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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Lady Rocket golfers take first...

    Candice Wiley finished with a 1-under par 71 to win the individual title, but Shelby County's girls golf team needed Madison Thomas' 99 to take the team title in Monday's Region 5 Tournament at Weissinger Hills Golf Course.

    It appeared that the Lady Rockets would coast to the title with Wiley's strong showing, which included her first hole-in-one, leading to a 333-352 lead over second-place Sacred Heart.

  • Cardinals wear down Rockets, 40-9

    Shelby County High School's football team hung tough as long as it could Friday before Scott County's relentless rushing attack took over and led the Cardinals to victory, 40-9.

    The Rockets (0-4, 0-1 District 8) scored the game's first nine points and held that lead through the first quarter before Scott County (3-1, 1-0) took control of the game.

    "We were very, very competitive for the first half and much of the third quarter," SCHS Coach Todd Shipley said.

  • SCHS tabs Zimmerman as new AD

    SCHS girls' basketball coach Sally Zimmerman got the call of a lifetime Friday when she was picked by the school to run its athletics department.

    "The tradition here is pretty amazing, so to be the one picked to oversee that and keep it going is something special," she said. "Just one day in, and I already have a regional championship [with the Lady Rockets' golf title Monday]."

  • SCHS girls win regional behind...

    Though star Candice Wiley shot 71 -- including her first-ever hole-in one -- the Shelby County High School girls golf team won its regional Monday at Weissinger Hills on the back of its No. 5 player.

    Wiley's 1-under-par took medalist honors, and with No. 2 player Michaela Manley having posted an 81, the Rockets appeared to be winning in a rout.

    But Manley reported that she accidentally had turned in an incorrect score -- she actually had shot 82 -- which required her to be disqualified.

  • Cardinals take over in second...

    The SCHS football team came out strong, but faded in the second half of a 40-9 loss at Scott County Friday.

    The Rockets stormed out to a touchdown on the game's opening possession. Matt Page hit Tavis Elzy on a 13-yard pass to get the Rockets on the board. The quarterback hit Elzy earlier in the drive for 35 yards to set up the score. After the extra point missed, Shelby held a 6-0 lead.

    The Rockets then recovered a Scott County fumble on Cardinals' 32, turning that into a 27-yard field goal and a 9-0 lead.

  • Regional golf tournaments tee...

    The SCHS golf teams will jockey for postseason play Monday when the regional golf tournaments get under way.

    The Rockets will travel to Nevel Meade Golf Course in Prospect, and the girls team gets the advantage of hosting their tournament at Weissinger Hills Golf Course.

    "I think playing at home is a pretty big advantage for us," senior Candice Wiley said. "The course is pretty dry, so we have to adjust to that. But we're all playing really well here right now."

    This being the Lady Rockets first year in Region 5, they know winning a title will be difficult.

  • Rockets top No. 2 South Oldham,...

    The Shelby County boys' soccer team has played a brutal schedule this year, and it finally paid off Tuesday, when the Rockets upended No. 2-ranked and visiting South Oldham, 2-1.

    "It was a huge win for us," SCHS Coach B.J. Andriot said. "I would imagine it's one of the biggest ever because it wasn't a fluke. We played great soccer and beat a very good team."

    Both teams had several shots on goal in the first half, but the game remained scoreless until the Dragons (11-2) finally got on the board with less than three minutes before halftime.