Today's Sports

  • Rockets blow by Fairdale in...

    The growing pains were evident for the Shelby County girls’ basketball team as they beat Fairdale 65-51 on the road Tuesday in their season opener.

    “We didn’t play real well and most of that has to do with so many people in different roles,” Shelby County coach Jason Holland said. “We’ve got the talent, just not the experience. We missed a lot of quality shots and that was from rushing things and nerves.

    “The girls said they weren’t nervous, but you could tell they were.”

  • Rockets rout John Hardin in...

    At 12-1 the Shelby County High School football team has made a statement all year long that they are a good football team and Friday night they added an exclamation point with a 44-14 rout of John Hardin in the Region 2 finals.

    In a game where John Hardin was favored despite a 9-3 record and an easier schedule, the Rockets were able to send yet another message to all those who doubt them.

  • Rockets hammer John Hardin, take...

    The doubters just add incentive to the Shelby County High School football team.

    The Rockets found motivation in the fact that Bulldogs were favored despite Shelby’s better record and schedule, and rolled to a 44-14 win at John Hardin Friday to coast to the Region 2 title.

    The Rockets (12-1) pushed the lead far enough to force a running clock on the Bulldogs, despite the fact that perennial power John Hardin had reached the regional finals for the seventh straight year.

  • Shelby beats Collins in playoffs

    When the Shelby County High School football team wants power they have Malik Manica. If they want speed it’s Brandon Davis, for deception there’s Tyler Drane.

    But for a little bit of everything it’s Michael Perry and that’s just what Perry delivered Friday to lead the Rockets to a 38-24 win over Collins in the second round of the Class 4A playoffs.

  • Rockets blast Breckinridge...

    It was a night of speed, to say the least, Friday as the Shelby County High School football team raced past Breckinridge County for a 55-6 win in the opening round of Class 4A football playoffs.

    The Rockets (10-1 and ranked No. 2 in 4A) posted 34 points in the first quarter and went on to lead 48-0 at the half to advance to the second round where county rival Collins awaits this Friday.

    “We were able to utilize our speed,” Shelby County coach Todd Shipley said. “We had an advantage there and it showed.”

  • Titans rip Valley in playoffs

    It was a healthy and hardy defense Collins High School put on the field Friday and Valley paid the price, as Collins rolled to a 41-8 win in the first round of the state 4A football playoffs.

    Led by their veteran and deep defensive line the Titans’ (5-6) defense bent, but never broke and more importantly almost completely shut down the Vikings’ (6-5) potent passing attack with three interceptions, five quarterback sacks and pushing Valley quarterback Brayden Campos out of the pocket all night long.

  • Rockets win third in state meet

    Against a deep and talented field and with personal records from runners falling left and right the Shelby County High School boys’ cross country team took third in the state AA meet Saturday at the Kentucky Horse Park.

    The Rockets put three runners in the top 20 to finish with 110 points while North Oldham won the title for the sixth year in a row with 61 points followed by Highlands with 71 points.

  • Petty earns medal at state meet

    While defending state champion Gabby Karas of Collins sat out the AA girls’ state cross country meet Saturday with an injury, there were still plenty of positives for both Collins and Shelby County.

    Karas, the three-time defending state champ and state record holder for the event, ran in the regional meet the week before but shin splits that have plagued her all season forced her to the sideline again.

  • Shelby County beats South to...

    For two teams who clinched their respective districts the week before, Shelby County and South Oldham brought a little bit of everything to the field Friday as the Rockets pulled out a 28-21 win over the Dragons.

    “Oh my gosh, we both had our share of ups and downs in this one,” Shelby County coach Todd Shipley said. “At one point I thought we had things going our way, but give South Oldham credit, they came right back at us. That’s a very good football team we were able to beat tonight.”

  • Shelby boys take second in region

    It couldn’t get much closer between the North Oldham and Shelby County boys’ cross country teams.

    With both placing their top five runners in the top 15, defending state champion North Oldham edged Shelby County 31-33 Saturday in the regional meet.

    “We’re right there, it’s such a close call,” Shelby County junior David Jacobs said. “I think it’s going to stay that way at the state meet, too. With us and North Oldham, and with Highlands, it will come down to who runs the best that day.”