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Today's Sports

  • Cross country: Rockets middle of...

    The SCHS boys’ cross-country team placed 15th out of 30 teams at the Trinity Invitational at E.P. "Tom" Sawyer Park this past the weekend.

    The huge meet on Saturday featured schools from Ohio, Tennessee, Indiana and Mississippi along with more than a dozen from Kentucky.

    Stacey Eden paced the Rockets with a 12th place finish in a time of 15:46 for 5 kilometers, about 43 seconds off Tyler Byrne of North Harrison (Ind.) High School.

  • Cross country: Lady Rockets&...

    The SCHS girls’ cross-country team placed 15th out of 28 teams at the Valkyrie Invitational at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer Park on Saturday.

    The Lady Rockets were racing against teams from all over the region, including Tennessee, Indiana and Mississippi.

    Caterina Karas led the Lady Rockets with a seventh-place finish in a time of 18 minutes, 49 seconds for the 5 kilometers.

    Sacred Heart’s Emma Brink was the meet with the only sub 18-minute time, 17:57.

  • Persimmon Ridge adds two holes

    Persimmon Ridge Golf Club, located in the northwest corner of Shelby County, will begin challenging golfers in a new way.

    As the course celebrates its 20th anniversary, it will also offer 20 holes.

    According to Lawren Just, president of Persimmon Ridge, construction to add the third nine holes began four years ago, but with the downturn in the real estate market, only two of the holes have been completed.

  • EARLIER: Rockets slip past...

    Seneca quarterback Jordan Bender had slipped away from Shelby County's  defenders all night.

    Branden Cresap had just passed to Edwin Thomas in the back of the end zone for a touchdown after escaping a collapsed pocket to put the Rockets (2-1) ahead.

    Now, holding a 31-30 lead with about 3 minutes to play, the Rockets' defense had to contain Bender, a wily, dual-threat playmaker.

    With just three plays, he marched the Redhawks (2-2) from their own 8-yard line out to the 35, and that’s where it finally happened.

  • Colors bleed through in rivalry

    Falling nearly smack-dab in the middle of the universities of Kentucky and Louisville means Shelby County can be a hostile environment, no matter who you root for.

    And this week the trash-talk reaches a level we won’t see again until late December and early January.

    The Wildcats will play host to the Cardinals on Saturday with a noon kickoff at Commonwealth Stadium.

    So what does the rivalry mean to fans in the county?

  • Lady Rockets assert themselves...

    A slow start doomed the SCHS volleyball team in the opening game against Anderson County on Tuesday, but the Lady Rockets (14-4) dominated after that, whipping the visiting Lady ‘Cats (7-9,) 2-1 (16-25, 25-13, 25-14).

    The Lady Rockets got behind, 15-5, in that opening game and then trailed, 7-2,  in the second game before coming alive.

    The finally grabbed a lead at 8-7 behind two consecutive kills from Akia Jones and a five-serve run from Keyshia Patterson.

  • Soccer: Lady Rockets rally past...

    The SCHS girls’ soccer team got off to a slow but good start in the Little Caesar’s Classic at Boyle County.

    The girls topped North Hardin, 3-1, but they didn’t start the game they were wanting to.

    “We did not play well in the first half of this game,” SCHS Coach Joe Turner. “North Hardin was aggressive, and we didn’t respond.”

    After a scoreless first half, North Hardin took a 1-0 lead with about 30 minutes to play in the game.

  • Golf: Rockets hammer South Oldham

    The SCHS boys’ golf team posted its best match score of the season in a 156-172 whipping of South Oldham at Weissinger Hills on Tuesday.

    Tayler Adams fired a 38 to lead the Rockets. Rounding out the rest of the top four were Josh Griffin and Jared Redmon, with 39s, and Turner Mayton, with a 40.

    The Rockets have just one match left along with two tournaments before playing in the 6th Region Tournament Sept. 28. Shelby will travel to the Marion County Classic this weekend at the Rosewood Golf Course in Lebanon.

  • Scouting Report: SCHS AT SENECA

    Game time: 7:30 p.m. Friday, at Seneca High School

    Radio: WXLN-FM (9.33)

    Records:  Seneca 2-1

            Shelby County 1-1

    Last week:Seneca 56-35 loss at Fern Creek; Shelby County 42-18 win at home against North Hardin.

    Coaches: Seneca, Louis Dover (19-41, 6th year at school); SCHS, Todd Shipley (45-57, 10th year at school)

    When Seneca has the ball:

  • Consistent the key for Lady...

    The SCHS girls’ golf team has consistently finished in the top four in tournament play all season and the girls will put that record to the test this weekend in Bowling Green while getting a preview of the State Tournament course.

    Coming off a third place finish at the Gene Hilen Memorial Tournament this past Saturday, the Lady Rockets feel confident.

    Junior Michaela Manley, who fired a 77 to tie for fifth place, said she’s feeling good as the team preps for Bowling Green.