Shelbyville News · The Golden Bear Report

Weekly Recap 


Shelbyville vs. Cathedral (Varsity)

The Shelbyville Golden Bear Softball team opened the regular season on Wednesday night with a 10-0 victory vs. Cathedral.  The offense was led by Karissa Hamilton’s 3 run homerun, followed by Katie Mathies Grand Slam, and Kylee Edwards’ walk off solo home run.  Edwards was 2-3 on the night, Weaver was 2-2, Mathies was 1-3, Hamilton was 1-1, and Eads and Phelps produced hits.  Other RBI’s were by Lipperd and Weaver.  Cheyenne Eads allowed only one hit over 5 innings with 6 strikeouts.  The girls travel to Jennings County on Saturday for a double header.  

Shelbyville vs. Cathedral (JV)

The Shelbyville Golden Bears JV Softball team opened the regular season on Wednesday night with a 12-1 victory vs. Cathedral.  The JV team will host Rushville on Monday for a 5:30 pm start.  

Shelbyville @ Jennings County (Varsity)

The Golden Bear varsity team traveled to Jennings County on Saturday to play a double header.  The Golden Bears big bats showed up in game one with a 16-0 victory.  The team produced five home runs in the game led by Karissa Hamilton’s three.  Kylee Edwards, Katie Mathies, and Kiley Mclver all hit one apiece.  Addisenn Weaver and Katie Mathies had doubles, while Mathies had a triple as well.  Edwards had four stolen bases in the contest as well.  Cheyenne Eads picked up the win in the circle for Shelbyville pitching four scoreless innings, and striking out five.  

Shelbyville won game two 9-7 to move to 3-0 on the year.  Hamilton hit another home run and had a double.  Hailey Pogue pitched six innings striking out six to pick up the win in the circle.  The varsity will host Columbus North on Thursday with softball starting at 5:30 pm.  

Track and Field 

Shelbyville @ Westfield

The Boys and Girls Track and Field Teams traveled to Westfield to compete against the host and Crown Point on Tuesday night.  In the first outdoor meet of the year Sam Price for the boys finished 2nd in the 400 and 3rd in the 200.  Ethan Lambert finished 2nd in the discus and Jett Kolls finished 4th.  Eddie Carrizalez finished 4th in the intermediate hurdles.  Megan Eads won the long jump and Melea Terrell won the high jump. Marlee Rice finished 3rd in the high jump.   Eads finished 3rd in the 100, while Anita Azeneth Mejia-Caballero finished 3rd in the 400.  Both teams will host Franklin Community and East Central on Tuesday April 6th starting at 5:30 pm.  

Shelbyville Distance update: 

Starting off the season right with lots of PRs (Personal Records) from the distance squad in Westfield


J Coffey, 1600 PR (40 sec drop!)

J Johnson, 1600 PR!

B Jones, 1600 PR (24 sec drop!)

B Price, 1600 PR (26 sec season best!)


D Barrett, 800 PR (6 sec drop!)

E Caballero, 1600 PR (2:03 drop!)

I Bradburn, 1600 PR

J Howard, 1600 PR (1:52 drop!)

K Brattain, 3200 PR (:59 drop!)

Other notables:

-M Fox, 11:35 (3200), running negative splits for a strong finish

-S Howard, 13:05 in her 3200 debut

-B Kenkel, a newbie, raced a 2:08 4×800 split!


Shelbyville vs. Decatur Central (Scrimmage)

The Shelbyville Golden Bear Baseball season opened up last night with the annual scrimmage vs. Decatur Central.  The Golden Bears displayed some strong pitching from multiple players with the scrimmage format just a tad different than regular baseball.  Each inning consisted of nine batters from each team and the bases were cleared every three outs.  Each pitcher was only allotted a certain number of pitches for the night.  The scrimmage made it through 3 of the 4 scheduled innings before the rain caused the game to be called. Coach Carlton was very pleased with how the offense performed while facing live competition for the first time.  The varsity baseball team will travel to Hauser tonight to open the season.  The game is scheduled to start at 5 pm.  

