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  • Shelby team preps for state...

    The Shelby County Cal Ripken 10-year-old all-star baseball team will try to carry its recent momentum into the State Tournament.

    Fresh off victories in a tournament in Lawrenceburg, then the District 2 Tournament last week, the Shelby County squad begins play in the 10-team East Kentucky State Tournament on Monday. Shelby will play District 6 champ Jackson County at 6 p.m. at Veterans Park in Lexington.

    The 10-year-old team boasts both hitting and pitching.

    “We have a variety of everything,” Coach Mike Birchfield said.

  • Experience leads team into state...

    An experienced Shelby County 15-year-old Babe Ruth all-star baseball team will find out what it’s made of early in the East Kentucky State Tournament, which begins next week.

    Shelby County takes on Somerset/Pulaski, which won the 14-year-old state tourney last year, at 8 p.m. Tuesday night at Southwestern High School.

    “Drawing the defending state champion the first game doesn’t allow for you to take a breath when you get there because you have to strap it on real quick,” Coach Mitchell Tinsley said.  

  • Brown takes shot in Web.com event

    Shelbyville professional golfer Brandon Brown might only be four tournaments into his 2014 season and about eight months removed from eye surgery, but don’t believe for a minute that he will use that as an excuse for his play.
    Of course, it’s hard to use any excuses when you’ve had four Top 5 finishes, including one win, in four tourneys.
    The quick and impressive start has been a pleasant surprise for Brown.

  • Shelbyville suffers first loss

    The Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team suffered its first loss of the season, but quickly bounced back with a trio of victories over the weekend.
    Metcalfe Post 65 downed host Shelbyville 4-3 this past Thursday at Clear Creek Park. But Post 37 rebounded with three victories in Southern Indiana on Saturday and Sunday, sweeping a doubleheader against Evansville (Ind.), 12-0 and 11-1, Saturday, then beating host Rockport (Ind.) 7-5 Sunday.

  • Bohannon grabs mini-tour win

    Shelbyville native and professional golfer Derrick Bohannon birdied the final hole to win his 25th GOLFslinger.com Tour event Monday in Jupiter, Fla.
    Bohannon carded six birdies and two bogeys on his way to a 4-under-par 68 – one shot ahead of four others - at Jupiter Country Club on his way to victory in the Tour’s first event after its summer break. It was Bohannon’s first victory on the mini tour since last August.

  • Shelby County takes district...

    The Shelby County Cal Ripken 10-year-old all-star baseball team won the decisive third game Wednesday night to capture the District 2 Tournament title in Georgetown.
    Shelby County won the first game Tuesday night, 15-9, before host Scott County captured the second game, 15-5, to send the tourney to a winner-take-championship, which Shelby County won 12-8 at Suffoletta Park.
    Shelby advances to the State Tournament, which will begin the week of July 14 in Lexington.

    Shelby County 15, Scott County 9

  • Slaughter going Greek

    A.J. Slaughter’s hoops dream will take him to Greece later this summer.
    The former Shelby County High School star and Western Kentucky University standout has signed to play his fifth season of professional basketball with Panathinaikos Athens of the Greek A1 league, it was announced last week.
    “I’m most definitely excited about the opportunity,” Slaughter said Wednesday. “If I play well there, there’s not much further I can go than the NBA.”

  • Scott County sweeps Shelby out...

    The Shelby County 12-year-old Cal Ripken all-star baseball team was swept by Scott County in a pair of games in the District 2 Tournament on Tuesday night.
    Scott won the first, 10-3, before blanking Shelby 9-0 in the second game at Suffoletta Park in Georgetown.

    Scott County 10, Shelby County 3

  • SCHS volleyball coach resigns,...

    Felicia Pace, the long-time Shelby County volleyball coach, has resigned to become an assistant coach at Georgetown College.
    Pace’s daughter, Kyndle, a recent SCHS graduate, signed to play for the Tigers in the spring.
    “It has been a long-time goal for myself to coach on a collegiate level when the right opportunity presented itself,” Pace said. “I want to use this experience at GC as an assistant coach to see if pursuing a head position is something I want to embark upon.”

  • Post 37 takes Paducah title for...

    The Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team did something last weekend that its never done in the 35-some-odd years that Jim Wiley has been at the helm.

    It won the Polk Brooks Tournament in Paducah.  

    Shelbyville went 5-0, outscoring its opponents by 36 runs in the process, on its way to the tournament title.