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Today's Sports

  • New coach, new Lady Rocket track...

    The Shelby County girls’ track team is undergoing change with a new coach.

    Marcus Henderson brings different routines, techniques and expectations, and he also brings a world of credentials.

  • Pitching key as Rockets take...

    Anytime you lose 80 percent of your innings pitched, people are going to question your pitching staff.

    “That’s where we have the most questions right now,” SCHS Coach Bart Roettger said. “We lost a lot of guys, but we do have several guys coming back with experience.”

    After his team played 23 teams ranked at some point last year and was shocked by Henry County in the first round of the region tournament, Roettger said he and his team have learned from his first season.

  • Loss is a step for next year

    A 35-footer.

    That’s a tough way to loose a game, any game -- not to mention the regional championship -- to your biggest rival.

    Though Tuesday’s 8th Region Championship game between Shelby and Anderson came down to a long-range prayer, it didn’t really come down to one shot.

    The Rockets had chances throughout the game to win but failed to capitalize.

    Take a quick look at the roster, and maybe you can see why.

    No seniors.

  • Loaded Lady Rockets looking for...

    Last season the SCHS softball team suffered through some injuries before ending the season in a 4-0 loss to Anderson County in the 8th Region Championship game.

    This year, the Lady Rockets look to get back there and beyond. With nine starters returning in eight spots, the Lady Rockets look to be the odds on favorites.

    "I'm excited about this season," SCHS Coach Kelly Cable said. "We have a lot of returning talent, and the girls have set the team goal at winning the region."

  • Sharks fare well at Sectional...

    Competing among Olympians and some of the fastest swimmers in the country, the Shelby Sharks made themselves known at the Sectional Meet in Cary, N.C., last week.

    Amanda Skinner swam in three individual events and posted a personal best time in the 200 breast.

    And then she then joined Collin Kessinger, Addison Barlow and Lindsay Anderson in the 400 medley relay as the team cut 4 seconds off its fastest time ever, finishing in 4:10.73.

  • EARLIER: Shelby swimmers ready...

    Four members of the Shelby Sharks are looking to hit peak speed this week.

    “We just want to go fast,” said Amanda Skinner, Lindsey Anderson, Collin Kessinger and Addison Barlow.

    The four girls are warming up for the biggest meet of their lives. The team will come together to race in the 400-medley relay, and Skinner will also compete in the 100 and 200 breast and the 100 fly at the Southern Zone Eastern Section meet at Cary, N.C., this week.

  • Rockets rally past Simon Kenton...

    Nigel Beach's two free throws with 18.7 seconds to play proved to be the difference Thursday night as the Shelby County Rockets topped Simon Kenton, 42-39, in the first round of the 8th Region Tournament at Henry County.

     

    Beach's heroics came on the heels of Daryl Hicks' two free throws at 41.8 that tied the score at 39.

     

  • EARLIER: Draw favors Rockets...

    On paper, things appear to be looking up for the SCHS boys’ basketball team.

    North Oldham, Anderson County and Shelby are the favorites heading into the 8th Region Tournament, which tips off tonight at Henry County High School. And after North was upset by South Oldham in the 29th District Championship, Shelby’s loss to Anderson now feels lucky.

    Because of the way the KHSAA rules, Shelby could not be on the same side of the bracket as Anderson, and North Oldham's loss required it to play a district champ.

  • Bulldogs dominate 3rd Region foes

    The Cornerstone Christian Academy boys’ basketball team coasted through the KCAA 3rd Region Tournament last weekend to advance to the KCAA State Tournament.

    The Bulldogs whipped Danville, 84-24, in the opening game.

    “Everybody got to play, and I thought we played pretty well,” Cornerstone Coach Chris Armstrong said. “I’ve been really happy with the way our younger guys have been coming along. Because of that, we only had to play our starters, probably less than half the game.”

  • No surprises, few thrills in...

    The girls' 8th Region Tournament at South Oldham has unfolded like most thought it would.

    The first two days of the tournament saw just one district winner lose: Owen County (19-8) fell, 43-40, to a surging Oldham County (13-15) squad.

    The tournament's opening game on Monday almost provided the biggest surprise.