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Today's Sports

  • Girls district tourney a two-...

    The 30th District Softball Tournament is shaping up much like it has in the past several years, with a spotlight on the title game that will likely pit the Lady Rockets against Anderson County.

    The two teams were by far the top teams in the district, and likely the top two teams in the region. While Anderson and Shelby split four games during the regular season, the Lady Rockets won the one that mattered most, the district seeding game on April 22 at SCHS.

  • Girls grab Bulldog tournament...

    The Shelby County girls' softball team dominated during pool play at the Holmes Bulldog Round Robin Tournament, and then held on for a win in the championship game, topping Bracken County 2-1 to take the title Saturday.

    "Overall, I was pleased because we went up there and did what we had to do," SCHS head coach Kelly Cable said.

    The Lady Rockets had just two hits in the championship game, but took advantage of two Bracken County errors in the decisive fourth inning.

  • Rockets split two games at...

    The SCHS baseball team got strong pitching performances in two one-run games Saturday.

    Nolan Mills pitched the Rockets to a 2-1 win over West Jessamine Saturday morning and Jordan Burk pitched well in a 5-4 loss to Dunbar in the afternoon during the Rockets' split in the Fayette County Invitational. Friday's game against Eastern was rained out.

  • Rockets take second at home meet

    With some runners out and most others focused on Saturday's Dunbar Invitational and the regional, the Shelby County boys' track team used Tuesday's All-comers meet as a tune-up.

  • Minnis carries Rockets over Fern...

    The SCHS baseball team was gunning for a 7-0 record in the region, but they will have to settle for a perfect 6-0. The Rockets' game at Simon Kenton Wednesday was called in the fourth due to the weather.

    The Rockets were trailing 4-3, but had the tying run on second with no outs.

    Shelby did get a game finished on Tuesday, a 2-1 win over Fern Creek.

    The Rockets were trailing 1-0 when Coty Minnis hammered a shot to left-center in the fourth, clearing the scoreboard and the netting behind the fence to give the Rockets the lead.

  • Lady Rockets split extra-inning...

    The Shelby County softball team traveled to Anderson County on Monday for the fourth meeting between the two teams.

    Anderson came out on top in this one 2-1 in eight innings, but SCHS head coach Kelly Cable said it doesn't mean much for the upcoming postseason tournaments.

    "I doesn't take anything away from us," she said. "I think they needed this win more than we did, and hopefully it will give them a false sense of security. But really, I don't think it has much bearing on the district or regional tournaments."

  • Rockets top Dragons 4-1

    The Shelby County baseball team moved to 14-9 on the season with a 4-1 win over visiting South Oldham Thursday behind a strong start from Coty Minnis.

  • Short-handed Rockets run well at...

    The Shelby County boys' track team competed in the Eastern Relays meet at Eastern High School over the weekend.

    SCHS head coach Jerry Lucas said his boys ran well, despite missing several runners due to the SCHS prom Saturday night.

    "It was a tough meet with great competition," he said. "We had several that had prom (Saturday) so we had to shift some people around in some events, but we got to run in the majority of the races."

  • Putting with 'Stonehands...

    There is nothing worse it seems, as beginning a golf season with a shaky putting game or with what I sometimes call "stonehands."

    For those of you golfers who don't know what the word "stonehands" means, I will keep it simple. However, for those of you who do know what I am talking about; I am sure you will find this topic very much hitting home.

  • Rockets bounce back to beat...

    SCHS head coach Bart Roettger used every adjective he could think of to describe the Rocket baseball team's play Tuesday against Bullitt East -- "lackadaisical, listless, dead, it was almost like our guys had a hangover from prom," he said.

    However, after a little post-game talking -- and running -- the Rockets came out with a fresh attitude and approach on Wednesday at Oldham County.

    Bullitt East beat Shelby 7-3, but the Rockets took a hard-fought game 9-8 against the Colonels.