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Today's Sports

  • Offense, rebounding struggles...

    FAIRDALE -- Shelby  County saw its chances at a comeback Saturday night slip away early in the fourth quarter Friday night, as first-half pitfalls resurfaced in the form of haphazard offense and sluggish rebounding, and the Rockets fell to Eastern, 64-54, in the quarterfinals of King of the Bluegrass Tournament.

    Down by as many as 18 to Eastern in the first half, the Rockets closed the gap to 47-41 going into the fourth.

  • Lady Rockets finish second in...

    Shelby County nearly found redemption in its rematch with Rockastle County. Rockcastle (7-2) had beaten Shelby (3-6) by 32 points in early December.

    But Rockcastle triumphed again, beating Shelby 43-38 in the Max Performance Lady Rocket Invitational championship game Wednesday night.

    "When you beat a team by 32, it's hard to get your girls motivated," Rockcastle coach Chrysti Noble said. "[Shelby] came ready to play. I think our girls realized that after the first half."

  • Shelby can't topple...

    In what characterized the Lady Rockets' first-half offense, Leeara Cardwell drove the lane, shook her defender on a bump-and-spin, then missed the open 7-footer.

    Shot after shot, wide open or forced in traffic, had the look of Cardwell's: a little backboard, a lot of rim and no net. With poor shooting and inconsistent defense, Shelby County (1-5) couldn't hang with visiting Anderson County, losing, 61-46, Friday night.

    The Lady Rockets shot 14 percent from the field in the first half and were outscored 11-2 in the second quarter.

  • EARLIER: Rockets hold off...

    FAIRDALE -- Though the SCHS boys’ basketball dominated much of the game against Iroquois on Thursday afternoon, the Raiders wouldn’t go away easily.

    Iroquois (5-3) turned up the defensive pressure in the fourth quarter spurring a 17-3 run that eventually led the Raiders to force overtime.

    But the Rockets (5-1) regained their composure, scored the first seven points in the extra period and held on for the 79-75 victory in the opening game of the King of the Bluegrass Tournament at Fairdale High School.

  • EARLIER: Lady Rockets top Barren...

    Shelby County made 10 of 12 foul shots down the stretch Tuesday night to defeat Barren County, 56-44, and advance to the championship game of the Max Performance Lady Rocket Invitational.

    The victory started with assertive play at both ends of the court in the first half. Shelby trailed, 7-6, early in the first quarter when Marissa Raisor stole the ball and made a layup to take back a lead the Lady Rockets would not relinquish.

  • New banners, new Hall of Fame...

    While 2009 left Shelby County with new banners in the SCHS gym, more state titles and more Hall of Fame members; the biggest headlines came from one that left us and another that's joining us.

    While the Rocket family said goodbye to former Mr. Basketball and University of Kentucky star Mike Casey (see Those we lost in 2009), SCHS will say hello to - and make room for - the Martha Layne Collins High School Titans in 2010.

  • Rockets hold off Oldham, 55-42

  • EARLIER: Balanced attack lifts...

    Owen County's last-second shot to force overtime was off the mark, and Shelby County came away with a dramatic, 41-39 victory Monday in the first round game of the Max Performance Lady Rockets Invitational.

    With 17.6 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, and Shelby leading, 37-33, Lady Rebel Hannah Neeley hit a 3-point shot to trim Shelby's lead to one.

  • Shelby falls on last-second shot...

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  • Buzzer-beater dooms Shelby

    WINCHESTER - Cardinal Vinny Zollo banked in a three at the buzzer to defeat Shelby County 52-49 Friday night.

    The Rockets (11-4) trailed George Rogers Clark 47-42 with 3:30 to play in the fourth, unable to stop strong center Corey Rogers to open the quarter. But Shelby's quick transitions took Clark by surprise, and regained the lead with a Darryl Hicks layup. Then Rogers fought his way to the basket to tie the game at the 1-minute mark.