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Today's Sports

  • SCHS runners turn attention to...

    The Rocket and Lady Rocket cross country teams got the season underway Saturday at the St. Xavier Tiger run.

    SCHS boys' cross country head coach Randall McDowell got about what he expected from a somewhat depleted varsity squad.

    The boys ran without top runner Stacey Eden and had a few others out with injuries, but still finished ninth out of 27 teams.

    "I figured about top 10 and we'd be doing well," McDowell said. "We only ran six in the varsity meet, so we were a little undermanned."

  • Lady Rockets whip Spencer,...

    The SCHS volleyball team came to life last week, hammering Spencer County and Franklin County.

    Franklin County visited Shelby on Thursday, and the Lady Rockets were in no mood to hang around. The girls dropped Franklin 2-0 (25-15, 25-13) in a quick match.

    "The Flyers reminded me of Anderson County," SCHS head coach Felicia Pace said. "They brought a big block out of the middle, and they had tough serves."

    Franklin jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead after Shelby County mishandled a few serves. However, the Lady Rockets quickly gained their composure.

  • North Hardin holds on to top...

    It was nearly Sunday by the time the Rocket football team finished the season opener, and that made it an even longer ride back to Shelby County.

    North Hardin stopped Shelby County on two fourth-quarter drives to hold on for a 33-30 win in the second game of the Joe Jaggers Classic Saturday.

    Shelby County had some standout statistics in the game -- Branden Cresap threw for 365 yards and four touchdowns, Ty Barnett had 50 yards rushing and Edwin Thomas caught nine of 10 passes thrown his way. But it was two special teams plays that cost the Rockets the most.

  • Cornerstone opens 2-0

    The Cornerstone soccer team opened play this week, winning two games at home.

    Despite having just more than enough players to play, the Bulldogs are coasting early with a 5-0 win over AIE on last Thursday and a 2-0 win over Frankfort Christian Tuesday.

    First-year CCA head coach Sara Barber said she was impressed with her team.

    "I thought they did very well and played as a team," she said. "With not having subs (against Frankfort) I expected them to get worn out, but they just kept going."

  • Lady Rockets split two at...

    The Shelby County girls' soccer team had a rough start to the season, falling 4-0 at Eastern and 7-2 at Mercy, but head coach Joe Turner said he sees things turning around.

    The girls played North Hardin in the first game of the Lady Bearcat Tournament on Monday, and despite a 2-0 loss Turner was happy.

    "We outplayed them and out-shot them, but we just couldn't score," he said. "We hit the post numerous times. It easily could've been a 4-2 win for us, but we couldn't get the ball in the net."

  • Rockets slip past Lafayette

    The SCHS football team wrapped up the preseason with a scrimmage against Lafayette Friday at Daniel Field.

    The Rockets won 26-23 in a game that was tight throughout.

    The 26 points was a good sign because Shelby County had just one returning starter --lineman Matt Axline -- playing on offense, and were missing two starters -- lineman Matt Spencer and receiver Matt Page.

    Branden Cresap completed nearly 60 percent of his passes and threw for four touchdowns -- hitting Ben Axline twice for scores, Zay Harris and Tavis Elzy once.

  • SCHS volleyball wins two straight

    The Shelby County girls' volleyball team improved to 2-2 on the season with wins over Anderson County and Henry County.

    The girls topped Henry 2-1 Monday (21-15, 25-15, 27-25).

    "It was a 'W,' but I was a bit disappointed with the level of play," SCHS head coach Felicia Pace said. "We had more attacking than Henry but couldn't find enough power to put it to the floor. Our passing had moments of complete breakdown, but we were able to hang in there enough to take the match."

    Pace said consistency is all she's looking for from the girls.

  • Lady Rocket golfers getting hot

    The Shelby County girls' golf team started the season with four straight top three finishes and they have only continued to get better.

    The Lady Rockets turned that hot start into their first win of the season, taking home the title in the Central Hardin Invitational on Aug. 16. The girls then whipped Scott County by nine strokes in match play on Aug. 19. Then at Mt. Sterling Golf Course over the weekend the Lady Rockets shot their lowest team score ever -- a 334 -- finishing second in the Montgomery County Invitational.

  • Looking on from the back: Shuck...

    With a new coach comes questions, but SCHS boys' soccer team's defense was never in doubt.

    "Bradley is just an awesome player," first year head coach B.J. Andriot said. "He has tremendous skill, and he's a leader on the field."

    Shuck anchors the Rockets' defense, using his long frame to clear balls in the air, and his speed to run down players that slip through the middle or on the wings.

  • Leading by example: Sanders...

    Olivia Sanders knows talent. She knows that the Lady Rockets have plenty of it this year.

    What she doesn't know is when it's all going to fit together.

    "We have so much youthful talent, but we just haven't harnessed it yet," she said. "But once we all get on the same page, I think we can beat most of the teams in the state."

    That's where Sanders comes in.

    Head coach Joe Turner said Sanders and fellow senior captain Anna Whitlow have taken the leadership role and run with it.