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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Rockets hammer Spencer County,...

    The Shelby County boys' soccer team started fast, drilling Spencer County, 11-1, Saturday.

    Carlos Carias scored within the first minute for the Rockets (3-4-1) to set the pace of the game.

    "After that we were just firing shots everywhere," SCHS Coach B.J. Andriot said. "We were just over the net, just to side of the net, and their goalie made a few nice saves."

    Spencer County (4-6), however, got back at the Rockets.

  • Cup Experience hits Cardinal Club

    With Ryder Cup fever sweeping through the state, Shelby County is getting into the act.

    The Cardinal Club in Simpsonville is playing host to the Inaugural Humana Fightmaster Cup, which tees off today at 8 a.m. and runs through Sunday.

  • Football power moves East

    It's been a long time since East Middle was undefeated this late in the season.

    The Missiles, who were off this week, are 7-0 on the season with three games left to play, including the intra-county battle against also undefeated West Middle.

    "I don't know for sure, but it's been a long time and we're enjoying it," EMS head coach Alan Matthews said. "There's a lot of enthusiasm at the school right now, they're very proud."

    Two years ago the team went 6-4 and caused some other schools to notice, but the Missiles dropped back to 1-8 last year with a very young team.

  • Rockets fall 27-14 at North...

    The SCHS football gave up four big plays that each went for touchdowns in a 27-14 loss at North Bullitt Friday.

    The Eagles scored on plays of 48 and 44 yards in the first quarter to take an early 13-0 lead.

    Shelby answered when Branden Cresap hit Just Turley for an 18-yard score in the second quarter, but North Bullitt again had a big play waiting.

    This time the Eagles Dalton Cissell pulled in a 56-yard pass that gave North Bullitt a 20-7 lead at the break.

  • Lady Rocket golfers continue to...

    The Shelby County girls' golf team hammered the competition at the Bullitt East Invitational over the weekend.

    The girls posted a team score of 340, their second lowest score of the year, to win the title and Candice Wiley put up a 75 to take the top individual honor.

    But that wasn't the end.

    The Lady Rockets put two more players in the top 10.

    Michaela Manley fired an 83 to finish fourth overall, earning her first ever All-state Points, and Shannon Harover shot an 88 to finish 10 in a scorecard playoff. The top 10 placing was Hanover's first.