Area Sports

Cardinals End Season with First Round Loss to Paris

By Thad Requet The South Shelby Cardinals basketball season came to an end on Tuesday, Feb. 25 with a 39-35 loss to the Paris Coyotes in the first round of District play in Clopton. The Cardinals were led by senior Guy Timbrook who finished the game with 16 points and five rebounds. Cole Mitchell added…

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Lady Birds Fall to Clopton in District Semifinals

By Thad Requet The South Shelby Lady Birds lost to second seeded Clopton, 40-31, in the Class 2, District Semifinal game at Clopton on Wednesday, Feb. 26. In a game that was back and forth for much of the first half, the Lady Birds and Clopton had five lead changes and one tie in the…

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Cardinals Win Season Finale Over Marion County

By Thad Requet The South Shelby Cardinals used a huge second quarter explosion to get passed the Marion County Mustangs 66-32 in their regular season finale at Marion County on Thursday, Feb. 20. After holding on to a modest 13-11 lead after one quarter, the Cardinals found their offensive mojo, putting up 27 second quarter…

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Lady Birds Cruise by Silex in First Round of Districts

By Thad Requet A big first half propelled the third-seeded South Shelby Lady Birds past the sixth-seeded Silex Lady Owls on Monday night by the score of 51-16 in the Class 2, District 1 Basketball Tournament in Clopton. With the game tied 2-2, the Lady Birds went on a 13-0 run to close out the…

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Lady Birds Close Out Regular Season with Win Over Marion Co.

By Thad Requet The South Shelby Lady Birds defeated the Marion County Mustangs 54-39 at Marion County on Thursday, Feb. 20, to close out the regular portion of the basketball season. The Lady Birds were filling it up from downtown as five different girls combined for 10 made 3-pointers in the contest. South Shelby jumped…

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Cards Can’t Get Offense Going in Home Loss to Brookfield

By Thad Requet Points were few and far to come by for the South Shelby Cardinals on Tuesday, Feb. 11 as they fell to Brookfield by the score of 46-21 The Bulldogs jumped out to an early 9-0 lead, and led 18-4 after one quarter of play. They held the Cardinals to a single free…

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Clark County is Too Much for the South Shelby Lady Birds

By Thad Requet A slow start doomed the South Shelby Lady Birds in a 53-30 loss to Clark County on Friday, Feb. 14, at South Shelby. After Mallory Wood knocked down a 3-pointer just 25 seconds into the game. The Clark County Lady Indians would rattle off 15-straight points to take a 17-3 lead after…

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Strong First Half Not Enough as Cards for to Clark County

By Thad Requet For the first 16 minutes of the game, the South Shelby Cardinals went toe to toe with one of the best teams in the Clarence Cannon Conference. The Cardinals led Clark County 33-31 at the break, before losing by the score of 74-42. Both teams traded baskets early as the Indians lit…

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South Shelby Lady Birds Defeat Brookfield on Senior Night

By Thad Requet The South Shelby Lady Birds used a strong second half to defeat the Brookfield Lady Bulldogs 40-34 to celebrate Senior Night on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at South Shelby. After Brookfield scored the first points of the game, it was the Lady Birds going on an 11-0 run thanks to 3-pointers from Mallory…

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Lady Birds Lose in CCC Road Battle to Palmyra

By Thad Requet The South Shelby Lady Birds were short-handed in their 72-28 loss to Palmrya on Friday, Feb. 7 at Palmyra. The Lady Birds, who were without Miranda Patterson and Amber Durbin, actually led Palmryra 17-16 after one quarter of play. Kaylee Gaines and Mallory Wood combined for 16 of the team’s 17 first…

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