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Today's Sports

  • Rockets falter against Butler

    The SCHS baseball team had an up-and-down run at the Southern Invitational.

    The boys hammered host Southern 12-6 Saturday.

    "We played really well and came out and hit the ball," SCHS head coach Bart Roettger said. "I thought we came out strong and aggressive and ready to play."

    The Rockets tallied a season-high 12 hits in that win.

    However, Monday's final game in the invitational wasn't nearly as sweet. The Rockets fell 14-1 to Butler behind eight errors.

  • Rockets take second at home meet

    Despite a rash of injuries that have hampered several of the team's top events, the Shelby County boys' track team finished second at the 11-team All-comers meet Tuesday.

    Trinity took the top spot, but Shelby County was well ahead of third place Ballard, topping the Bruins by 21 points.

    "I thought the meet went OK," head coach Jerry Lucas said. "We are still trying to recover from injuries."

  • Lady Rockets drill Eminence

    The Shelby County girls' softball team hammered out 13 hits in just 3 innings to whip visiting Eminence 16-0 in a run-rule shortened game Tuesday.

    SCHS head coach Kelly Cable said she challenged her team before the game.

  • Rockets split two in Tri-State...

    The Shelby County High School baseball team sputtered and rallied in two games Saturday during the Tri-State Kickoff Classic at the SCHS athletic complex.

    The Rockets sputtered against Lancaster, Ohio in first game, being no-hit in a 4-0 loss.

  • Lady Rockets take third at...

    The SCHS softball team went 3-1 at the Ballard Invitational Tournament over the weekend to finish in third place.

    The girls finished pool play 3-0 with wins over Fern Creek, Anderson County and Butler, but fell to Anderson in the semifinals to finish in third.

    In the opener, the Lady Rockets drilled Fern Creek 11-0 in four innings. Shelby pounded out 10 hits, including three from Jessica Williams and two from Haleigh LeCompte, and seven different players recorded RBIs.

    LeCompte scattered four hits and recorded two strikeouts to get the win for the Lady Rockets.

  • Rockets continue routs

    The SCHS baseball team moved to 2-0 on the season Wednesday with a 10-0, five-inning win over Atherton.

    Through two games this season the Rockets have yet to give up a run, and they've won by a combined scored of 30-0.

    "I don't care who you're playing, starting out with two straight shutouts is impressive," SCHS head coach Bart Roettger said. "It doesn't matter if it's T-ball or little league, you're playing well if you've got two straight shutouts."

    Roettger said those two wins to open the season mean a lot up and down the roster.

  • Lady Rockets fall at Scott County

    The Shelby County softball team fell 5-3 to a quick-starting Scott County squad Wednesday.

    The Lady Rockets got on the board first when Jessica Williams ripped a solo homerun in the top of the first, her second this season.

    But Scott County answered with two runs in the bottom of the first and added two more in the second. The Lady Cardinals tacked on an insurance run in the sixth.

  • Rocket baseball opens season...

    The SCHS baseball team needed just 10 hits to pick up 20 runs in a 20-0 five-inning rout of visiting Eminence in the season opener Monday.

    One reason the Rockets were able to put up so many runs was because of the Warriors' pitching woes. The Rockets got free bases nine times after being hit by pitches, and four of those runners came into score. Shelby County also earned three walks in the game.

  • Rockets fall one game shy of...

    Playing in their third game at Rupp Arena in as many days, the Shelby County Rockets fell shy of making the state finals, losing to the Mason County Royals in a semifinals matchup Saturday, 60-50, in the 2008 National City/KHSAA Boys' Sweet 16 tournament.

    Against a favored Mason County team, the Rockets stayed close throughout the contest, holding the lead for most of the first quarter. Down only 22-19 at the half, the Rockets stayed right on the heels of the Royals until the final minute of the game.

  • 'A tale of two halves'

    In a back and forth thriller that went down to the wire, the Shelby County Rockets held off the Hazard Bulldogs, 53-50, at Rupp Arena Friday to advance to the National City/KHSAA Boys' Sweet 16 tournament semi-finals.

    After one half of play, the Rockets looked like they might be in for a long night. The hot hand of Hazard guard Josh Whitaker knocked down 4 of 5 three-point attempts in the half to give Hazard a 30-20 lead at the half.