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Community Sports

  • MW defense stands strong to win state 7-U
     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- After losing a couple of games to finish third in its district tournament, one might think that manager David Clevinger and his team might be a little down. But the Mount Washington U-7 All-Stars were ready for play in the West Kentucky State Tournament at Okolona. In fact, the team from Mount Washington did not lose a game in pool play and then completed the sweep by winning the state title 8-7 in eight innings over Germantown.
  • WORLD SERIES BOUND: Blue Lick 18 gives Ford dream trip
     HILLVIEW -- For some, it might be the first time to fly on an airplane. For others, it might be the first time to travel outside the Kentuckiana area. But for Challis Ford, it will be his first trip to the Babe Ruth World Series. After coaching young men the art of baseball for the past 45 years, Ford will have his first opportunity to join nine other elite teams from across the United States.
  • Blue Lick wins state; looks for more
     OKOLONA -- Coaching youth baseball for 45 years, Challis Ford has been close but he’s never had a team make the World Series at any age group. After his Blue Lick team won its second consecutive state title, Ford had a simple request -- take an old man who loves baseball to that national Babe Ruth tournament. Manager Tommy Parker, Ford’s long-time friend and coach, believes this group of 18 and under players might be that team to make that dream possible.
  • 2016 West Kentucky U-12 Metro State Tournament
  • Dolphins at Cooper Farms have 80 swimmers on the competitive team this summer
         HILLVIEW – Summer and swimming.     The two are pretty much inseparable for many youngsters and for six weeks this summer 80 local swimmers took their summer fun to a competitive level diving into the water for the Dolphins at Cooper Farms.
  • It was a red, white, blue and wet day for the Bullitt Blast Run
     There was no way to avoid the rain, but the Bullitt Blast Dash 5K went on anyway under the sponsorship of the Bullitt County YMCA. The race/run/walk has become an annual Fourth of July event in Shepherdsville and there was a large turnout despite the inclement weather. Some of the runners took the event more seriously than others, but everyone had a good time.  
  • A big week as teams compete in Babe Ruth State events
     U-7 West Kentucky State Tournament at Okolona The Mount Washington U-7 All-Stars started play on Tuesday of this week at the West Kentucky State Tournament, an event with 19 teams taking part. Mount Washington will start play in pool play with a game against the East Louisville Stars at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday and a 7:30 p.m. game on Wednesday against Grayson County.
  • Eastside 1,600 relay team finishes second at state
        SHEPHERDSVILLE – A small contingent of local runners from three area middle schools competed last month in the Kentucky Track and Cross-Country Coaches Association State Track Championships at the University of Louisville.     This was a huge meet with over 100 schools from across the state taking part. Only the top eight finishers in each event scored team points, but still, 51 girls’ teams and 54 boys’ teams ended up scoring at least one point in the event.
  • Both local U-12 baseball teams advance to state
        SHEPHERDSVILLE – The first Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken All-Star Tournaments were the U-12 events and both of the Bullitt County teams, the Blue Lick Optimist All-Stars and the Mount Washington All-Stars advanced out of their respective district tournaments and will compete in this week’s West Kentucky State Tournament hosted by the Germantown Youth League. Blue Lick All-Stars
  • Summer baseball/softball action starts this week
     The Mount Washington Youth League Softball All-Stars will compete this weekend in the Babe Ruth Kentucky State Tournament at Fern Creek. Play will begin on Thursday and run through Sunday. The top two teams in each age bracket advance to the Babe Ruth Regional Tournament set for July 13 in Fairfield, Ohio.   Under-8 Mount Washington All-Stars