The Windsor/Stew-Stras Trojan softball team is in the catbird seat in a rain-interrupted contest against South Central from Monday, up 3-0.

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Shelbyville sports fans have an opportunity to Meet the Rams tonight at Shelbyville High School beginning at 6:15 p.m.

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Shelbyville boys golf tied up Sullivan and scored medalist honors on Wednesday, as they opened their home season at Fox Prairie Golf Course.  Shelby and Sullivan both shot 203, but the Redskins won the tie-breaker. Will Leach of Shelbyville won medalist honors, shooting a 39.

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Shelbyville Moulton softball (3-2) hosted Altamont on Monday, took a lead, fell behind then passed the Wildcats, 6-4.

Shelbyville Ram varsity golf dove headlong into the season-opening Meridian Invite last week and claimed 3rd place in the 8-team event. Will Leach, the Ram #1, tied as the Medalist Runner-up with Tyler Davis the Maroa #1. Ram Emma Houska was the female medalist.

CHBC junior high baseball (1-0) hosted South Central to opemn the season at Beecher City on Monday. They beat their opponents and the rain, 4-0.

The Mid-State Force 15U traveling baseball team with a collection of Shelby Area baseball players finished the summer season, 16-10. 

Windsor/Stew-Stras junior high softball hosted Brownstown/St. Elmo and unceremoniously sent them home in 2 1/2 short innings, burying the Bombers, 15-0.

Okaw valley Middle School softball outlasted Altamont on Thursday, battling to the win, 14-10.

Shelbyville Moulton baseball opened their fall 2019 season by beating Central A&M on Thursday, 10-2.

Shelbyville Moulton softball took a loss on Thursday as Clinton shut them down, 7-0. This came after the Rams had gone to 2-1, beating Warrensburg, losing to Maroa and beating Okaw Valley.

Shelby Jr. Legion baseball started strong on Monday against Moultrie Douglas, notched a win, then settled for a split. They won game 1 in a walk-off, 10-9, then were left behind in game 2, 11-6.

Lloyd Ruff won another straight week at the Shelbyville Horseshoe Club. This week, John Stevens won the duel for 2nd edging Lloyd Allen separating the Lloyds of SHC.

Shelby County Jr. Legion baseball hosted the Central Illinois Titans on Tuesday night and swept them out of Shelbyville to go to 3-1 on the young season, winning 14-0, and, 6-3.

Shelbyville alum Jordan Smith (SHS '16) was noted last year for catching fire as well as passes at Millikin. This year he is noted for breaking records.

Shelby County Senior Legion baseball (1-0) started off their 2019 season with a walk-off win on Sunday, beating Decatur Pride in the bottom of the 9th, 9-8.

This spring at the IHSA Class A Boys State Track Meet, it was all Pana. Pana finished tied for 2nd in Class A as a team, with Sullivan having one athlete place and Shelbyville just one athlete make the prelims.

Two of the best teams in the state played on Monday and only one run was scored, as the Windsor/Stew-Stras Hatchets were shutout for the only time this year. Hardin Calhoun (30-4) knocked WSS out of the playoffs at the Springfield Super-Sectional on Monday, 1-0.

The last time the Windsor/Stew-Stras Hatchet softball team played Meridian, the Hawks put on a late charge, but fell just short. This time, in the Meridian 1A Sectional Championship there was no late comeback. The Hatchets used the power to blast past the Hawks, 8-1.

The Windsor/Stew-Stras Lady Hatchets Softball Team will take on Meridian on Friday, May 24 for the sectional championship at Meridian HS in Macon. The game time as been moved up to a 3:30 p.m. start, due to Windsor Graduation that evening.

Shelby Area AA junior high schools competed in the IESA AA track meets last weekend.  

Shelbyville High School bass fishing caught the IHSA Shelbyville Sectional Championship and went on to finish 14th in the State.

Central A&M softball (18-6) finished their season in the Okaw Valley 1A Regional Championship on Friday. They played sometime-2A Meridian (27-4) and made it as close as possible, losing by just one run in extra-innings, 3-2.

Despite cold and windy conditions, the bats of the Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg Hatchets remained red hot, downing the St. Anthony Lady Bulldogs 9-0 at the IHSA Class 1A Macon Sectional semifinal Tuesday.

The Shelbyville Ram baseball team (21-12) earned their way to the Pana 2A Regional Championship Game on Saturday against a Carlinville team that was a juggernaut this season (22-2). Shelby fell behind, had a comeback, but couldn't contain Carlinville.

