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Today's Sports

  • Football: 2 Rockets earn All-...

    After earning 10 all-district team spots, the Rockets had two members gain attention with The Associated Press All-State Team. Offensive lineman Matt Axline and kicker Matt Nakatani both received honorable mention spots. They were two of only nine Louisville-area players to receive votes for the first or second teams and honorable mention.

  • Girls come up short at Dunbar

    The SCHS girls’ basketball team tried to rally late in the game at Dunbar Tuesday, but the Lady Rockets came up short, 85-70.

    Dunbar (6-2) slowly pulled away throughout the first half and pushed the lead to 22 in the third quarter before Shelby County started to claw back in to the game.

    The Lady Rockets cut the lead to 13 but could get no closer.

    Although the loss dropped Shelby to 1-4 on the season, SCHS Coach Phillip Conder isn’t discouraged.

  • 2 sets of Lady Rockets collide...

    The Lady Rockets will post a victory this weekend, but the question is which group it will be.

    Rockcastle County, also the Lady Rockets, will face Shelby County at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Garrard County Classic.

    And a shared nickname is not the only similarity between the two.

  • Ice-cold Lady Rockets fall to...

    Sometimes you just have to forget about a loss, and that’s exactly what SCHS girls’ basketball coach Phillip Conder hopes his team does with Saturday’s 56-24 beating by Rockcastle County.

    Rockcastle (4-1) jumped out with an 8-0 run, and that was about as close as these icy Lady Rockets (1-3) would get.

    Shelby County scored just four points in the first quarter, on two field goals from Aaliyah Wells, and just two points, on two free throws by Dee Dee Davis in the second.

  • Johnson ready to lead Rockets

    Through three games last season, the SCHS boys’ basketball team was 1-2, and it wouldn't win on the road until Dec. 22.

    This season, Shelby has turned all that around. The Rockets are 3-0 and already has won at Trinity and Dunbar.

    What’s the difference?

    SCHS senior Donovan Johnson is coming ready to play.

    “I don’t feel like I have to get warmed-up in the game now,” he said. “I’m trying to go game speed during warm-ups, so I can be ready.

  • Bullitt East hands Rockets first...

    The SCHS boys’ basketball team let one slip away Saturday at Bullitt East.

    With the Rockets leading, 70-67, and just seconds to play, an ill-advised, 3-point shot by Cache Tomlinson gave Bullitt East the small window it needed.

    Hayden Sweat drilled a 3-pointer with just 2 seconds left to force overtime, and the Chargers (4-1) rode that momentum to a 85-79 victory over the Rockets (3-1).

  • Young Lady Bulldogs looking to...

    After suiting up for the Cornerstone Christian Academy girls’ basketball team for four years -- then as Tres bien Simpson -- as a vital piece of one of the schools’ most successful runs, it was time to return.

    Now Tres bien Gambino is back and is hoping to bring some of that success with her. In her four years on the varsity squad, Gambino won two titles and played in three KCAA state tournaments.

  • Bulldogs come up short

    The Cornerstone Christian Academy boys’ basketball team ran out of gas in Saturday’s 53-43 home loss to Christian Academy-Lawrenceburg.

    The Bulldogs stayed close throughout the three quarters before Lawrenceburg pulled away in the fourth.

    “We just fell short late in the game,” Cornerstone Coach Darrick Briscoe said. “They hit some big shots down the stretch, and we got away from our game.”

  • Football: Rockets fare well in...

    Although the East team lost, 40-20, in Saturday’s Greater Louisville Coaches Association East vs. West All-Star Football Game at Southern, Shelby County High School was well represented.

    Kicker Matt Nakatani was 2-for-2 on extra points and forced a fumble on a kickoff, but the West recovered it. Defensive lineman Justin Hampton had three tackles and one quarterback pressure, and offensive lineman Matt Axline did not allow a sack.

  • Football: Rockets earn several...

    The SHCS football team led the way with 10 players earning spots on the All-Class 6A, District 4 Team. Male was second, with nine players, Fern Creek had seven, and Southern had two.

    The Rockets honored on offense were quarterback Branden Cresap, Jr.; wide receivers – Ben Axline, Jr., and Tavis Elzy, Jr.; offensive tackle Matt Axline, Sr.; and guard R.J. Beitz, Sr.