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Today's Sports

  • Champs get their rings

    Earl Adkins and his teammates from the University of Kentucky's 1958 NCAA championship basketball team have waited a long time for their championship rings -- 50 years to be exact.

    Adkins, who lives in Shelbyville, said when the team won the title the players received only wristwatches. Adkins' watch has long since stopped working.

    And now that the championship ring is on his hand, Adkins said he is glad to have a visible symbol of the team's accomplishment and to no longer have to explain to folks why he doesn't have a ring.

  • 8th Region Tournaments...

    The 8th Region basketball tournaments have been rescheduled due to the weather.

    The girls' tournament at Shelby County High School will have semifinal games Sunday. Walton-Verona will play Anderson County at 3 p.m., and South Oldham will face Simon Kenton in the second game at 4:45 p.m. The finals will be Monday at 7 p.m.

    The 8th Region Boy's Tournament was also pushed back one day to avoid conflict with the girls' tournament.

  • Rockets hold off Owen County, 55...

    The Shelby County boys' basketball team made just enough plays down the stretch to top Owen County 55-52 in the opening round of the 8th Region Tournament at Henry County High School Wednesday.

    Coty Minnis hit a lay-in and finished off an old-fashioned three-point play to put the Rockets ahead 50-42 with 2:30 to play, and Shelby County (21-8) hit five of nine free throws, three by Tim Sanford, over the final 1:30 to hold on for the win.

  • Rockets to face South Oldham in...

    The Shelby County boys' basketball team will meet South Oldham for the third time this season, but this one will no doubt be the biggest.

    The teams will play Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the 8th Region Tournament semifinals at Henry County High School with a shot at Tuesday's championship on the line.

    South Oldham (18-13) upset Simon Kenton 60-51 in Wednesday's second first-round match-up.

    The Dragons held a 13-point lead before Simon Kenton hit three straight three-pointers to close within four points, 50-46, with about three minutes to play.

  • Lady Rockets upset in region...

    South Oldham's Jordann McGuffin hit a lay-up with 8.9 seconds to play to give the Lady Dragons a 37-36 upset win over Shelby County in the 8th Region Tournament first round Tuesday at Shelby County High School.

    It looked as though the Lady Rockets would advance as they led 36-33, but South cut the lead to one with a short jumper, and then a rough exchange near midcourt resulted in South's Lauren Jones scooping up a loose ball and hitting a streaking McGuffin for the game's final points.

  • Boys' 8th Region is wide...

    The boys' 8th Region Basketball Tournament seems to be missing something this year: a clear-cut favorite.

    Gallatin County (22-7), Shelby County (20-8) and Anderson County (20-5) lead the way, but South Oldham and their bevy of outside sharp-shooters and North Oldham, a surprising 19-8, are capable of stringing good games together. And, despite a 14-15 record, a young Simon Kenton team is coming together and playing its best basketball of the season.

    While it may seem that the Rockets got the best draw they could have, SCHS head coach Mike Clark isn't buying it.

  • Rockets roll over Anderson for...

    The Shelby County boys' basketball team avenged an early January loss to Anderson County, steamrolling the Bearcats en route to a 73-61 to win the 30th District crown Saturday at Spencer County.

    Trailing 8-7 after the first quarter, the Rockets opened the second quarter on a 16-0 run that stretched out to a 21-2 run and a 28-12 Shelby lead before Anderson could stop the bleeding. The Rockets led 34-17 at halftime.

  • Rockets hold off pesky Owen...

    The Shelby County boys' basketball team hit just enough shots and free throws down the stretch to top Owen County 55-52 in the first round of the 8th Region Tournament at Henry County High School Wednesday.

    Coty Minnis grabbed his own miss and drew the foul as his putback went in with 2:30 to play. Minnis hit the free throw to put the Rockets up eight, 50-42, but that was the Rockets' last basket. Owen County was forced to foul the rest of the way, and Shelby County hit five of nine free throws over the final 1:30 to seal the win.

  • Lady Rockets use OT to top...

    The Lady Rockets had to fight, scratch and claw for the 30th District title, and after an extra four minutes, the girls pulled it out, topping Anderson County 53-46 in overtime Friday at Spencer County.

    "We beat a very good Anderson County team on Friday," SCHS head coach Sally Zimmerman said. "We match up well with each other, and if we're both fortunate we could meet up again (in the 8th Region Championship)."

    The Lady Rockets trailed by two, 10-8, after the first quarter and the gap stayed at two, 21-19, at the half.

  • Lady Rockets upset by South...

    The South Oldham girls' basketball team pulled the shocker of the first round in the 8th Region Girls' Basketball Tournament Tuesday with a 37-36 win over Shelby County.

    The Lady Rockets led 36-35 when South Oldham forced a steal and got a quick bucket to take the 37-36 lead with just 8.9 seconds remaining.

    The Lady Rockets then turned the ball over again with less than two seconds remaining, sealing South's win.

    Allison Morris and Haleigh LeCompte led Shelby County with 11 points apiece, but most of their work came in the first half.