Shelbyville Central Athletics
Eaglette comeback too late in 4-2 loss
Shelbyville Central's comeback effort fell a little short in a 4-2 loss to visiting Blackman in a soccer match Wednesday night. After spotting their opponent an early lead, Eaglette senior Olivia Doak scored a pair of goals, one off a penalty kick, but it proved too little too late...
Early lead fizzles for Eaglettes
After talking an early 2-0 lead, Shelbyville Central saw visiting Siegel scored seven unanswered goals to claim a 7-2 victory in the Eaglettes season and home opener on Tuesday evening. Seniors Lesleigh Blackburn and Olivia Doak put the Eaglettes up 2-0 in the first half, but Siegel scored three goals in the final nine minutes of the opening half to lead 3-2 at the intermission...
Eaglettes win golf tri-match
Shelbyville's Golden Eagles finished second while the Eaglettes won a District 8-AAA tri-match at Lincoln County on Tuesday afternoon. The Eagles finished one stroke back with a 186. behind Lincoln County's 185. Lawrence County fired a 195. Shelbyville Central's Elliott Smith carded a 39 for medalist honors...
Eagles totally dominate opener
LAWRENCEBURG -- It was total domination on both sides of the football by Shelbyville Central in a 48-14 victory over host Lawrence County in a non-region matchup on Friday night in the season opener for both teams. The Eagles (1-0) used a balanced offense, passing for 219 yards and rushing for 211, to account for 430 yards of total offense along with 23 first downs...
Eagles hope to build on '14 success
Shelbyville Central's Golden Eagles take the field in their season opener tonight at Lawrence County. The Eagles are coming off a great season last year, advancing to the quarterfinals (top eight) of the Class 5A TSSAA State Playoffs. A number of players who put up impressive stats last year return, but Coach Jason Hardy had to replace three top assistants with the departures of Kyle Turnbow (defensive coordinator), Justin Palmer (offensive coordinator) and longtime assistant head coach Kerry Thompson (retirement).. ...
Eaglettes drop home volleyball opener
It wasn't the home opener volleyball match that Shelbyville Central had hoped for in a 3-0 loss to Lawrence County in a District 8-AAA match on Thursday evening. The Eaglettes were able to keep the first set close for a while before the visitors pulled away late for a 25-18 win in the first set...
Locals fall in golf tri-match
Shelbyville Central and Cascade fell to Lincoln County in a tri-match on Thursday afternoon at River Bend Country Club. Lincoln County fired a team 163 followed by Shelbyville Central with a 178 and Cascade at 184. Cascade's Tyler Huff was low medalist with a 35 while Elliott Smith paced the Eagles with a 37...
SC volleyball team falls at Coffee Co.
The first-ever volleyball game played at Shelbyville Central will take place tonight when the Eaglettes entertain Lawrence County in a District 8-AAA match. Varsity will start at 6 with the junior varsity beginning at 5. The Eaglettes opened the season with a road loss at Coffee County on Monday...
Eagles 'inconsistent' in final tuneup
It was a great night to cap off the preseason as Shelbyville Central hosted the second annual Pencil City Jamboree on Friday night. Teams from Cascade, Unionville, Page, Cannon County, Creek Wood and Wilson Central joined the Eagles in the event. The first week of regular season starts on Friday...
Second Pencil City Jamboree kicks off Friday night
Football fans across Bedford County will have a great chance to get a sneak preview of the upcoming high school season on Friday night at the second annual Pencil City Jamboree, hosted by the Shelbyville Central Golden Eagles. A huge success last year, the Pencil City Jamboree is set to be even more exciting this year...
Central golfers claim tri-match
Shelbyville Central claimed a District 8-AAA win over Lincoln County along with a victory over Cascade in a tri-match on Tuesday afternoon at River Bend Country Club. The Golden Eagles carded a team score of 188 followed by Lincoln County's 192 and Cascade's 226...
