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Today's Sports

  • New coach, starting 5 are...

    The Collins boys’ golf team graduated all five of its starters from last year’s Region 6 Tournament, but new coach Lance Alexander has been pleased with what he’s seen so far.  

    “I’m very impressed, very encouraged,” said Alexander, who was hired to guide the Titans late last month. “I like what I’m seeing so far.”

  • GIRLS GOLF: Collins tops Henry...

    The Collins girls’ golf team won its first match of the season, beating host Henry County by eight strokes on Wednesday afternoon.

    The Titans carded a collective 198 to the Wildcats’ 206 at Henry County Country Club.

    Henry County’s Maddie Hensley earned medalist honors with a 40, but Collins senior Mary Borders and junior Claire Watts fired 45s to tie for second. Meanwhile sophomore Mallori Webb added a 50 for the Titans.  

    Wildcats senior standout MacKenzie Peyton didn’t play in the match.

  • Shelby County College Athlete...

    Walker Andriot

    The Collins graduate is a redshirt freshman defender on the Xavier University men’s soccer team.

    Last season:Andriot redshirted for the Musketeers, who went 10-7-2.

    Season-opener:The Musketeers, who play exhibitions at Indiana on Tuesday and at IPFW on Aug. 23, host Lipscomb on Aug. 29.

     

    Ben Axline

    This Collins graduate is a junior wide receiver for the Tennessee-Martin football team.

  • Soccerama highlights weekend

    It will be another Soccerama Saturday in Shelbyville tomorrow.

    The Collins girls will host their Soccerama while the Shelby County boys will host their own on Saturday, one week after the Collins boys and the Shelby County girls hosted their events.  

    The schedule for the girls’ event at Collins is as follows:

    Varsity: 9:30 a.m. – Collins vs. Shelby County; noon – Anderson County vs. Eastern; 2:30 p.m. – Bryan Station vs. Paris.

  • American Legion Post 37 is 2 and...

    The Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team’s superb 2014 season, and the legendary coaching career of Jim Wiley, came to an end Friday. 

    Host Asheboro (N.C.) Dixon Post 45 slammed Shelbyville 10-2 in an elimination game of the Southeast Regional Tournament at McCrary Park. The defeat ended Post 37’s season, at 29-4, as well as the managerial career of Wiley, who is retiring after coaching the team for the past 35 seasons.

  • Brown shoots 63, qualifies for...

    Shelbyville professional golfer Brandon Brown fired an 8-under-par 63 Monday to qualify for this week’s Web.com Tour event.

    Brown will play in the News Sentinel Open Presented by Pilot, which will run Thursday through Sunday at Fox Den Country Club in Knoxville, Tenn. This is the second straight year Brown has earned a last-minute qualifying spot in the tournament.

  • Hicks takes over as SCHS...

    It’s been a big summer for Devin Hicks.

    First he got engaged. Then, Friday, he was introduced as the new baseball coach at Shelby County High School.

    “I’m really, really excited to take over,” Hicks, 27, said.

    It’s the first head-coaching job for Hicks, who recently completed his third season as an assistant coach under Bart “Rudy” Roettger, who resigned as SCHS’s head coach last month.

  • SCHS girls take 2nd at Pulaski...

    The Shelby County girls’ golf team finished second in Pulaski County’s Lady Maroon Invitational on Saturday.

    The Rockets carded a collective 346 – four shots behind victorious Russell County, which finished fifth (one spot behind Shelby County) at last year’s state meet – at Eagles Nest Country Club in Somerset.

  • Florence downs Shelbyville 5-4...

    The Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team rallied, but eventually lost its opening game of the Southeast Regional Tournament.
    Florence (S.C.) Post 1 scored one run in the bottom of the eighth inning to slip by Shelbyville 5-4 Thursday afternoon at McCrary Park in Asheboro, N.C.
    Post 37 must win today – it plays the loser of last night’s fourth game at 12:30 p.m. – to stay alive in the double-elimination tourney.

  • Leaving a legacy

    For the last 30-plus years “Hoss” has been the boss for the Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team.

    This year, though, Jim “Hoss” Wiley is hanging up his spikes after dedicating more than a third of his life to the city’s Legion program, and more than half his life to baseball in the county.