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Today's Sports

  • Rockets split Saturday games

    Saturday morning was cold, but the Rockets’ bats heated up quickly. Shelby County's baseball team put nine runs up in the bottom of the third to whip Fairless, Ohio, 11-1, in five innings.

    That afternoon, however, wasn’t as kind to the Rockets (3-2). Shelby got up 1-0 on No. 5-ranked Tates Creek, but the Commodores (2-0) rallied with an eight-run fourth inning for the victory.

  • Winding and racing through Waddy

    Cyclists from across the region descended on Waddy Sunday for the third race of the McDonald's Kentuckiana Spring Classic Series. Everyone from juniors to professionals raced through the 10-mile loop that went from the Waddy Ruritan Club on Kings Highway down 395 onto Scott Highway and back to the club.

    The results, listed by category, were:

     

    Men's 1-2

    1 - John Eisinger, Legacy Energy

    2 - John Grant, Texas Roadhouse Cycling Team

    3 - Kevin Attkisson, Texas Roadhouse Cycling Team

    Men's 3

  • Rockets focused on state

    Distance and middle distance long have been the Rockets' calling cards in track and field.

    But this year, boys’ Coach George Cottrell is excited to have some strong sprinters to go with his distance runners.

    “I’m really, really optimistic,” he said. “There’s a great deal of competition on the team. Our distance and middle-distance guys are very strong, but this year I think there’s more potential with our sprinters.”

  • Rockets drop opener to Male

    Visiting Male took advantage of five errors and a balk by SCHS on Monday and spoiled the Rockets' season-opener, 6-2.

    However, SCHS Coach Bart Roettger didn’t force the Rockets to run after the defeat. Instead, he noted several positives despite the outcome.

  • Rockets split doubleheader

    Mother Nature and her spring cold snap whipped Shelby County on Monday and Tuesday, as the Rockets were forced to cancel games.

    But the weather was so nice on Saturday the Rockets got to play two.

    Shelby came out hot in the morning, whipping Bishop Brossart (4-3), 10-3, but a long afternoon layoff wore the Rockets down, allowing Scott High (3-3) to battle back and win the nightcap, 7-6.

  • Whitehouse signs with Georgetown

    Tyler Whitehouse said he wasn’t sure what he was going to do about college, but he knew he wanted to play soccer.

    “I was kind of up in the air about it until [SCHS Coach] B.J. [Andriot] told me he knew the coach at Georgetown [College],” Whitehouse said. “He made a couple of calls, and once I went up there, I loved it. I knew that’s where I wanted to go.”

    Whitehouse made a couple of trips to the Georgetown campus, and once an offer was made, he was ready to sign.

  • Anderson slams past Shelby

    One big hit changed the Lady Rockets’ game at Anderson County on  Thursday.

    Anderson County’s Courtney Turpin ripped a shot over the left-field fence with the bases loaded to give Anderson a 4-0 lead in the second inning and that proved to be enough to beat the Lady Rockets, 6-1.

    The Lady Rockets (4-1) got one run back in the top of the sixth, when Hannah Abbott ripped Turpin’s pitch over the left-field fence for a solo home run.

  • Lady Rockets whip Walton-Verona

    The SCHS softball team moved to 4-0 with very different victories against Walton-Verona and Garrard County this week.

    The girls hammered Walton-Verona, 14-1, in five innings on Wednesday, but on Tuesday they had to work to get by Garrard County, 4-2.

    “We executed well two nights in a row,” SCHS Coach Kelly Cable said. “We had to manufacture runs [Tuesday], and we hit the ball very well [Wednesday].”

    The Lady Rockets pounded out 11 hits, including two triples, in routing Walton-Verona (1-5).

  • Don't mock me: These are...

    The NFL Draft is on Saturday, and here are one football-phile's opinions about how the day selections will fall in the first round. This is the first half of the selections.

    1. Detroit Lions (Record: 0-16): Matthew Stafford, QB, Georgia

  • Rockets drill Eminence, 20-1

    The SCHS baseball team pounded out 16 hits, including a home run and five more extra-base hits, in a 20-1 five-inning whipping of Eminence on Tuesday.

    Shelby (3-2) scored nine runs in the first inning, highlighted by a three-run homer from John Hunter.