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Today's Sports

  • Non-district schedule is loaded

    The non-district schedules of both local high school football teams will see them face off against some of the top players in the state.

    With Collins and Shelby County in the same district this year, both will have to contend with one of the state’s toughest 4A districts and both have plenty of competition on hand in their seven non-district opponents.

    Based on information in the 2015 Cats’ Pause Football Yearbook, which came out this week, local fans will have a chance to watch several players who will battle for all-state honors.

  • Post 37 hosting weekend tourney

    There will be some familiar faces this weekend at the Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball tournament at Collins High School.

    Post 37, the defending Kentucky state champions, will host three teams in Ashland, Owensboro and Paducah. Post 37 beat Ashland in last year’s state championship game and has battled with Paducah for years, while Owensboro is a less familiar foe.

  • Post 37 splits with Indiana teams

    A fast start and a slow start brought mixed results to the Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team as they split a pair of games Saturday beating Brooksville, Ind. 11-1 and falling to Madison, Ind. 8-7 in nine innings.

    Post 37 broke open a 1-1 game with Brooksville in the third inning with six runs.

    “We finally started hitting the ball and put some things together to get the win,” Post 37 coach Roy Bailey said.

  • Park hit hard by flooding

    From baseball to golf to fishing and camping, the recent rains have wreaked havoc with the activities and conditions at Clear Creek Park.

    With rising water over the dam at Lake Shelby access to fishing and camping grounds is closed.

    “It’s about the worst I have ever seen back there, it’s closed,” assistant parks director Jeff Long said. “The area back by the dam looks pretty bad. Up in front of the park [by the golf course] water is right by some of the greens.”

  • Wiley forgoes summer play for...

    For the first time in his life Zac Wiley isn’t spending his summer playing baseball.

    While other local college players are honing their skills this summer, Wiley has spent his time re-habbing an injured hamstring suffered this spring playing for Bellarmine University.

    “It’s been really weird,” Wiley said. “I haven’t played a baseball game in four months now. I have had a lot of free time, for sure.”

  • Young takes Big I title

    Riding a hot putter and ignoring the bad weather, Shelby County’s Lilly Young captured the championship of the 47th Trusted Choice Big I state tournament qualifier at Oxmoor Country Club Tuesday.

    Young, who will be a junior at Shelby County High School this fall, shot a 72-77–149 to edge Kie Purdom of Lexington who shot a 77-73-150. Young’s short game on the greens helped her to hold off a furious comeback from Purdom.

  • Ring-necked duck was in Shelby...

    The Ring-necked Duck is a migrating visitor to Kentucky and sometimes is fairly common in the winter, especially west of the Cumberland Plateau.

    They are commonly seen from November-March on the Ohio River, Ballard Wildlife Management Area, Swan Lake, Lake Pewee, Lake Barkley and McElroy Lake. As a matter of fact the Ring-necked Duck was seen in Shelby County during the annual Christmas Bird Count that occurred between Dec. 14, 2014 and Jan. 5, 2015.

  • Sanderling is a frequent...

    The Sanderling is more commonly seen in Kentucky during the autumn migration than the spring migration. You see it mostly along the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers but they regularly occur at all of the commonwealth’s better shore bird areas again especially in autumn as early as July 12 and as late as Nov. 17.

  • Lesser Yellowlegs is an...

    The Lesser Yellowlegs is fairly common throughout Kentucky but is less numerous on the Cumberland Plateau and in the mountains during migration.

    They are extremely rare in the summer and are considered accidental in winter. A late winter date that they have been seen is Feb. 20 and a late autumn date was actually in the early winter on Dec. 29.

  • Thayer’s Gull, a rare and...

    The Thayer’s Gull breeds on Queen Elizabeth Islands and northern Nunavut including north Baffin Island west of Greenland in the high Arctic.

    They winter along the coast from northwest British Columbia on down to southern California and wander to our area.