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Today's Sports

  • Casey, Just joining Kentucky...

    Shelby County will be well represented tonight at the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Banquet in Louisville.

    Former SCHS and University of Kentucky basketball player Mike Casey and Persimmon Ridge and Louisville Golf founder Elmore Just will be inducted with seven others in the 2009 class during the ceremony at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

    Mike Casey

    Casey, who passed away earlier this month, was a native of Simpsonville and led Shelby County High School to its first basketball state championship in 1966.

  • Rockets fall late at Bullitt East

    The SCHS baseball team got timely hitting, including some deep shots, but couldn’t pull off the upset in a 10-6 loss at No. 11 Bullitt East Monday.

    Three times the Rockets (12-8) tied the score, only to see the Chargers (16-6) go back ahead.

  • Shelby soccer player going to KCU

    First-year Kentucky Christian University women's soccer coach Al Serhal knew what he was looking for in a player.

    "Coaching girls is different, but when you get a girl that's very competitive - a little bit nasty - with a good head on her shoulders, that's what I want."

    Well Serhal got his first one Thursday in the SCHS library, when Olivia Sanders signed on to play at KCU.

  • SCHS runner headed to...

    When Jonathan Pernell signed on to run cross-country and track for Campbellsville University last Friday, it became clear his transition wouldn’t be too tough.

    Pernell’s 4.02 grade-point average shows he can handle the classroom change, and he’ll be coming in with a host of other freshmen.

    “They’re kind of building their program right now, so they’re recruiting 10 or 12 guys to come in next year,” he said. “I think all of us should be able to step in and help out right away.”

  • SCHS track battles weather,...

    The SHCS track teams fought through cold rain and wind Tuesday for a small home all-comers meet.

    Both the Rockets and Lady Rockets used some runners in different events, seeing how they responded and using the meet more as a practice to prepare for the last three meets of the season.

    "We're just trying to shore things up over this week and next to see what we can do through the end of the season," SCHS Coach George Cottrell said.

  • Regaining their swagger

    No major revelation, no master plan. All it took was a short drive down I-64 East to Frankfort, a couple of games and a bunt.

    When that first bunt went down, SCHS softball Coach Kelly Cable knew her team was back -- back from the funk that had caused the Lady Rockets (7-6) to drop four of the last five before the Franklin County tournament.

    "I could tell exactly when we snapped out of it," she said. "It wasn't until the fifth inning against South Oldham [1-8, in the third game of the tournament]."

  • Late night leaves Rockets 1-2 in...

    A long Friday left Shelby County sluggish Saturday morning during the Wildcat Classic at Franklin-Simpson over the weekend.

    Already a late scheduled start was pushed back even further on Friday. The Rockets (9-6) were supposed to kick-start the tournament at 9 p.m. against Ballard Memorial (5-10), but the game didn’t get under way until 10:45, nearly midnight in Eastern Daylight Time.

  • Big inning bombs Lady Rockets

    SCHS Coach Kelly Cable is seeing a disturbing trend with her softball team's performance.

    In the Lady Rockets' first match-up against Anderson County (8-4), a four-run inning sealed Anderson's victory. Then Wednesday night the Lady Bearcats did it again, scoring four runs in the top of the first to take an early lead and coast to a 6-0 victory over Shelby County (5-4).

  • Bearcat dinger nips Rockets

    The SCHS baseball team came out hot, but dropped like the cold temperatures Tuesday in a 9-5 loss at Anderson County.

    “It was a team effort and a team loss,” SCHS Coach Bart Roettger said. “Our hitters need to be more aggressive, and when we get an early lead, our pitchers need to keep the heat on them. We struck out 11 times. You can’t go long stretches without putting the ball in play.

  • SCHS rifle team in nation&...

    The SCHS Marine Corps JROTC precision air rifle team wrapped up its season late last month with an eighth-place finish at the National JROTC Air Rifle Championship at Ft. Benning, Ga.

    The team qualified for the championship by ranking as one of the top four Marine Corps JROTC teams in the east in a match at Port Clinton, Ohio. The top eight teams (four from the East and four from the West) then met with the top eight teams from the Army and Navy to compete at Ft. Benning.