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Today's Sports

  • Rockets close but can't...

    The SCHS football team put on a defensive clinic in second half, but the offense couldn't capitalize as the Rockets (0-6, 0-2) fell 14-7 to George Rogers Clark Friday.

    GRC's Ryan Williams scored on runs of 68 and 52 yards in the first half, but the Cardinals (5-2, 1-1) could only manage 34 total yards rushing in the second half as the defense adjusted and shut down GRC's offense.

    Shelby County's Tyler Phillips threw his first touchdown of the year, a 19-yarder to Tavis Elzy in the first quarter, tying the score at 7.

  • The man of aces - Jeffries has...

    Bennie Jeffries says the game of golf is easy, the objective being to hit the ball into the hole.

    So every time he tees one up, he expects the ball wind up in the cup.

    Twenty-two times Jeffries has teed it up and done just that, and that's not including the three times he has made par on a par 3 when his first shot went into the water.

    And don't forget his four double-eagles.

  • Rockets offense continues to...

    The Shelby County offense, once a high-octane force continued to sputter Friday because of injuries throughout its lineup.

    The Rockets, playing without 13 injured players, managed a meager 258 yards in a 35-13 home loss to Class 6A No. 4 Manual.

    While the offense continues to look for answers, the defense has stepped up its play, despite the final score.

  • Louisville race leaves bad taste...

    The Shelby County cross-country teams headed to E.P. Tom Sawyer Park Saturday for the Greater Louisville Classic.

    Both teams had solid results but finished a little lower than they expected.

    The Shelby boys took sixth place overall but were more than 40 points behind second-place Butler, a team Shelby has faced several times this season.

    The girls finished eighth, and Coach Slone Jacobi said her team wasn't pleased.

  • SCHS falls, 4-0, to No. 17...

    SCHS Coach Joe Turner said he's not sure why, but every time his girls' soccer team faces a talented squad its focus is solely on defense.

    "We have trouble against talented and skilled teams because they [his players] just want to fall back and play defense," he said. "We just pack in the back and don't get out on offense at all."

    That's exactly what happened on Monday as the Rockets (9-7-1) fell 4-0 to visiting Anderson County (15-2-1, ranked No. 17 in the state).

  • Rockets fall to 0-5

    The SCHS football team stayed with Manual through the first half, but couldn't stop the Crimsons in the second half.

    Manual got on the board quickly in the first quarter. The Crimsons intercepted a Shelby County pass and returned it to the Shelby County five-yard line, punching it in on their first offensive play.

    Manual scored again on the opening play of the second quarter, taking a 14-0 lead.

    A 56-yard pass from Matt Page to Tavis Elzy helped get the Rockets on the board in the second quarter. The pass set up a 25-yard Matt Nakatani field goal.

  • Rocket girls tie No. 8 South...

    The SCHS girls' soccer team withstood an onslaught of shots from South Oldham late in the second half Wednesday to come out all even at 1 after 80 minutes.

    The tie was like a victory for the Rockets (9-6-1) after they were outshot, 25-1, and visiting South Oldham (11-3-2, No. 8 in the state) took 13 corner kicks.

    "They just punched us in the mouth over and over again," SCHS Coach Joe Turner said. "I told them we could bend, but we couldn't break, and that's what our defense did. That, and Laura Metcalf was absolutely phenomenal in the goal."

  • At last Rockets get long awaited...

    It's already October, but the Shelby County High School football team will play its first home football game tonight when DuPont Manual visits Robert Doyle Stadium.

    "It's great to finally be at home," SCHS Coach Todd Shipley said. "If I had my choice, we'd play every game at home."

    Not having to board a bus is a big plus for the Rockets (0-4), but that doesn't mean much to Manual (3-1, No. 7 in the state and No. 5 in Class 6A in The Courier-Journal's Litratings).

  • East's physical play...

    After 10 years, East Middle School stood up and punched rival West in the mouth Tuesday.

    Well, at least on the football field.

    The Missiles (9-0) controlled the line of scrimmage on offense and defense with a steady running game and a high-pressure pass rush to beat West for the first time in 10 years, 36-14.

    Both teams entered the game undefeated and looking to win the regular-season title in the Mid-Bluegrass Conference, but East's defense took over late in the second quarter after West (8-1) had cut its lead to 16-14.

  • Sometimes kids teach us about...

    Sportsmanship is a fickle thing. Sometimes, doing the right thing can have awful repercussions.

    That nearly happened to Michaela Manley during the Lady Rockets' victory in the Girls Region 5 Golf Tournament on Monday.

    Manley finished her round with an 82, but she didn't realize that she had signed a scorecard that gave her an 81.

    That turned a runaway for the Rockets into a 1-stroke victory and almost cost Shelby County a region title.

    But Manley did the right thing: She pointed out the mistake and took the requisite disqualification.

    That takes a lot guts.