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Today's Sports

  • Collins golfers starting strong

    It’s still early in the golf season, but Collins High School’s girls’ team has already tasted success, finishing second at the Henry County Invitational Tournament on Monday.

    “We putted excellent at Henry County,” head coach Matt Cockrell said. “We left a few putts out on the green, but that’s something we’re going to work on going forward.”

  • Pressure tops girls at Shelby...

    Self-inflicted pressure was a major factor in Shelby County’s fourth-place finish in the Lady Rocket Invitational Tournament at Weissinger Hills Golf Course Saturday.

    “I think that hosting the tournament, they put too much pressure on themselves,” coach Melissa Young said. “They tried to force shots in order to win, and it ended up hurting us in the standings.”

  • Dugle delivers in state...

    Shelbyville Post 37 captured the Kentucky American Legion State Championship in dramatic fashion Friday night thanks to the timely bat of shortstop Kyler Dugle.

    “I struggled all night just getting the barrel of the bat on the ball,” Dugle said. “I kept popping everything up, but I knew it would take just one hit to get the run in.”

    And Dugle did just that, got his one hit.

    Dugle ripped a shot between shortstop and third to score Alex Doyle for the walk-off game winner in the bottom of the ninth.

  • Post 37 has eyes set on regional

    With its third state championship in six years, Shelbyville Post 37 is moving on to the Great Lakes Regional Baseball Tournament beginning on Wednesday. The tournament will be held at Southern Illinois University’s campus in Edwardsville, Ill.

    While there, Shelby will take on the runner-up of the Wisconsin American Legion State Tournament, Beloit Post 48.

    Head coach J.R. Wiley is confident that Post 37 has the pitching to go further in the tournament than it has in years’ past.

  • Lightning grabs a hole-in-one

    The golf league at Clear Creek Golf Center is not the only electrifying event happening on the links this summer.

    Sometime between last Thursday at 6 p.m. and Friday at 6 a.m., lightning struck the green on No. 5 at Clear Creek, killing the grass around the spot where it struck.

    “I found out about the green on Friday morning,” PGA Professional Derrick Griffitts said. “I had laid off mowing for a day or two, when a player came in and said ‘something happened to your green.’”

  • Post 37 keeps to its winning ways

    After trailing for six-and-a-half innings of play, Shelbyville Post 37’s offense woke up in a big way, scoring six runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, and paving the way for another tournament victory.

    The game didn’t start off going Shelby’s way, however, as Post 37 fell behind Lyon County Post 68 early.

    Following two innings of offensive stalemate between the two teams, Lyon drew first blood with an RBI single in the top of the third inning.

  • Shelby reaches District 2 final

    Shelby County’s 7-8 year old All-Stars smashed its way through the Kentucky District 2 Tournament before falling to Nelson County in the championship game.

    “This was a heartbreaking loss,” head coach Nathan Poole said. “We made a couple of mistakes defensively that hurt us that inning, but you have to give credit Nelson County for getting the hits they needed to win.”

    The team locked up the number one seed after going 5-0 in pool play, and outscoring its opponents by a combined 97-27 run total.

  • Post 37 rolls through Paducah,...

    Shelbyville Post 37 made a statement in its first game of the Kentucky American Legion State Tournament on Monday night, defeating Paducah Post 31A by a score of 14-1.

    “We hit the ball well against Paducah,” coach J.R. Wiley said. “Blake [Lambdin] pitched a good game, and we’re moving on to the next round.”

  • Weissinger Hills wins junior...

    After its undefeated season on the links, Weissinger Hills Golf Course has clinched its second consecutive PGA Junior League Championship in as many seasons.

    Head coach Bryan Slone says that his golfers were very excited to wrap up another title for Weissinger.

    “The season went very well for us,” Slone said. “We had many more teams compete in the league this year, which led to a lot of good competition for us.”

  • The wild Muscovy Duck

    When I was about 7 years old, our family was living on a farm on KY 44 in Spencer County that was just south of the Shelby County line.  We, of course, raised the usual farm animals and fowls, and one species we raised were Muscovy Ducks.