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Today's Sports

  • Good mix has Rockets looking for...

    By Todd Martin/Sentinel-News Sports Editor

    Seniors will carry load, but sophomores will need to be big part

    The Shelby County boys' basketball team is loaded with sophomores and seniors, a combination that head coach Mike Clark likes.

    "We've got a very talented sophomore class and the best thing is that we've got a very talented senior class to go with them -- provide leadership and show them how we do things."

  • Lady Rockets look to get back on...

    By Todd Martin/Sentinel-News Sport Editor

    Girls host South Oldham tonight in big region tilt

    Dunbar may have done SCHS girls' basketball coach Sally Zimmerman a favor.

    After the Lady Rockets lost by 30 in the season opener at Dunbar Monday, Zimmerman has her team's full attention.

    "It's never acceptable to lose, we're never happy with a loss, but to lose by 30 isn't going to cut it."

  • Lady Rockets struggle in opener...

    Two years ago the SCHS girls' basketball team traveled to Dunbar and struggled to find any rhythm, losing 61-46. However, the girls ended the 2005-06 season 20-8 record and a trip to the Sweet 16.

    After Monday's 67-37 loss at Dunbar, SCHS head coach Sally Zimmerman is no doubt hoping for the same kind of turnaround.

    The Lady Bulldogs opened the game with a 10-0 run and never looked back. Dunbar pushed the lead to 21-7 at the end of the first quarter, 30-14 at the half, and then put the subs in leading 54-25 in with 5:50 to play in the game.

  • Rocket football run ends at...

    A game full of miscues, missteps and unfortunate penalties cost the Rockets a football regional championship Friday in a 45-35 loss at Boone County.

    Like a persistent fly, the bad luck couldn't be swatted away.

  • Rockets run ends 45-35 at Boone...

    The Shelby County Rockets run through the Class 6A playoffs ended with a 45-35 loss at Boone County Friday.

  • Lady Rocket inks with Marshall

    Raechele Gray put the rumors to rest Monday in a ceremony at SCHS the senior point guard signed her letter of intent to play basketball at Marshall University.

    Gray said she took advantage of the early signing period so she could focus on the upcoming basketball season.

    "I just wanted to get the decision off my shoulders so I can concentrate on the season," she said. "Now that I got the stress off, I can be a leader for this team."

    SCHS head coach Sally Zimmerman said that Gray has no doubt earned her scholarship.

  • Rockets take District title, 37-...

    While the Shelby County High School football team's offense continues to roll up yards, the Rockets' defense has started to shut down opponents in the second half of playoff games.

    Leading Madison Central 17-14 at halftime Friday, the Rockets (8-4) outscored the Indians 20-0 in the third quarter to put the game away. The defense allowed a meaningless touchdown late in the fourth quarter to set the final score at 37-20, but allowed less than 60 yards of offense to Madison Central in the second half alone.

  • Lady Rockets being overlooked

    The SCHS girls' basketball team is the 8th Region champs until someone knocks them off in March, but you would never know from the preseason projections.

    Anderson County and South Oldham are trendy picks to win the region this year so the Lady Rockets will have to prove once again that they are top dogs -- despite being the only preseason ranked team in the region, at No. 16.

  • Rockets face tall task against...

    While the Shelby County football team's defense has improved in the playoffs, a punishing rushing game has been the Rockets' Achilles heel all year.

    SCHS will find out exactly how much the defense has improved tonight when the Rockets face Boone County, which boasts the Class 6A leading rusher. Cory Farris averaged 225 yards a game in the regular season. That average has dipped to 207 since the playoffs began, but that does not mean that slowing him down has become any easier.

  • Rockets take district title

    The SCHS football team went 0-3 in the district during the regular season but got the last laugh after beating Madison Central 37-20 Friday to win the Class 6A District 8 title.

    The Rockets (8-4) led 17-14 at the half and then outscored the Indians (7-5) 20-0 in the third quarter on their way to the win.

    SCHS quarterback Alex Matthews threw for more than 450 yards with four touchdowns and one interception in the win.

    It was a far cry from the more 500 yards and nine touchdowns Matthews had in the first-round win over Scott County, but the senior wasn't disappointed.