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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Veteran Rockets lack experience

    New Shelby County boys’ golf coach Casey Page is looking for results in his first season at the helm of the program.

    “I’m expecting a positive record at the end of the year, and I’m expecting at least one player to make it past region this year,” he said.

    The Rockets graduated three of their five starters – Issac Martin, Jimmy Hulce and Cory Chance – from last year’s Region 6 Tournament, in which they finished 10th.

  • Hunter, teammate finish top 10...

    Shelbyville’s John Hunter and his teammate notched a Top 10 finish in the 2014 Carhartt College Series National Championship of bass fishing last weekend.

    Hunter and Mike Huff, who represented Georgetown College, finished ninth out of 84 teams on Chatuge Reservoir in Young Harris, Ga.

    Hunter and Huff finished with a two-day total of 10 fish that weighed 18 pounds and 15 ounces, not too far behind the leaders, Bethel University’s Zach Parker and Matt Roberts, who had 10 fish for 27-5.

  • Collins shoots 423 in Cooper...

    The Collins girls’ golf team carded a collective 423 - 106 shots behind three-time defending state champion, and invitational winner, Sacred Heart – Wednesday in the Cooper Classic at Boone Links Golf Course.

    Junior Claire Watts led the way for the Titans with a 91 while senior Mary Borders added a 93.

    The Valkyries carded a collective 317 to capture the top spot in the 16-team tournament. Boyle County finished second, 14 shots behind Sacred Heart, and Madison Central took third with a 341.  

  • Hoss goes out on top with title

    This one was for “Hoss.”

    The Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team bounced back from a disappointing loss to Ashland Post 76 Thursday night with a 10-5 triumph over the Sixers on Friday night in the winner-take-all championship game of the state tournament at Collins High School. And the Post 37 players, to a man, said they did it for long-time Shelbyville manager Jim “Hoss” Wiley, who is retiring at the end of the season.

    “We wanted to win for ‘Hoss,’” Post 37 pitcher Dan Sanders said.

  • Rockets, Thomas open season with...

    It was a solid start to the season, to say the least, for the Shelby County girls’ golf team.
    First the Rockets won their annual Lady Rockets Classic on Saturday, defeating three-time defending state champion Sacred Heart in the process, then they finished second – led by senior standout Madison Thomas’ sizzling 65 – in Henry County’s Lady Cat Invitational on Monday.
    Lady Rockets Classic

  • Post 37 ready for regional

    The Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team’s last trip to the regional tournament was a quick one.
    Two years ago Post 37 lost its first two games at the Southeast Regional Tournament in South Carolina.
    “We were two and out,” Buddy Johnson, one of five holdovers from that team, said. “We were down there for the looks in 2012, sightseeing, we were down there for fun. Now we know what we have to do.”