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Today's Sports

  • Rockets roll to district title

    The Shelby County boys' basketball team used a 21-2 run to start the second quarter to grab a big lead and then held on to top Anderson County 73-61 in the finals of the 30th District Tournament Saturday.

    The Rockets outscored Anderson 27-9 in the second quarter, and pushed the lead to more than 20 points during the third quarter.

    Tim Sanford led the Rockets wit 23 points and Coty Minnis added 15.

    For a full recap of the Rockets' title run, see Wednesday's Sentinel-News.

  • Shelby County escapes Spencer,...

    Tim Sanford had struggled from the field all night. But with 3:09 remaining, Sanford's first three-pointer fell after bouncing around the rim.

    The shot gave the Rockets a 38-35 lead that they wouldn't relinquish in a 52-39 win over host Spencer County in the first round of the 30th District Tournament Thursday. The win put the Rockets in the championship game Saturday against Anderson County and assured them a spot in the 8th Region Tournament.

  • Lady Rockets grab district title...

    The Shelby County girls' basketball team allowed Anderson County just one field goal in overtime, topping the Lady Bearcats 53-46 to take the Girls' 30th District Basketball Tournament Friday at Spencer County.

    The Lady Rockets trailed for most of the game before taking a three-point lead in the fourth. Anderson rallied to tie the game and force OT, but the Lady Rockets would not be denied.

    Shelby held Anderson to just one field goal in the extra session, outscoring the Lady Bearcats 11-4.

    For a full recap of the game, see Wednesday's Sentinel-News.

  • Bulldogs eager for chance to...

    The Cornerstone Christian Academy boys' basketball team is the defending Third Region and KCAA State Champions, but this year's squad has a much different make-up than last season.

    Playing a young squad this season, the Bulldogs finished the year with a modest 9-12 record. However, head coach Norris Beckley said his team is improving.

  • SCHS to face Spencer in district...

    SCHS boys' head basketball coach Mike Clark knows his Rockets will have their work cut out for them tomorrow night when the Rockets (18-8) face host Spencer County (13-14) in the first round of the 30th District Tournament at 7 p.m.

    "There's a couple of things going in that we need to understand," Clark said. "We have to stop Craig Edwards and Zach Shields. We can't let them get easy looks or post-up position down low. Luckily we have forwards that are capable of defending out on the floor and down in the paint. But we have to focus our defense on slowing them down."

  • Once again, Lady Rockets favored...

    The Lady Rockets have one goal in mind right now: winning the 30th District Tournament.

    After whipping Eminence 64-9 at Spencer County in Monday's opener, the Lady Rockets are just one win away, but they don't know who they'll play just yet.

    Anderson (21-7) and Spencer (13-11) counties face off tonight in the other first-round game and the winner will play Shelby County Friday at 7 p.m.

    "I expect Anderson County to win, but Spencer County is a better team now than they were earlier in the season," SCHS head coach Sally Zimmerman said.

  • Rockets drop heartbreaker at...

    Down 10 points with about three minutes to go, the Rockets looked sunk Tuesday at Madison Central.

    But a furious Rockets' rally that culminated with Alex Matthews hitting a lay-in with two seconds to play left the game tied and the Rockets a new life in overtime.

    But Madison Central (15-11, No. 14 in The Courier-Journal's Litkenhous rankings) outscored Shelby 13-7 in the extra session, sending the Rockets (17-8) home with a 77-71 loss.

  • Lady Rockets game time against...

    The Shelby County girls' basketball game scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 21, was rescheduled for Friday, Feb. 22, and the time has been moved up half an hour.

    The Lady Rockets will now face Notre Dame in the regular season finale Friday at 7 p.m. The JV game will begin at 5:30 p.m.

  • Free throws sink Lady Rockets

    The Shelby County girls' basketball team let a chance to beat No. 4-ranked Butler slip through their hands Monday.

    "We had them. If we hit our free throws we have a shot to beat one of the best teams in the state," SCHS head coach Sally Zimmerman said after the game. "I thought we played well enough to win, we just didn't hit our free throws."

    The Lady Rockets (18-8)had several chances to make up ground on the Bearettes (24-3), but 10 of 23 shooting from the free throw line led to a 59-51 Butler win.

  • District tournament will be a...

    The 30th district tournament will be Feb. 25 through March 1 at Spencer County High School. And although there will be just one game each night, fans could have trouble watching their teams play.

    Spencer County changed the format to one game a night because of the size of the gym. Two games a night would tax the capacity of 1,100.

    Doors will open for the first round games at 6 p.m. with tickets being sold at the door and fans are encouraged to arrive early. Only 1,000 tickets will be sold as the school holds 100 tickets for people with passes.