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Today's Sports

  • Once again, Lady Rockets favored...

    The Lady Rockets have one goal in mind right now: winning the 30th District Tournament.

    After whipping Eminence 64-9 at Spencer County in Monday's opener, the Lady Rockets are just one win away, but they don't know who they'll play just yet.

    Anderson (21-7) and Spencer (13-11) counties face off tonight in the other first-round game and the winner will play Shelby County Friday at 7 p.m.

    "I expect Anderson County to win, but Spencer County is a better team now than they were earlier in the season," SCHS head coach Sally Zimmerman said.

  • Rockets drop heartbreaker at...

    Down 10 points with about three minutes to go, the Rockets looked sunk Tuesday at Madison Central.

    But a furious Rockets' rally that culminated with Alex Matthews hitting a lay-in with two seconds to play left the game tied and the Rockets a new life in overtime.

    But Madison Central (15-11, No. 14 in The Courier-Journal's Litkenhous rankings) outscored Shelby 13-7 in the extra session, sending the Rockets (17-8) home with a 77-71 loss.

  • Lady Rockets game time against...

    The Shelby County girls' basketball game scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 21, was rescheduled for Friday, Feb. 22, and the time has been moved up half an hour.

    The Lady Rockets will now face Notre Dame in the regular season finale Friday at 7 p.m. The JV game will begin at 5:30 p.m.

  • Free throws sink Lady Rockets

    The Shelby County girls' basketball team let a chance to beat No. 4-ranked Butler slip through their hands Monday.

    "We had them. If we hit our free throws we have a shot to beat one of the best teams in the state," SCHS head coach Sally Zimmerman said after the game. "I thought we played well enough to win, we just didn't hit our free throws."

    The Lady Rockets (18-8)had several chances to make up ground on the Bearettes (24-3), but 10 of 23 shooting from the free throw line led to a 59-51 Butler win.

  • District tournament will be a...

    The 30th district tournament will be Feb. 25 through March 1 at Spencer County High School. And although there will be just one game each night, fans could have trouble watching their teams play.

    Spencer County changed the format to one game a night because of the size of the gym. Two games a night would tax the capacity of 1,100.

    Doors will open for the first round games at 6 p.m. with tickets being sold at the door and fans are encouraged to arrive early. Only 1,000 tickets will be sold as the school holds 100 tickets for people with passes.

  • Henry Clay to provide tough test...

    The SCHS girls' basketball team is riding a four-game winning streak where the Lady Rockets have won by an average margin of 20 points.

    However, the schedule gets much tougher starting tonight against Henry Clay, ranked No. 16 in The Courier-Journal's Litkenhous rankings.

    It may seem odd to see Henry Clay ranked higher than the Lady Rockets. The Lady Devils have a very modest record at 10-11, compared to the Lady Rockets' 17-7 record.

    But SCHS head coach Sally Zimmerman said you can't focus on the record.

  • Big second half lifts Lady...

    The Shelby County girls' basketball team scored a big win over region rival Simon Kenton Saturday, topping the Lady Pioneers 57-44.

    The girls trailed 25-20 at the half, but outscored Simon Kenton 37-19 in the second half to coast to the victory.

    Raechele Gray picked up her 1,500th career point in the game, moving her into the top five on the school's all-time scorers list.

  • Rockets' game against...

    The Shelby County boys' basketball team's game originally scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 12, against Spencer County and moved to Wednesday, Feb. 13, has been moved yet again because of the weather.

    The Rockets will now face the Bears for the final district seeding game Thursday, Feb. 14, at 7:30 p.m. at SCHS.

  • Rockets win third straight

    With their third straight win, the Shelby County boys' basketball team appears to have ditched a mid-season slide that saw the team lose five of six in January.

    The Rockets (16-6) picked up a 60-51 win at Simon Kenton (12-11) on Friday, proving the team can beat top competition on the road.

    "That was a very good win against quality competition on the road," SCHS head coach Mike Clark said. "I was real pleased with the way the guys responded after a long bus ride and in a hostile environment."

  • SCHS game against Spencer moved

    The Shelby County boys' basketball team's game scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 12, against Spencer County has been moved due to the weather.

    The Rockets will now face the Bears for the final district seeding game Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at SCHS.