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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Rockets drop another close one

    The Shelby County Rockets came up short again, this week against North Oldham in a 79-77 overtime loss at home Friday.

    Boomer Beckley scored 28 points and handed out five assists for the Rockets, but it wasn't enough.

    Shelby led 35-29 at halftime, but North clawed back throughout the third and fourth, and had a chance to win in regulation. But what would've been a game-winner was waived off because it was too late.

    North Oldham then opened the overtime with back-to-back 3-pointers to take a 72-68 lead that the Mustangs would not relinquish.

  • Rockets drop another close one

    The Shelby County Rockets came up short again, this week against North Oldham in a 79-77 overtime loss at home Friday.

    Boomer Beckley scored 28 points and handed out five assists for the Rockets, but it wasn't enough.

    Shelby led 35-29 at halftime, but North clawed back throughout the third and fourth, and had a chance to win in regulation. But what would've been a game-winner was waived off because it was too late.

    North Oldham then opened the overtime with back-to-back 3-pointers to take a 72-68 lead that the Mustangs would not relinquish.

  • Depth, new additions will put...

    After winning the 2006-2007 KCAA State Championship, Cornerstone Christian Academy failed to get out of the region last season.

    However, with some new additions and a new coach, the Bulldogs appear ready to challenge for the title again.

    "I like the talent level on this team," new Coach Chris Armstrong said. "We have five seniors and a good core group coming up behind them."

    Though Armstrong tries to instill his motion offense, he said the team's depth and length should help their pressure defense.

  • Rockets drop opener at Seneca

    The Shelby County boys' basketball team opened its season on the road Tuesday with a 67-66 loss at Seneca.

    The Rockets had 22 turnovers for the game, including nine in the fourth quarter when the Redhawks pushed the lead to nine points. Shelby rallied, cutting the margin to one point, 67-66, on Boomer Beckley's three pointer, but the Rockets couldn't come up with a foul before the horn sounded.

    Cache Tomlinson led Shelby with 16 points, Donovan Johnson added 14 and Beckley chipped in with 13.

    For a full recap of Tuesday's game, see Friday's Sentinel-News.