Today's Sports

  • Football: Rockets in final polls

    The SCHS football team’s season ended a few weeks ago, but the Rockets accomplishments weren’t forgotten.

    Shelby County ended the year ranked among the state’s top teams.

    The Courier-Journal’s Litkenhous rankings had Shelby County No. 17 in the state and No. 9 in Class 6A. In the Lexington Herald-Leader’s Dave Cantrall Rating the State final poll, the Rockets were No. 17 in the state and ranked higher than two of the two teams – Scott County and Greenwood – that were still competing.

  • 8th Region should run through...

    All five starters return, and the team already goes eight deep, so the lofty expectations of a region championship and a run at the state title come as no surprise to the SCHS boys’ basketball team.

    "We think this team can be better than the [2007-08] team [that made the state semifinals] if we work hard and work on our defense and rebounding,” senior forward Donovan Johnson said.

  • Lady Rockets flying under the...

    The SHCS girls’ basketball team enters the 2009-2010 season without much fanfare.

    After the Lady Rockets were upset by Spencer County in the first round of last year's 30th District Tournament, not much is expected from them – outside of their locker room.

  • A look at the boys' 8th...

    Teams talking title

    The Rockets have won two 8th Region Titles since 2005, and they are the prohibitive favorites to take their third title this year. With the full starting five and nearly the entire bench returning, it's Shelby County's region to lose.

    However, Anderson County, North Oldham, Simon Kenton and South Oldham will challenge.

  • A look at the girls' 8th...

    Teams talking title

    For the last two years, the 8th Region has been the Simon Kenton show, but the Lady Pioneers may have some company at the top this year.

    Simon Kenton lost several key components from last year - including Kentucky All-Star Chelsea Tolliver and all-region player Kayla Smith - but the Lady Pioneers do have guards Sydni Wainscott and Alli Ponzer back to force a solid backcourt around which to build.

    Joining them at the top this year will be South Oldham.

  • SCHS soccer player hitting...

    SCHS freshman Walker Andriot won’t be gorging on turkey, mash potatoes and cranberries this Thanksgiving. Instead he’ll be in Orlando at Disney’s Wide World of Sports training with 1995 U.S. Soccer’s Olympic Development Program (ODP).

  • EARLIER: Trinity knocks Rockets...

    LOUISVILLE -- Trinity High School players came out in all black, matching the blackout the team called for from its fans, and took control early in the game, knocking the Rockets from the Class 6A playoffs, 42-10, Friday.

    After SCHS forced Trinity (8-4) to punt on its first possession, an interception gave the ball right back, and the Shamrocks capitalized.

  • West girls top East, stay on top...

    East Middle School's girls a hot hand, but West’s defense stole the show and the basketball game Monday, 48-26.

    East’s Jordan Webb led all scorers with 16 points, but West put on a run just before halftime to break open what had been a pretty close game.

    The Lady Warriors turned up their defensive pressure, forcing several turnovers during the final three minutes of the first half.

  • Sharks relay qualifies for...

    After losing two swimmers from last year’s 400 medley Eastern Sectional Championships qualifying squad to graduation, the Shelby Sharks maybe hoped to have another team qualify closer to the March meet.

    However, with the short-course season just under way, the Sharks already have another women’s 400-medley team qualified for the Sectional Meet.

  • Rockets run to top 10 in State...

    LEXINGTON – Rockets senior Stacey Eden wasn't pleased with his individual performance, but that disappointment eased a little with his team’s ninth-place finish in the Class 3A State Cross Country Meet on Saturday afternoon.

    "I think they did a great job," he said. "We trained our butts off all season. It seems like we had pretty much the best race we've had all season."