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Today's Sports

  • Lady Rockets fall at Scott County

    The Shelby County softball team fell 5-3 to a quick-starting Scott County squad Wednesday.

    The Lady Rockets got on the board first when Jessica Williams ripped a solo homerun in the top of the first, her second this season.

    But Scott County answered with two runs in the bottom of the first and added two more in the second. The Lady Cardinals tacked on an insurance run in the sixth.

  • Rocket baseball opens season...

    The SCHS baseball team needed just 10 hits to pick up 20 runs in a 20-0 five-inning rout of visiting Eminence in the season opener Monday.

    One reason the Rockets were able to put up so many runs was because of the Warriors' pitching woes. The Rockets got free bases nine times after being hit by pitches, and four of those runners came into score. Shelby County also earned three walks in the game.

  • Rockets fall one game shy of...

    Playing in their third game at Rupp Arena in as many days, the Shelby County Rockets fell shy of making the state finals, losing to the Mason County Royals in a semifinals matchup Saturday, 60-50, in the 2008 National City/KHSAA Boys' Sweet 16 tournament.

    Against a favored Mason County team, the Rockets stayed close throughout the contest, holding the lead for most of the first quarter. Down only 22-19 at the half, the Rockets stayed right on the heels of the Royals until the final minute of the game.

  • 'A tale of two halves'

    In a back and forth thriller that went down to the wire, the Shelby County Rockets held off the Hazard Bulldogs, 53-50, at Rupp Arena Friday to advance to the National City/KHSAA Boys' Sweet 16 tournament semi-finals.

    After one half of play, the Rockets looked like they might be in for a long night. The hot hand of Hazard guard Josh Whitaker knocked down 4 of 5 three-point attempts in the half to give Hazard a 30-20 lead at the half.

  • Rockets fall one game shy of...

    Playing in their third game at Rupp Arena in as many days, the Shelby County Rockets fell shy of making the state finals, losing to the Mason County Royals in a semi-finals matchup Saturday, 60-50, in the 2008 National City/KHSAA Boys' Sweet 16 tournament.

    Against a favored Mason County team, the Rockets stayed close throughout the contest, holding the lead for most of the first quarter. Down only 22-19 at the half, the Rockets stayed right on the heels of the Royals until the final minute of the game.

  • Experience the key for Lady...

    The Lady Rocket softball team lost three very valuable seniors from last year's squad, but they return a bevy of talented players looking to advance past last year's 8th Region semifinals appearance.

    "We're very positive, very optimistic and very excited to get started," SCHS head coach Kelly Cable said. "We want to see if we're as good as we think we're going to be."

    The Lady Rockets new mantra this season "Another year older, and another year more experienced," shows at nearly every position.

    Pitching

  • Rockets loaded, ready for...

    The Shelby County baseball team made an improbable run to the state tournament last year, finishing as state runners-up. This year the Rockets look to get one win further.

    First-year head coach Bart Roettger said he believes the 2008 Rockets can make that run.

  • Round one goes to Shelby County

    Fueled by good ball movement and solid rebounding, the Rockets never fell behind Thursday as they blasted past the Lincoln County Patriots, 70-58, and into the second round of the 2008 National City/KHSAA state championship tournament at Rupp Arena.

    Against the bigger Rockets, the Patriots kept the ball outside where they shot 28 three-pointers. But the Rockets expected that game plan and held the Patriots to only nine connections from behind the arch, and most misses were rebounded by the Rockets.

  • Lincoln County guards to provide...

    When the Shelby County boys' basketball team opens Sweet 16 play in Rupp Arena Thursday against Lincoln County at 1:30 p.m. the game may have a familiar look.

    The opponent's jerseys and court will be different, but the Patriots play a style very similar to South Oldham, a team the Rockets beat three times this year.

    Like South Oldham, Lincoln County shoots the three, they shoot it often and they are successful doing it.

    Lincoln County has shot 657 three-point shots, making 217 (33 percent).

  • Lincoln County guards to provide...

    When the Shelby County boys' basketball team opens Sweet 16 play in Rupp Arena Thursday against Lincoln County at 1:30 p.m. the game may have a familiar look.

    The opponent's jerseys and court will be different, but the Patriots play a style very similar to South Oldham, a team the Rockets beat three times this year.

    Like South Oldham, Lincoln County shoots the three, they shoot it often and they are successful doing it.

    Lincoln County has shot 657 three-point shots, making 217 (33 percent).