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Today's Sports

  • Horses brought Ryan to Shelby

    Here in horse country it’s not unusual to walk into a cold, dark, damp barn to do an interview.

    I’ve probably done a few hundred interviews taking notes while trying to keep my pen from shaking too much. Any of you that have seen my notebooks know my penmanship doesn’t need any more issues.

  • Canvasback is fast, big and...

    The Canvasback is uncommon to fairly common during migration, a rare to uncommon winter resident, extremely rare in the summer, recorded chiefly west of the Cumberland Plateau and is usually found on the larger lakes and rivers.

    A late spring sighting date is June 5 and an early autumn date is Sept. 3. My accompanying photograph depicts a male on the left and a female on the right.

  • Wiley grabs 1st PGA Jr. tourney...

    Shelbyville’s Faith Wiley took first place in the girls’ 16-18 year old division of the Kentucky PGA Jr. Tour Summer Series Tournament on June 15, earning her a spot in Kentucky PGA Jr. Tour Championship in July.

    Wiley, a rising junior at Shelby County High School, shot an impressive 84 during her round at the Weissinger Hills Golf Course in Shelbyville, finishing three strokes ahead of second place.

  • Post 37 continues to roll

    Shelbyville Post 37 kept its offensive onslaught going, this time decimating the Bullitt 18-and-under team by a score of 16-1 in just seven innings.

    Post 37 drew first blood in the top of the third frame, when Bryson Dillow scored off a Matt Gammon single. RBI singles from Blake Lambdin and Alex Doyle followed as Post 37 raced out to a 4-0 lead after two-and-a-half innings of play.

  • Shelby racer is on the Kart fast...

    Although he may only be 10 years old, Tyler Bailey is quickly becoming a veteran on the race track.

    “I started when I was seven, driving in a little yard with a go kart that doesn’t go as fast as the one I drive now,” Tyler Bailey said. “My neighbor made a little track and that’s what got me into [kart racing].”

    Tyler’s father says that remote control cars were also a factor in getting Tyler interested in kart racing.

  • Miller returns as AD at Collins

    The last time Powell Miller was in charge in a Shelby County high school, he was leading the Rockets’ offense on the field and Collins High School was not yet even a glimmer in the district’s eye.

    But now Miller will lead the whole athletic department as the new AD at Collins High School, quite a move from the turf he used to roam at SCHS.

    “It feels good to be coming home to Shelbyville,” Miller said. “I’m very excited about the opportunity and I’m going to be able to work with some great people.”

  • Post 37 sweeps weekend...

    Shelbyville Post 37 held to its winning ways, picking up four straight victories over the weekend to improve its record to 8-1 this season.

    Shelbyville 9, Richmond 1

    Game one of the weekend saw Shelbyville defeat Post 9 out of Richmond, Ky. Post 37 got on the board quickly, with Kyler Dugle, Matt Gammon and Blake Lambdin all reaching paydirt on a pair of RBIs from Matt Gammon and Will McDonald, giving Shelby a 3-0 lead after just one inning.

  • Red-breasted Merganser visits...

    The Red-breasted Merganser is fairly common during migration, uncommon in winter and rare in the summer.

    They are recorded chiefly west of the Cumberland Plateau and I have seen them on Guist Creek in Shelby County in the winter. Late spring dates for a Kentucky sighting is June 22 and an early autumn date is Sept. 12.

  • Long course season underway

    The long course season for the Lakeside Seahawks swim team is well underway, and the ultimate goal is to have swimmers qualify for Olympic trials at the end of June.

    “[The Olympic trials] is our pinnacle,” said coach Tom Coons. “We are outside training everyday as a team.”

  • Pearcy picks up big kart win

    Shelbyville’s Daniel Pearcy picked up his first kart-racing win since 2013 with his victory at the Mel Kenyon Classic on June 5.

    “It felt good to win, the last few years have been tough getting out there,” Pearcy said. “We’ve needed sponsors the last few years, and we’ve gotten them this year.”

    Pearcy held the lead for the entirety of the 18-lap Southern Indiana Racing Association event, after earning the pole position by winning the heat race just a day before.