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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • 2000 girls team, Zimmerman...

     

    Friday was a night to honor contributors to the success stories in Shelby County High School girls basketball.

    Members of the Lady Rockets 2000 squad, the state runner-up, were honored with lifetime passes to Shelby County games, their jersey from their season and a DVD of the championship game.

    In that championship game that year, the Lady Rockets fell, 58-50, to West Carter. They finished the season with a 30-6 record.

  • Basketball: Lady Rockets&...

    The Max Performance Lady Rockets Invitational will get under way Monday with four games beginning at noon at SCHS. The tournament will feature four games each day and will include a consolation bracket winner, third-place team and winner.

  • Hunting: Kentucky’s...

    On Dec. 19, Kentucky hunters will make history. The first bear hunt in modern times will take place in Harlan, Letcher and Pike counties. The hunt is open to any Kentucky resident who purchases a bear-hunting permit in addition to an annual hunting license.

    “The population has shown phenomenal growth from only a decade ago,” said Steven Dobey, bear program coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

  • Basketball: State runners-up...

    The 2000 SCHS girls' basketball team that finished the season as state runners-up will be honored before tonight's Lady Rockets' game against Anderson County.

    The 2000 squad beat Scott County, 72-51, to claim the 8th Region crown. In the Sweet 16, the girls topped Shelby Valley, 53-51, in the opening round and then beat Presentation, 66-54, in the quarterfinals. The Lady Rockets exacted some revenge with a 52-50 victory over Lexington Catholic in the semifinals.

  • Lady Rockets fall to visiting...

    Sunk by poor shooting and inconsistent defense, the Lady Rockets (1-5) lost to visiting Anderson County 61-46 Friday night.

    Shelby County shot 14 percent from the field in the first half, but improved to 52 percent in the second half by driving more to the basket.

    The Lady Bearcats (4-0) jumped to a 24-9 lead in the first half, and Shelby County never got closer than 10 points through the second half.