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Today's Sports

  • Shelby rebounds with win

    The Shelby County Babe Ruth 13-year-old all-star baseball team bounced back from its first round loss in the 2012 East Kentucky State Tournament.

    Shelby County, which lost its opening game, 15-3, to South Lexington, beat Campbellsville, 12-5, Tuesday night in a losers’ bracket game at Shillito Park in Lexington.

    Shelby met Somerset on Thursday night in an elimination game.

  • Legion strikes down Danville

    The Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball coach Jim Wiley is hoping his team caught lightning in a bottle Wednesday night.

    Post 37 downed Danville, 5-2, in 4½ innings in a game that was called in the bottom of the fifth inning because of lightning at Clear Creek Park in the team’s penultimate game of the regular season.

  • Wiley qualifies for U.S. Women’s...

    It’s been a big week for Candice Wiley.

  • After 29 days, 12 innings, Floyd...

    It took almost a month, but a champion was finally crowned in the 32nd annual Shelbyville American Legion Invitational baseball tournament.

    Floyds Knobs (Ind.) outlasted Shelbyville American Legion Post 37, 7-6, in 12 innings in the final – a game that was rained out June 17, suspended by rain Saturday and finished up Monday night at Clear Creek Park.

    Floyds Knobs Post 42 took home the trophy by plating two runs in the top of the 12th and holding Post 37 to only one in the bottom of the inning.

  • Scott pitcher too perfect to...

    A rematch against South Lexington in the final of the 2012 East Kentucky Cal Ripken 11-year-old State Tournament would’ve been a perfect ending for the Shelby County all-star baseball team.

    However Scott County’s Aram Kumar had other ideas.

    Kumar pitched a perfect game to beat Shelby County, 7-0, Sunday in the losers’ bracket final at Suffoletta Park in Georgetown.

  • 8-year-olds finish 2nd in...

    The Shelby County 8-year-old machine-pitch all-star baseball team finished second in the 2012 state tournament this past weekend. 

    Shelby County won its first two games of the tournament, lost its third, then won its fourth before falling to Kenton County, 7-6, in the state championship game in Nicholasville.

    Shelby beat Louisa, 2-1, in seven innings Saturday morning before topping Big Sandy, 11-5, later in the day. Kenton County beat Shelby, 7-2, Sunday before Shelby bounced back to beat Martin County, 10-9, thanks to a 7-run sixth inning.

  • Shelby cruises into title game

    Shelby County 10-year-old Cal Ripken All-Stars Coach Mike Stoner said he had faith in Blake Palmer.

    Though his starting pitcher had cruised through the first four innings of the winners’ bracket final of the 2012 East Kentucky State Tournament on Monday night at Clear Creek Park, he ran into trouble in the fifth.

    But as Shelby County’s 9-2 lead was whittled to two runs, Stoner never wavered in leaving Palmer on the mound.

    “I was going to run with him,” he said.

  • It’s on to regional tournament

    The Shelby County 9-year-old Cal Ripken All-Star Team played for a state championship Tuesday night knowing that it had already earned a spot in the national regional tournament.

    Shelby County, which lost its first game of the 2012 East Kentucky State Tournament to host South Lexington, 19-5, Saturday at Shillito Park in Lexington, bounced back to win four consecutive games over Sunday and Monday to earn a rematch with South Lexington in Tuesday night’s final.

  • Wiley tied for 9th after 1st...

    Shelbyville’s Candice Wiley is tied for ninth place after the first round of the Lexmark Kentucky Women’s Open golf tournament.

    Wiley, a Shelby County graduate and current University of Louisville golfer, shot a 3-over-par 75 at Champion Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville on Tuesday.

    She is eight shots behind Louisville’s Lindsay Gahm, who shot an opening-round 67 to claim the tournament lead, but is only three shots out of second place.

  • This beauty battles a beast

    A more beautiful woodpecker than the Red-headed Woodpecker would be almost impossible to find, and even then, it would be a matter of opinion.

    The Red-headed Woodpecker has a bright red head and neck with conspicuous white inner wings and rump. The rest of the body is black, which can give off a slight bluish tinge in the bright sunlight, a coloration that certainly makes this bird a strong candidate for the most patriotic bird in America.