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  • Talking about careers

  • Looking Back: April 27, 2012

    Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby News andThe Sentinel-News. You can reach the writer at sharonw@sentinelnews.com.


  • SCHS baseball teams wins 7th game in a row

    The Shelby County baseball team won its seventh consecutive game Wednesday night, topping Seneca, 9-3, at the Shelby County Athletic Complex.

    The Rockets (15-6) scored a run in each of the first and third innings, two in the fourth, four in the fifth and one in the sixth.

    Senior Trent Turner held the Redhawks (4-17) to one hit, while striking out three, for the first five innings. Junior Nathan Hayes pitched the final two innings.

  • Mouser wants to coach someday

    Look out, Jim Axline, Becca Mouser wants your job.

    Mouser, a Collins senior, signed to play softball at Spalding University last Friday in the high school’s library, and afterward she said she plans to major in secondary education with an intent to be a high school teacher and a softball coach, too.

    She smiled when asked if she’d come back to Collins one day to take over for Axline, the Titans’ current coach.

  • Kendall can cut it now with Midway

    During the past couple of years, when Shelby County softball coach Kelly Cable has had to cut players before the beginning of each season, she has pointed out Brittany Kendall.

    Kendall, the Rockets’ senior shortstop, was cut by Cable as a seventh-grader.

    The following year Kendall tried out again, this time making the team.

    Now in her second season as a starter at shortstop, Kendall’s comeback from being cut culminated last Friday, when she signed to play softball at Midway College.

  • Titans rebound in district opener

    The Collins baseball team’s bats got back on track – in a big way – Tuesday night.

    The Titans, who had lost two consecutive games after a program-best 9-game winning streak, slammed host Spencer County, 9-1, in their 30th District opener in Taylorsville.

    Collins (17-5, 1-0), which was held to four hits in its 8-1 loss at then-eighth-ranked Eastern last Friday and a season-low three hits in its 8-1 loss to Manual on Monday, pounded out 13 hits – including four home runs – in bombing the Bears (4-10, 0-2).

  • Noonan, Rockets walk off with victory

    Last season the Shelby County baseball team was outscored, 44-12, by district opponents not named Eminence.

    That was a fact that Rockets Coach Bart “Rudy” Roettger reminded his team of often in the offseason and one that wasn’t lost on him or his players after Jakub Noonan’s single in the bottom of the seventh inning gave Shelby County a 2-1 victory over Anderson County on Tuesday night at the Shelby County Athletic Complex.

  • Mason Lodges have a long history in the county

    There are a variety of active lodges in Shelby County. Their meetings and fundraisers show up in events listings, and you may know members.

    But the groups – unlike circles that support local entities – sometimes appear secret and even mysterious, with that being supported by legend.

    But they are hardly new.

  • SCHS program joins Collins with national certification

    The Shelby County High School’s Project Lead The Way Biomedical Sciences program received national certification this week.

    The program, which started at SCHS in 2010, offers courses in biomedical sciences, human body systems, medical intervention and biomedical innovation.

    Project Lead The Way is a nonprofit organization, which provides science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education programs along with a rigorous curriculum.

  • EARLIER: Simpsonville Outlet Mall: Residents seek public hearing

    The Army Corps of Engineers 1-month open public notice for a 60-acre site just south of Interstate 64 in Simpsonville closed Thursday under a cloud of secrecy from officials and a batch of requests from residents in that area.

    The property, located at the intersection of Buck Creek and Veechdale roads at the end of Exit 28 off of Interstate 64, is the proposed site of a 9-building, 355,000 square foot outlet mall facility owned by Horizon Group Properties.