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Today's Sports

  • Lady Rockets rebound from slow...

    The Shelby County girls' basketball team held Oldham County to just 31 points in a 46-31 whipping of the visiting Lady Colonels Friday.

    However, the Lady Rockets (15-7) had their own struggle to start. The Shelby girls scored just three points in the first quarter -- on an Allison Morris three-pointer -- and trailed 8-3. But after the second it was all Shelby County.

    The Lady Rockets outscored Oldham County (12-10) 43-23 over the final three quarters to coast to the victory.

  • Lady Rockets rip Bullitt East

    The Shelby County girls' basketball team had no hangover from dropping their last two games. The Lady Rockets raced out to a 19-7 first quarter lead on Bullitt Central Tuesday and never looked back in a 71-36 win.

    "We knew it was important to come out of the gate strong on the road against a 6th Region team," SCHS head coach Sally Zimmerman said. "Haleigh (LeCompte) had two three pointers and Allison (Morris) hit one -- there was no shooting hangover from the Manual game. I told the girls that a game like that wouldn't happen again and they came out confident and hitting shots."

  • Persimmon Ridge receives Golf...

    Persimmon Ridge Golf Club, located just off Aiken Road in Shelby County, received the Golf Digest 2007-2008 Architecture Award for Kentucky in recognition of the course's design.

    Lawren Just, president of Persimmon Ridge, said this was the first time the course received the award.

    "Persimmon Ridge is consistently rated by Golf Digest as one of the state's top golf courses, but this is the first time we have been presented with the design award so we are thrilled," she said. "It is gratifying to be recognized by national experts."

  • Manual, cold shooting sink Lady...

    The Shelby County girls' basketball team went cold, ice cold at Manual Friday. The Lady Rockets' (13-7) shot just 13 percent from the field in the first half and just under 20 percent for the game in a 54-33 loss to the host Lady Crimsons (17-3).

    "We just didn't hit shots," SCHS head coach Sally Zimmerman said. "We were four of 29 in the first half, but when I watched the film, only two of those 29 were bad shots. It's not like we weren't getting good looks, we just couldn't hit anything."

  • Bulldogs rally falls short...

    The Cornerstone boys' basketball team dug a hole they couldn't get out of Monday. Down 24 points, 39-15, at halftime, the Bulldogs outscored Bullitt Central's JV team 40-20 in the second half, but couldn't get over that hump, falling 59-55.

    "The first quarter killed us," Cornerstone head coach Norris Beckley said. "Our first quarter point production was the lowest of the season with just four points. We didn't rebound well in the first half, our transition defense was atrocious and we turned the ball over way too many times."

  • Rockets fall apart in 66-57 loss...

    The Shelby County boys' basketball team blew a 15-point halftime lead as visiting Gallatin County outscored the Rockets 44-20 in the second half of a 66-57 game Tuesday.

    Gallatin (14-4) cut the lead to single digits in the first two minutes of the third quarter when the Rockets (13-4) turned the ball over six times in their first eight possessions. Gallatin then took its first lead of the game with just 15 seconds left in the third on a putback off a missed free throw.

  • SCHS junior gets No. 1 rank in...

    SCHS junior tennis player Kayla Pilcher just wanted to improve for her team. When she found out about playing in United States Tennis Association matches she thought she'd give it a shot so she could get better.

    As it turns out Pilcher is making a name for herself.

    Pilcher reached the No. 1 ranking in the 2007 Girls' 18 Novice singles division for the Kentucky Region in the Southern Division of the USTA.

  • Rockets pull away from South...

    The Shelby County boys' basketball team pulled away from South Oldham Saturday in the fourth quarter of a 69-58 win with a dominating performance free-throw line.

    The Rockets (13-3)hit 15 of 18 free throws in the final four minutes of play to extend the lead into double digits and hold off a South Oldham (13-7) squad that hit nine three-pointers in the game.

  • Simpsonville woman takes first...

    In the first run of her first Augusta Futurity finals appearance, Libby Bowman proved to be unbeatable.

    Bowman and San Tule Uno marked a score of 221 to win the $100,000 Amateur for 5-6-Year-Olds category of The Augusta Futurity by six points Sunday, Jan. 20, at James Brown Arena. The Augusta Futurity is the largest cutting horse event east of the Mississippi River and runs through Saturday, Jan. 26.

    "It's been very fun," she said. "It's wonderful to win here at Augusta."

  • Lady Bulldogs pull away in 46-36...

    The Cornerstone girls' basketball team has struggled with youth and inexperience at times this season, but Tuesday saw the team start to come together.

    The Lady Bulldogs trailed Christian Academy of Carrollton 24-17 at halftime, but the Cornerstone girls outscored Carrollton 29-12 in the second half to pull away for a 46-36 win.

    "We had a very strong second half, and it was good to see the girls come out fast and make the needed adjustments to win the game," Cornerstone head coach Matt Maxwell said. "We're starting to come around as a team."