Today's Sports

  • Simpsonville woman takes first...

    In the first run of her first Augusta Futurity finals appearance, Libby Bowman proved to be unbeatable.

    Bowman and San Tule Uno marked a score of 221 to win the $100,000 Amateur for 5-6-Year-Olds category of The Augusta Futurity by six points Sunday, Jan. 20, at James Brown Arena. The Augusta Futurity is the largest cutting horse event east of the Mississippi River and runs through Saturday, Jan. 26.

    "It's been very fun," she said. "It's wonderful to win here at Augusta."

  • Lady Bulldogs pull away in 46-36...

    The Cornerstone girls' basketball team has struggled with youth and inexperience at times this season, but Tuesday saw the team start to come together.

    The Lady Bulldogs trailed Christian Academy of Carrollton 24-17 at halftime, but the Cornerstone girls outscored Carrollton 29-12 in the second half to pull away for a 46-36 win.

    "We had a very strong second half, and it was good to see the girls come out fast and make the needed adjustments to win the game," Cornerstone head coach Matt Maxwell said. "We're starting to come around as a team."

  • Woodford, South Oldham on tap...

    After playing at Franklin County Tuesday, the Rockets will hit the road again tonight to face Woodford County and then come home tomorrow to play host to South Oldham.

    SCHS head coach Mike Clark said he scheduled the tight set of games this week -- and next week when the team will again play three games in five days -- as a taste of the postseason.

  • Lady Rockets upset No. 10 North...

    The Shelby County girls' basketball team hit the road and pulled off their biggest upset of the year Saturday with a 62-59 overtime win at North Hardin.

    "This was a signature win for us and a great confidence builder," SCHS head coach Sally Zimmerman said. "(North Hardin) has beaten teams that we'll be playing later this year. This really was a big, big win for us."

    North Hardin (13-4) is the highest ranked team the Lady Rockets (12-5) have beaten this year, but it did not come without its struggles.

  • Rockets drill Boyle County, 78-59

    The Shelby County boys' basketball team bounced back from its first loss of the season with a dominating 78-59 win over Boyle County Tuesday.

    The Rockets came out a little slow, allowing Boyle 20 points in the first quarter, but Shelby turned up the pressure over the second and third quarters, outscoring the Rebels 43-17 over the second and third quarters combined.

    "Our transition and help defense was not very good to start, but we made some adjustments in the second quarter and withstood some foul trouble for the first time this year," SCHS head coach Mike Clark said.

  • Lady Rockets face tough task at...

    The Shelby County girls' basketball team will travel to North Hardin Saturday to face the No. 10-ranked Lady Trojans at 7:30 p.m.

    North Hardin has lost just three games this season and only twice to instate teams -- a 70-61 loss on No. 26 to Hart County and a 46-38 loss on Jan. 3 to No. 4-ranked Elizabethtown. The Lady Trojans also already have wins over four top 10 teams.

    "They're extremely athletic and quick," SHCS head coach Sally Zimmerman said. "I'd compare them to Dunbar because they're going to pressure you for 32 minutes and not let you get into any kind of offense."

  • Lady Rockets thump Spencer...

    Barring a disaster Thursday against Eminence the Lady Rockets will earn the top seed in the 30th District Tournament.

    The girls hammered Spencer County 60-19 Monday, just two days after beating Bryan Station 58-47 and topping Anderson County 64-54 Friday. The girls are now 2-0 in district play with 2-12 Eminence being the lone remaining district-seeding game.

  • Rockets lose step in district...

    The Shelby County boys' basketball team fell behind in the race for the top seed in the 30th District Tournament, losing 60-53 to Anderson County Friday.

    Shelby fell behind in the first quarter and never could fully catch the visiting Bearcats.

    Anderson (7-3) led 26-25 at halftime and then started to pull away in the third quarter with a 19-11 advantage.

  • Matthews receives state honors

    Senior Shelby County High School quarterback Alex Matthews has recently been named among the best high school football players in the state by three major newspapers.

    The Louisville Courier-Journal, Lexington Herald-Leader and Orlando Sentinel all named Matthews as one of Kentucky's top players in 2007.

    Matthews said he was surprised and delighted at the accolades.

    This past season, along with leading the Rockets to an 8-5 record, Matthews tied a state record by throwing 9 touchdowns in a playoff win at Scott County.

  • Rifle team targets national title

    With textbook precision and dead-on accuracy, the Shelby County High School Marine Corps JROTC rifle team has recently won another state title and is well on their way to competing for their fourth national title in five years.

    At the end of an undefeated conference season, the rifle team -- of Micah Augustine, Martin Tindle, Olivia Yeager and Joshua Rucker -- took first place in the state completion in Hopkinsville on Dec. 15.