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Today's Sports

  • Rockets open season with a bang

    The Shelby County boys' basketball team got the season underway with a 75-65 win over the visiting Seneca Redhawks Tuesday.

    SCHS head coach Mike Clark said his team progressed as the game went on, pushing the lead out in the second and third quarters.

    "I thought we played extremely hard," he said. "I was surprised that we were able to handle their full court press as well as we did, and that we shot so well from the field (53 percent for the game)."

    Clark said his sophomore point guard tandem of Cache Tomlinson and Boomer Beckley handled Seneca's pressure very well.

  • West girls top East 37-21

    The West Middle Lady Missiles finally pulled away from East in the third meeting of the two basketball teams Thursday.

    East had cut West's lead to just four points, but West pulled away in the second half to win 37-21.

    "I think it took awhile for us to get going," West head coach Dana Smith said. "During a timeout in the second half I challenged Aaliyah Wells, and told her it's time to take over and she did."

    Wells led all scorers with 20 points, 16 coming in the second half.

  • Lady Rockets pull away from...

    The Shelby County girls' basketball team is not ready to let go of the 8th Region just yet.

    The girls dispatched Carroll County 62-45 Monday on the heels of a 52-48 win over South Oldham, one of the top region competitors.

    The Lady Rockets trailed Carroll County 30-29 at halftime Monday, but turned up the defensive pressure in the second half to pull away, outscoring the Lady Panthers 33-15 after the break.

  • 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.