Today's Sports

  • 2 Ripken teams lose in finals

    Shelby County’s 10- and 12-year-old all-star teams each played into the finals of their Cal Ripken State Tournaments but couldn’t quite pull out the titles.

    The 10-year-old all-stars lost to Scott County, 17-7, Monday night at Georgetown.

    “They battled back,” Coach Ron Leazier said. “I’m so tickled to be state runner-up. We fought hard. The fans were behind us. It was exciting baseball.”

  • American Legion Update:...

    Ashland 11, Shelbyville 8

    Shelbyville was unable to get enough hits to make up for sloppy defense, losing, 11-8, to Ashland in the first round of the American Legion State Tournament at Clear Creek Park on Thursday night.

    Post 37 will face Lyon County at 10 a.m. Friday in the loser's bracket. The tournament is double elimination.

  • EARLIER: Only 15s get started,...

    Wet field conditions has delayed by two days the start of the Babe Ruth 14-Year-Old State Tournament in Shelbyville.

    Shelby County's all-stars were scheduled to play Adair County on Wednesday, but that game was moved to tonight at 7:30 p.m.

    If Shelby won, it will South Lexington. If it lost, it will play against an opponent to be determined. The days and times of the second round had not been rescheduled as of publication.

  • Sports Digest: July 23, 2010

    Collins football undefeated at passing tourneys

    The Titans have had an impressive preseason, with two undefeated passing tournaments. On July 16, Collins attended a tournament at Western Hills and defeated Lafayette (twice), Tates Creek, Owen County, Western Hills and Frankfort.

    On July 17, the Titans traveled to Campbellsville University and played in a 12-team tournament and finished 5-0, topping North Bullitt (twice), Russell County, Fairdale and Elizabethtown.

  • First Person: Wiley's...

    Jim Wiley, 75, has been a baseball coach in Shelby County for more than 40 years. He also has been a player himself and a scout for major-league teams. Currently, he scouts for the New York Yankees. Wiley coaches the American Legion Shelbyville Post 37 team.


    On his baseball years:


  • EARLIER: Post 37 wins district...

    DANVILLE – Shelbyville Post 37 had an early lead in the American Legion District Baseball Tournament, but then the "wheels came off" Tuesday night and the team lost to host Danville, 11-3, in the second round.


    Shelby was up, 3-1 going into the sixth inning when but committed six errors -- one by every infielder, Coach Jim Wiley said -- and Danville capitalized on each of them.


  • Legion state tournament underway

    The American Legion State Tournament begins today at Clear Creek Park, and the field is challenging and evenly-talented.

    Shelbyville has the final game of the night, facing Ashland at o'clock.

    The two teams were supposed to play earlier this season, but the game was rained out.

    “They’ve been competitive forever,” Shelbyville Coach Jim Wiley said.

  • 3 Babe Ruth teams playing in...

    All three teams from Shelby County advanced to this week's Babe Ruth State Tournaments.


    Two of them – the 13-year-olds and the 15s – played their way in by winning their district titles, the 15s by sweeping two games in the final.


    The 14-year-olds are the hosts of their tourney, which gets under way today at the Shelby County High School Sports Complex on Burks Branch Road.


  • First Person: Dale Armistead...

    Dale Armistead, 38, is the new boys' soccer coach at SCHS. He's originally from St. Louis and has lived for the past several years in Owensboro. Armistead, who was hired to coach in May, possibly will teach in the Shelby County school system, or he may help his wife, Lucy, open a Shelbyville office of All Blessings International.

    Armistead has five children: Gabby, 15, Kyler, 13, David, 12, Lainey, 10, and Declan, 8.

  • EARLIER: 2 Shelby all-star teams...

    Shelby County’s all-stars won their first-round game of the East Kentucky 9-year-old Cal Ripken State Tournament at Clear Creek Park on Wednesday night with a 4-inning mercy victory, 10-0, over Jackson County.