Community Sports

  • Youth football set to start 46th season on Saturday
     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Sometimes change is good, but there are also times where staying the course is the best option. That is the way that long-time Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League president Joe Downs sees the 2017 campaign. Major changes have been put on the back burner while small tweaks in what was working have moved forward. This is Downs’ 13th year at the helm of the county-wide league that has nine individual programs that conduct not only football games, but also oversee cheerleading and dance teams.
  • Bullitt Central finishes sixth at NASP World Championships
     ORLANDO, FLORIDA – Bullitt Central capped off its most successful archery season ever recently with a sixth place finish overall in the NASP World Championships at the Orange County Convention Center. Bullitt East also did well in the high school competition, finishing 16th overall. The event included 3,400 archers in the 8th annual bulls-eye competition and another 1,200 students in the newer International Bowhunting Organizations 3D Challenge.
  • Early instruction at Cougar Football Camp
     With the young league and high school football teams already practicing for the upcoming seasons, a handful of local players got in some exact work recently when they took part in the Bullitt Central Cougar Football Camp. This was the second year for the camp under Bullitt Central head coach Matt Kuehn. There was no contact at this camp, but the young players got some instruction in the fundamentals of the sport as well as competing against one another in some punt, pass and kick competitions.
  • Blue Lick’s U-18 team headed back to World Series
     CROWN POINT, IND. -- It took a few extra innings but the Blue Lick U-18 All-Stars are headed out west for a second consecutive year. The team made up of high school and college players from Bullitt and Jefferson counties swept through to win its second straight Ohio Valley Regional title. Now, the team will make a return trip to Ephrata, Wash., in its quest for the World Series championship.
  • Summer fun at Bullitt East Soccer Camp
     Coming off the high school ‘dead period’ recently, Bullitt East hosted its annual summer soccer camp. This year, the four-day event was under the direction of girls’ soccer coach Steve Gentry who took the reins from boys’ head coach Mike Brangers. Gentry and his Lady Charger players had over 50 elementary and middle school age players despite some warm temperatures.
  • MW U-8 Baseball All-Stars
     The Mount Washington U-8 All-Stars played in the Kentucky Machine Pitch Extended Rules State Tournament over the weekend at the Okolona Youth League. In pool play, Mount Washington dropped a 12-6 decision to Prairie Village on Wednesday and then on Friday the squad fell to St. Matthews No. 1 by a 21-10 score. After pool play, the local team had to play Germantown and they fell in bracket play.
  • MW U-11 Baseball All-Stars
     After competing in the District 8-9-10-11 Tournament at Fairdale two weeks ago, the Mount Washington U-11 Baseball All-Stars moved on and competed in the 10-team  West Kentucky State Baseball Tournament this past weekend.
  • MW U-9 Baseball All-Stars
     The Mount Washington U-9 All-Stars competed this summer in the District 10 and 11 Tournament at Jeffersontown. The members of the team included Cody Alvey, Cole Cornell, Cayden Cowan, Hayden Elmore, Cole Halbrook, Chase Litton, Callen Magers, Taylor McCleskey, Garrison Miller, Landon Reed, Randy Wakefield and Brayden Warren. The team was coached by Danny Magers, Jeffrey Litton and Shane McKinley.
  • Blue Lick wins third straight state title
     OKOLONA -- Brian Shirley has coached baseball for over 20 years, so you shouldn’t expect there to be any nerves as he guides the Blue Lick 18U team in the state tournament. But, after serving as an assistant coach on the squad’s back-to-back state titles, Shirley admitted to being just a little nervous. With the exception of one inning, there was no reason for nerves as Blue Lick swept through all four games to claim its third straight state title.
  • MW U-8 Baseball All-Stars
     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- For the first round of District play, the Mount Washington U-8 All-Stars got to play at home. The league put on a big show with games on three different fields. The organizers had to battle back after play was completely washed out on Thursday. The tournament then got completed on Sunday. The Mount Washington All-Stars had a strong showing but could not get past a powerhouse team from Jeffersontown, a team that had done well last year in U-7 national play.