Today's Sports

  • Cup Experience hits Cardinal Club

    With Ryder Cup fever sweeping through the state, Shelby County is getting into the act.

    The Cardinal Club in Simpsonville is playing host to the Inaugural Humana Fightmaster Cup, which tees off today at 8 a.m. and runs through Sunday.

  • Football power moves East

    It's been a long time since East Middle was undefeated this late in the season.

    The Missiles, who were off this week, are 7-0 on the season with three games left to play, including the intra-county battle against also undefeated West Middle.

    "I don't know for sure, but it's been a long time and we're enjoying it," EMS head coach Alan Matthews said. "There's a lot of enthusiasm at the school right now, they're very proud."

    Two years ago the team went 6-4 and caused some other schools to notice, but the Missiles dropped back to 1-8 last year with a very young team.

  • Rockets fall 27-14 at North...

    The SCHS football gave up four big plays that each went for touchdowns in a 27-14 loss at North Bullitt Friday.

    The Eagles scored on plays of 48 and 44 yards in the first quarter to take an early 13-0 lead.

    Shelby answered when Branden Cresap hit Just Turley for an 18-yard score in the second quarter, but North Bullitt again had a big play waiting.

    This time the Eagles Dalton Cissell pulled in a 56-yard pass that gave North Bullitt a 20-7 lead at the break.

  • Lady Rocket golfers continue to...

    The Shelby County girls' golf team hammered the competition at the Bullitt East Invitational over the weekend.

    The girls posted a team score of 340, their second lowest score of the year, to win the title and Candice Wiley put up a 75 to take the top individual honor.

    But that wasn't the end.

    The Lady Rockets put two more players in the top 10.

    Michaela Manley fired an 83 to finish fourth overall, earning her first ever All-state Points, and Shannon Harover shot an 88 to finish 10 in a scorecard playoff. The top 10 placing was Hanover's first.

  • SCHS runners pace Shelby...

    The Shelby County boys' and girls' cross country teams were near the top individually and with team scores in Saturday's Shelby County Invitational.

    On the boys' side, Stacey Eden led the Rockets with a second place finish behind Male's Steve Mize. On the girls' side, Shelby's Caterina Karas was third, just seconds behind Maggie Mattingly of John Hardin and Maria Frigo of St. Henry.


    The Rockets were running without two of the top runners, and still trying to settle on their top seven.

  • Shelby girls hammer Bullitt East...

    The Shelby County girls' soccer team won its third straight game, moving to 3-3 on the season with an 8-1 whipping of Bullitt East Tuesday.

    Ariel Vaughn had a hat trick in the first half, and Anna Whitlow scored two goals as the Lady Rockets raced out to a 5-1 lead in the first 40 minutes.

    The second half was much of the same as Shelby County went on to tally three more goals, two from Elizabeth Plante and one from Alex Patterson.

  • SCHS runners turn attention to...

    The Rocket and Lady Rocket cross country teams got the season underway Saturday at the St. Xavier Tiger run.

    SCHS boys' cross country head coach Randall McDowell got about what he expected from a somewhat depleted varsity squad.

    The boys ran without top runner Stacey Eden and had a few others out with injuries, but still finished ninth out of 27 teams.

    "I figured about top 10 and we'd be doing well," McDowell said. "We only ran six in the varsity meet, so we were a little undermanned."

  • Lady Rockets whip Spencer,...

    The SCHS volleyball team came to life last week, hammering Spencer County and Franklin County.

    Franklin County visited Shelby on Thursday, and the Lady Rockets were in no mood to hang around. The girls dropped Franklin 2-0 (25-15, 25-13) in a quick match.

    "The Flyers reminded me of Anderson County," SCHS head coach Felicia Pace said. "They brought a big block out of the middle, and they had tough serves."

    Franklin jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead after Shelby County mishandled a few serves. However, the Lady Rockets quickly gained their composure.

  • North Hardin holds on to top...

    It was nearly Sunday by the time the Rocket football team finished the season opener, and that made it an even longer ride back to Shelby County.

    North Hardin stopped Shelby County on two fourth-quarter drives to hold on for a 33-30 win in the second game of the Joe Jaggers Classic Saturday.

    Shelby County had some standout statistics in the game -- Branden Cresap threw for 365 yards and four touchdowns, Ty Barnett had 50 yards rushing and Edwin Thomas caught nine of 10 passes thrown his way. But it was two special teams plays that cost the Rockets the most.

  • Cornerstone opens 2-0

    The Cornerstone soccer team opened play this week, winning two games at home.

    Despite having just more than enough players to play, the Bulldogs are coasting early with a 5-0 win over AIE on last Thursday and a 2-0 win over Frankfort Christian Tuesday.

    First-year CCA head coach Sara Barber said she was impressed with her team.

    "I thought they did very well and played as a team," she said. "With not having subs (against Frankfort) I expected them to get worn out, but they just kept going."