Today's Sports

  • Guadalupe students race through...

    Caterina and Gabriella Karas, students at Our Lady of Guadalupe Academy in Simpsonville, ran through the competition at local, district and state AAU cross country competitions and earned the chance to compete at the national AAU meet on Dec. 1.

    Caterina, an eighth-grader, finished 18th and Gabriella, a third-grader, took 15th in their respective age groups at the national meet on Dec. 1 in Virginia Beach, Va.

    While both sisters were the Louisville city champs in their age groups, Caterina said she was not so sure she made the national meet.

  • AquaRockets continue to improve...

    The Shelby County High School swim team was no match for the size of Scott County's team, but the AquaRockets had quality against the quantity of the Cardinals.

    "We expected to lose because Scott County had about twice as many swimmers as we did (Wednesday), but I was ecstatic with how our kids swam," SCHS head coach Jeremiah Heath said. "We had a bunch of best times and the kids swam very well."

    Heath noted that several swimmers swam personal best times, and pointed out a few that really stood out.

  • Lady Rockets upset Scott County...

    The Shelby County girls' basketball team beat Scott County 63-59 Friday for the team's first win over the Lady Cardinals since 2005.

    Raechele Gray led all scorers with 31 points, but it was Haleigh LeCompte's two big three pointers with less than two minutes to play in the fourth quarter that gave the Lady Rockets' the lead for good.

    LeCompte finished with 15 points, and Jennica Garitty added four points and 23 rebounds to help pace Shelby County.

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

  • 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.