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Shelbyville Central Athletics

Eagles drop heartbreaker in overtime (01/27/15)
SMYRNA -- Devonta Leslie just didn't want to lose Monday's game against Smyrna. The Eagle senior scored a game-high 37 points and led the Eagles to overtime against the Bulldogs. Shelbyville (9-12), however, came up just short of taking down the Bulldogs (10-11) in overtime and fell 74-72 in a heartbreaker...
Eaglettes fall against Smyrna (01/27/15)
SMYRNA -- The Shelbyville Central Golden Eaglettes stepped outside of district play on Monday night and traveled to Smyrna in a final tuneup before finishing the district slate. Though Shelbyville (16-8) got solid numbers from To'Nesha Allison and Romny Felts, the Eaglettes came up short on the road and fell to the Lady Bulldogs, 64-50...
First SC female wrestler qualifies for state tourney (01/27/15)
BRENTWOOD -- Kaitlin Kiser etched her name into Shelbyville Central history over the weekend, becoming the first girl to qualify for the state wrestling tournament. She also won her 130-pound weight class in the TSSAA West Regional Tournament by pinning her opponent in the finals...
Surging Eaglettes end Lawrence Co. win streak (01/25/15)
The District 8-AAA race just got a little tighter after Shelbyville Central claimed a 65-59 win to hand Lawrence County its first District 8-AAA loss on Homecoming night at SCHS. The Golden Eaglettes (16-7, 7-2 8-AAA) have now won eight games in a row and 13 of their last 15. Lawrence County (19-4, 8-1 8-AAA) remains atop the district, but it's setting up to be a close race down to the final regular-season game...
Wildcats dominate, hand Eagles loss (01/25/15)
It wasn't the homecoming outing the Eagles had hoped for as Shelbyville Central fell 69-44 to Lawrence County in a District 8-AAA matchup on Friday night. The Wildcats took an early 17-2 lead and that proved to be more than the Eagles (9-12, 5-4 8-AAA) could overcome...
Eaglette payback time; Central punishes Tullahoma for earlier defeat (01/21/15)
TULLAHOMA -- The Shelbyville Central Golden Eaglettes got a little revenge by claiming a 50-44 victory over host Tullahoma in a key District 8-AAA matchup on Tuesday night. The victory sets up a huge matchup with the Eaglettes (15-7, 6-2 8-AAA) and district-leading Lawrence County (19-3, 8-0 8-AAA) on Friday night at 6 for Shelbyville Central's Homecoming...
Leslie scores 23 in Eagle blowout (01/21/15)
TULLAHOMA -- It was total domination in every facet of the game as the Shelbyville Central Golden Eagles rolled past Tullahoma 71-50 on the road in a District 8-AAA matchup on Tuesday night. "It was good to see us play well and play like a team," Central coach Stan Eggleston said...
Eagles finish 4th in tourney (01/20/15)
The Shelbyville Central wrestling team placed fourth over the weekend in the 2015 Mountain Top Invitational, held at St. Andrews-Sewanee. In the tournament, Shelbyville had a handful of standout performances, with Trevor Tribe claiming first-place in his weight division, Jerimerry Jones and Cody Martin placed second, while Luc Zahorian claimed third...
Eagles come up short vs. district-leading Lions (01/18/15)
Shelbyville Central battled hard and strong till the end but came up short in a 62-56 loss to District 8-AAA leading Columbia Central at home on Friday night. "I was pleased with our effort and the way we played we just had a short spell in the second half where we didn't play particularly well and they made some shots and that was the difference in the game," Eagle coach Stan Eggleston said...
Eaglettes net sixth-straight, dominate Columbia (01/18/15)
A productive offense backed by steady defensive performance topped off by a dominate effort on the boards led to Shelbyville Central's 61-45 victory over visiting Columbia Central in a District 8-AAA matchup on Friday evening. The Eaglettes (14-7, 5-2 8-AAA) have now won six straight games and 11 of their last 13...
Eagles tie Cats, fall to Warriors in Senior Night action (01/16/15)
In their senior night match against two of the top teams in the midstate, the Shelbyville Central Golden Eagle wrestling team held its own and walked away with a 36-36 tie against the Lawrence County Wildcats and a 42-24 loss to the Riverdale Warriors...
Eagles fend off pesky Falcons for important district victory (01/14/15)
FAYETTEVILLE -- Shelbyville Central built a double digit lead and had to hold off a fourth-quarter rally by Lincoln County to claim a 62-59 victory in a District 8-AAA matchup on the road Tuesday night. The Eagles (8-10, 4-2 8-AAA) posted leads of 9-7 at the end of the first quarter, 29-19 at halftime and took a 45-33 advantage going into the fourth quarter, but the Falcons didn't fly away without a fight in the final eight minutes...
