Community Sports

  • 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
  • Summer Youth Sports Camps -- Baseball
     The fundamentals of baseball were the main topics recently at Youth Baseball Camps put on by the Bullitt Central and Bullitt East coaching staffs. Bullitt Central head coach G.J. Moore had about 30 players at his three day event held at the team’s field. Bullitt East assistant coaches Craig Sharpe and Eric Moore ran the Bullitt East camp for roughly 60 players in two sessions at the Total Sports Academy in Mount Washington.
  • Teen athletes honored for overcoming personal odds
     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- High school is hard. But going through high school when you can’t hear what’s going on around you or when cancer takes someone close to you? That takes resilience. North Bullitt senior Cassandra Davis and Bullitt East junior Alyssa Peak have resilience.
  • Dolphins swim team meeting on Tuesday, May 17
     The season for the Dolphins Swim Team, a part of the Summer Fun League, is scheduled to begin early in June.  A parent meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, at Okolona Christian Church - located at the corner of Preston Highway and Mount Washington Road in Hillview.  Topics for discussion will include swimmer registration and information, required swimsuits, and spiritwear orders.
  • MW sports complex moving forward in planning stages
     MOUNT WASHINGTON— Sports lovers rejoice! Designs for the sports complex in Mount Washington are at 90 percent completion. Project planner Chad McCormick of Land Design and Development presented an update on the park’s progress. The facility plans to include areas for baseball, football, soccer, tennis, basketball and disc golf as well as a couple of playgrounds, a splash park and an amphitheater next to a pond.
  • Willis, Troutman both have great junior seasons
     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The college basketball season ended this week officially, but as everyone knows, the sport rarely takes a break in these parts. The two most high-level Bullitt County players in the college ranks this winter were obviously former Bullitt East teammates Derek Willis at the University of Kentucky and Rusty Troutman at Bellarmine University.