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Today's Sports

  • Bitter rivals, now better buddies

    When Shelby County's Haleigh LeCompte stepped into the batter's box for the first time back on March 29, she knew the sounds coming from behind her.

    "Tiffany was talking," LeCompte says of Anderson County catcher Tiffany Davenport. "She was trying to get me to talk to her."

    If the grins on both faces were any indication, Davenport was successful.

    "The umpire said to me, 'I take it you know each other,'" Davenport says. "I told him, 'We are best friends.'"

  • Rockets look strong at LIT

    The SCHS baseball team went 1-2 in the Louisville Invitational Tournament, but head coach Bart Roettger said that record was deceiving.

    "It depends on how you look at it," he said. "You could say going 1-2 was disappointing, but at the same time I thought we played as well as we have all year."

  • Lady Rockets stretch win streak...

    The SCHS softball team put a stamp on their season this week, winning three-straight against a Monday, Tuesday Wednesday murderer's row.

    The girls hit the road Monday and topped Sacred Heart 5-1 in eight innings, then topped No. 13 Anderson County 10-9 on Tuesday and followed that with a 5-4 eight-inning win over No. 18 Oldham County Wednesday.

    The Lady Rockets, ranked No. 20, had to come back in all three games, showing this team has no quit.

  • Kentucky All-stars girls'...

    SCHS head girls' basketball coach Sally Zimmerman said she had never seen Raechele Gray so happy.

    "When I told her she had made the team, you'd think I'd given her a million dollars," Zimmerman said. "I was extremely pleased with her tryout. As her coach I wanted to talk to her, but I couldn't because of the tryouts. But she played really well, defended well getting a few steals, and she got in there and mixed it up getting some rebounds. She earned her spot on the team."

    Gray said just getting asked to the tryout was an honor, but making the team was a dream come true.

  • Rockets split two at Wooden Bat...

    The SCHS baseball team grabbed control of the 30th District on Thursday, and then followed that with a two-game split at the Wooden Bat Tournament at University Heights over the weekend.

    The Rockets had one game rained out in the tournament, but still played two on Saturday, picking up a 4-1 win over Warren East and then falling 9-2 to Henderson County.

    SCHS head coach Bart Roettger said his team started strong, but came out flat in the second game.

  • Spring football

    The SCHS football team held the annual Blue and Gold Spring Game on Friday with the Gold team winning 15-6. SCHS head coach Todd Shipley said he was pleased overall with the team's work during the spring. The coach said the Rockets might not have the star power they had coming into last season, but they "have a lot of depth this year across the board." Shipley noted several standouts, but with just eight days of practice the team still has a lot of work to do over the summer.

  • Waits named Most Outstanding...

    Western Kentucky University junior and former SCHS AquaRocket Emily Waits was named the Most Outstanding Diver at the Sun Belt Conference Swimming and Diving Championship in Nashville.

    After placing fourth in the preliminary round, Waits bounced back to win the one-meter competition with 249.15 points. She also finished fourth in the three-meter competition with a score of 234.35.

    Her scores helped push the Lady Toppers to the Sun Belt championship.

  • Lady Rockets drill Spencer 12-2

    The Shelby County Lady Rockets came out hot in a 12-2 win over Spencer County Tuesday. The girls had five hits and scored seven runs in the first two innings, giving pitcher Kristina Gramig a comfortable lead to pitch with.

    Hannah Stucker got things started in the first with an RBI triple, Hannah Abbott followed with an RBI single and Farren Holland capped the inning with a two-run single. In the second, Stucker picked up her second straight triple, as she, Dee Dee Davis and Jessica Williams all scored.

  • Rockets whip Gallatin 10-0 in...

    Nolan Mills put the Rockets on his back in the field, and Shelby County came up with some big hits to forget a three-game slide with a 10-0 five-inning win over Gallatin County Monday.

    Mills threw a perfect game through the run-rule-shortened contest, something head coach Bart Roettger said is a major feat.

  • Lady Rockets grab big region win...

    Both Shelby and Oldham counties' softball teams were fresh off the Sports Warehouse Classic over the weekend. The Lady Rockets fell to host Owensboro Catholic in the quarterfinals; Oldham also lost to Owensboro Catholic in the finals.

    However, Shelby showed the Lady Colonels a thing or two about bouncing back. The Lady Rockets won 7-2 at Oldham County Monday.