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Today's Sports

  • Rockets hold off Madison Central

    Looking all season for that marquee moment, Shelby County came about as close as it could to achieving that on Tuesday night, whipping visiting Madison Central, 60-49.

    The Indians (15-10) started the season strong, winning nine of their first 10 games, and their 13-3 record midway through January included victories over top-10 teams Jeffersontown and Clark County.

    Although Madison Central has struggled closing out the season, it remains a team to be reckoned with in the powerful 11th Region.

  • Bulldogs hammer Portland, 93-37

    The Cornerstone Christian Academy boys’ basketball team is rolling through the end of its regular season.

    The Bulldogs hammered visiting Portland Christian, 93-37, Tuesday to push their winning streak to five games and their record to 16-5.

    In fact, the Bulldogs are so hot they’ve won the past three games by an average of 52.7 points.

  • Coaches, parents can learn from...

    From Korey Stringer of the Minnesota Vikings in 2001 to two high school players in the Louisville area more recently, heat-related deaths have unfortunately become more frequent in the past decade.

    With 15-year-old Max Gilpin of Pleasure Ridge Park’s death during preseason practice last summer, a new era has been opened.

    Gilpin's coach, David Jason Stinson, has been indicted on charges of negligent homicide, which could land him in prison for up to five years.

  • AquaRockets finish third at 3rd...

    The SCHS swim team finished third in the combined score at the 3rd Region Meet at Woodford County this past weekend, just two points behind second place Scott County.

    Woodford County won the meet with 618 points.

    The girls' squad finished second with 165 points, and the boys' team was seventh with 95 points.

  • 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.”