Community Sports

  • East hosts volleyball camp then gets down to business
     Before getting down to business with their own practices this summer, the Bullitt East Lady Charger volleyball team recently hosted a camp for young players in the area. For two nights the elementary and middle school players worked on fundamentals and played games under the direction of Bullitt East head coach Ed Fisher and the members of his team. After conducting the camp, Bullitt East got down to business with practice for the upcoming season. This past weekend the team played in the Bluegrass State Games in Lexington.
  • Blue Lick runs out of gas in regional final
     SAUK PRAIRIE, WIS. -- Heading into the Ohio Valley 16-18 Regional tournament, Blue Lick manager Tommy Parker didn’t have a lot of extreme hopes. With nine players on the trip after winning the state tournament, Parker knew it would be tough to bring home a championship. However, the local team surprised everyone by reaching the championship game last Sunday. But with a lot of tired bodies and sore arms, Blue Lick fell just short, losing 4-0 to the host Sauk Prairie team.
  • First Summer of Baseball
     The Mount Washington Under-6 All-Star team, the youngest All-Star team that the league names has had a strong summer. Unlike some of the older All-Star teams, the U-6 squad does not have tourneys in the Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth series. Instead, the machine-pitch group plays in some independent tournaments. On July 11-12, the team won the Die Hard Invitational at Valley Sports Complex. The team also finished second in the Firecracker Tournament at Fern Creek.  The team still has a tournament at Germantown.
  • Contribute to the kids of Kosair
     The Mount Washington FOP Lodge 82 raised $6,253 at the annual Fishing for Kosair Kids Crappie Tournament held this spring. The tournament had 78 participants despite some hot weather. (left to right) Det. Dan Kelty, Sgt. Becky Hill and Sgt. Tim Morris with the check.
  • Eagle Scout to honor Korean War veterans as his special project
     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Eagle Scout projects have always been beneficial to the community, putting in countless hours of service.  And Boy Scout Robby Smith’s project will be no exception; however, his will hold a special significance. “I was talking to my grandpa (Robert E. Younger) about all of the monuments (in Bullitt County) and we didn’t have one for the Korean War so I wanted to do one,” he said. Younger, a Mount Washington resident, was a staff sergeant in the Navy during the Korean War.
  • East hosts the oldest and largest summer hoops camp
     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Just before the start of the high school ‘dead period’, Bullitt East once again opened its gyms to both boys and girls for the oldest and largest of the summer basketball camps in the area. Bullitt East Lady Charger head coach Chris Stallings welcomed over 200 younger campers to the two-a-day sessions for five days of work on fundamentals and team play in the three gyms at the school’s campus. The girls went in the morning session while the boys were in action during the afternoons of that week.
  • Three area teams compete in Ohio Valley Regional
     FERN CREEK – A trio of Bullitt County All-Star teams competed last week in the Ohio Valley Regional Softball Tournaments at Fern Creek Park. This was the second Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth event for all three of the squads. Two weeks earlier, the teams had taken part in the West Kentucky State Tournament in Glasgow (including additional teams from the Blue Lick league) with mixed results.
  • Blue Lick U-18 All-Stars win Babe Ruth state
     OKOLONA -- For 11 innings, there really hadn’t been too much excitement in the championship game of the West Kentucky Babe Ruth 18 and under tournament. Both teams had already earned the right to advance to the Ohio Valley regional tournament later this week in Sauk City, Wisc. But if you are going to play extra innings on a very hot day, you might as well win the big trophy. Blue Lick came home with the 1-0 victory over Fern Creek. With two outs in the 12th inning Sunday, Ryan Henson decided to finish it.
  • Blue Lick and MW U-10 Stars in Metro State event
     JEFFERSONTOWN – A pair of Bullitt County U-10 Baseball All-Star teams finished out the summer season last week competing in the West Kentucky Metro State Tournament at Skyview Park in Jeffersontown. As it turned out, the teams from Blue Lick and Mount Washington did not get to compete against each other and both bowed out fairly early in the eight-team, double-elimination event. The Blue Lick U-10 All-Stars, a team that failed to win a game in the district tournament two weeks earlier, did pick-up a win in this event before eventually falling.
  • BE’s Taylor wins junior golf season championship
     SHEPHERDSVILLE –The high school golf season will be starting in less than two weeks, but for some local players the summer has already been filled with play on the links. Last week, the Musselman-Dunne Junior Golf Tour, part of the Kentucky Junior Golf Foundation, held its championship tournament at Big Spring Country Club in Jefferson County. The MDGT Championship capped off four months of golf for the junior players.