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Today's Sports

  • Local youth to drive in kart...

    Jim Howe was looking for a way to restart his go-kart team, and for that he needed a driver.

    Howe works in Louisville with Sherry Pearcy, and her son Daniel, 11, just happens to be a race enthusiast.

    “I talked some with her about it, and although Daniel had never raced before, he showed some potential,” Howe said.

  • Rockets top Mercer, 9-5

    Last season the SCHS baseball team struggled to score runs with two out, but this year the Rockets crave the clutch situation.

    In Thursday's 9-5 victory over Mercer County (4-5), Shelby County (7-3) scored eight runs with two outs.

    Although those runs didn't come in one outburst, they did come in bunches.

  • Don't mock me: These are...

    The NFL Draft is April 25-26, here are one football-phile's opinions about how the day selections will fall in the first round. This is the second of two parts.

    17. New York Jets (9-7): Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR, Maryland

  • Rockets drop Waggener, Webster

    The SCHS baseball team squeezed two games in Wednesday after a couple of rainouts earlier this week.

    The Rockets whipped visiting Webster County, 9-6, then a few hours later downed Waggener, 12-5.

    “The good thing was we got a couple of wins and got to pitch a lot of guys,” SCHS Coach Bart Roettger said. “We threw seven guys in the two games, and it was nice to see them get some work and look good.”

  • 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.