Today's Sports

  • Tournament, scholarship to honor...

    A golf tournament this weekend in Franklin will honor one of Shelby County’s legendary golfers and a beloved former resident: the late John Eddington of Simpsonville.

    The first John Eddington Memorial Scramble will be held Saturday at Kenny Perry’s Country Creek Golf Course to raise money to endow a college scholarship in his name.

  • Early loss too much to over come...

    By Laura Clark


    Shelbyville’s American Legion season came to an end when Henderson’s bats turned on in the final inning Saturday and pulled out a 7-6 victory, in the American Legion State Tournament at Clear Creek Park.


    Metcalfe County beat Danville, 10-9, Monday morning to win the tournament and t and advance to the American Legion Regional Tournament to be played in Grand Prairie, Texas, this week.


  • Sports Digest: Aug. 4, 2010

    Titans boys’ golf team fairs well at Flyer Classic

    The Martha Layne Collins boys’ golf team is competing in the 12th Annual Flyer Classic Hosted by Franklin County High School. After one round of play, Collins is in 10th place out of 24 teams with a 318.


  • First Person: Pearcy's...

    Daniel Pearcy, 12, has been making a name for himself racing in the Junior Sportsman division of the RFR Cars Indy Karting Series in Indiana. An incoming seventh-grader at West Middle School, Pearcy has been racing go-carts for two seasons. He is currently in third place in the series, about 10 points off second place and with a couple more races to go in the season.

    Pearcy races under the Howe Pearcy Racing Team, a subsidiary of Jim Howe Motorsports out of Columbus, Ind. Practice time is only before a race.

  • 14-year-old all-stars are Babe...

    Shelby mounted rally after rally Monday night against South Lexington, but Lexington stayed one-run ahead of Shelby and stopped two bases-loaded attempts to win the East Kentucky Babe Ruth Championship, 10-9, at the Shelby County High School Sports Complex.


    Shelby would have had to defeat Lexington twice Monday to advance to the regional tournament.


    “I thought we showed a lot of heart,” Coach J.R. Wiley said. “Sometimes you just run out of innings. They had one more big hit than we did.”


  • 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: