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Today's Sports

  • Big numbers fill void for...

    For years the one big problem facing the Shelby County swim team has been the size of the team.

    The AquaRockets have had the quality but not the quantity to match up with some of the region's bigger teams. But that could change this year.

    "We are just blessed this year with about 60 kids," SCHS Coach Sheron Ruble said. "We've had an influx of kids wanting to cross train between sports, and several cross-country runners have come out because they want to eventually do triathlons."

  • New season begins tonight at Male

    The SCHS football team kicks off a new season tonight, when the Rockets head to Male High School in the first round of the Class 6A playoffs, and Shelby County is looking for different results.

    The Rockets wrapped up the regular season last Friday in a 14-9 loss at home to Oldham County. However, Shelby County (1-9) seems to be playing its best football now after whipping South Oldham and taking the Colonels (8-2) to the wire.

  • A look at the top of the boys...

    The 30th District will again be the toast of the 8th Region with district foes Shelby and Anderson at the top. Behind those two are a few unusual suspects that could take the title if the Rockets or Bearcats slip.

    Anderson County

  • SCHS girls fall to Oldham

    The SCHS girls' soccer team started strong, but Oldham County proved to be too much Tuesday beating Shelby, 501 and advancing to the 16th District finals at Spencer County.

    Oldham then beat South Oldham, 2-1, Wednesday for the district title.

    The Rockets started strong in the semifinals but couldn't capitalize on a few chances early.

    "We played really, really well for the first 24 minutes," Coach Joe Turner said. "We were settled down, played smart and had three or four shots. But we just couldn't keep that momentum."

  • Eden repeats as region champ

    Stacey Eden decided it was up to him.

    After staying with the pack through the first 2 miles, Eden said the pace was much slower than he expected, so it was time to take off.

    “I thought the pack would go out a lot faster, but when we started to get near the two-mile mark it never picked up. So, I thought if I wanted to get a good time I had to go.”

    And go he did.

  • Shelby native has shot at PGA...

    Brandon Brown isn't so excited for Thanksgiving Day this year, but forgive him if his mind is wandering.

    Brown is more focused on the week after the holiday, particularly Dec. 3-8, when he'll head out to La Quinta, Calif., to shoot for his dream - a PGA Tour card.

  • Anderson holds off Rockets

    Anderson County’s C.J. Penny hit two free throws with less than 5 seconds remaining to seal a 46-42 victory over the Rockets Saturday.

    But SCHS Coach Mike Clark left the game knowing his team could’ve played better.

    “We really feel like we’re good enough to beat anybody we play, and after that game I felt like we should’ve won,” he said. “I think we let Anderson County off the hook.”

  • Rockets heading to Madison...

    After last Friday's showing at Eastern, SCHS Coach Todd Shipley is looking for a better effort at district foe Madison Central tonight at 7:30.

    "We have to be better than last week," he said. "We need to get off blocks and make tackles."

    This week won't be an easy task for the Rockets (0-7, 0-2). In Shelby's last chance to win a district game, the Indians (6-1, 1-1) will feature a potent running attack with two explosive runners.

  • Sharks bursting onto state,...

    The Shelby Sharks are off to a hot start in the winter short-course season.

    The team already has one swimmer qualified for the Southern Sectional. Amanda Skinner hit the qualifying mark for the 200-meter breaststroke at the Excel Meet of Champions in Brentwood, Tenn., this past weekend.

    Sharks Coach Jeremiah Heath also thinks his team can have more swimmers qualify for meet.

  • A dream come true

    Since he was a little boy going to watch the University of Louisville baseball team, Jarred Clarkson says he has known he wanted to be a Cardinal.

    On Wednesday he made that dream come true, signing his National Letter of Intent to play for U of L next year.

    “It’s a great feeling, to now have the opportunity to wear that uniform is extraordinary,” Clarkson said after his signing ceremony at SCHS.

    Oddly enough, it was the University of Kentucky that helped Clarkson know his decision was right.