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Community Sports

  • Breeden wins opening junior golf tournament
     SHEPHERDSVILLE – While golf might still be a distant dream for some with the weather in Kentuckiana the way it has been in recent weeks, the game went on for a number of local players over the past weekend in the Musselman-Dunne Golf Tour/KIA Match-Play Championships at Seneca Golf Course in Louisville. This was the first event of the MDGT season. The MDGT will continue with events up through the end of July at which time the players will shift their focus to their high school (or college) golf teams. 
  • Local youth runners, archers earn honors over the past weekend
     LOUISVILLE - Several local runners did well in the Rodes City Run 10K. The 6.2-mile event - the second in the Triple Crown series - saw several local runners of all ages finish among the top in their age groups. For the youngsters, John Barbagallo of Mount Washington was second in the 14 and under division with a time of 38 minutes, 50 seconds. In the 15-19 age group, Michael Montgomery, also of Mount Washington, placed third with a time of 38:41.
  • Eastside repeats as state champs for medium division
     RICHMOND - For the second consecutive year, the Eastside Middle cheerleading squad came back to Bullitt County in possession of the KAPOS Kentucky State Cheerleading championship trophy. According to cheer coach Carrie DeBold, in order to compete at the state competition at Eastern Kentucky University, the squad had to win its regional contest. For Eastside, both the Medium (16 members) and the Super Large (24 members) squads won their regional events and qualified for the state. The Super Large squad placed sixth in the state.
  • East Running Club has a powerful season
     MOUNT WASHINGTON – To build a top-flight athletic program, you have to start young. Bullitt East track and cross-country coach Lenny Raley saw that up close when he was an assistant basketball coach in the Lady Charger program a few years ago. Wanting more for his runners, Raley dropped the basketball gig and started the East Running Club. The early results have been impressive as a lot of young runners have joined the program and the results on the course have been strong.
  • Local athletes compete in national running events
     LOUISVILLE – After the end of the running season for the East Running Club, some of the club members competed with the Derby City Athletic Club in some national events. First, a number of Bullitt Countians participated in the Cross-Country Coaches Youth National Championships on Nov. 23 at E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park in Louisville.
  • Bernheim set to honor former county champs
     CLERMONT - Jimmy Carnes will bring back a bit of the past on Thursday night. As part of Bernheim Middle School’s 20th celebration year, boys’ basketball coach Carnes will honor the first county championship for the school. After beating Mount Washington in the semifinals, Bernheim defeated Bullitt Lick by eight points to win the championship.
  • Pancake breakfast more than a fund-raiser
     In the world of reporting, it is not unusual to see tears shed. But you normally don’t see that happen at a youth baseball all-star game. And, when it happens, the tears normally flow from an upset child after a loss or an angry parent who believes his or her child didn’t get enough playing time. On this particular Saturday afternoon, it was a coach shedding tears and apologizing to one of his players. He was upset the young man had not gotten into the game.  His displeasure in himself led to tears. His own tears.
  • Best of five final goes to MWMS in 'B' showdown
     ZONETON – The fifth time was just what the doctor ordered for the Mount Washington Lady Generals on Thursday in the championship game of the Girls’ ‘B’ Division of the Bullitt County Middle School Tournament.      Amazingly, this was the fifth meeting this season between arch-rivals and good friends Mount Washington and Eastside. The two squads split the first four meetings, setting up this meeting at Zoneton Middle School to break the tie.
  • Chiefs tight at start but finishes strong
     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Think about a team going the entire season without allowing a touchdown. And think about only allowing three first downs. Those were the stats for the Overdale Chiefs in the A division of the Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League this year. Going into the championship game a huge favorite against the Mount Washington Colts, Overdale players, coaches and fans may have been a bit shocked to see the Chiefs behind at halftime.
  • Colts able to slow down fast moving Titans in B
     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Coming into the championship game of the B division for the Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League, there was the perfect opportunity for a monumental upset. Having a perfect season, the Mount Washington Colts had every reason to be confident. And facing a Shepherdsville Titan team which was a sixth seed and had won only two games in the regular season, the Colts may have been a bit overconfident. That is what concerned Colt coach Matt Cashon.