Community Sports

  • 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.
  • Colts win PW title in defensive struggle
     SHEPHERDSVILLE - When they played in the regular season, the contest was decided by a touchdown. In the championship game for the Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League on Saturday, it was only right that the top two teams - Mount Washington and Old Mill - would square off. This time, the game came down to an extra point and a lot of defense.  The Mount Washington Colts remained undefeated with a 7-6 victory over the Bengals.
  • Dolphins use big plays, tough defense for LB title
     SHEPHERDSVILLE - After coaching his third team to a Little Bullitts title in the Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League, Jeremy Jenkins is finished at that level. His third title came Saturday as his Pleasant Grove Dolphins defeated the top-seeded Maryville Patriots 12-0. While the margin might seem comfortable, Jenkins was never comfortable in a league where defense has ruled. On its second possession, Jenkins said the coaches saw something open up the middle.
  • Eight teams set for Championship Saturday
     The stage was set for Championship Saturday this past weekend as The Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League held semi-finals with the winners advancing to meet this coming weekend in the final games of the season. This past weekend also saw some consolation bracket games between teams that had lost in the quarter-finals the previous week.