Area Sports

Centralia is Too Much for South Shelby

By Thad Requet Although the South Shelby Cardinals were unable to generate any offense, their defense had one of its grittiest performances of the year against a bigger and stronger Centralia Panther team Friday night. The Cardinals fell to the Panthers 20-0 at South Shelby. After going three and out on their first possession of…

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Lady Birds Lose to Highland and Cairo

The South Shelby Lady Birds lost two games this past week to Highland and Cairo. South Shelby is playing in the opening round of the District Tournament against Clark County on Wednesday, October 15 (tonight) at 6 p.m. This will also be counted as a conference game, since the regularly scheduled conference game was rained…

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Emery Eugene Gerrish

Shelbina, August 20, 1936 – October 10, 2019. Emery Eugene Gerrish, age 83, of Shelbina, passed away Thursday, October 10, 2019, at Salt River Community Care, in Shelbina. A funeral service was held on Monday, October 14, at First Baptist Church in Shelbina. The burial was held at the Shelbina Cemetery following the service. He…

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Cardinals Fall to Monroe City 38-12

By Thad Requet Penalties and turnovers proved to be costly for the South Shelby Cardinals as they fell at Monroe City 38-12 Friday night. The Cardinals, who had an overall better performance than they did the previous week against Clark County, still found themselves in a hole at halftime. Monroe City received the opening kickoff…

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Lady Birds Lose to Palmyra, Macon, Centralia

The South Shelby Lady Birds lost three straight conference games this past week. On Tuesday, September 24, the Lady Birds hosted Palmyra and lost 15-0 in four innings. The Lady Birds gave up eight runs in the first inning. Palmyra pitched a no-hitter. The only base runner for the Lady Birds reached on an error.…

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South Shelby No Match for Clark County

By Thad Requet The Clark County Indians struck early and often in their decisive 38-0 win over the South Shelby Cardinals Friday night at South Shelby. With stormy weather knocking on the door, the kickoff for the game was pushed up to around 5:45 p.m. Clark County, who scored all of its points in the…

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Rufener Setting the Pace for South Shelby Cross Country

The South Shelby Lady Birds Cross Country team has been training after school and early mornings to prepare for the season. “It takes a lot of hard work and putting in many miles to be ready to run a race,” Coach Desirae O’Neal explained. The distance for high school is 3.1 miles better known as…

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Cardinals Drop Home Opener to Palmyra

By Thad Requet The South Shelby Cardinals ran into a very good Palmyra Panther team Friday night, falling in their home opener to the Panthers by the score of 28-8. Coach Rob Wilt’s team gave another strong effort against a bigger football program, but a slow start put them in a hole early. Palmyra took…

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South Shelby Lady Birds Off to 3-7 Start

The South Shelby Lady Birds played two regular season games last week and also competed in the Knox County Tournament on Saturday. Marceline 12 Lady Birds 0 On Tuesday, September 10, the Lady Birds hosted Marceline and lost 12-0 in five innings. The Lady Birds were held to five hits in the game. Makenzie Schwieter…

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