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Today's Sports

  • Shelby cross country teams...

    The Shelby County High School boys' and girls' cross country teams will travel to Charlie Vettiner Park in the Fern Creek area of Louisville for the regional cross country meet Saturday.

    Both the Rockets and Lady Rockets look to be major players in the race.

    Rockets

    The boys' race looks to be a two-team battle for first, and for SCHS to win, head coach Randall McDowell said the team must be at its best.

    "I think we'll be competitive, but it's going to be tough," he said. "Trinity is very strong and deep. We have to really be on top of our game to beat them."

  • Sharks prepping for Louisville...

    The Shelby Sharks swim team will head to Louisville this weekend for the Jack Thompson meet at the Mary T. Meagher Aquatics Center.

    Sharks head coach Rick Boucher is excited about this weekend's meet because his team appears to be ahead of schedule.

    "We had a lot of time drops at meet on Sept. 29, which is outstanding because that was our first meet of the season. To swim your A-game that early is good. And it was a sprint meet. We don't usually see a lot of times in sprints until December because of the way we schedule our work. I was really pleased with their effort."

  • Wiley verbally commits to play...

    Most athletes committing early to school will wait until their senior year, but SCHS junior golfer Candice Wiley went ahead and made her decision.

    Wiley will play for the University of Louisville in 2009, and she said the decision was easy.

    "They're a top 20 program and that's what I've always wanted," she said. "Plus, I've been a U of L fan my whole life. Coach (Kelly Meyers Rothberg) has brought the program a long way, and I'm really excited to play for her. She's already told me a few things I need to work on to be ready."

  • Rockets pull away from Eastern,...

    The Shelby County Rockets picked up a 55-37 win over visiting Eastern Friday and kicked a three-game losing streak in the process.

    Shelby's much maligned defense stood strong and the offense was clicking as the Rockets (4-3) turned an early 19-7 deficit into the team's first victory since a Sept. 14 win at Doss.

    After Eastern (6-2) built the 18-point lead about midway through the second quarter, Shelby County outscored the previously No. 13-ranked Eagles 48-18 over the final two-and-a-half quarters.

  • Lady Rocket runners pick up...

    The Shelby County girls' cross country team learned a valuable lesson Saturday.

    The girls finished 18th out of 24 teams in the Lexington Catholic Invitational, and found out that just how hard their region can be.

    "Out of our region there was Sacred Heart, Eastern, South Oldham and us, and we finished fourth of those teams," SCHS head coach Sloane Jacobi said. "It was a good eye-opener for us because it showed that our region will be that close and that tough."

  • Lady Rockets rip Seneca

    The Shelby County Lady Rockets will hit the district tournament on a dead sprint.

    The girls drilled Seneca 6-0 Wednesday and have won three of their last four games to finish the season 9-9-1.

    Brittany Nakatani scored four goals for the Lady Rockets and ended the season with 27 to become Shelby County's single-season goal scoring record holder.

    Her first three goals came on shots no closer than 20-yards out, and the final came on a breakaway where she showed some touch, sliding the shot past the Seneca keeper with just 1:07 to play.

  • SCHS golfers prep for region...

    The Shelby County boys' and girls' golf teams have tournaments this weekend, but both teams have their eyes firmly set on next week's region tournaments.

    The girls begin region play Monday at Canewood Golf Course in Scott County and the girls should be familiar with the course.

    The Lady Rockets played a match there earlier in the season, have practiced there and will get a refresher Saturday at the Dunbar tournament.