Coach Carlton said…..

“Great outcomes during the scrimmage vs Decatur Central! Expectations were met and we started the season off with a lot of momentum! Pitching was strong throughout the game as the offense looked good facing live competition to start the year.” 

Shelbyville @ Hauser (Varsity)

Benny Thompson was brilliant on the pitcher’s mound in Wednesday’s baseball season opener at Hauser, as Thompson threw a no-hitter to lead Golden Bears Varsity past Hauser 10-0.  Benny Thompson not only tossed a no-hitter but his top half of the first 2 RBI single got the Bears on the scoreboard first.  Shelbyville then opened the game up in the top half of the third scoring six runs.  Thompson again, helping his own cause had an RBI double, Tyler Smalley had an RBI single, Brock Pitman and Brayden Basey walked, and Kaleb Schaf single produced runs.

The righty Thompson allowed zero hits, zero runs over six innings, striking out 12 and picking up the win.  Alex Pattingill took the loss for Hauser. Pattingill allowed six hits and nine runs over three innings, striking out four.  Shelbyville produced nine hits and six of them came from Smalley, Thompson, and Caden Tackett with each producing two hits.  The Golden Bears move to 1-0 on the season and will host East Central on Friday starting at 5:30 pm. 

Shelbyville vs. East Central (Varsity)

The Shelbyville Golden Bears Varsity Baseball Team defeated East Central 11-9 on Friday night after taking the lead late in the game.  The game was tied at seven heading into the bottom of the sixth when Shelbyville exploded for four runs.  Brayden Basey doubled on the first pitch of the at bat to get the scoring going.  Shelbyville ended the game with 13 hits, while East Central produced 12 hits.  Basey, Nolan Kincade, Charlie Rife, Kaleb Schaf, and  Caden Tackett each collected multiple hits for the Golden Bears offense.  Basey went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead the Golden Bears.  East Central totaled 12 hits in the game.  Reid Cleary, Sam Bond, Eli Aston, and Dean Davis all collected multiple hits for East Central. 

East Central fired up the offense in the first inning, when an error scored two runs for East Central.  Shelbyville responded scoring five runs in the fourth with Tyler Smalley, Caden Tackett, and Nolan Kincade each driving in runs during the inning. 

Kincade earned the win for the Golden Bears on the mound. The lefthander surrendered five runs on five hits over two and two-thirds innings, striking out seven.  Tyler Dickerson took the loss for East Central. The bulldog allowed six hits and four runs over two and two-thirds innings, striking out four and walking one.  Derek Richter started the game for East Central and allowed six hits and two runs over two innings, striking out one.  Smalley started the game for the Golden Bears surrendered four runs on seven hits over four and a third innings, striking out seven

The Golden Bears are now 2-0 on the year and will host New Palestine on Tuesday starting at 5:30 pm.  

Upcoming Events 


Thursday 4/8/21 (H) vs. Columbus North 5:30 pm – JV/V 

Friday 4/9/21 (H) vs. East Central 5:30 pm – V

Saturday 4/10/21 (H) vs. New Castle 10 am – JV/V


Tuesday 4/6/21 (H) vs. New Palestine 5:30 pm – V

Wednesday 4/7/21 (A) @ New Palestine 5:30 pm – V

Friday 4/9/21 (A) @ Triton Central 5:30 pm – V

Saturday 4/10/21 (H) vs. New Palestine 10 am – JV DH

Track and Field

Tuesday 4/6/21 (H) vs. East Central and Franklin 5:30 pm

Thursday 4/8/21 (A) @ New Palestine 5:30 pm 


Thursday 4/12/21 (A) @ Triton Central 5 pm

Boys Golf

Saturday 4/10/21 (A) @ Yorktown 10 am