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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Balanced team advances

    The Shelby County Cal Ripken 11-year-old all-star baseball team’s biggest strength may be its balance.

    “What we have is a lot of players who can play a lot of different positions,” Coach Jeff Crisp said. “We have a really versatile team…the flexibility of the team is what makes them so good.”

  • Tune-up game would have helped

    There was one thing Shelby County Babe Ruth 13-Year-Old All-Star Coach Yogi Peyton would’ve liked his team to have had before it began play in the 2012 East Kentucky State Tournament on Thursday night – a game.

  • Post 37 walks away with 2...

    It has been a bounce-back and a comeback week for the Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team.

    Coming off a weekend in which it was outscored, 28-5, in two road games in southern Indiana, Post 37 rallied for a pair of victories Tuesday and Wednesday nights at home.

  • Borders completes cross-USA trip

    Chase Borders, a junior-to-be at Collins, will finish up his cross-country bicycle trip Sunday.

  • Strong pitching, powerful...

    The Shelby County Cal Ripken 9-year-old all-star baseball team ran roughshod over its competition in the District 2 Tournament.

    It will look to carry that momentum over in the 2012 East Kentucky State Tournament this week.