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Today's Sports

  • Shelby splits district games...

    For the first time in 14 years the Lady Rockets won't make it to the Girls' 8th Region Tournament, but the boys' team will again battle for the 30th District Championship.

    The Lady Rockets fell behind in the second half, and couldn't recover as Spencer County's Kenisha Marshall scored nine of Spencer County's 16 fourth quarter points. The Lady Rockets tried to rally with two late 3-pointers, but it was too late as the girls fell 42-38 Wednesday.

    Taylor Shaw led the Lady Rockets with 12 points from four 3-pointers.

  • Zimmerman walking away to be AD

    After Wednesday’s loss to Spencer County, Sally Zimmerman will step back from the girls’ basketball team to focus on her duties as SCHS Athletics Director.

    In seven seasons at the helm of the Lady Rockets, Zimmerman put together very impressive numbers.

    She won 69 percent of her games, 149-66, while grabbing three 8th Region titles (2003, ‘06 and ‘07) and playing in at least the region semifinals in five of her six trips.

  • Bulldogs grab 3rd consecutive...

    A blowout, a nail-bitter and a comfortable victory added up for Cornerstone Christian Academy’s third consecutive KCAA JV state title on Saturday.

    Using a mixture of pressure defense and high-octane, fast-break offense, the younger Bulldogs left the KCAA challengers in their dust yet again and finished the season with a 12-2 record that included two victories over KHSAA teams.

    The comfortable triumph came in the championship, when Cornerstone cruised past Community Christian, 55-31.

  • Rockets hammer Spencer, 69-41

    The Shelby County Rockets (14-13) drubbed Spencer County (6-22), 69-41, Wednesday in the first round of the 30th District Tournament at Anderson County.

    The victory put the Rockets in tonight’s championship game against the host Bearcats.

    After roaring out to a 21-point first quarter, the Rockets slowed in the second quarter and carried a 30-21 lead into the half.

  • Rockets look to take shine off...

    For the sixth consecutive year Shelby and Anderson counties will meet in the Boys’ 30th District Championship game.

    Tonight’s game will tip-off at approximately 7:30, after the conclusion of the Spencer/Anderson girls’ game.

    Though the Rockets have won four of the past five – and gone on to capture two 8th Region titles in that time – this year looks to be Anderson County’s best chance to win.

  • Cold-shooting Lady Rockets fall...

    Though a 59-32 loss might not be a good sign heading into the postseason, SCHS Coach Sally Zimmerman would disagree.

    After the Lady Rockets (9-16) lost by that score at Notre Dame (19-11) Thursday, Zimmerman said she saw a lot of good signs.

    "That was one of those games where, based on our record, we weren't really concerned with winning or losing," she said. "We used it somewhat as a practice for Spencer County [in the district tonight]."

  • Rockets look for repeat against...

    We saw the preview just 15 days ago, when Shelby whipped Spencer County, 65-49, on the road, and now the main attraction tips off tonight at 7:30 at Anderson County.

    Shelby and Spencer will battle to see who will face host Anderson County in the championship game Friday at 7:30.

    Though the Rockets seemed to coast through much of the second half of that victory on Feb. 10, SCHS Coach Mike Clark thinks focus will be the key tonight.

  • Rockets rally past St. Xavier

    Despite having made just 2 of his previous 10 free throws, Donovan Johnson calmly sank one with 6.8 seconds remaining Friday to give the Rockets (13-13) a 43-41 victory over St. Xavier (13-12).

    Johnson’s free throw followed an off-balance runner in the lane that put the Rockets ahead for the first time since a 34-33 lead nearly six minutes earlier.

  • Spencer is no pushover

    On Jan. 5 it came down to 3 seconds and one point.

    So when the Lady Rockets (9-16) and Spencer County (13-11) tip off tonight at 6 in the first round of the Girls’ 30th District Tournament at Anderson County, you can expect another close, hard fought game.

    “This is the best Spencer County team I’ve seen,” SCHS Coach Sally Zimmerman said. “They have all the tools necessary to do well in the postseason.”

  • Rockets slip past St. X

    Shelby County's Donovan Johnson drove hard to the rim with 6.8 seconds left in the game. After his shot bounced around the rim and fell, the Rocket gymnasium erupted. Johnson then nailed the free throw, putting Shelby ahead of St. Xavier 43-41 Friday.

    But the Rockets still had to hold on and watch a St. X 3-pointer bounce off the rim as time expired. The win moved the Rockets to 14-14, and secured a six-game win streak to carry into the playoffs, which start next week at Anderson County.