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Sometimes there are more important things going on than sports, and with this weeks’ snow and ice storms, the local sports scene will take a back seat.
While Oldham County High School is used as a shelter for those without power, the SCHS boys’ and girls’ basketball games against the Colonels will be postponed.
“We’re not going to do anything Friday or this weekend,” SCHS girls’ Coach and the schools’ Athletics Director Sally Zimmerman said.
Along with the varsity cancellations, the freshman and JV games that were scheduled for Saturday will also be postponed.
“We’re going to have to look at some other dates,” Zimmerman said. “But with all the cancellations across the state, it’s going to be tough.”
With several thousand still without power in Shelby County, the break could be a welcome one.
Zimmerman said neither the boys or girls teams will practice the rest of this week, giving players and families time get their homes back in order. Shelby Energy Cooperative noted that more than 1,000 people in Shelby County were still without power as of Thursday afternoon, and Kentucky Utilities was still trying to reconnect more than 175,000 people.
The Lady Rockets have played Oldham County this year, beating the Lady Colonels, 47-39, Dec. 31 during the Mercer County Holiday Tournament.
“That’s good for us because we’ve seen them, and we know what to expect from the [for the postseason],” Zimmerman said.
The boys, however, have not played Oldham this season, and the annual rivalry game is usually one of the biggest regular-season games of the season.
With three more weeks left in the regular season, the Rockets have two games scheduled each week.
The best chance the boys’ teams have of meeting this year appears to be Saturday, Feb. 7.
The Colonels are off next Friday, and the Rockets play Simon Kenton at home. It would be a difficult week for the Rockets, because Shelby has played back-to-back Friday and Saturdays the past two weeks.
“We’ll have to take a look at it and see what works best and if we can get the games in,” Zimmerman said. “But even if we can, we’re probably going to have to split up the doubleheader.”