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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • No Oldham game?

    No one can seem to remember. I can't find one person who even says, 'Well, maybe that one year...'

    Nope, nobody knows the last time Shelby County and Oldham County didn't play each other in basketball during the regular season.

    It's a shame really that it won't happen this year, but it's nobody's fault, just a victim of the weather, power outages and school closings.

    It's hard, or nearly impossible, to add many games to the schedule this late in the season.

  • Layoff forces Rockets to alter...

    Monday night saw the Lady Rockets rested and crisp after a 10-day layoff in an 18-point victory over Scott County. Tonight we’ll get to see if the Rockets come back as fresh.

    After having all of last week off, the Rockets got another break in their schedule when their scheduled game with Eminence was moved from Tuesday to Wednesday.

    But SCHS Coach Mike Clark said the extra time off might have been a good thing.

  • Lady Rockets whip Scott County

    The Shelby County girls bounced back from a 10-day layoff to drill old 8th Region rival Scott County 66-48 Monday.

    The Lady Rockets used a 17-8 third to push the lead to 22, 56-34, and then coasted through the fourth.

    SCHS head coach Sally Zimmerman said she got a little worried in the fourth when Scott County opened with a 10-0 run, cutting the lead to 12. However, the Lady Rockets responded when Dee Dee Davis converted a three-point play, pushing the lead back to 15 and Scott County got no closer.

  • Freeze Out

    Sometimes there are more important things going on than sports, and with this weeks’ snow and ice storms, the local sports scene will take a back seat.

    While Oldham County High School is used as a shelter for those without power, the SCHS boys’ and girls’ basketball games against the Colonels will be postponed.

    “We’re not going to do anything Friday or this weekend,” SCHS girls’ Coach and the schools’ Athletics Director Sally Zimmerman said.

  • Rockets come home tonight

    After having some struggles on the road Tuesday, Shelby County comes home tonight and tomorrow night with two tough games.

    The Rockets didn’t get much time to improve on their press offense before Daviess County comes in for a 7:30 tipoff.

    The Panthers will look to get back into the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2003. Daviess County returns six seniors that can control the game inside and out.