Today's Sports

  • Rockets whip Oldham County 40-18

    Shelby County got a boost Friday when Alex Matthews returned from injury to lead the Rockets to a 40-18 win at Oldham County in the final game of the football regular season.

    "He's our guy and it's always good to have him back there," SCHS head coach Todd Shipley said. "The big thing is he's back for the playoffs. It was a good boost for our team, but more than anything it's reassuring for him. To come out and perform like that after sitting out -- he had a nice game."

    Matthews completed 23 of 36 passes for 386 yards and four touchdowns to pace the Rockets (6-4).

  • Shelby's Eden takes top...

    The Shelby County boys' cross country team finished second in the Class 3A Region 3 meet at Charlie Vettiner Park Saturday.

    Stacey Eden led the Rockets with a first place finish, more than nine seconds ahead of second place Eddie Griffin of Fern Creek.

    Shelby and Trinity each had three runners in the top 10, and all five runners in the top 15, but the Shamrocks edged out the Rockets by five points to take the team crown.

  • Cornerstone JV volleyball takes...

    The Cornerstone Christian Academy JV volleyball team just simply ran out of gas.

    After playing for nearly four and a half straight hours, the Lady Bulldogs finally succumbed to fatigue, falling 2-0 to Heritage in the second championship match of the double-elimination state tournament Oct. 20.

    The girls had split their first two matches on Friday, Oct. 19, beating Landmark and losing to Heritage. That loss dropped Cornerstone to the loser's bracket, forcing them to play four matches Saturday.

  • Rockets thump Oldham County 40-18

    Alex Matthews showed no rust as he returned from a shoulder injury to non-throwing arm and led the Rockets to a 40-18 win at Oldham County.

    The win pushed the Rockets to 6-4 on the season. Shelby will travel to Scott County next week to start the playoffs.

    Matthews threw four touchdown passes, two to Jordan Burk, in about three and half quarters of work before giving way to back-up Branden Cresap.

    See Wednesday's edition of The Sentinel-News for a full recap of the Rockets win.

  • 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.


    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.