Eaglettes add volleyball; Program started from scratch; 'competitive' team expected
There's a new sport at Shelbyville Central with the addition of girls volleyball this fall. Shelbyville Central is the last school in District 8-AAA to have a volleyball team. The season begins in mid-August with the district tournament scheduled to begin on October 5...
Eagle defense holds: Central pitches shutout in scrimmage vs. Page
Shelbyville Central faced visiting Page in a scrimmage on Tuesday evening and the Golden Eagle varsity scored three times while not allowing a touchdown. Senior quarterback Mason Cunningham connected with O.J. Davis for the first touchdown followed by long touchdown runs by Jamal Harden and Michael Eddings...
Eaglette soccer coach wants another title in final year at top
As the soccer season draws near, the anticipation builds for the Golden Eaglettes as they look to defend the District 8-AAA championship for the fourth straight year. The anticipation is even more for longtime Shelbyville Central coach Neal Gordon, in his last season as the Eaglette head coach before turning the duties over to his daughter Whitney, a former Eaglette player and current assistant coach...
KING'S COURT: Harris coach takes over Central tennis
When news spread that long-time coach Doyle Hutton would be leaving the Shelbyville tennis program, the school's administration didn't have to look past its own backyard to find his successor. Former Harris head coach and Shelbyville assistant tennis coach Chris King has been named head coach of the Eagle and Eaglette tennis program...
Golden Eagles gather for Camp Pride
Summer camps have been around for years but the Shelbyville Central Golden Eagle football team takes summer camps to another level. Ever since Jason Hardy took over as head coach, the Golden Eagle have held Camp Pride. Camp Pride is more than developing better football skills, it's also about developing new friendships and bonding as a team...
Central bolsters coaching roster with new additions
There hasn't been much turnover on the Shelbyville Central football coaching staff for the past few seasons -- but things are changing this year. The Golden Eagles welcome three new assistant coaches for the 2015 season. The Golden Eagle defense will convert to a 3-4 under the guidance of new defensive coordinator Andrew Holcomb, head coach Jason Hardy said...
Golden Eagles win 8 of 11 games in summer 7-on-7 tournament action
MURFREESBORO -- The Shelbyville Central Golden Eagles had a successful day on Thursday in the Warrior Classic 7-on-7 passing tournament hosted by Riverdale. The Golden Eagles went 5-1-2 on the day before losing their lone game of the tournament to the eventual winner Marshall County, who rolled past Oakland in the championship...
Slam dunk: Eagles' Leslie signs with Dyersburg State
One of the best leapers to ever play for the Golden Eagles has signed a letter of intent to continue his education as well as basketball career. Recent Shelbyville Central graduate Devonta Leslie will attend Dyersburg State Community College. "It means a lot to me that I was given a another chance and to keep doing what I love to do as well as get an education," Leslie said...
Another full day of Eaglette team camp
Chuckey Doak vs. Watertown (8 a.m.), Carter vs. Grundy Co. (9 a.m.), Shelbyville vs. Giles Co. (10 a.m.), Smyrna vs. Culleoka (11 a.m.), Carter vs. Moore Co. (12 p.m.), Shelbyville vs. Briarcrest (1 p.m.), Giles Co. vs. East Magnet (2 p.m.), Cascade vs. Station Camp (3 p.m.)...
New approach: Dye, Josephson take over Eaglette softball
Shelbyville Central's Golden Eaglette softball program is headed in a new direction with a newly-named head coach and assistant coach. Former assistant Samantha Dye has been named head coach while Central assistant basketball coach Amy Josephson will join the softball staff...
Eaglette standout Allison signs with Bryan College
Recent Shelbyville Central graduate To'Nesha Allison has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Bryan College in Dayton, Tennessee. Bryan College is a member of NAIA's Appalachian Athletic Conference. Allison was a standout for the Golden Eaglettes and is excited about the opportunity to continue her education, as well as her basketball career...
Eagles named All-District
Shelbyville Central juniors Trevor Sanders (above) and Wesley Griggs were named All-District 8-AAA for their efforts this past season. Sanders posted a .358 batting average while Griggs hit .309. (T-G File Photos by Gary Johnson)