Saturday, February 28, 2015

Rockets draw Henderson County in boys' 2nd, too

Basketball Tournament

Games at Morganfield

Wednesday, March 4
Hopkinsville vs Caldwell Co., 6pm
Crittenden vs Henderson Co., 7:30pm
Thursday, March 5
Trigg Co. vs University Heights, 6pm
Madisonville vs Webster Co., 7:30pm

Monday, March 9
Semifinal Round, 6pm
Semifinal Round, 7:30pm

Tuesday, March 10
Championship 7pm

Second Region Basketball Girls Pairings

At Rocket Arena, Marion, Ky.
Lyon County vs. Hopkins Central, 6pm
University Heights vs. Webster County, 7:30pm

Madisonville vs Christian County, 6pm
Crittenden County vs Henderson County, 7:30pm

Semifinals Friday

Championship Saturday

Lady Rockets stumble in Fifth District finale

CCHS coach Shannon Hodge was frustrated
by her team's inability to score vs. Lyon.
Crittenden County stumbled out of the gate and was never able to make a serious run at Lyon County in the Friday's Fifth District championship game at Smithland.

Although the Lady Rockets shot poorly for three periods and fell behind by as many as 20 points, the girls did manage to score more points in the fourth period than they had the previous three quarters, which kept fans in their seats as the game closed. Crittenden pulled to within six points with seconds remaining, but Lyon won 45-37.

Chelsea Oliver scored 17 for Crittenden and had 7 rebounds. Becca Somers had 20 for Lyon and Barrett Blackburn 14.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Wacky finish lets Trigg slip away

Crittnden was a bit frustrated with its narrow loss to Trigg County.
The game was tied in the closing minutes, but Trigg County pulled away 40-37 to take the Fifth District
Tournament championship from Crittenden County for the second straight season.

It was a close one from start to finish with neither team ever having more than a 7-point lead. Trigg actually led by a slight margin most of the way, but Crittenden County tied it down the wire.

Some missed shots and a timeout mistake were among the stumbling blocks CCHS had to overcome in the final seconds to get off a half-court desperation shot at the buzzer that just missed.

Both teams will qualify for next week's Second Region Tournament at Morganfield. See next week's printed edition of The Press for more on this exciting and highly-contested district championship matchup.


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Lady Rockets not celebrating too soon

Although Crittenden County easily knocked off Trigg County Tuesday in the first round of the Fifth District Tournament – guaranteeing the girls a spot in the district championship game and a berth in the Second Region Tournament next week at Rocket Arena – there are no corks popping yet.

Lady Rocket coach Shannon Hodge says her team wants it all. See this week's printed edition of The Crittenden Press for the story. The newspaper will be on sale this afternoon.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Rockets beat Lyon; punch ticket to region

Crittenden County beat Lyon County by 24 Monday in the Fifth District Tournament at Smithland, lifting the Rockets into Thursday championship game against Trigg County.

By virtue of its win Monday, Crittenden has earned a spot in next week's Second Region Tournament, which will be at Morganfield.

Noah Dickerson scored a career high in the win over Lyon. See this week's printed edition of The Crittenden Press for details of the victory and a look ahead to the matchup with Trigg County.

Monday, February 16, 2015


All Games at Livingston Central - Smithland
Monday's Boys' Games
Trigg County vs. Livingston Central 6pm
Crittenden Co. vs. Lyon County, 7:30pm
Tuesday's Girls' Games
Crittenden Co. vs. Trigg County, 6pm
Lyon County vs. Livingston Central, 7:30pm
Thursday, Feb. 26 Boys' Game
Championship, 7pm
Friday, Feb. 27 Girls' Game
Championship 7pm

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Snow could jeopardize final week of season

Crittenden County's boys (15-10) are scheduled to play Hopkins Central (12-15) on the road Monday and then host the same team on Tuesday in a varsity doubleheader at Rocket Arena.

With the winter storm forecast, it appears the final week of the regular season could be in jeopardy.

There is also a varsity doubleheader scheduled for Friday at Fort Campbell. The Falcon boys are 5-18 and the Lady Falcons are 4-22.

Hopkins Central's girls are 18-10 on the season, but only beat Crittenden (15-10) by five at Nortonville earlier this season.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

FLIPPED ON: Lady Rockets are No. 1

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The Lady Rockets won a coin toss yesterday, giving Crittenden County the No. 1 seed in the Fifth District Girls
Basketball Tournament, which starts in about a week and a half at Smithland.

Crittenden and Lyon County tied for the regular-season title, so a coin tossed was used to determine who got the top seed for post-season play. Crittenden will play Trigg in the first round and Lyon will play host Livingston Central.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Rockets host Caldwell tonight

UPDATE: Caldwell beats Rockets by 24.

Crittenden County (15-8) remains among the top teams in the Second Region based on overall record. Right now, CCHS ranks fourth behind Webster, Henderson and Hopkinsville. Henderson and Hoptown are ranked among the state's top 10 teams, according to the AP Poll.

Crittenden beat Community Christian Academy of Paducah by 30 last night and will host Caldwell County tonight, making it the Rockets' fourth game in five days.

The senior boys, girls and cheerleaders were all recognized Monday during Senior Night.

The Lady Rockets (14-9) beat CCA by 20. The girls are off until Friday when the Rockets and Lady Rockets host St. Mary in a doubleheader. There will be homecoming festivities and the athletics hall of fame induction ceremony that night. Homecoming ceremonies start at 5:30pm.