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Today's Sports

  • Shelby teams to host basketball...

    For the fifth time, Collins and Shelby County high schools will play host to the Summer Shootout, a basketball tournament that has grown exponentially in size over the last half decade.

    This summer, the games are to be held both tonight and through Saturday until a winner is decided in elimination style.

    The tournament will boast 27 different teams from nine regions, a good sign for an event that had just 12 schools participate five years ago.

  • Iceman narrowly misses U.S. Open...

    It has been a busy few months for Shelbyville-native Daniel Iceman, who has been chasing his dream of playing on the PGA Tour while working on qualifying for majors.

    Iceman came within a few shots of making the cut for the U.S. Open, which is set to take place this weekend at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y.

  • Stingrays return for SFL Title

    The Shelbyville Stingrays swim team will once again take to the pool over this summer and search for its fourth consecutive Summer Fun League title over the next few months of competition.

    The team has spent the previous two weeks practicing in preparation for this season, which kicked off on Monday at the Family Activity Center pool.

    The Stingrays faced off with the Hillcrest Hurricanes swim program and defeated the visiting Hurricanes 329-299.

  • Ice Queen

    It may be hot outside right now, but the beginning of the figure skating season is just heating up.

    No one is more ready Collins High School graduate Bethany Perkins, who will be starting her sophomore year at Liberty University in Virginia this fall while balancing time on the ice with study time.

    Perkins got an early start in the sport, showing a fondness for it as a child, something she has continued to do as a member of the university’s club figure skating squad.

  • Friends and rivals

    As another school year comes to an end, Shelbyville golfer Grace Clark and Rylee Suttor are just seeing their schedules start to fill up with various summer tournaments over the next two months.

    Suttor, an upcoming senior at Collins, and Clark, an incoming sophomore at Shelby County, each excelled for their respective teams last fall and will embark on the solo season over June and July to help improve their skills and make a name for themselves state-wide.

  • Hicks steps down as SCHS...

    After the conclusion of its most successful baseball season since 2010, Shelby County will be searching for a replacement for its head coaching position after the resignation of Devin Hicks last week.

    Hicks attributes his decision to wanting to spend more time with his family, something he has not been able to do since taking over in 2015.

  • Post 37 begins search for...

    The Shelbyville American Legion team will look to add another state championship to its ever-growing resume this season, using some familiar faces while sprinkling some newcomers into the team.

    Catcher Zane Baker will return from Spalding University for his third year as a member of the team, anchoring a group of players with a good amount of pitchers on roster this season.

    In total, the team will showcase 11 different players that should all see time on the mound, providing the team with a good amount of flexibility in its lineup.

  • Post 37 routs Evansville Pate

    The Shelbyville Post 37 baseball team kicked off its first weekend of the season on a high note, using a big third inning explosion to run-rule Evansville Pate, Ind. 11-1 on Saturday afternoon.

    Brett Pfaadt’s two-RBI single capped off the six-run effort in the third, allowing Shelby to take a five-run advantage, 6-1, after three frames.

    The Shelby team used two singles and an error to get six runs across in the third inning, rebounding from down 1-0 early to pick up the win.

  • Shelby’s Ellis, Hicks earn...

    Capping off a fantastic season in which Shelby County went 20-11 and claimed its first 30th District Championship since 2010, catcher Matthew Ellis was named the 8th Region Player of the Year, while skipper Devin Hicks earned the Region Coach of the Year award.

    “It means a lot [being named the region player of the year],” Ellis said. “I started off the year slow, but my teammates, coaches and family kept helping me and I ended up finishing very well and was able to win the award.”

  • Former Collins baseball players...

    As the collegiate baseball season winds to a close, three former baseball players from Collins High School have helped lead their respective teams to success this season.

    Buddy Johnson, Zac Wiley and Austin Perry each helped earn their teams postseason success this season, with all three excelling in their areas of the sport.

    Buddy Johnson