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Today's Sports

  • Shelby carries early lead to...

    Shelby's tenacious full-court press led to a 20-point lead at halftime, which the Rockets (11-3) carried to a 74-56 win against visiting Western Hills (7-6) Tuesday night.

    The game was at times sloppy -- 20 plus turnovers for each team -- but Shelby maintained a controlled offense except for a lapse midway through the second half. The Rockets' lackluster play going into the fourth quarter let the Wolverines within 12 points. Then Shelby's aggressive play emerged again, and the Rockets pulled ahead.

  • Rockets defeat Bearcats in final...

    Boomer Beckley's layup with 44 seconds remaining in the game helped Shelby County defeat Anderson County 32-30 at home Friday night.

    In the remaining time, Bearcat Jacob Russell missed a shot from 3-point range, and teammate Will Ruggles missed from the low post. The rebound from Ruggles' shot ended in a jump-ball tangle with possession going to Anderson with 5.2 seconds remaining.

  • Lady Rockets top Spencer 48-34

    Dee Dee Davis' 3-pointer sparked a 9-0 run for the Lady Rockets to break at tie at 25, and Shelby County went on to defeat visiting Spencer County 48-34 Monday night.

    The Lady Rockets built their second-half lead with a combination of pushing the floor and an effective full-court press. Shelby also made 19 of 25 free throws, taking all but four of those in the second half.

  • Rockcastle wins Lady Rocket...

    Tournament MVP Sara Hammond's double-double led Rockcastle County to a 43-38 victory over Shelby County in the Max Performance Lady Rocket Invitational championship game. Rockcastle had beaten Shelby (3-6) by nearly 30 points earlier this month.

    Hammond, a 6-foot-2 junior, made key blocks and grabbed several rebounds down the stretch as Shelby tried to rally after Rockcastle's 6-0 run into the fourth.

    Shelby had led 24-21 going into halftime on a run of their own led by Taylor Shaw's 3-pointer and low bucket, as well as Dee Dee Davis' two free throws.

  • Shelby girls advance to the...

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

    The Lady Rockets will play Barren County at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday in the semifinal round.

    With 17.6 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, Lady Rebel Hannah Neeley hit a three to make the score 37-36. But Shelby's Aaliyah Wells threw a long inbounds pass down court to Marissa Raisor, who made the layup and was fouled. Raisor hit the foul shot to complete her three-point play.

  • Lady Rockets head to tournament...

    Shelby County's first half performance gave them enough cushion to defeat Barren County 56-44 in Tuesday night's semifinal game of the Max Performance Lady Rocket Invitational.

    Leading 13-9 into the second quarter, Shelby hit a scoring drought, as did Barren. Leeara Cardwell broke the four minute stalemate with a layup. After a Trojanette bucket, Shelby's Aaliyah Wells hit a baseline jump shot. She then grabbed her team's eighth steal of the game, forced by the Rocket press, and made a layup to put Shelby up 19-11.

  • Talented Memphis team bests...

    Memphis (Tenn.) Central dealt Shelby County a humbling 70-36 loss in the fifth-place game of the King of the Bluegrass Holiday Classic Tuesday evening.

    The Rockets trailed by 15 at the half. The Warriors came out and nearly doubled that in the third quarter as Shelby turnovers became easy Central dunks, layups and more dunks.

    Central's Jarnell Stokes, rated the third-best sophomore in the country, had a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds. His 6-foot-8 frame and that of 6-foot-7 teammate Cameron Clear all but negated any Shelby presence inside.

  • No. 3 Eastern hands Shelby...

    Fairdale -- Eastern (6-1) ran away from Shelby County with a big second quarter, holding on through the second half to win 64-54 in the quarterfinal game of the King of the Bluegrass Tournament Saturday night.

    Eagle Remy Abell led the second-quarter onslaught, hitting three 3s and scoring six points in the paint to put Eastern up 40-24 at halftime.

    Shelby County lost much of the game on the boards, and were out-rebounded 39-27 by Eastern, ranked third in state-wide preseason polls. The rebounding especially hurt on defense, where Eastern had 20 second-chance points.

  • 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.