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Today's Sports

  • EARLIER: After dark, Downs at...

    If you weren't among the estimated 28,011 horse-racing enthusiasts, Southern socialites and downright drunkards who attended last week's debut of "Downs After Dark" -- don't worry. This Friday you can repent when Churchill Downs hosts the second-coming of three night-time racing sessions aimed at luring larger crowds to the struggling track.

  • Lady Rockets finish top 10

    Caterina Karas led the SCHS girls’ cross-country team to a 10th-place finish at the St. Xavier Tiger Run at Old River Run Country Club in Louisville on Saturday.

    The Lady Rockets had 286 points, and Sacred Heart won the event with 88.

    Karas placed fourth out of 221 individuals with a time of 19:11, just 40 seconds behind winner Emma Brink of Sacred Heart.

    Taylor Webb was also in the top 30, finishing with a time of 20:54.

  • SCHS cross-country teams host...

    The Shelby County Invitational Cross Country Meet will get under way Saturday with some big name teams and runners coming to the course East Middle School.

    Although the field isn’t completely set, on the boys’ side Butler is a top-five school that will be the main team competition, and Franklin County’s Robert Sandlin and Walton-Verona’s Trevin Petersen will no doubt challenge for first place.

  • Loss of jerseys motivates Rockets

    The SCHS boys’ soccer team got a wake-up call Saturday when they lost to John Hardin. The loss was bad enough, but SCHS Coach B.J. Andriot had seen enough.

    “I told them to bring a white T-shirt with their number on it [for Tuesday’s game against Oldham County],” he said. “They weren’t wearing their jerseys. They weren’t allowed to wear them.”

    Andriot took that motivational move a step further as well, not announcing the starters at the game either.

  • EARLIER: Axline 'doing well...

    Shelby County football player Ben Axline is doing well today after a frightening moment in the Rockets’ season-opening loss to Bryan Station, 38-26, at Lexington on Friday night.

  • Rockets stay unbeaten

    The SCHS boys’ golf team kept its match-record perfect with a 166-175 victory over Sayre at Picadome Golf Course in Lexington.

    Josh Griffin, the Rockets’ No. 1 player, continued his hot streak, taking medalist honors for the fifth consecutive match.

    Griffin finished with a 1-over-par 36 in a nine-hole match. Rounding out the Rockets’ top six were Josh Kuhn and Tayler Adams with 43s, Turner Mayton with a 44 and Jared Redmon and Brandon Sanner with 45s.

  • Working to be elite

    Shirt soaked with sweat and gasping for breath, Branden Cresap reached for a small table, a table he would use to lift himself up and down, some on his right knee and some on his surgically rebuilt left.

  • 12-year-old swimmer making a...

    At 7:30 in the morning most seventh-graders are still hours away from even dreaming about waking up. Then there's Sam Ruble, who at that early hour is in the swimming pool training like it's his job. And this job really pays.

    Ruble's hard work has earned him one of the seven spots across the state for the Southern Zone Swim Team that will splash into competition Wednesday and represent the Commonwealth at this year's 3-day USA Swimming Southern Zone Meet in Orlando.

    Ruble, 12, has been training for competition since around the time he could say the word.

  • Rockets top Anderson

    The SCHS boys’ soccer team traveled to Anderson County on Thursday and topped the Bearcats, 2-0.

    Matthew Huff scored in the first half to give Shelby a 1-0 lead.

    The Rockets (3-1-1) controlled the first half but came away with just one goal despite having several opportunities against Anderson (3-2).

    Brandon Shuck added a second-half goal off a corner kick to give Shelby some breathing room.

  • Economy squeezing sports at park

    Companies and individuals tightening their belts to deal with tough economic times are putting the squeeze on the athletic programs at Clear Creek Park.

    Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks and Recreation Director Clay Cottongim said fewer individuals and businesses are stepping up to the plate this year to help youth soccer, baseball, basketball and football programs. The park, for example has signups for 40 soccer teams but sponsors for only 14 of them. Youth basketball had 45 teams this winter, and seven of those teams were without sponsors.