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Today's Sports

  • Eden leads Rockets into regional

    With the boys’ Class 3A, Region 4 cross country meet, the more things change, the more they stay the same.

    For the past two years, Shelby County’s Stacey Eden has taken the top individual honors and Trinity has taken the team title. And this weekend, when the region meet begins at 1:15 p.m. at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer Park, those rules may remain constant.

    Individual favorites

  • Lady Rockets have to fight tough...

    The girls’ Class 3A, Region 4 cross country meet will be a tight one.

    Three teams – Assumption, Sacred Heart and Oldham County – have all been ranked in the state’s top 6 all season. That leaves the other six teams fighting for one spot.

    The teams will settle on the course at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer Park on Saturday at 12:30 p.m.

    Individual favorites

  • Football: Rockets race up the...

    With the regular season winding down, the SCHS football team looks like it might finish with it’s best regular season ranking this decade.

    The Rockets moved up to No. 9 in The Courier-Journal’s Litkenhous Class 6A ranking, and No. 14 statewide.

    The Rockets are No. 10 in Class 6A (and No. 17 statewide) in Dave Cantrall’s Rating the State in the Lexington Herald-Leader.

    The Rockets also moved into the BluegrassPreps.com top 10 for 6A.

    The AP poll lags behind the other, placing the Rockets at No. 14 in 6A.

  • EARLIER: Key pieces of last...

    It was 14 years ago, but the names involved with the Rockets’ last home playoff victory still ring true.

    It's almost like that 28-20, comeback victory over Christian County in 1995 has come full circle.

    Mike Brooks was the offensive leader on that team, and now his son Michael Brooks starts as a sophomore middle linebacker.

    Nathan Simpson was Brooks’ backup at quarterback and a wide receiver, and now Simpson is an assistant coach.

  • Lady Rocket runners look to get...

    Every week it seems like it has been been something different. The SCHS girls’ cross-country team has had a tough time staying healthy this season.

    “We’ve had our ups and downs this year,” SCHS Coach Brian Crumbo said. “Mostly, we’ve had trouble keeping everybody on the race course.”

  • Health a concern as Rocket...

    Facing injuries and illness all season, it came as no surprise that SCHS boys’ cross-country team had go young last week at Franklin-Simpson.

    “We’ve had a tough season as far as injuries go, and it culminated last weekend when we were without our numbers two [Will Thompson], three [Travis Adams] and five [Justin Downs] runners. And Stacey [Eden, the team’s No. 1] was running with strep,” Coach Randall McDowell said.

  • EARLIER: Defense carries Rockets...

    BUCKNER -- When the Shelby/Oldham football game was moved from Friday night to Thursday because of the weather, most thought that would benefit the Rockets’ offense.

    However, it was the defense that came up with the biggest plays Thursday night in their 28-13 victory over the Colonels.

  • New coach fuels expectations for...

    New SCHS swim team coach Jean Paul LaVertu is excited to get his team started.

    “I’ve been very impressed with the team’s technique and skill level,” he said. “Obviously they’ve been very well coached in the years past. I’m still learning about them and trying to find out who to use where and when. But I’m having fun figuring everything out.”

  • Cross country: Rockets 11th at...

    A young SCHS boys’ cross-country team struggled Saturday to an 11th-place finish at a tough Franklin-Simpson Wildcat Wilderness Invitational in Franklin.

    Stacey Eden led Shelby County with a seventh-place finish in 17 minutes, 24 seconds, but he was more than a minute behind winner Ryan Eaton of Greenwood. Eaton is the defending state champion and one of Eden’s top targets at this year’s State Meet. Eden was the only upperclassman in the Rockets’ top five.

  • EARLIER: Rockets dominate...

    A dominating performance against Southern on Friday put the Rockets in a position they haven’t seen in a long time.

    After Shelby (7-2, 2-1 in District 4) hammered the Trojans (1-8, 0-3), 55-0, and word came out of Male’s rout of Fern Creek, the Rockets learned they would host a playoff game for the first time since 1995.

    They will play host to Seneca on Nov. 6, and earning that game was the motivation kept the Rockets prepared for the hapless Trojans.