Eaglettes halt Lincoln Co. (01/14/15)
FAYETTEVILLE -- After a close first half, Shelbyville Central's Golden Eaglettes took control of the game in the third quarter on the way to a 58-47 win at Lincoln County in a District 8-AAA matchup on Tuesday evening. The Lady Falcons held a 12-10 advantage at the end of the first stanza and took a 28-25 lead into halftime...
Eaglettes take over in 2nd half (01/11/15)
WINCHESTER -- What was a fairly close game in the first half turned out to be a blowout as Shelbyville Central's Golden Eagletes rolled past Franklin County in a District 8-AAA matchup on the road Friday night. The Eaglettes (12-7, 3-2 8AAA) scored 47 points in the second half, many coming in transition after creating turnovers...
Defensive lapses, fouls hamper Eagles (01/11/15)
WINCHESTER --- A poor defensive effort and early foul trouble were the key factors in Shelbyville Central's Golden Eagles 65-58 loss at Franklin County in a key District 8-AAA matchup on Friday night. Seniors Tavis Allison and Devonta Leslie each picked up two early fouls in the first quarter and the Eagles (7-10, 3-2 8-AAA) just couldn't get anything going in the first half after that,...
Central High wrestlers earn 1 win in four-team match (01/09/15)
For the first time in school history, the Shelbyville Central wrestling team hosted the Border War--a four team match consisting of SCHS, Coffee County, Tullahoma and Franklin County. The Eagles gave a strong showing, picking up a win in the competition, downing Franklin County 54-24 and nearly knocking off area powerhouse Coffee County...
Eagles rip Coffee Co. (01/07/15)
In one of their best performances of the season, the Shelbyville Central Golden Eagles claimed a 80-46 victory over Coffee County in a District 8-AAA matchup on Tuesday night. The Eagles' (7-9, 3-1 8-AAA) offense was explosive and balanced, scoring 17 points in the opening frame followed by 21 in each of the final three quarters...
Eaglettes dominate Coffee Co. in win (01/07/15)
It was total domination by Shelbyville Central as the Eaglettes rolled past visiting Coffee County in a District 8-AAA matchup on Tuesday night. The Eaglettes (11-7, 2-2 8-AAA) were unstoppable on offense, extremely active on defense and controlled the boards...
2014 Rewind; A look back at the year's top sports headlines (01/02/15)
With the turn of the calendar, a new year brings about new headlines. Looking back at the 2014 calendar year, here's a list of the top eight local sports headlines. Saying it was a good year for the Community Viking baseball team could be a bit of an understatement. Community twice fended off District 9-A rival Forrest, once for a district championship and again for a region title, before knocking off Columbia Academy in an elimination sectional round of the 2014 postseason...
Thomas takes 300th win at Shelbyville (12/31/14)
The Shelbyville Central Golden Eaglettes claimed a 41-37 victory over Stone Mountain in the Lincoln County Christmas Classic on Tuesday afternoon. The victory was another milestone for Shelbyville Central head coach Kevin Thomas, being his 300th as a coach for the Eagles and Eaglettes...
Turnover bug bites Eaglettes (12/30/14)
FAYETTEVILLE -- The Shelbyville Central Golden Eaglettes fell short, 59-39, to Oakland in the Lincoln County Christmas Classic on Monday afternoon. The Eaglettes (9-6) committed 20 turnovers and were out rebounded 36-21 by the Lady Patriots. "Oakland is a very good basketball team that was ranked as high as second in the nation earlier in the season. I thought we battled and played hard. We just made too many turnovers and they really hurt us bad on the boards," Central coach Kevin Thomas said...
Wrestling with success: Eagles show potential (12/24/14)
CHATTANOOGA -- Last weekend, the Shelbyville Central Wrestling team participated at the Charger Invitational, held at Chattanooga Christian School. Of all the participants, Shelbyville placed eight in the top six, with three receiving medals by finishing in the top four...
Eaglette free throws on target in win (12/23/14)
Shelbyville Central's Golden Eaglettes connected on 18-of-20 free throws in a 49-42 victory over Christ Church Episcopal of Greenville, South Carolina to claim 5th place in the 2014 Crescom Bank Holiday Invitational in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on Monday morning...
Independence stops Eagles in Classic (12/23/14)
Shelbyville Central's Golden Eagles fell 59-48 to Independence on Saturday in the First Farmers Classic at Columbia High School. The Eagles (6-9) trailed 17-12 at the end of the first quarter, 31-22 at halftime and 42-35 after three periods. Grayson Murphy scored a game-high 18 points for the winners with M. Watkins adding 10 and Patrick Murphy 10...
Eagles fend off Cougars in OT (12/21/14)
After enjoying a comfortable halftime lead, Shelbyville Central's Golden Eagles held on at the end to claim a 60-57 overtime win over Dickson County in the First Farmers Classic at Columbia High School on Friday evening. The game was knotted 54-all at the end of regulation...