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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • County battle goes to West

     

    West Middle exploded on a 30-0 to open the game and never looked back, cruising past East Middle. 53-31, at home on Thursday

    The Warriors (5-2) held East (1-2) scoreless for nearly eight minutes, and the Missiles finally got on the board with 4:14 remaining in the second quarter.

  • UK recruit Zollo, Clark County...

    Shelby County fans can get their first look at University of Kentucky commitment Vinny Zollo on Saturday, when he visits SCHS with his Clark County Cardinals.

    Though Zollo, a 6-foot-8 sophomore forward, is the center of attention after committing to UK last summer, he brings a balanced and talented Clark County squad with him. The Cardinals are 10-3 and have two of the state’s top sophomores in Zollo and 6-3 guard Robbie Stenzel.

  • Slow start ends Rockets'...

    The Ryle Raiders raced out to a 16-2 lead and never looked back, topping the visiting Rockets, 69-56, Saturday.

    The slow start put Shelby County (7-13) in a hole the team just couldn't climb out of against the Raiders (12-6).

    "The first four minutes really hurt us," SCHS Coach Mike Clark said. "I thought we played hard for about 28 minutes, but we just got to far behind."

    The Rockets were able to trim the lead to six points early in the fourth quarter, but Ryle would not be denied.

  • SCHS girls win ugly opener

    It wasn’t exactly the way Shelby County's girls basketball team thought the opener would go, but it still started the season 1-0 Monday.

    The Rockets allowed Carroll County just two points in the fourth quarter as they pulled away for a 44-34 victory.

    But though their defense was overwhelming, their offense was underwhelming. The Rockets shot just 23.1 percent in the game, hitting just 15 of 65 shots.

  • Turnovers doom Rockets in opener

    Turning the ball over 25 times makes it tough to win on the road.

    Add to that Seneca’s relentless press and Shelby County’s poor shot selection, and you have a 67-66 victory by the Redhawks in SCHS's season opener.

    Seneca took its first lead of the game, 30-28, with a drive and lay-in at the buzzer before halftime. After a seesaw third quarter, the Rockets again found themselves trailing by one, 51-50, going into the final quarter. That’s when the Redhawks' press really took over.

  • Rockets slip past Woodford in OT

    On a night when Shelby County honored it's two past Mr. Basketball winners, the Rockets and Lady Rockets could have used some of that scoring flash that Mike Casey and Terry Davis used to provide.

    The Rockets needed four extra minutes but topped a scrappy Woodford County squad, 64-61, snapping a four-game losing streak.

    The Lady Rockets held off the Lady Yellowjackets, 56-53, after being tied at 46 with 3:30 to play, snapping a two-game slide of their own.

  • Lady Rockets open season with win

    It wasn't pretty, but Shelby County's girls basketball team won its season opener Monday against Carroll County.

    Leading by one, 33-32, going into the fourth quarter, the SCHS girls held Carroll County to just two points to win going away, 44-34.