Today's Sports

  • Eden takes second at state meet

    Shelby County runners had a strong individual showing in the State Cross Country Meet Saturday at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

    Stacey Eden led finished second overall in the boys’ race to lead the Rockets’ to a seventh-place team finish, and Shelby’s Caterina Karas finished sixth in the girls’ race.

    Both Eden and Karas agreed that the cold, rainy weather didn’t help anyone, but it wasn’t much of a factor in the race.

  • Turnovers plague Rockets again

    Trailing by two at the start of the fourth quarter, the SCHS boys' basketball team turned the game over to Trinity, falling 70-48 Saturday.

    Seven straight Rocket turnovers turned a 39-37 Trinity lead into a 51-37 lead with 4:55 to play.

    The Shamrocks then pushed the lead out to as much as 24 before both teams emptied their benches.

    The Rockets were coming off a come-from-behind win against Daviess County on Friday, but Shelby didn't seem to have that fourth quarter magic on Saturday.

  • Lady Rockets all about the...

    The Shelby County girls' basketball team doesn't have that one star that it has had in the past.

    However, a host of talented and under-the-radar guards will lead the Lady Rockets, starting with Haleigh LeCompte. The senior wing is the team's top returning scorer, after averaging 10.3 per game last year.

    "She's a shooter, but she gets to the basket well," SCHS Coach Sally Zimmerman said. "She's going to lead us in scoring, and we expect that, but after her it's going to be a balanced attack.

  • Why wreck a good thing

    When the Shelby County boys’ basketball team takes the court against Anderson County Saturday night, how many will be there to notice it?

    I’ve talked to a lot of people that don’t even realize that the game is being played Saturday.

    Usually the gym is packed, hot, and you can’t find a seat.

    The girls’ game kicks things off, and the heat, both literally and in conjunction with the student sections and rivalry, boils over into and through the boys’ game.

  • Close is starting to slow Rockets

    If this were the Rockets' horseshoe team, a state championship no doubt would be on the horizon.

    Unfortunately, close doesn't count in basketball.

    At 7-13 on the season, the Rockets have had some bad luck, some bad breaks and, honestly, some bad decisions.

    Oh so close, oh so many times. The Rockets have lost 10 games by fewer than 10 points, and nine of those by fewer than 5. And only one time did they win a game by five points or fewer.

  • Slaughter the key in WKU&...

    Western Kentucky University guard A.J. Slaughter became a verb Sunday night in Nashville.

    This former Shelby County Rocket was instrumental in leading the Hilltoppers over the No. 3-ranked University of Louisville on Sunday, and on ESPN’s SportsCenter the anchor referred to the Cardinals as getting "A.J. Slaughter-ed."

  • Buzzer beater drops Rockets

    University of Kentucky commitment Vinny Zollo hit a layup with less than one second to go to lift the visiting Clark County Cardinals over Shelby County 61-59 Saturday.

    The shot was pretty much the only highlight for Zollo, who finished the night with an unimpressive eight points and 10 rebounds. Robert Hatton, 21 points, and Robbie Stenzel, 18 points and nine rebounds, led the Cardinals.

  • Juniors in charge for Rockets

    Last season the Rockets put together the schools' most successful season in 30 years when they returned to the semifinals of the Sweet 16 at Rupp Arena.

    However, the team graduated four seniors, three that started. That group only led the team in every statistical category.

    "What we did last year was pretty special," SCHS Coach Mike Clark said. "Down five in the regional finals and come back to win, and then to play our best basketball at the State Tournament was definitely exciting."

  • Bullitt East rolls past Lady...

    As the first half wound down, the Lady Rockets looked to be in good shape Tuesday.

    But after the break, the Shelby (7-10) girls broke down, falling, 63-43, to Bullitt East (16-4).

  • Rockets come up short again

    The Shelby County Rockets just can't get over the hump.

    Shelby (7-11) rallied from a 10-point, fourth-quarter deficit and had a chance to win the game late, but came up short again in a 62-60 loss at Grant County (13-6) Tuesday.

    The Braves were the eighth team this season to beat the Rockets by five points or fewer.