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Today's Sports

  • 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.”

  • Shelbyville PGA Junior League...

    Host Florence outlasted the Shelbyville all-star golf team in the PGA Junior League state regional tournament Saturday afternoon.

    Florence captured 8.5 flags to Shelbyville’s 6.5 at World of Golf in Florence.

    For Shelbyville, the twosome of Michael Long and Rylee Suttor led the way. The winners of the boys’ and girls’ divisions of the inaugural City Championship the previous Saturday teamed up to capture 2.5 flags.

  • Post 37 steamrolls into...

    The Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team rolled into the state championship game with a pair of lopsided victories.

    Post 37 blanked Paducah Post 31 10-0 Tuesday night before bombing Ashland Post 76 13-3 Wednesday night, both games were at Collins High School, to earn a spot in Thursday night’s final.

  • Rockets keep eyes focused on...

    The Shelby County girls’ golf team has made six straight trips to the state tournament, and new Rockets Coach Melissa Young is hoping to keep the golf balls rolling to Bowling Green.

    “Our big goal is to return to state as a team,” said Young, who takes over for Anna Simpson, who retired after last season.

  • Titans look to grow after solid...

    Collins girls’ golf coach Suzanne Cates expects to see marked improvement from her players in her second season at the helm.

    “They’ve all gotten a lot better,” she said.  

    The Titans will try to better their fifth-place finish (out of 13 teams) at the Region 5 Tournament as well as send their first golfer to State.

    Leading the way for Collins will be senior Mary Borders, the Titans’ No. 1 player.