Today's Sports

  • Rocket soccer drops LexCath 1-0

    The Shelby County boys' soccer team is gaining confidence by the day, and the season hasn't even started yet.

    The Rockets played their first preseason scrimmage Thursday, topping Lexington Catholic 1-0 on the road.

    "I didn't think we were great, but the guys kept fighting and fighting and didn't let (Lexington Catholic) have anything easy," first-year head coach B.J. Andriot said.

    A late switch in the team's formation to strengthen the team's midfield made the difference. Andriot added a midfielder and the Rockets started to take control.

  • Junior steps up role for Lady...

    Keyshia Patterson didn't start playing volleyball until she was in the seventh grade at West Middle.

    "I didn't know very much about it, but I just wanted to play," she said. "It looked like fun."

    Now, four years after starting at West, Patterson, a junior, has become central to the Lady Rockets' success - she will be the team's captain.

    "She's our key right now," head coach Felicia Pace said. "She matches the play on the other side of the net, and she's a very aggressive player."

  • A surprise honor: Wiley joins...

    Jim Wiley was excited for the late Bobby Stratton to be inducted into the American Legion Baseball Hall of Fame Thursday before his team took the field in the state tournament.

    And he knew that "some other guy" was being inducted as well.

    He also noticed that some of his old players were in attendance, and that both his sons were there with their families.

    "They just told me they came down to watch the games," he said. "I didn't really think much of it. It's the state tournament, and a lot of people just come down to watch."

  • Lady Rockets start season strong

    The Shelby County girls' golf team started the season with a hot swing.

    The girls opened the year with the Lady Rocket Invitational on Saturday at Weissinger Hills and fought their way through a strong field for a third place finish.

    Senior Candice Wiley led the charge, finishing with a 5-over par 77 and in 10th place out of 95 individual players, but it was the play of the team behind her that pushed the Lady Rockets up the chart.

  • Shelbyville Horse Show results

    Wednesday's results from 2008 Shelbyville Horse Show.

    (listed: horse, owner, rider)

    Class: Five Gaited Adult Amateur

    1. Callaway's Winning Ways, Leatherwood Stud LLC, Barclay DeWet

    2. CH Callaway's Banner Headline; Janet Kellett, Janet Kellett

    3. Ava Gardner, Kimberli Alden, Ashley Alden

    4. Heirobatic, Cindy Kollmeier, Wendy Bruwer

    5. In Contention, Kelly Palmer, Cindy Siders

    Class: Three Gaited Park Open

    1. Awesome Memories, Fritz and Candace Meili, Gerhardt Roos

    2. Tableaux, Happy Valley Stables, Steve Old

  • Andriot takes over SCHS boys...

    When Carlos Rul-Lan stepped down as the Shelby County boys' soccer head coach last school year, B.J. Andriot knew he wanted the job.

    "Being a Shelby County grad I've always wanted to have this job," he said. "It's been my vision. I have two sons coming up, and it was perfect timing, really. So I applied right away."

    Andriot comes in with a wealth of experience, having played at Shelby County and the University of Louisville. And he coached Cornerstone Christian Academy to a state KCAA title two years ago.

  • Post 37 takes second at district

    The Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team was inches, or less, from taking the District 3 title at Oldham County Saturday.

    With two outs in the bottom of the ninth, Shelbyville led 8-5.

    That's when things went wrong, very wrong.

    Shelbyville pitchers put together a string of four walks and one hit batter that kept Oldham alive. Then with runners on second and third, an Oldham double proved to be the walk-off hit.

  • Sharks shatter records at state...

    During an Olympic year, people always pay a little more attention to swimming, and the Shelby Sharks turned a few eyes at the State Long Course Meet over the weekend in Elizabethtown.

    Several of the Sharks put on Michael Phelps-like performances, dropping time and shattering team records.

  • Jr. Legion squad finishes second...

    Comprised of players from Shelby County High School, the Jr. Post 37 American Legion baseball team finished as state runners-up last weekend at the tournament in Calvert City.

    "I thought the kids played really well and it showed how much talent we have coming up through Shelby County," head coach Bart Roettger said. "We saw a lot of improvement, and keeping guys together for next year's high school season will help."

    The heat and the Ken-Tenn team seemed to be the only things that could stop Shelbyville.

  • Making a Splash: Local girl to...

    Danielle Wilkerson swims farther in a day than many people walk in a week.

    This summer she has spent countless hours at the Family Activity Center perfecting her stroke and flip turns in preparation for the Down syndrome World Swimming Championship later this year.

    Lap after lap, she cuts through the water like a knife. Her determination to win can be seen on her face as she swims and by the sheer number of hours she spends in the water.