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Today's Sports

  • Rockets hammer Bullitt East

    The Shelby County Rockets appeared to come to form Tuesday against old region rival Bullitt East.

    The Rockets (3-0) raced out to a 13-2 lead behind three pointers from Alex Shehan, Tim Sanford and Donovan Johnson and never looked back. Shelby County outscored the visiting Chargers (3-1) 24-9 in the first quarter and 24-10 in the second, coasting to an 84-55 win.

  • First Lady Rocket Invitational...

    The Lady Rockets will not have to travel for their first holiday tournament this season.

    Normally the Lady Rockets head off to other parts of the state to face some of the state's top teams over the holiday break, but this year's teams will come to the Lady Rockets.

    The school will host the first Max Performance Lady Rocket Invitational starting Wednesday, and there will be plenty to see.

  • Lady Rockets top Scott County,...

    The Lady Rockets scored a big win while knocking off a perennial rival Friday.

    The girls held off Scott County -- a preseason top 10 team -- over the closing minute to grab a 63-59 road win.

    Raechele Gray led the way with 31 points to top all scorers, but it was Haleigh LeCompte's two three pointers in the final 1:40 of the game that put the Lady Rockets over the top.

  • Guadalupe students race through...

    Caterina and Gabriella Karas, students at Our Lady of Guadalupe Academy in Simpsonville, ran through the competition at local, district and state AAU cross country competitions and earned the chance to compete at the national AAU meet on Dec. 1.

    Caterina, an eighth-grader, finished 18th and Gabriella, a third-grader, took 15th in their respective age groups at the national meet on Dec. 1 in Virginia Beach, Va.

    While both sisters were the Louisville city champs in their age groups, Caterina said she was not so sure she made the national meet.

  • AquaRockets continue to improve...

    The Shelby County High School swim team was no match for the size of Scott County's team, but the AquaRockets had quality against the quantity of the Cardinals.

    "We expected to lose because Scott County had about twice as many swimmers as we did (Wednesday), but I was ecstatic with how our kids swam," SCHS head coach Jeremiah Heath said. "We had a bunch of best times and the kids swam very well."

    Heath noted that several swimmers swam personal best times, and pointed out a few that really stood out.

  • Lady Rockets upset Scott County...

    The Shelby County girls' basketball team beat Scott County 63-59 Friday for the team's first win over the Lady Cardinals since 2005.

    Raechele Gray led all scorers with 31 points, but it was Haleigh LeCompte's two big three pointers with less than two minutes to play in the fourth quarter that gave the Lady Rockets' the lead for good.

    LeCompte finished with 15 points, and Jennica Garitty added four points and 23 rebounds to help pace Shelby County.

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

  • Rockets open season with a bang

    The Shelby County boys' basketball team got the season underway with a 75-65 win over the visiting Seneca Redhawks Tuesday.

    SCHS head coach Mike Clark said his team progressed as the game went on, pushing the lead out in the second and third quarters.

    "I thought we played extremely hard," he said. "I was surprised that we were able to handle their full court press as well as we did, and that we shot so well from the field (53 percent for the game)."

    Clark said his sophomore point guard tandem of Cache Tomlinson and Boomer Beckley handled Seneca's pressure very well.

  • West girls top East 37-21

    The West Middle Lady Missiles finally pulled away from East in the third meeting of the two basketball teams Thursday.

    East had cut West's lead to just four points, but West pulled away in the second half to win 37-21.

    "I think it took awhile for us to get going," West head coach Dana Smith said. "During a timeout in the second half I challenged Aaliyah Wells, and told her it's time to take over and she did."

    Wells led all scorers with 20 points, 16 coming in the second half.

  • Lady Rockets pull away from...

    The Shelby County girls' basketball team is not ready to let go of the 8th Region just yet.

    The girls dispatched Carroll County 62-45 Monday on the heels of a 52-48 win over South Oldham, one of the top region competitors.

    The Lady Rockets trailed Carroll County 30-29 at halftime Monday, but turned up the defensive pressure in the second half to pull away, outscoring the Lady Panthers 33-15 after the break.

  • Good mix has Rockets looking for...

    By Todd Martin/Sentinel-News Sports Editor

    Seniors will carry load, but sophomores will need to be big part

    The Shelby County boys' basketball team is loaded with sophomores and seniors, a combination that head coach Mike Clark likes.

    "We've got a very talented sophomore class and the best thing is that we've got a very talented senior class to go with them -- provide leadership and show them how we do things."