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Today's Sports

  • Simon Kenton, Butler up next for...

    No one can ever accuse the Shelby County girls' basketball team of padding their schedule with too many easy wins.

    The Lady Rockets routinely play one of the toughest schedules in the state, and the Lady Rockets' end of the season stretch shows just that.

    The last four games -- which will see the girls play two ranked teams and two region favorites -- kicks off Saturday with Simon Kenton visits.

  • Rockets drill Eminence, 70-42

    The Shelby County boys' basketball team exploded for an 18-0 run at Eminence Tuesday before coasting to a 70-42 win district win.

    The run to start the game was a big emphasis for SCHS head coach Mike Clark.

  • AquaRockets finish fifth at...

    The Shelby County High School swim team took fifth place overall in the Region 3 swim meet held Friday and Saturday in Versailles.

    The girls' squad finished third with 115 points, and the boys took sixth with 101 points.

    Woodford County ran away with the overall combined title with 555 points, Boyle County was second with 313, Danville was third with 262, Scott County fourth with 241 and Shelby finished with 216 combined points.

    While head coach Jeremiah Heath said he was a little disappointed with the team's overall finish, he has a lot to be excited about.

  • Rockets stifle Oldham County,...

    On a night when the 1978 State Championship team was recognized, the Rockets had that old look.

    Not only was the Shelby County boys' basketball team wearing throwback uniforms similar to those of the '78 squad, but they also had that look they had early in the season when they opened the year on a 10-game winning streak. The Rockets jumped out quickly and never looked back in a convincing 53-31 win over rival Oldham County Friday.

    The win snapped a three-game losing streak for the Rockets (14-6), but it didn't catch head coach Mike Clark by surprise.

  • 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.