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Today's Sports

  • Wiley will play Big I National...

    Sometimes par is just good enough.

    That's what local golfer Candice Wiley found out in a playoff during the Trusted Choice Big I State Final Thursday at Canewood Golf Course in Georgetown.

    After the second round Wiley found herself in a tie for the lead, so the two headed to No. 10 to start the playoff.

  • Post 37 swept in doubleheader at...

    It's not the fact that the Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team dropped two games against Evansville; it's the way it's happening that bothers head coach Jim Wiley.

    "I thought our team looked better, but when we went out to play it wasn't there," he said. "They out hit us, out pitched us and played better defensively. At first I thought it was just one of those days where things don't fall together. But the more I think about it, it seems like every time we play good competition we make mistakes defensively and we don't hit."

  • Babe Ruth All-stars begin...

    13-year-old All-stars,

    Robert Marshall will be at the helm for the 13-year-old All-stars, and although he didn't coach in the Babe Ruth league this year, Marshall is familiar with the players from their stint in the Cal Ripken league.

    "I've been coaching 30-some years, but I haven't had a group of Babe Ruth players for sometime," he said. "It's a somewhat interesting and impressive group. We're looking forward to going to Taylorsville (the site of the district tournament) and representing our community well."

  • Post 37 wins two of three

    The Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team split two games with Bowling Green Monday and drilled Franklin County Tuesday to move to 14-7 on the season.

    Head Coach Jim Wiley said he was a little disappointed with his team's effort against Bowling Green.

    "We hit the ball very well in the second game, and really we hit the ball well enough to win both -- we should've won both, really."

    Shelbyville lost 8-5 in the opener, but came back to win 10-3 in the second game.

  • Cal Ripken League All-stars play...

    11-year-olds

    The Shelby County 11-year-old All-stars will look to chip away at teams with base hits and solid defense.

    "I think we'll be strong defensively, and I've been impressed with the way we've hit the ball so far," head coach Scott Corn said. "I think we're going to be pretty good."

    The one area of concern is likely a concern for all 11-year-old teams: pitching.

  • Minor League All-star teams...

    9-year-olds

    Troy Kuhl is in his first year coaching the All-stars at the park, but he couldn't be more excited about his 9-year-old team.

    "I think we have a really good chance this year," he said. "We're a very talented team, and we have a lot of really good players. The biggest challenge for us will be figuring out which nine players to put on the field because we have so many good players."

  • Post 37 drops Scott County, 4-1...

    The Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team finally won a close game that wasn't in the teens.

    Shelbyville topped Scott County 4-1 on Tuesday with a quiet night from the bats.

    "I didn't think we played real good," Post 37 skipper Jim Wiley said. "Baseball is one of those games where the one guy can control it, and that's what happened (Tuesday). Their pitcher really controlled the game. Just because you beat somebody 14-1 (like Shelby beat Scott on June 17), doesn't mean you'll do that the next time."

  • Rockets finish passing season at...

    The SCHS football team traveled to the University of Kentucky's passing tournament Saturday to end the summer session.

    The Rockets went 3-0 in pool play to advance to tournament play and then knocked off Prestonsburg in the first round before falling to Manual in the quarterfinals.

    "You know how sometimes you're just not clicking on one side of the ball?" SCHS head coach Todd Shipley said. "Well, we weren't clicking on either side."

  • Post 37 pitching starting to...

    Shelbyville American Legion manager Jim Wiley still isn't sold on his team's pitching, but after wining two out of three over the weekend, Wiley did something he hasn't done all year: compliment the pitchers for three straight solid games.

    "I don't know if we have it figured out or not, but we got three really solid games from our pitchers," he said. "We played three pretty decent teams and got good pitching against all of them."

    Shelbyville closed out the weekend with a 5-2 win at Owensboro.

  • SCHS well represented on...

    Jessica Williams was picked to play for the West Senior All-stars over the weekend. Williams played in all three of the team's games -- one each against the West juniors, East juniors and East seniors -- and helped lead the team to a 3-0 record.

    In the first game Saturday, Williams was 1-2 with a two-run double and a run scored in the West Seniors' 6-0 win over the East Juniors. In Saturday's second game, a West Seniors' 8-3 win over the West Juniors, Williams was 1-1 with a single and a stolen base.