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Today's Sports

  • 5 Questions with...Ethan Russell...

    Ethan Russell and Phillip Burkhardt recently graduated as valedictorians at Shelby County and Collins high schools, respectively, and both were also standout athletes for their schools.
    Russell played five years of tennis and two of soccer for the Rockets. He advanced to the region tennis tournament quarterfinals in each of the last three years.

  • Griffin ties for 51st in...

    Shelbyville’s Josh Griffin tied for 51st-place in the 2014 Clark’s Pump-N-Shop Marathon Kentucky Amateur golf tournament, which concluded Thursday at Cherry Blossom Golf & Country Club in Georgetown.
    Griffin, a 2011 Collins High School graduate and senior at Eastern Kentucky University majoring in Professional Golf Management, carded a collective 5-over-par 221 in the three-day tourney. Griffin fired 1-over-par 73s in the first two rounds, then carded a 3-over 75 in Thursday’s final round.

  • Softball runs in the family

    Terri Poehlein will be inducted into the New York State High School Softball Hall of Fame on Saturday in Herkimer, N.Y.
    Poehlein, formerly Terri Huggins, was a standout at Roosevelt High School in Hyde Park. She will be one of 18 inductees into the NYSHSSHF.
    Poehlein played college softball in New York and at the University of South Carolina, with whom she played in the College World Series.
    Poehlein is the mother of rising Collins senior Shelbi Poehlein, who was the runner-up in the coaches voting for 8th Region Player of the Year this past season.

  • Post 37 rolls to tourney title

    Even though his team won its first three games in the 34th annual Shelbyville American Legion Invitational baseball tournament, long-time Post 37 Manager Jim Wiley felt like his squad hadn’t hit the ball very well.

    That changed Sunday.

    Shelbyville slugged 14 hits – 10 for extra bases – in a 19-2 pummeling of Paducah Post 31 in the final of the four-team tournament on Bobby Stratton Field at Clear Creek Park.

  • Moore, Wiley named 1st team all-...

    The postseason honors keep coming for Kipp Moore and Zac Wiley.

    The recent Shelby County and Collins graduates have been named first-team all-state by the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association.

  • SCC, Weissinger No. 1 win matches

    The Shelbyville Country Club and Weissinger Hills No. 1 teams posted victories in the PGA Junior League’s second event of the season Saturday at Weissinger Hills.

    Shelbyville CC defeated Weissinger Hills No. 2, 5 flags to 3, while Weissinger No. 1 clipped Clear Creek Golf Center, 4.5-3.5, in the head-to-head matches.

  • Griffins shoots 73

    Shelbyville’s Josh Griffin shot 1-over-par Tuesday in the first round of the 2014 Clark’s Pump-N-Shop Marathon Kentucky Amateur golf tournament.

    Griffin, a 2011 Collins High School graduate, carded a 73 at Cherry Blossom Golf & Country Club in Georgetown.

    “I’ll take it, but boy it coulda been lower had I made some easy putts,” Griffin, a senior at Eastern Kentucky University, tweeted after his round.

  • Miller made his mark his senior...

    For much of his first three years of high school athletics at Collins, Paul Miller was the blond-haired, blue-eyed poster boy for patience, persistence, perseverance, perspiration and preparation.
    However, only one word is needed to describe Miller’s recently completed senior year – winner.
    As a three-sport starter, in boys’ soccer, basketball and baseball, all he did was win, win, win.

  • Post 37 rolls in season-opener

    It took the Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team until the district tournament to get above the .500 mark last year.
    It took it one game to do so this year.
    Post 37 rallied to beat Rockport (Ind.) 5-2 in its season-opener Sunday at Clear Creek Park.
    Shelbyville, which lost its first three games last year on its way to a 12-15 finish, took a 2-0 lead in the third inning before Post 254 rallied to tie it in the fifth frame. Post 37 retook the lead with one run in the bottom of the seventh, then tacked on two more in the eighth to earn the victory.

  • Post 37 looks to bounce back

    With a plethora of players back from last season and some key newcomers, the Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team will try to bounce back from a disappointing 2013 this summer.

    Post 37, which captured its sixth state championship in 2012 but went just 12-15 last year, opens its season Sunday. Shelbyville will host Rockport (Ind.) at 2 p.m. at Clear Creek Park, which is also the site of this year’s state tournament.