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Today's Sports

  • 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. 

  • Post 37 picks up 2 more wins

    Shelbyville Post 37 defeated a visiting Pleasure Ridge Park on Wednesday night by a score of 6-2.

    Will McDonald picked up the victory on the bump for Shelby, turning in seven quality innings, striking out seven batters while allowing just three hits and two earned runs.

    PRP jumped on Post 37 early, scoring two runs in the top of the first. From there, McDonald shut down the Panthers’ offense for the rest of the contest and the Post 37 offense got rolling.

  • Cable earns spot in Ky. Prep...

    After 24 years of leading the Shelby County High School softball team, head coach Kelly Cable was named to the Kentucky Prep Softball Hall of Fame on June 18.

    “It was a huge honor to be named to the hall of fame,” Cable said. “It is very humbling to be honored like this.”

    The SCHS coach credited the people around her for her coaching success over nearly two-and-a-half decades of coaching.

  • Golfer is Long on talent

    Over the course of this summer, Shelbyville’s Michael Long has been busy out on the links.

    He just finished competing in the 72nd Junior Falls City Championship, and although he fell short in earning a title, Long’s decision to play up in age will help him down the road.

    “I played pretty well the first day,” the 11-year-old said. “The second day I got beat on the final hole. I just have to get better everyday.”