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Today's Sports

  • Lady Rockets drop 2, get ready...

    The Lady Rockets have continued their up-and-down season with the District 30 Tournament coming up next week.

    After having won four of their previous five, they had lost two in row this week and stood at 14-12 before Thursday night's game at Pleasure Ridge Park.

    SCHS lost to Western Hills, 3-1, on Monday and then to Ballard, 6-0, on Tuesday.

    Against Ballard (27-5), starting pitcher Haleigh LeCompte (10-10) gave up a run in the first but held the Bruins scoreless until the top of sixth, when they scored five times.

  • Anderson will swim for Pioneers

    Shelby County High School swimmer Lindsey Anderson signed a letter-of-intent with Transylvania University at a ceremony at the school Tuesday.

    Anderson said she chose Transylvania as much for its academics as for its quality NCAA Division III swimming program.

    "I definitely want to be a student before an athlete, but I still want to be involved in a sport I'm passionate about," Anderson said.

    School officials said Anderson has been a star both in the pool and in the classroom.

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  • LeCompte is 2-sport signee at...

    Haleigh LeCompte’s signing on Wednesday was not so much a ceremony as a celebration.

    In a tear-stained, emotional testimonial in the Shelby County High School library, coaches, family and friends sent LeCompte off to Transylvania University, where she has signed a letter-of-intent to play softball and basketball for the Pioneers, a landmark day for former Shelby County Rockets.

    “Haleigh is the first two-sport signee in my time here and maybe in the history of Shelby County,” Athletics Director Sally Zimmerman said.

  • Lady Rockets clip Flyers

    The sun came finally came out late Thursday afternoon, just in time to dry out the field enough for the Lady Rockets to take on Franklin County at the Shelby County Schools Sports Complex.

    Although no shutout, Shelby County (12-9) did hold the Lady Flyers to two runs, winning, 3-2.

    The Flyers (14-10) scored two runs in the top of the first, and then it was the Rockets' turn, scoring two in the bottom of the second.

    Dee Dee Davis, the Rockets' leadoff hitter, reached on a walk, scoring the team's first run on a hit by Shauna Gramig

  • Simpsonville resident honored...

    You read about Mike Casey and Elmore Just, but last Thursday was a proud moment for another Shelby Countian -- Patti Jo Hedges-Ward of Simpsonville.

    She was inducted into her fourth hall of fame - the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame-at the Crowne Plaza Hotel's Grand Ballroom in Louisville, joining Casey and Just in this year's class.

    Hedges-Ward has worn many hats during her athletic career, playing high-level softball, tackle football, basketball and track.

  • Two local players sign with...

    Josiah Karsner has been the cornerstone of his team in Shelby County and will continue that tradition at college.

    Karsner, son of Bob and Destiny Karsner of Frankfort, signed a letter-of-intent Friday with Asbury College in Wilmore.

    Karsner, a 6-foot-7 center with Cornerstone Christian Academy's Bulldogs, said he is really looking forward to playing basketball at Asbury.

    "It was my first choice, and I was really excited when I got the news a couple of months ago," he said.

  • Mike Casey: 'A true friend...

    I probably wasn't Mike Casey's oldest friend or his closest, but I am proud to say that if he were here, he'd put me in the top five on each list. 

    Casey will never be asked that question because he left us in the late afternoon of Thursday, April 9, 2009.  We all have many acquaintances in the different phases of our lives, but we're very fortunate if we have true friends.  And I considered Mike Casey a true friend for life.

  • Into the Hall they go

    Shelby County sports legends Mike Casey and Elmore Just took their posthumous places among the state’s sports elite Wednesday night.

    In a ceremony at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Louisville, Casey and Just were inducted into the Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame, an honor that came too late for either to attend.

    Casey, Shelby County’s former Mr. Basketball and a star at the University of Kentucky, died April 9 after a long battle with heart disease. Just, a golf innovator, passed away in 2001 from a heart attack.

  • Mike Casey: Talent,...

    I, along with thousands of other Kentuckians, was deeply saddened to learn of the tragic death of Kentucky basketball legend Mike Casey.

    I first heard about Mike Casey when we were both 16 years old and playing in the Kentucky State Men’s Fast Pitch Softball Tournament. I played for Falmouth Farm Supply, and Mike played for the Shelbyville Jets. He was a little taller than I (his 6’4” to my 6’1”), but we both played shortstop and batted left-handed.