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Today's Sports

  • Sharks shatter records at state...

    During an Olympic year, people always pay a little more attention to swimming, and the Shelby Sharks turned a few eyes at the State Long Course Meet over the weekend in Elizabethtown.

    Several of the Sharks put on Michael Phelps-like performances, dropping time and shattering team records.

  • Jr. Legion squad finishes second...

    Comprised of players from Shelby County High School, the Jr. Post 37 American Legion baseball team finished as state runners-up last weekend at the tournament in Calvert City.

    "I thought the kids played really well and it showed how much talent we have coming up through Shelby County," head coach Bart Roettger said. "We saw a lot of improvement, and keeping guys together for next year's high school season will help."

    The heat and the Ken-Tenn team seemed to be the only things that could stop Shelbyville.

  • Making a Splash: Local girl to...

    Danielle Wilkerson swims farther in a day than many people walk in a week.

    This summer she has spent countless hours at the Family Activity Center perfecting her stroke and flip turns in preparation for the Down syndrome World Swimming Championship later this year.

    Lap after lap, she cuts through the water like a knife. Her determination to win can be seen on her face as she swims and by the sheer number of hours she spends in the water.

  • All-stars go 2-2 at state

    After a tough loss Wednesday to Jessamine County, the Shelby County 12-year-old All-stars bounced back in a big way.

    Shelby topped Middletown 10-0 in a run-rule shortened four innings on Friday to advance.

    "We hit the ball well," head coach J.R. Wiley said.

    Leading the way were Kipp Moore, Lawson Page, Kambron Burner and Zac Wiley with two hits apiece. Burner and Wiley both added solo home runs.

    Paul Miller got the win for Shelby, throwing a no-hitter with eight strikeouts.

  • Post 37 wraps regular season

    The Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team finished the regular season with a flurry to end up with a 21-12 record.

    Head coach Jim Wiley said he's very happy with the way his team is playing right now.

    "I think we're playing our best baseball of the season right now, and that's where you want to be," he said. "Everybody hit the ball over the weekend and we got some good pitching."

    Shelbyville traveled to Metcalfe County Saturday for a doubleheader and swept the home team 12-0 and 4-1.

  • Post 37 wins double-header

    American Legion Post 37 picked up two wins against Oldham County Tuesday night at home.

    Post 37 won the first game 8-0 and the second, 6-4.

    Post 37 coach Jim Wiley said the team played well and pitched well in both games.

    "We had two really good games," Wiley said.

    The team plays two double-headers this weekend in Bowling Green.

    Post 37 plays Metcalf at Edmund Park at 1 p.m. EDT Saturday and plays Bowling Green at 1 p.m. EDT Sunday.

    Pairings for the district tournament will be announced in the July 23 Sentinel-News.

  • The Great Outdoors - Some birds...

    Most of us think of bird nests being located from the ground all the way up to some of the higher branches in trees. However, there are two species of local birds that actually nest underground.

    The belted kingfisher, a 13-inch long, gray and white bird with a 20-inch wingspan, always excavates a 6-foot long burrow that ends in an enlarged chamber, preferably near water. The excavation is in an 8-inch to 10-inch high bank. Both male and female do the actual digging. A new burrow is dug almost every year although, occasionally, last year's burrow will suffice.

  • 12-years-old All-stars lose in a...

    Staff photos by Nathan L. McBroom

    Kipp Moore knocked one out of the park on the first pitch of the game on Wednesday night. The homerun was Moore's first.

    By Nathan L. McBroom/Sentinel-News Staff Writer

    Like all pitchers, Kipp Moore has a love/hate relationship with homeruns: he loves hitting them but hates giving them up.

    And during the first round of the 12-year-old regional tournament on Wednesday night, Moore experienced the blessing and then the curse of the long ball as Shelby County lost to Jessamine County 9 to 7.

  • Post 37 goes 2-2 in UK tournament

    American Legion Post 37 lost the first two games in the Big Blue Invitational tournament over the weekend but came back to take the second two.

    "There was all good competition in the tournament," coach Jim Wiley said. "We could have won all four or lost all four, but we should have won one more game."

    Post 37 lost to Next Level Baseball out of Louisville in the first game, 8-7. Wiley said the team "made some mistakes and they beat us in the last inning."

    The team also lost to Ashland, 8-5, in the second game.

  • Local All-stars have tough...

    Despite valiant efforts against some of the best teams in the state, Shelby County's All-star teams failed to advance out of district play over the weekend.

    The Shelby 9-year-old All-star team finished second to Scott County. Shelby beat Spencer County in the first game but lost to Scott in the second. Shelby revived in the third to beat Henry County but lost again to Scott County in the district final, 11-2.

    Nine-year-old team coach Troy Kuhl said his team performed well despite the second place finish.