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Today's Sports

  • Lady Rockets being overlooked

    The SCHS girls' basketball team is the 8th Region champs until someone knocks them off in March, but you would never know from the preseason projections.

    Anderson County and South Oldham are trendy picks to win the region this year so the Lady Rockets will have to prove once again that they are top dogs -- despite being the only preseason ranked team in the region, at No. 16.

  • Rockets face tall task against...

    While the Shelby County football team's defense has improved in the playoffs, a punishing rushing game has been the Rockets' Achilles heel all year.

    SCHS will find out exactly how much the defense has improved tonight when the Rockets face Boone County, which boasts the Class 6A leading rusher. Cory Farris averaged 225 yards a game in the regular season. That average has dipped to 207 since the playoffs began, but that does not mean that slowing him down has become any easier.

  • Rockets take district title

    The SCHS football team went 0-3 in the district during the regular season but got the last laugh after beating Madison Central 37-20 Friday to win the Class 6A District 8 title.

    The Rockets (8-4) led 17-14 at the half and then outscored the Indians (7-5) 20-0 in the third quarter on their way to the win.

    SCHS quarterback Alex Matthews threw for more than 450 yards with four touchdowns and one interception in the win.

    It was a far cry from the more 500 yards and nine touchdowns Matthews had in the first-round win over Scott County, but the senior wasn't disappointed.

  • Rockets look to continue playoff...

    The SCHS football team has made it to the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 2003, and after hanging 60 points on District 8 winner Scott County last week, the Rockets appear to be flying high.

    "I liked our chances last week against Scott County -- of course in the first quarter I wondered a bit about it -- but I always like our chances," SCHS head coach Todd Shipley said.

    The Rockets will travel to Madison Central tonight for a second round match-up in the Class 6A playoffs.

  • Shelby man takes in NYC marathon

    Shelby Countian Chris Kovacs got a treat earlier this month when he was awarded the chance to run in the New York City Marathon.

    "If you're a long distance runner the New York marathon is a must do," he said. "It's the pinnacle."

    Kovacs was the only Shelby County runner, and one of a relative few from Kentucky, that got the chance to run in one of the most popular races. About 39,000 runners took part in the race, plus, the city hosted the Olympic marathon trials the day before, making the weekend the biggest marathon weekend ever.

  • Rockets rally, shock Scott...

    The SCHS football team started slow, but finished with a flurry, topping Scott County 60-56 in the first-round of the Class 6A playoffs Friday.

    Shelby County (7-4) trailed 29-7 at the end of the first quarter, and 43-27 at halftime before taking control of the game in the second half.

    Scott County (9-2) blocked two Rocket punts in that first quarter, leading to a touchdown and a safety, and the Rockets struggled to stop Scott's potent run offense.

  • Rocket runners finish 6th at...

    The Shelby County boys' cross country team had been slipping in the state rankings, but the boys entered the State Meet with high expectations after finishing second in the region.

    Those expectations paid off as the Rockets finished sixth out of 24 teams Saturday at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

  • Rockets shock Scott County, 60-56

    Trailing Scott County 29-7 after the first quarter and 43-27 at halftime, things looked bleak for the SCHS football team in Georgetown on Friday night.

    But the Rockets outscored Scott County 33-13 in the second half to pull off the upset victory, 60-56, and advance to the second round of the playoffs. The Rockets will face Madison Central next Friday.

    Shelby finally took the lead with 3:25 to play when quarterback Alex Matthews hit Jordan Burk on a 16-yard pass and Matt Nakatani's extra-point split the uprights.

  • Eden sets sights on state cross...

    Shelby County sophomore Stacey Eden has a little work left to do.

    After winning the Region 3 meet last weekend, the Rocket cross country runner is focused solely on the State Meet this Saturday at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, and Eden isn't short on motivation.

    Eden was disappointed after last year's 22nd place finish, something he hasn't forgotten.

    "Yeah, I haven't forgotten about that," he said. "It's something I think about every day at practice."

  • Bulldogs open season with a bang

    The Cornerstone Christian Academy is on the brink of a big, big season.

    The Bulldogs are the defending Kentucky Christian Athletic Association state champs, they lost three starters from last season's team and they're slowly moving on to a bigger stage -- the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.

    Cornerstone opened their season Tuesday with 75-60 win over Lakeside, a team entering its first season in the KCAA.