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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Mike Casey 1948-2009

    Mike Casey was eulogized Tuesday in a place where he spent a lot of productive hours: under the northern basket in the gymnasium at Shelby County High School, where in 1966 he led the Rockets to their first state basketball championship.

  • Boys track team does well at...

    The track-and-field meet at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Lexington last weekend saw success for Shelby County's boys but not so much for the girls' team.

    "The Shelby boys did extremely well," Dunbar Track and Field Coach

    Killian Timoney said. "But the girls did not do as well overall."

    Led by their relay teams, the Rockets' boys finished in third place, and the girls wound up 12th at the 6th Annual Dunbar Bulldog/Bearcat Invitational on Saturday.

  • It’s time to end the...

    It has been 23 years and counting since I picked a Kentucky Derby winner. I study the past performances. I read the several different outlets coverage of the prep races. This year I’ve even watched most of the prep races online.

    Honestly though, I don’t think it will matter.

    I go through this every year: The agony of wading through stacks of information in newspapers, magazines and online all for nothing as I watch another loser cross the line.

  • LeCompte throws perfect game...

    The SCHS softball team came out and took care of business Monday in a 10-0 victory over visiting Eminence.

    The Lady Rockets (10-7) scored early and often and Haleigh LeCompte almost single-handedly took care of the Lady Warriors (2-6).

    LeCompte struck out the first three batters and then struck out two in each of the final four innings, finishing with 11 strikeouts in a 5-inning perfect game.