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Today's Sports

  • Mr. Basketball: Mike Casey

    Mike Casey wasn't born as an 8-year-old boy in Clark's Station, but that's where his story began. The gangly kid who rose faithfully at 6 a.m. to encourage a bleary-eyed neighbor to stop wasting their summer. The four-boy baseball and football games that started at daybreak and ended only when anxious mothers called through the darkness for their young athletes or explorers or cowboys in the Brush Run Valley along Highway 148.

  • Clark County slips past Rockets

    The Shelby County boys' basketball team blew a 16-point, third-quarter lead Saturday, falling, 61-59, to visiting Clark County.

    The Cardinals (12-3) rallied to take the lead after outscoring Shelby 27-10 in the third quarter.

    The Rockets (6-8) battled back, grabbing a 3-point lead, 59-56, with 1:20 to play. But Clark County wouldn't stop. Robbie Stenzel was fouled while shooting a 3-point shot and hit all three free throws to tie the score at 59.

  • Remembering Mr. Basketball:...

    When the banners are unveiled and the applause dies down, Terry Davis will again be remembered as Kentucky’s 1968 Mr. Basketball.

    “It’s nice to be remembered 41 years later,” he said. “Mr. Basketball gives you an identifying mark in this state. I don’t know how many times since then that I’ve been introduced as 1968’s Mr. Basketball.”

  • Lady Rockets struggle against...

    The Shelby County girls’ basketball team got behind early and couldn’t dig out, falling, 61-40, to Sacred Heart  on Saturday in the Shooting for the Cure classic at the University of Louisville’s Cardinal Arena.

    “It was your typical Sacred Heart team,” SCHS Coach Sally Zimmerman said. “They gave a lot of different looks with a full-court press, and we had trouble advancing the ball.”

  • West holds off East in county...

    Though West Middle School completed the sweep of cross-county rival East with a 38-27 victory Monday, the game was a far cry from the first time the two teams met.

    On Nov. 20 meeting the Warriors (10-2) raced out to a 30-0 lead and coasted to a 22-point triumph.

    But this time East (5-11) didn't wilt against West's full-court pressure. The Missiles kept the game close, down, 10-5, at the end of the first quarter and 14-10 at halftime. East even cut the lead to just two, 14-12, at the start of the third quarter.

  • Multifaceted coach earns Hall of...

    When SCHS teacher Phil Bell turned the corner he noticed a lobby full of baseball players, school staff and family - something pretty unusual for a typical Wednesday afternoon.

    The group had gathered to surprise and congratulate Bell on being named a to the KHSAA Baseball Hall of Fame, with an induction this weekend in Lexington.

    "I knew they had put all the stats together, but when I didn't hear anything, I didn't think about it," he said. "This is a great honor."

  • Rockets’ attitudes...

    Many looked at last Friday’s Shelby/South Oldham game as two mirror image teams, but that wasn’t the case.

    If you watched the opening quarter, or even just the opening drive, you could tell easily the difference between these two teams.

    Though both were 0-8, one was determined to get that first victory while the other was just going through the motions.

    Shelby County, with a winless record, was quick on its collective feet, hard-hitting, strong-willed and ready to play football.

  • Ready for next year

    The SCHS football team was already young when this season started, then the Rockets lost several players early on to injuries.

    Most of those players returned by the end of year, but Shelby County never recovered from the loss of quarterback Branden Cresap for the season and several others for key games.

    However, despite finishing this year with a 1-10 record, the staff and players are already preparing for next season.

  • SCHS girls finish 2nd at Meet of...

    Finally approaching healthy, the SCHS girls' cross-country team got a chance to show what they could do on Saturday.

    With seven of the team's top-10 runners getting their first chance to run together, the Lady Rockets took second place in the Class 3A Meet of Champions at Masterson Park.

    The boys' squad rested most of itsr top runners to begin training for the regional and state meets but still managed a 10th-place finish in the 16-team Class 3A field.

    Girls

  • Puss Greenwell Youth football...

    Puss Greenwell Youth football league playoff results.

    Peewee tackle

    Consolation game

    Commonwealth Bank 12

    Kyle Signs 6

    Championship

    State Farm 32

    Sports Legends 0

    Junior tackle

    Consolation game

    Max Performance 28

    Citizens Union Bank 16

    Championship

    American Founders Bank 32

    Tracey’s 0

    Senior tackle