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Today's Sports

  • Rockets ready for opener

    After his team demolished Bullitt Central in a scrimmage last week, SCHS Coach Todd Shipley said it was hard to tell how good the Rockets might be, but he added that Bryan Station would let them know.

    “We’ll find out quickly just how good we are this Friday,” he said.

    Well, that Friday is here, and Bryan Station has already established just how good they are.

  • Lady Rockets open with a victory

    The SHCS girls’ cross-country team opened the season Tuesday with a victory in the Clarksville (Ind.) High School Hokum Karem meet.

    The triumph came from the combination of Caterina Karas and Taylor Webb. The meet had runners alternate each mile, and racing against other pairs as well as other teams.

    Karas and Webb ran a 38:06, holding off a pair from Eastern High School by 21 seconds to win.

    As a team, the Lady Rockets placed third out of seven schools with 44 points. Floyd Central (Ind.) won the meet.

  • Rocket soccer team drills Spencer

    The SCHS boys’ soccer team coasted to an 11-1 victory at Spencer County on Tuesday.

    The game was called with about eight minutes to play because of the 10-goal mercy rule.

    “We had about a million chances to score,” SCHS Coach B.J. Andriot said. “I thought we played really well. I told the kids going in that I didn’t want them fooling around or joking around, I wanted them to play hard just like we were playing anybody else. It’s my belief that you respect your opponent by playing hard, and I thought we did.”

  • Franklin Co. holds off Shelby

    After storming through the first game, the SHCS girls’ volleyball team struggled in a 2-1 (14-25, 25-22, 25-20) loss at Franklin County on Tuesday.

    “The girls opened up big, and I was really proud of the way  they put the first game away,” SCHS Coach Felicia Pace said.

    But the Lady Rockets (3-2) couldn’t maintain that momentum against the Lady Flyers (3-1).

  • Lady Rockets whip North Bullitt...

    The SCHS girls’ soccer team took over in the second half and coasted to a 5-1 victory at North Bullitt on Wednesday.

    The Samantha Orange got the Lady Rockets on the board first about 15 minutes into the game, and Maggie Goetzinger scored off a pass from Elizabeth Plante just a few minutes later to give Shelby a 2-0 lead.

    “Orange did a nice job in her first start,” SCHS Coach Joe Turner said.

    North Bullitt got a goal near the end of the half to close the gap to 2-1 at the break.

  • Cornerstone drops KHSAA goal

    Cornerstone Christian Academy was scheduled to join the Kentucky High School Athletic Association in a few selected sports this season, but the school has decided not to participate.

    The Bulldogs were to join volleyball now and boys’ basketball this winter, but with a decrease in enrollment, the private school decided a move back to the Kentucky Christian Athletic Association would be best.

  • ‘Voice of the Wildcats...

    Tom Leach, the ‘Voice of the Wildcats,’ will be at the Shelbyville Kroger store on Monday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. signing copies of his new book Rich Tradition.

    Leach’s book covers University of Kentucky football coach Rich Brooks’ resurrection of UK's football fortunes and looks back at his career.

  • SCHS dominates Western Hills

    The SCHS volleyball team visited Western Hills on Tuesday and came away with a dominating victory, 2-0 (25-11, 25-7).

    “It was nice to start with a lead and finish with it,” SCHS Coach Felicia Pace said. “That’s something we’ve been working on, and something the girls needed to see that they could do. Hopefully we can learn from that.”

    The Lady Rockets (1-1) dominated Western Hills (0-2) at each position on the court, Pace said.

  • Lady Rockets whip Seneca

    The SCHS girls’ soccer team hammered visiting Seneca, 10-0, Monday in a season-opening game shortened by the mercy rule.

    Sophomore forwards Sarah Robinson and Alex Patterson led a potent Shelby County attack. Robinson finished with a hat trick and two assists, and Patterson had two goals and three assists.

  • Lady Rockets beat Sacred Heart,...

    The SCHS girls’ golf team got some payback against Sacred Heart on Monday.

    The Valkyries had beaten Shelby County twice this season, but the Lady Rockets topped them, 173-204, at Weissinger Hills. Although Sacred Heart didn’t bring three of its usual top four, SCHS Coach Anna Simpson said it wouldn’t have mattered.

    “I don’t think they would’ve been able to make up 31 strokes,” she said.