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Today's Sports

  • West takes conference tournament...

    West Middle School got its payback and the Mid Bluegrass Conference Tournament Football Championship with a 6-0 victory over rival East Middle on Saturday at North Oldham.

    "We knew we'd have to win it with defense, and every kid stepped up and did exactly what we worked on," West Coach Roy Bailey said. "We got away from the blitz, focused on stopping the run and just played fundamental football."

  • Rockets advance to 16th District...

    The Shelby County boys' soccer team beat visiting North Oldham 2-0 Tuesday to advance to the 16th District title game.

    The Rockets got two goals from Sawyer Abshire, one in the first half and one in the second, and held off North Oldham over the final few minutes for the win.

    Shelby will now play Oldham County in the championship game Wednesday at the SCHS athletic complex. The Colonels topped South Oldham 6-1 in the night's first semifinal.

  • SCHS volleyball team tops Henry

    The Shelby County girls' volleyball team upended Henry County, 2-1 (23-25, 25-28, 25-21), Monday in the 28th District Tournament at Anderson County.

    "I could not have asked for a better match from the girls," SCHS Coach Felicia Pace said. "They worked hard and never backed down."

    Henry County won the first game, but the Rockets battled back to take games two and three.

    "The girls rallied with offense from Leanna Armstrong and serving from Caty Hawkins to win game two," Pace said. "The third game was a great team effort with blocking and digging."

  • Rockets close but can't...

    The SCHS football team put on a defensive clinic in second half, but the offense couldn't capitalize as the Rockets (0-6, 0-2) fell 14-7 to George Rogers Clark Friday.

    GRC's Ryan Williams scored on runs of 68 and 52 yards in the first half, but the Cardinals (5-2, 1-1) could only manage 34 total yards rushing in the second half as the defense adjusted and shut down GRC's offense.

    Shelby County's Tyler Phillips threw his first touchdown of the year, a 19-yarder to Tavis Elzy in the first quarter, tying the score at 7.

  • The man of aces - Jeffries has...

    Bennie Jeffries says the game of golf is easy, the objective being to hit the ball into the hole.

    So every time he tees one up, he expects the ball wind up in the cup.

    Twenty-two times Jeffries has teed it up and done just that, and that's not including the three times he has made par on a par 3 when his first shot went into the water.

    And don't forget his four double-eagles.

  • Rockets offense continues to...

    The Shelby County offense, once a high-octane force continued to sputter Friday because of injuries throughout its lineup.

    The Rockets, playing without 13 injured players, managed a meager 258 yards in a 35-13 home loss to Class 6A No. 4 Manual.

    While the offense continues to look for answers, the defense has stepped up its play, despite the final score.

  • Louisville race leaves bad taste...

    The Shelby County cross-country teams headed to E.P. Tom Sawyer Park Saturday for the Greater Louisville Classic.

    Both teams had solid results but finished a little lower than they expected.

    The Shelby boys took sixth place overall but were more than 40 points behind second-place Butler, a team Shelby has faced several times this season.

    The girls finished eighth, and Coach Slone Jacobi said her team wasn't pleased.

  • SCHS falls, 4-0, to No. 17...

    SCHS Coach Joe Turner said he's not sure why, but every time his girls' soccer team faces a talented squad its focus is solely on defense.

    "We have trouble against talented and skilled teams because they [his players] just want to fall back and play defense," he said. "We just pack in the back and don't get out on offense at all."

    That's exactly what happened on Monday as the Rockets (9-7-1) fell 4-0 to visiting Anderson County (15-2-1, ranked No. 17 in the state).

  • Rockets fall to 0-5

    The SCHS football team stayed with Manual through the first half, but couldn't stop the Crimsons in the second half.

    Manual got on the board quickly in the first quarter. The Crimsons intercepted a Shelby County pass and returned it to the Shelby County five-yard line, punching it in on their first offensive play.

    Manual scored again on the opening play of the second quarter, taking a 14-0 lead.

    A 56-yard pass from Matt Page to Tavis Elzy helped get the Rockets on the board in the second quarter. The pass set up a 25-yard Matt Nakatani field goal.

  • Rocket girls tie No. 8 South...

    The SCHS girls' soccer team withstood an onslaught of shots from South Oldham late in the second half Wednesday to come out all even at 1 after 80 minutes.

    The tie was like a victory for the Rockets (9-6-1) after they were outshot, 25-1, and visiting South Oldham (11-3-2, No. 8 in the state) took 13 corner kicks.

    "They just punched us in the mouth over and over again," SCHS Coach Joe Turner said. "I told them we could bend, but we couldn't break, and that's what our defense did. That, and Laura Metcalf was absolutely phenomenal in the goal."