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Today's Sports

  • Fall sports get hot start...

    Summer is still in full swing, but high school fall sports begin Saturday.

    Shelby County will host its annual Lady Rockets Classic girls’ golf tournament Saturday at Weissinger Hills Golf Course. It begins with a 1 p.m. shotgun start.

    SCHS Coach Melissa Young said that 108 players, representing 22 schools, including Collins, will compete.

    Shelby County and Collins will then participate in Henry County’s Lady Cat Invitational at 8 a.m. Monday at Henry County Country Club in New Castle.

  • Sanner, Son capture their...

    Shelbyville’s Brandon Sanner and Simpsonville’s Sarah Son won their respective divisions in the KYPGA Junior Tournament of Champions, which concluded Wednesday.

    Sanner rallied from a 2-shot deficit for a 4-shot victory in the boys’ open division while Son went wire-to-wire in posting a 4-shot triumph in the girls’ 16- to 18-year-old division.

  • Post 37 opens state tourney with...

    Jim Wiley couldn’t have asked for a better beginning.

    Wiley’s Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team lambasted Lyon County Post 68 20-1 Monday night in the first round of the state tournament at Collins High School.

    “We got off to a good start, and it’s always good to get off to a good start,” said Wiley, the long-time Shelbyville manager.  

  • Long, Suttor win PGA junior...

    Some of the best young golf talent in the county was showcased this past Saturday in the Shelbyville PGA Junior League Golf City Championship at Clear Creek Golf Center.

    The inaugural tournament was the culmination of the second season of the league, which consists of teams from Shelbvyille Country Club and Clear Creek Golf Center and two from Weissinger Hills Golf Course.

    Twenty-six boys and girls played for county titles and a chance to earn a spot on the traveling Shelbyville all-star team.

  • Scott knocks 9-year-olds from...

    The Shelby County 9-year-old Cal Ripken all-star baseball team couldn’t catch lightning in a bottle against Scott County.

    Scott outlasted Shelby 7-6 in an elimination game – which started last Wednesday night, but was suspended by lightning before being completed Thursday night – of the East Kentucky State Tournament at Easy Walker Park in Mount Sterling.

  • 11-year-olds fall from state...

    The Shelby County Cal Ripken 11-year-old all-star baseball team was knocked out of the state tournament last Thursday night.

    Scott County beat Shelby 10-0 in a four-inning elimination game of the 2014 East Kentucky Major 60 State Tournament at Easy Walker Park in Mount Sterling.

    Scott County pitcher Gabe Leslie held Shelby County to a trio of hits to help his team to victory.

    Leslie got all the run support he would need in the bottom of the first inning, when Scott scored seven runs. It added two more in the second and one in the third.

  • Son leads; Sanner 2nd after 1st...

    Simpsonville’s Sarah Son shot a 4-over-par 74 Tuesday to take a one shot lead in the first round of the KYPGA Junior Tournament of Champions at Henry County Country Club.

    Son carded 39-35 to take a one shot lead in the girls’ 16- to 18-year-old division.

  • Post 37 eyes 7th state title

    Fresh off a near-perfect regular season the Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team now has its sights set on a seventh state championship.

    Post 37 will host the eight-team, double-elimination American Legion State Tournament, which begins Monday at two local sites – Collins High School and Clear Creek Park.

  • From catching baseball to bass

    When he was at Shelby County High School if John Hunter had a few minutes to kill before baseball practice he’d head home.

    But not for a quick power nap or snack. Instead, Hunter would grab his rod and reel.

    “Before baseball practice I’d go to the pond near home and get thirty minutes in,” Hunter recently recalled. “I always did like it [fishing].”

  • 9-year-old all-stars stay alive...

    The Shelby County 9-year-old Cal Ripken all-star baseball team bounced back from a loss in its first game of the East Kentucky State Tournament with a victory in its second before its third game was suspended.