Today's Sports

  • Inspired Sharks ready to swim

    Fresh off the United States Olympic swimming trials and with the London Games just 16 days away, there has been a lot of national interest in the sport, especially with the Michael Phelps vs. Ryan Lochte rivalry.

    However there has been even more relevance locally as Louisville’s Clark Burkle and Western Kentucky University alum Claire Donahue made the men’s and women’s U.S. swim teams respectively.

  • This bird’s future is hampered...

    I had not seen or heard a Dickcissel in Shelby County since the early 1980s until the late spring of 2010. I was just north of Shelbyville on Ben Zaring's farm on the east side of Smithfield Road, searching for another species of bird, when I heard the telltale song that always gives this bird's location away.

    The Dickcissel sings out his name with his song of "dick-dick-cissel" that is repeated over and over again.

  • Clifton’s hit presents 2nd...

    The Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team ended its Fourth of July game with a bang.

    Nate Clifton’s RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning helped cap off a comeback and give Shelbyville a 9-8 victory over Somerset at Clear Creek Park on Wednesday afternoon.

  • SCHS’s Thomas finishes 5th in...

    Shelby County sophomore-to-be Madison Thomas tied for fifth place overall and also won her age group at the Pepsi Junior Golf Tour’s girls’ Kentucky Junior Amateur Championship, which took place Monday and Tuesday at Maywood Golf Course at Bardstown Country Club.

  • Fall sports practices about to...

    The Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s dead period, the annual moratorium on school-sponsored team and individual activity, ends at 11:59 p.m. Monday.

    Many of the fall sports teams at Collins and Shelby County, however, won’t conduct their first official practices until the following week.

  • Team talking title after rout of...

    To the Shelby County Cal Ripken 10-year-old all-star baseball team, its first-round victory in the District 2 Tournament was just the first step.

  • Building a new image

    Last week Trina Thompson was eating 26 eggs a day.

    Yes, a day.

    No she didn’t lose a bet. Thompson was in training. This weekend the Shelbyville bodybuilder hopes that preparation pays off in her first professional competition.

    Thompson will participate in the women’s pro physique division of the IFBB (International Federation of BodyBuilders) Wings of Strength Chicago Pro-Am. 

    “I’m scared to death,” she said last week.

  • Post 37 handles, tough weather,...

    The Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team won two games and lost two against some tough competition in Paducah at the end of last week.

    Shelbyville clobbered Cape Girardeau, Mo., 12-3, last Thursday in its first game in the Polk Brooks Tournament then lost a close game to Decatur, Ala., 5-3, Friday evening, before bouncing back to blank Paducah, 8-0, later that night. Vero Beach, Fla., then shut out Shelbyville, 4-0, Saturday to end Post 37’s weekend.

  • Cal Ripken 9-year-olds qualify...

    The Shelby County 9-year-old Cal Ripken All-Stars won the District 2 Tournament this past weekend.

    Shelby County beat host Scott County in a pair of games: 14-0 on Friday night and 9-4 Saturday morning. That earned Shelby County a spot in the state tournament, which begins next week in Lexington.

  • Cresap is preseason All-American

    Lindsey Wilson College sophomore-to-be Branden Cresap, a 2011 graduate of Collins, has been named a third-team preseason All-American by Beyond Sports College Network.