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Today's Sports

  • Icy Lady Rockets fall to Western...

    The recent ice storm didn’t leave as many icicles as Shelby County and Western Hills left on the rims Monday.

    The two teams combined to shoot 20 percent for the game as Western Hills (14-8) hung on to beat at SCHS (9-15), 40-35.

    Western Hills took a commanding lead, 19-8, at halftime and weathered a much stronger second half from the Lady Rockets, but it wasn't enough for Shelby.

  • SCHS cheerleaders in state&...

    As they sat in Diddle Arena in Bowling Green at the state competition Saturday and watched all the groups before them, the coach of the SCHS cheerleading squad said she realized something important.

    “The top groups aren’t as far ahead as we had imagined,” Coach Heather Fallen said. “I think the girls were motivated and confident after watching the other teams.”

  • Franklin County holds off Shelby

    The Lady Rockets (8-14) let one slip away Monday in a 52-37 loss at Franklin County (17-5).

    “We blew a whole lot of opportunities,” SCHS Coach Sally Zimmerman said. “At halftime and during the third quarter I told them the only way to make up for blowing all those chances was to win the game, and obviously we didn’t.”

    The Lady Rockets trailed by two after the first quarter and by seven at halftime, 27-20, but they were never out of the game.

  • Rockets hold off Simon Kenton

    The Shelby County boys’ basketball team won its second straight Friday with a 75-69 win over Simon Kenton.

    Donovan Johnson erupted for a career-high 33 against the Pioneer’s four-guard line-up. But it took Boomer Beckley’s hot free-throw shooting down the stretch to seal the victory. Beckley was 4-4 from the line in the game’s final minutes.

    For a full recap of the game, see Wednesday’s Sentinel-News.

  • Rockets roll past Spencer

    The Shelby County Rockets (10-13, 2-1 in the District) wrapped up the No. 2 seedinh in the 30th District Tournament with a 65-49 victory at Spencer County (6-18, 1-2) on Tuesday.

    Matthew Purdom’s 3-pointer sparked a 10-1 run by the Rockets during the final 2:15 of the first quarter that provided a 16-5 lead. Shelby pushed that advantage to 17 by the half, controlling every aspect of the game.

  • Johnson’s 33 carries...

    The Rockets (9-13) showed flashes of being the high-powered team many expected this year in a 75-69 victory over visiting Simon Kenton (7-12) Friday.

    Donovan Johnson exploded for 33 points – on 13-of-17 shooting – and eight rebounds to lead Shelby County.

    “That was definitely Donovan’s best game as a Rocket,” SCHS Coach Mike Clark said. “But the most impressive thing I saw when I looked at the stat sheet was his zero turnovers. Against their [Simon Kenton’s] four-guard line-up, that was very impressive for him.”

  • Lady Rockets struggle with back-...

    A busy weekend didn’t turn out well for the SCHS girls’ basketball team.

    A slow start doomed the Lady Rockets (8-14) in a 62-53 loss at Anderson County (13-3) Friday, and a poor third quarter ended Shelby’s chances Saturday in a 50-37 loss to visiting Tates Creek (13-8).

    The girls seemed to be suffering from an Anderson County-hangover Saturday. After the teams ended the first quarter tied at 11, Tates Creek outscored Shelby, 30-10, during the second and third quarters.

  • Rockets rout Warriors

    Early into the Rockets' game Wednesday, it was obvious there would be no slip up against Eminence in a 69-18 victory

    By the end of the first quarter Shelby (8-13) led, 24-3, and had held the Warriors (2-15) without a field goal. In fact, Eminence didn't hit a shot from the field until 2:46 remained in the first half, cutting the Rockets' lead to 33-5.

  • Lady Rockets whip Scott County

    The Shelby County Lady Rockets (8-11) dominated visiting Scott County (8-12) for three quarters Monday, pushing their lead out to 22 points before coasting to a 66-48 victory.

    After the game SCHS Coach Sally Zimmerman joked that her team would have the next several days off. The girls practiced just once last week, on Saturday, because of the ice storm, but the team came out crisp and ended a three-game slide.

  • SCHS girls to play three in four...

    The Lady Rockets hit the road tonight for the first game of a brutal stretch of  three games in four days.

    After playing at 30th District rival Anderson County (11-3) tonight, Shelby County (8-11) will host Tates Creek (11-8) in a make-up game Saturday and then travel to Franklin County (15-5) Monday.

    The Lady Rockets were supposed to have played Tates Creek last week, but the ice storm forced it off the schedule.