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Today's Sports

  • Rockets rally, shock Scott...

    The SCHS football team started slow, but finished with a flurry, topping Scott County 60-56 in the first-round of the Class 6A playoffs Friday.

    Shelby County (7-4) trailed 29-7 at the end of the first quarter, and 43-27 at halftime before taking control of the game in the second half.

    Scott County (9-2) blocked two Rocket punts in that first quarter, leading to a touchdown and a safety, and the Rockets struggled to stop Scott's potent run offense.

  • Rocket runners finish 6th at...

    The Shelby County boys' cross country team had been slipping in the state rankings, but the boys entered the State Meet with high expectations after finishing second in the region.

    Those expectations paid off as the Rockets finished sixth out of 24 teams Saturday at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

  • Rockets shock Scott County, 60-56

    Trailing Scott County 29-7 after the first quarter and 43-27 at halftime, things looked bleak for the SCHS football team in Georgetown on Friday night.

    But the Rockets outscored Scott County 33-13 in the second half to pull off the upset victory, 60-56, and advance to the second round of the playoffs. The Rockets will face Madison Central next Friday.

    Shelby finally took the lead with 3:25 to play when quarterback Alex Matthews hit Jordan Burk on a 16-yard pass and Matt Nakatani's extra-point split the uprights.

  • Eden sets sights on state cross...

    Shelby County sophomore Stacey Eden has a little work left to do.

    After winning the Region 3 meet last weekend, the Rocket cross country runner is focused solely on the State Meet this Saturday at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, and Eden isn't short on motivation.

    Eden was disappointed after last year's 22nd place finish, something he hasn't forgotten.

    "Yeah, I haven't forgotten about that," he said. "It's something I think about every day at practice."

  • Bulldogs open season with a bang

    The Cornerstone Christian Academy is on the brink of a big, big season.

    The Bulldogs are the defending Kentucky Christian Athletic Association state champs, they lost three starters from last season's team and they're slowly moving on to a bigger stage -- the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.

    Cornerstone opened their season Tuesday with 75-60 win over Lakeside, a team entering its first season in the KCAA.

  • Rockets whip Oldham County 40-18

    Shelby County got a boost Friday when Alex Matthews returned from injury to lead the Rockets to a 40-18 win at Oldham County in the final game of the football regular season.

    "He's our guy and it's always good to have him back there," SCHS head coach Todd Shipley said. "The big thing is he's back for the playoffs. It was a good boost for our team, but more than anything it's reassuring for him. To come out and perform like that after sitting out -- he had a nice game."

    Matthews completed 23 of 36 passes for 386 yards and four touchdowns to pace the Rockets (6-4).

  • Shelby's Eden takes top...

    The Shelby County boys' cross country team finished second in the Class 3A Region 3 meet at Charlie Vettiner Park Saturday.

    Stacey Eden led the Rockets with a first place finish, more than nine seconds ahead of second place Eddie Griffin of Fern Creek.

    Shelby and Trinity each had three runners in the top 10, and all five runners in the top 15, but the Shamrocks edged out the Rockets by five points to take the team crown.

  • Cornerstone JV volleyball takes...

    The Cornerstone Christian Academy JV volleyball team just simply ran out of gas.

    After playing for nearly four and a half straight hours, the Lady Bulldogs finally succumbed to fatigue, falling 2-0 to Heritage in the second championship match of the double-elimination state tournament Oct. 20.

    The girls had split their first two matches on Friday, Oct. 19, beating Landmark and losing to Heritage. That loss dropped Cornerstone to the loser's bracket, forcing them to play four matches Saturday.

  • Rockets thump Oldham County 40-18

    Alex Matthews showed no rust as he returned from a shoulder injury to non-throwing arm and led the Rockets to a 40-18 win at Oldham County.

    The win pushed the Rockets to 6-4 on the season. Shelby will travel to Scott County next week to start the playoffs.

    Matthews threw four touchdown passes, two to Jordan Burk, in about three and half quarters of work before giving way to back-up Branden Cresap.

    See Wednesday's edition of The Sentinel-News for a full recap of the Rockets win.

  • Shelby cross country teams...

    The Shelby County High School boys' and girls' cross country teams will travel to Charlie Vettiner Park in the Fern Creek area of Louisville for the regional cross country meet Saturday.

    Both the Rockets and Lady Rockets look to be major players in the race.

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    The boys' race looks to be a two-team battle for first, and for SCHS to win, head coach Randall McDowell said the team must be at its best.

    "I think we'll be competitive, but it's going to be tough," he said. "Trinity is very strong and deep. We have to really be on top of our game to beat them."