Area Sports

Shinn Wins Four First-Place Titles

  North Shelby athletes participated at the Knox County Relays on Thursday, May 6.   Whitney Shinn had four first-place performances in the 100-meter, 200-meter, 400-meter dashes and triple jump.   Caroline Linberger finished second to Shinn in the 100 and 200. Gracie von Thun came in third in the 200-meter.   Linberger placed third…

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Greenwell Breaks Own School Record in Javelin

  Class 1 District 3 track was held Saturday, May 8 at Schuyler County.   North Shelby’s Noah Greenwell broke his own school record in javelin during the competition by throwing 37.78 meters (123ft, 11in).   Greenwell previously broke the school record on April 14 after a throw of 36.90 meters (121 feet, one inch)…

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North Shelby Defeats All Three Competitors Last Week

The Raiders eight runs in the top of the second inning secured their 12-0 victory over Community on Monday, May 3.   J. D. Rich, Casey Shockley, Josh Hunolt and Justin Lunsford each had RBI’s in the inning.   “We played well from start to finish.  The entire lineup was putting the ball in play…

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Atlanta Dispatches Raiders in 5

By Troy Treasure ATLANTA – Tucker Waddle is not a snake charmer.   About an hour before Atlanta’s game with North Shelby on Tuesday, April 27, however, the Atlanta catcher discovered something slithering in front of the pitching mound.   “It was just a little garter snake. It must have been under the tarp,” Waddle…

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Linberger Goes Long

  Caroline Linberger of North Shelby set a new personal record in the long jump while winning first place in the event at the Monroe City Open Track and Field Meet held Monday, April 28.   Linberger set the mark with a leap of 5.01 meters.   “I’ve done long jump since seventh grade but,…

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North Shelby Competes At Knox County Relays

By Troy Treasure   The North Shelby Girls Track and Field team finished second among the four Class 1 schools Thursday, April 29 at the Knox County Relays.   Whitney Shinn had two first-place performances in the 100-meter dash (13.2 seconds) and the triple jump.   Caroline Linberger finished second to Shinn in the 100…

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Mustangs Rally Past North Shelby

By Troy Treasure   Runs were hard to come by Thursday, April 22 at North Shelby.   Pitchers Rob Uhlmeyer of NS and Marion County’s Spencer Whetstone combined for 23 strikeouts during their complete game performances as the Mustangs edged the Raiders 2-1.   Against NS, the Mustangs trailed 1-0 from the first inning until…

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Raiders Shutout Highland

By Troy Treasure   North Shelby received early gifts and took advantage against visiting Highland on Thursday, April 15.   Casey Shockley pitched a two-hit shutout with nine strikeouts as the Raiders (4-2) blanked the Cougars (0-7) 11-0 in five innings at Gene Tuggle Memorial Field.   J.D. Rich went 2 of 3 at the…

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Scotland Rallies Past Raiders

By Troy Treasure   Scotland County pitcher Xavier Lucas got off to an unfavorable start Tuesday, April 13 at North Shelby.   The junior right-hander dinged Raiders lead-off hitter J.D. Rich with a pitch leading to a three-run NS first inning.   From there, Lucas was pretty much glitch-free as he eventually settled into quick-pitch…

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Greenwell Sets New NS Javelin Mark

By Troy Treasure   North Shelby junior Noah Greenwell had watched his older brother, Elijah, throw the javelin before. Noah was curious.   However, prior to this spring, Greenwell had never actually held a javelin.   “It kind of felt like a pole,” he said. “It was very awkward to throw the first couple of…

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