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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Rocket golfers top Anderson,...

    After rain shortened their match against Anderson County on Monday, the Shelby County Rockets invited the Bearcats back to Weissinger Hills Friday to complete the match.

    Shelby County was in the lead when the rain hit Monday and didn’t let up on the return to the course, holding on for a 158-161 victory. Josh Griffin was the medalist, leading the way with a 38. The Rockets were grouped right behind Griffin, with Josh Kuhn next at 39, Jared Redmon at 40 and Tayler Adams at 41.

  • Brown grabs top-10 finish on...

    Shelby County’s Brandon Brown took Wichita by storm this past weekend.

    Brown finished tied for ninth at Preferred Health Systems Wichita Open on the Nationwide Tour, by far his best finish of the year.

    “I wasn’t real surprised because I’ve played well out here,” Brown said of his four events on the Nationwide Tour. “I made the cut twice, and really even in the two where I missed the cut, I had a chance to make it. I’ve just had a couple of holes with big numbers that cost me.

  • Rockets' Soccerama bringing...

    The SCHS boys’ soccer season doesn’t kick off until Tuesday, when it hosts St. Xavier at 7 p.m., but the Rockets will get to see some of the state’s top teams this Saturday during Shelby County’s annual Soccerama.