw a lot of improvement, and keeping guys together for next year's high school season will help."

    The heat and the Ken-Tenn team seemed to be the only things that could stop Shelbyville.

  • Making a Splash: Local girl to...

    Danielle Wilkerson swims farther in a day than many people walk in a week.

    This summer she has spent countless hours at the Family Activity Center perfecting her stroke and flip turns in preparation for the Down syndrome World Swimming Championship later this year.

    Lap after lap, she cuts through the water like a knife. Her determination to win can be seen on her face as she swims and by the sheer number of hours she spends in the water.

  • All-stars go 2-2 at state

    After a tough loss Wednesday to Jessamine County, the Shelby County 12-year-old All-stars bounced back in a big way.

    Shelby topped Middletown 10-0 in a run-rule shortened four innings on Friday to advance.

    "We hit the ball well," head coach J.R. Wiley said.

    Leading the way were Kipp Moore, Lawson Page, Kambron Burner and Zac Wiley with two hits apiece. Burner and Wiley both added solo home runs.

    Paul Miller got the win for Shelby, throwing a no-hitter with eight strikeouts.

  • 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.