Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • SCHS boys', girls'...

    The Shelby County boys' and girls' basketball teams received polar opposite draws for their 8th Region Tournaments.

    The Lady Rockets will no doubt have to earn their third straight 8th Region championship. The Lady Rockets will open play against South Oldham in the final first-round game on March 4 at 7:45 p.m. at Shelby County High School. South Oldham was upset by Oldham County in the 29th District finals. Lauren Jones, a possible region player of the year, leads the Lady Dragons.

  • Rockets roll to district title

    The Shelby County boys' basketball team used a 21-2 run to start the second quarter to grab a big lead and then held on to top Anderson County 73-61 in the finals of the 30th District Tournament Saturday.

    The Rockets outscored Anderson 27-9 in the second quarter, and pushed the lead to more than 20 points during the third quarter.

    Tim Sanford led the Rockets wit 23 points and Coty Minnis added 15.

    For a full recap of the Rockets' title run, see Wednesday's Sentinel-News.

  • Shelby County escapes Spencer,...

    Tim Sanford had struggled from the field all night. But with 3:09 remaining, Sanford's first three-pointer fell after bouncing around the rim.

    The shot gave the Rockets a 38-35 lead that they wouldn't relinquish in a 52-39 win over host Spencer County in the first round of the 30th District Tournament Thursday. The win put the Rockets in the championship game Saturday against Anderson County and assured them a spot in the 8th Region Tournament.

  • Lady Rockets grab district title...

    The Shelby County girls' basketball team allowed Anderson County just one field goal in overtime, topping the Lady Bearcats 53-46 to take the Girls' 30th District Basketball Tournament Friday at Spencer County.

    The Lady Rockets trailed for most of the game before taking a three-point lead in the fourth. Anderson rallied to tie the game and force OT, but the Lady Rockets would not be denied.

    Shelby held Anderson to just one field goal in the extra session, outscoring the Lady Bearcats 11-4.

    For a full recap of the game, see Wednesday's Sentinel-News.

  • Bulldogs eager for chance to...

    The Cornerstone Christian Academy boys' basketball team is the defending Third Region and KCAA State Champions, but this year's squad has a much different make-up than last season.

    Playing a young squad this season, the Bulldogs finished the year with a modest 9-12 record. However, head coach Norris Beckley said his team is improving.

  • SCHS to face Spencer in district...

    SCHS boys' head basketball coach Mike Clark knows his Rockets will have their work cut out for them tomorrow night when the Rockets (18-8) face host Spencer County (13-14) in the first round of the 30th District Tournament at 7 p.m.

    "There's a couple of things going in that we need to understand," Clark said. "We have to stop Craig Edwards and Zach Shields. We can't let them get easy looks or post-up position down low. Luckily we have forwards that are capable of defending out on the floor and down in the paint. But we have to focus our defense on slowing them down."

  • 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.