Today's Sports

  • Why wreck a good thing

    When the Shelby County boys’ basketball team takes the court against Anderson County Saturday night, how many will be there to notice it?

    I’ve talked to a lot of people that don’t even realize that the game is being played Saturday.

    Usually the gym is packed, hot, and you can’t find a seat.

    The girls’ game kicks things off, and the heat, both literally and in conjunction with the student sections and rivalry, boils over into and through the boys’ game.

  • Close is starting to slow Rockets

    If this were the Rockets' horseshoe team, a state championship no doubt would be on the horizon.

    Unfortunately, close doesn't count in basketball.

    At 7-13 on the season, the Rockets have had some bad luck, some bad breaks and, honestly, some bad decisions.

    Oh so close, oh so many times. The Rockets have lost 10 games by fewer than 10 points, and nine of those by fewer than 5. And only one time did they win a game by five points or fewer.

  • Slaughter the key in WKU&...

    Western Kentucky University guard A.J. Slaughter became a verb Sunday night in Nashville.

    This former Shelby County Rocket was instrumental in leading the Hilltoppers over the No. 3-ranked University of Louisville on Sunday, and on ESPN’s SportsCenter the anchor referred to the Cardinals as getting "A.J. Slaughter-ed."

  • Buzzer beater drops Rockets

    University of Kentucky commitment Vinny Zollo hit a layup with less than one second to go to lift the visiting Clark County Cardinals over Shelby County 61-59 Saturday.

    The shot was pretty much the only highlight for Zollo, who finished the night with an unimpressive eight points and 10 rebounds. Robert Hatton, 21 points, and Robbie Stenzel, 18 points and nine rebounds, led the Cardinals.

  • Juniors in charge for Rockets

    Last season the Rockets put together the schools' most successful season in 30 years when they returned to the semifinals of the Sweet 16 at Rupp Arena.

    However, the team graduated four seniors, three that started. That group only led the team in every statistical category.

    "What we did last year was pretty special," SCHS Coach Mike Clark said. "Down five in the regional finals and come back to win, and then to play our best basketball at the State Tournament was definitely exciting."

  • Bullitt East rolls past Lady...

    As the first half wound down, the Lady Rockets looked to be in good shape Tuesday.

    But after the break, the Shelby (7-10) girls broke down, falling, 63-43, to Bullitt East (16-4).

  • Rockets come up short again

    The Shelby County Rockets just can't get over the hump.

    Shelby (7-11) rallied from a 10-point, fourth-quarter deficit and had a chance to win the game late, but came up short again in a 62-60 loss at Grant County (13-6) Tuesday.

    The Braves were the eighth team this season to beat the Rockets by five points or fewer.

  • Simon Kenton rolls past Lady...

    A hot Simon Kenton start buried the Lady Rockets in the first quarter Saturday, and the Shelby girls’ couldn’t dig out, losing, 73-57.

    The host Pioneers (13-4) raced out to a 17-4 lead in the first quarter and never looked back. The Lady Rockets (7-9) finally put a dent in the lead in the fourth quarter. Trailing 55-36, Shelby outscored Simon Kenton, 21-13, in the fourth quarter.

  • Gramig to play for Tigers

     As of Wednesday, Shauna Gramig can focus on the upcoming softball season.

    Gramig, a senior catcher for the Lady Rockets, won’t have to worry about her college career, because she took care of that by signing her letter-of-intent to play for the Georgetown College next season.

  • Cheering from the top

    For the first time since 2006 the SCHS cheerleading squad will be heading back to the state competition.

    The girls won the 8th Region small varsity competition Saturday at SCHS, and Coach Heather Fallen said it was a long time coming.

    “It’s been a big year for us as far as preparation,” she said. “We’ve been practicing hard since June, and we set some pretty high expectations.”