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Today's Sports

  • Cross country: Rockets 9th at...

    The SCHS boys’ cross-country team rested it’s varsity runners for the regular season’s final meet, and Coach Randall McDowell gave his junior varsity squad a chance to run against the top competition.

    The younger runners fared well, finishing ninth Saturday out of 16 teams from Class 3A at the Kentucky Track and Cross County Coaches Association meet at Masterson Station Park in Lexington.

  • Cross country: Lady Rockets...

    The SCHS girls’ cross-country team looked strong Saturday despite missing their top runner.

    Shelby County finished third out of nine teams in Class 3A, and placed three runners in the top 30 at the Kentucky Track and Cross County Coaches Association Meet of Champions at Masterson Station Park in Lexington.

    Freshman Taylor Webb led the way, placing third overall out of 78 runners. Webb just missed the 20-minute mark with a time of 20 minutes, 4 seconds.

  • Breeders' Cup champions eat...

    The folks around Tapp’s Feed Store in Shelbyville were pretty excited watching the Breeders’ Cup races this weekend, and it wasn’t because of a wager pool.

    Tapp’s actually feeds two of the horses that won at Santa Anita in the spectacular event that culminates the year of Thoroughbred racing.

  • EARLIER: In the trenches

    It’s not pretty in there -- big guys exploding off the line into one another. It’s not a place for the faint of heart or the timid.

    But games are won and lost at the line of scrimmage.

  • Scouting Report: SENECA AT SCHS

    7:30 p.m. Friday, at Robert Doyle Stadium

    Radio: WXLN-FM (93.3)

    Records: Seneca 4-6, Shelby County 8-2

    Last week: Seneca won, 28-19, at Eastern; Shelby County won, 28-13, at Oldham County.

    Previous meeting: Shelby County won 31-30 at Seneca on Sept. 11.

    Coaches: Seneca, Louis Dover (21-46, 6th year at school); SCHS, Todd Shipley (52-58, 10th year at school)

  • 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.”