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Today's Sports

  • EARLIER: Rockets rout Christian...

    The SCHS boys’ basketball team showed focus and perseverance, not to mention a whole lot of skill, in beating Christian Academy and Trinity this past weekend.

    The Rockets (3-0) held off Trinity (0-1), 57-56, on the road on Friday and then came home Saturday to coast past Christian Academy-Louisville (1-1), 79-63.

    SCHS Coach Mike Clark said he was a little worried about fatigue in Saturday’s contest, the Rocket’s home opener.

  • EARLIER: Rockets coast past...

    LEXINGTON – The SCHS boys’ basketball team opened the regular season with a bang on the road Tuesday, whipping Dunbar, 83-61.

    Cache Tomlinson’s hot shooting offset some early foul trouble.

    The senior guard’s first 3-pointer came just two minutes into the game, and he helped pick up the slack throughout the first half when fouls forced forwards Donovan Johnson, Eric Standafer and Nigel Beach to the bench for extended periods of time.

  • 2000 girls team, Zimmerman...

     

    Friday was a night to honor contributors to the success stories in Shelby County High School girls basketball.

    Members of the Lady Rockets 2000 squad, the state runner-up, were honored with lifetime passes to Shelby County games, their jersey from their season and a DVD of the championship game.

    In that championship game that year, the Lady Rockets fell, 58-50, to West Carter. They finished the season with a 30-6 record.

  • Basketball: Lady Rockets&...

    The Max Performance Lady Rockets Invitational will get under way Monday with four games beginning at noon at SCHS. The tournament will feature four games each day and will include a consolation bracket winner, third-place team and winner.

  • Hunting: Kentucky’s...

    On Dec. 19, Kentucky hunters will make history. The first bear hunt in modern times will take place in Harlan, Letcher and Pike counties. The hunt is open to any Kentucky resident who purchases a bear-hunting permit in addition to an annual hunting license.

    “The population has shown phenomenal growth from only a decade ago,” said Steven Dobey, bear program coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

  • Basketball: State runners-up...

    The 2000 SCHS girls' basketball team that finished the season as state runners-up will be honored before tonight's Lady Rockets' game against Anderson County.

    The 2000 squad beat Scott County, 72-51, to claim the 8th Region crown. In the Sweet 16, the girls topped Shelby Valley, 53-51, in the opening round and then beat Presentation, 66-54, in the quarterfinals. The Lady Rockets exacted some revenge with a 52-50 victory over Lexington Catholic in the semifinals.

  • Lady Rockets fall to visiting...

    Sunk by poor shooting and inconsistent defense, the Lady Rockets (1-5) lost to visiting Anderson County 61-46 Friday night.

    Shelby County shot 14 percent from the field in the first half, but improved to 52 percent in the second half by driving more to the basket.

    The Lady Bearcats (4-0) jumped to a 24-9 lead in the first half, and Shelby County never got closer than 10 points through the second half.

  • Lady Bulldogs turn up the &...

    The Cornerstone Christian Academy girls' basketball team has finally found their way during a 56-36 win over Christian Academy-Lawrenceburg Saturday.

    After switching full time to man-to-man defense, the Lady Bulldogs are hitting stride.

    Trailing 26-23 at halftime, the Lady Bulldogs came out and shut Lawrenceburg down in the second half, allowing just 10 second half points, and holding Lawrenceburg scoreless for an eight minute stretch over the third and fourth quarters.

  • Rockets hammer Grant County, 85-...

    The SCHS boys’ basketball team used a huge third quarter to whip visiting Grant County, 85-55, Tuesday.

    The Rockets (4-1) turned an 11-point halftime lead into a laugher with a hot third. Shelby outscored Grant County (2-3), 31-11, and coasted through the fourth quarter.

    “Our pressure defense really started to wear them down, and we were just on fire, scoring 31 points,” SCHS Coach Mike Clark said.

  • 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.