Three weeks ago, the Shelbyville Ram softball team had home field advantage and beat Teutopolis, 3-0. On Friday in the regional championship, Teutopolis had the home field advantage and flipped the script on the Rams to end their season, beating them 3-0.

The distance duo of Ailey Mitchell and Gabrielle Spain gave Shelbyville girls track the highest team finish in school history at the IHSA Class A State Track Meet on Saturday, placing 10th with 22 points.

A lone Shelbyville Ram qualified for the IHSA Class A State Track meet next week, by qualifying at the Sullivan 1A Sectional on Thursday, Max Beyers.

The IHSA Class A Girls State Track Meet preliminaries were held at EIU in Charleston on Thursday. The following results were posted. Those in bold type qualifies for Saturday's finals.

The Shelbyville Ram baseball team (21-11) started as a work in in progress this year. Coach Sam Mehl progressed them right into a 20-win season and an appearance in the regional championship.

Pana Junior High School is leading the Shelby Area to the IESA 2AA State Track Meet this weekend. The area has 14 qualifiers, total, from Pana, Shelbyville, and Sullivan.

Windsor/Stew-Stras baseball (6-10), which had almost as many rain-outs as they did game this year, started and ended their postseason play on Monday. They bowed to Neoga in a reversal of fortunes at the St. Anthony Regional, 4-1. 

The state champion Windsor/Stew-Stras softball team reigned on Edinburg's 1A Pawnee Regional appearance on Tuesday. The Hatchets sliced 'n diced the Wildcats in 5 innings, 12-0.

Shelbyville softball (11-14) the #6 sub-sectional seed faced Tuscola (29-5) the #1 seed, who had beaten them twice before, in the Teutopolis 2A Reginal semifinal. The pitching duel went into the 8th innings and the Rams end game upset Tuscola, 3-2.

Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City softball wins were few a far between this season. All that came to an end on Monday at the St. Anthony Class A Regional on Monday. Ramsey eliminated CHBC, 9-1. 

Shelby Area small schools took their state track qualifiers to the IESA Class A State Track Meet last weekend. Area athletes earned medals and even 8 state championships.

The Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City Junior High track team finished the season strong this last weekend at the IESA State Competition in Peoria.

The Shelbyville Rams softball team took the first step into the postseason and used just enough power to sink #9 seed Sullivan in the Teutopolis Regional on Monday. Shelby used a glimpse of power to get the slim victory, 2-1.

Shelbyville girls pulled off a near coup at the A&M 1A Sectional track meet on Thursday. Decatur St. Teresa still won the meet with 106 points, but Shelbyville vaulted past the rest of the 15-team field to take 2nd place. 

The reigning state champs (32-0-1) unleashed their weaponry on Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City on Thursday by 20 runs in less than 4 innings, 20-0.

Windsor/Stew-Stras moved up Senior Night to Monday night due to the weather forecast for Tuesday. Despite the extra celebration and Nokomis arriving late, the Hatchets were not thrown off their game. They came out swinging and beat Nokomis by 10 runs in 6 innings on a walk-off double, 10-0.

They were expecting a rain out, what they got was a nail-biter. In a game that resembled a state playoff, more then a non-conference regular season game, the State Champion Windsor/Stew-Stras Hatchets (31-0-1) escaped Cumberland with a win, 4-1.

It took a week, due to thunder, lightning and rain, but Central A&M softball finally completed a game at on May 7, that started on April 30 at Shelbyville. The Raiders finished off the Rams in three more innings, 5-0.

The young Ram boys track team, with a majority of underclassmen, earned a individual conference championship and individual all-conference honors as they placed 5th as a team at the 5th annual CIC Meet, on Tuesday.

Shelbyville baseball ran their conference record to 11-2 on Monday by beating Meridian. The Rams trampled the Hawks in 4 1/2 innings, 13-1.

Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City boys track claimed 1st at the Altamont Open on Monday night, while the NTC champion CHBC girls placed 3rd.

Windsor/Stew-Stras softball (#1 seed), the reigning 2018 Class A State Champs, reigns as the 2019 NTC Tourney champion after beating South Central on Friday in 5 innings, 10-0.

The Shelbyville Lady Ram track team couldn't catch the giants, but led the rest of the field at the Central Illinois Conference track meet on Thursday.

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Debra J. Elson, 54, of Windsor, IL, passed away at 6:00 a.m. Friday, August 16, 2019 in Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home, Mattoon, IL. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Howe and Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville, IL.