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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • 104 days, 2,100 miles

    Everybody thinks about just getting away.

    Maybe you want to sail the Caribbean, maybe you want to backpack through Europe, or maybe you want to hike the Appalachian Trail.

    Well, William Stewart might be able to give you a few pointers.

    Stewart, a 20-year-old native of Shelby County, returned last week from a 104-day hike that took him from Katahdin, Maine, to Springer Mountain, Ga., the full length of the Appalachian Trail.

    "I just wanted to step out of the fast-paced world," Stewart said. "I just wanted to get out and see what it's all about."

  • Rockets' trip to Johnson...

    Last Thursday SCHS football coach Todd Shipley said he wasn't happy about going to Johnson Central for a last-minute replacement game on Friday night.

    He was probably less happy on the long bus ride home.

    Not only did the Rockets drop to 0-3 on the season in a 36-29 loss to the Golden Eagles, but Shelby County also lost Cody Bland to a broken leg on the opening kickoff and starting quarterback Branden Cresap to a severe knee injury in the third quarter.

  • Rockets fall at Johnson Central...

    A three-hour bus ride and a powerful Johnson Central running game proved to be too much for the Rockets Friday.

    Shelby County fell to 0-3 on the season with the 36-29 loss in their third straight road game to open the season.

    After Shelby County's originally scheduled home game against Doss was cancelled because of lingering issues with hurricane Ike, the Rockets had to head east, way east to face Johnson Central.

  • Lady Rockets roll over Henry...

    A team never wants to play from behind, but when Henry County scored first against the SCHS girls' soccer team Wednesday, it seemed to spark the Lady Rockets.

    Shelby County (7-4) went on to score seven unanswered goals, dominating the Lady Wildcats (2-4), 7-1.

    "We did not have a good start," SCHS Coach Joe Turner said. "They [Henry County] scored first on a busted play, but I thought we recovered well after that."

  • Girls' golf team hammers...

    The Shelby County girls' golf team continues to go lower and lower.

    The girls shot a 156, their lowest nine-hole match score in several years, to drill Anderson County by more than 50 strokes Tuesday.

    "They just continue to do it," SCHS Coach Susan Wiley said. "They are just having a good time and playing well. We haven't been in the 150s in a long time."

    Anderson County's 208 put no pressure on the Lady Rockets, and the team just went out and played loose.

  • North Bullitt gets big plays to...

    Four plays.

    If Shelby County could have stopped four plays by North Bullitt on Friday night, who knows how the game might have turned out?

    Instead, the Rockets fell on the road, 27-14, dropping to 0-2 on the season.

    They started the game with an onside kick that really served two purposes: to keep the ball away from North Bullitt's dangerous return man, Dalton Cissell, and to try to provide a quick spark. But that didn't work because the kick failed to travel the required 10 yards.

  • Ryder Cup: A spectators'...

    It's here! The week we have been waiting for has finally arrived!

    We have all talked about this week since it was announced in late 2000. This is the week that we have anticipated as though something magical was going to happen to our small section of the map.

    Here is the Ryder Cup!

    For some who plan to attend, this may be your first experience watching a professional golf event at Valhalla Golf Club. For others this may be a follow-up from your attendance of the 1996 and 2000 PGA Championships or the 2004 Senior PGA Championship.