Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Christmas Tournament Schedule Announced

The Rockets will play at at Fulton in the Bulldog Classic Dec. 20-21 as part of its holiday schedule.

Fulton released the schedule this week:

Tuesday, December 20
6:00 PM - Crittenden County, KY vs. Gleason, TN
7:30 PM - Clarksville, Northeast (TN) vs. Fulton City

Wednesday, December 21
2:00 PM - Gleason vs. Northeast
3:30 PM - Crittenden Co. vs. Fulton City

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Lady Rockets misfire against Madisonville

Crittenden County's girls were locked in and loaded for battle in the first half Tuesday night at Hopkinsville in the Second Region Tournament. However, they totally misfired in the second half as Madisonville won the game 65-30.

The Lady Rockets were within two points with three minutes left in the second period, but went on a dry spell while Madisonville turned up the heat. The Lady Maroons were near perfect from the field in the third period, making 10 straight shots at one point to pull ahead by more than 20.

See this week's printed edition of The Crittenden Press for details and comments form Coach Shannon Hodge.

Madisonville 65, Crittenden 30
CRITTENDEN – Moss, Lynch 5, Champion 13, Pierce, Nesbitt 2, Evans, Collins 2, Perryman 4, Summers 2, Woodward 2. FG 12. 3-pointers 2 (Lynch, Champion). FT 4-7. Fouls 11.
MADISONVILLE – Pleasant, Whitsell 11, Perkins, Foster 5, Sherman 18, Civills 3, C.Peyton, Gray 18, Enoch 4, Stone 4, Livingston, H.Gray. FG 29. 3-pointers 1 (A.Gray). FT 6-12. Fouls 13.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Lady Rockets fall in district finals

Lady Rockets take 2nd in 5th District
Crittenden County's girls shot poorer than they had all season long and Lyon County's Becca Somers was unstoppable to the basket as Lyon County beat the Lady Rockets 51-34 in the Fifth District championship game Friday at Eddyvlle.

Somers had 26 points and Crittenden got 14 from Cassidy Moss.

Both teams advance to the Second Region Tournament starting Monday at Hopkinsville.

CRITTENDEN – Moss 14, Lynch 2, Champion 4, Pierce 1, Nesbitt 4, Evans 5, Collins 4, Perryman, Sumers, Woodward. FG 9. 3-pointers 1 (Moss). FT 15-22. Fouls 11.
LYON – Ellis, Somers 26, Francis, Johnson 4, Taylor, White 2, Butts, Watts, P’Poole 13, Doom, Holloman, Murphy 6, Sutton. FG 22. 3-pointers 2 (P’Poole, Murphy). FT 5-6. Fouls 18.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Lady Rockets tipoff tonight for district championship

The time is now, says Lady Rocket coach Shannon Hodge.

For the past three months, the longtime Crittenden County girls’ coach has hinted that her basketball team was equipped to challenge for a district championship. Tonight at 7 p.m., the Rocket girls get that opportunity at Eddyvlle in a fourth meeting this season against next-door-nemesis Lyon County.

Hodge knows her girls will need to put everything together and be clicking on all cylinders against the Lady Lyons, who are hosting the Fifth District championship.

“We’re going to have to play tremendous defense,” Hodge said, pointing to the plan for taking down Lyon County’s girls – against whom Crittenden has lost by scores of 51-40, 39-33 and 41-24 this season.

Hodge knows, however, that her team was less than snappy each time against Lyon. Now, her girls are reaching a crescendo at the right time. The offense is finding its rhythm and moving to an up-tempo beat that could prove difficult for Lyon to handle this time.

“It’s not like we’ve been horrible defensively,” Hodge said about the previous losses to Lyon, “we just haven’t gotten anything going offensively.”

Crittenden’s offense was impeccable at times in Tuesday’s 61-50 Fifth District semifinal victory over Livingston Central.

Crittenden (15-14) has now won five straight. Its longest winning streak of the season.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Rockets open post-seasson tonight


Crittenden (15-14) has now won five straight, including Tuesday night’s Fifth District Tournament semifinal victory over Livingston Central (13-14). CCHS beat Livingston 61-50 behind Cassidy Moss’s 26 and Madison Champion’s 19 points.

The Lady Rockets now face Lyon County in Friday’s district championship game at Eddyvlle.

See this week’s printed edition of The Crittenden Press for district tournament details. 

Tournament Pairings

Trigg County 66, Crittenden 50
Lyon County 49, Livingston 77

Lyon Co. 55, Trigg County 22
Crittenden 61, Livingston 50

Boys championship, 7pm
Trigg County vs. Lyon County

Girls championship, 7pm
Crittenden County vs. Lyon County

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Boys and Girls ready for final week

It’s been a good weekend for the Crittenden County basketball teams.

The Lady Rockets won for the third straight time Saturday, getting a quality win over Union County and equalling the season’s longest win streak. 

The girls beat St. Mary on the road Friday night with a big second-half from Cassidy Moss then used good defense to dispatch the Lady Braves at Marion the following evening. The Lady Rockets (13-14) can finish better than .500 this season with two more wins to close out the year against Hopkins Central and Fort Campbell.

Meantime, the Rockets earned a big win Saturday at home on Senior Night. 

Ryan James, starting for the first time this season, grabbed a huge rebound, was fouled then knocked down the winning free throws with 11 seconds to play as the Rockets beat Fort Campbell at Marion.

Crittenden’s boys (4-22) didn’t have as much success Friday at St. Mary as the Vikings won by 21. The Rockets have won two of their last three games.

Both boys' and girls' teams appear ready for the final week of regular season and the playoffs, which kick off a week from Monday at Eddyvlle.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

No game tonight at Caldwell County

Crittenden County's boys' basketball game at Caldwell County tonight has been cancelled due to weather conditions. No makeup date was immediately announced.