Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Two Lady Rockets selected All-Fifth District

Chelsea Oliver                                          Kaitlin Binkley

Senior guard Kaitlin Binkley and sophomore forward Chelsea Oliver were selected to the All-Fifth District Girls Basketball Team last week.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Four Rockets named to all-district team

From left, Owen, Knox, Clark and Hill.
Four members of the Rocket basketball team were selected to the All-Fifth District squad, which was announced last week during the Fifth District Tournament at Cadiz.

Selected from Crittenden County were guards Aaron Owen and Ethan Hill, forward Bobby Knox and center Devin Clark. Owen is a junior and the other three are seniors.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Rockets fall in Fifth District semifinal

Rocket Ethan Hill works through traffic.
In very simple terms, you might call Crittenden County's basketball game Tuesday night in the opening round of the Fifth District Tournament a contest of toughness vs. quickness.

A gutsy performance by senior forward Bobby Knox and the rest of the Rockets had host Trigg County on the ropes late, but the Wildcats' quickness prevailed. Trigg beat the Rockets 60-57, but it was only by inches – literally.
Senior Rocket guard Ethan Hill stole the ball at midcourt with a second to play then took a couple of long dribbles before firing a shot that was on line, but just short of its mark. Had it gone in, the game would have gone into overtime.

“You're guys are tough, they're  just really tough,” said veteran Trigg County coach Mike Wright. “I thought (Deonquez) Nance and (Dee) Murphey's quickness created some problems for Crittenden and that was the difference.”

Trigg scored 20 points off Rocket turnovers.

Read the rest of this article in this week's printed edition of The Crittenden Press.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Lady Rocket season ends in district opener

Despite a valiant effort by the Lady Rockets, who had won just four games all season, Lyon County prevailed in the opening round of the Fifth District Tournament Monday night at Cadiz, beating Crittenden County by just two points.

The Lady Rocket season comes to an end and Lyon County advances to face Livingston Central in Thursday's girls' championship.

Read more in this week's Crittenden Press printed edition.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Rockets avenge earlier loss, close season with win

Crittenden County closed out its season with a strong win over Fort Campbell Friday at Marion. The Falcons had beaten the Rockets in their first meeting this season.

The Rockets head into post-season play Tuesday with its best record since 2006.

To open the Fifth District tournament, Crittenden plays Trigg County at Cadiz in Tuesday night's second game. Lyon plays Livingston in the opener.

The Lady Rockets, winners of four games this season, plays Lyon County in the district tournament Monday in the evening's second game. Livingston plays Trigg in the opener. Lyon County has multiple injuries that could leave an opening for the Lady Rockets.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Rockets play final game tonight vs. Ft. Campbell

Crittenden County continues to improve heading toward next week's district tournament. The Rockets lost by just one point to Class A Champion University Heights last night at Marion.

The Rockets host Fort Campbell tonight to close our the regular season.

Meanwhile, the Lady Rockets play at Webster County in a varsity-only matchup to round out their season.

Catch all the details in next week's Crittenden Press.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Fifth District Pairings

Fifth District Tournament will be played at Trigg County

Livingston (1) vs. Trigg (4)  -  Monday Feb. 18, 6:00 p.m.
Lyon (2) vs. Crittenden (3) - Monday Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m.
Championship, Thursday, Feb. 21, 7 p.m.

Lyon (1) vs. Livingston (4) - Tuesday Feb. 19, 6:00 p.m.
Trigg (2) vs. Crittenden (3) - Tuesday Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m.
Championship, Friday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m.