High School Sports

  • Cougars rout Nelson as seven players score TDs

     BARDSTOWN – Quick, efficient and to the point.

    The Bullitt Central Cougars took care of business in meticulous fashion on Friday, running through a struggling Nelson County team to the tune of a 53-7 victory.

    With the win, in the final district game of the season, the Cougars wrapped a berth in the Class 5-A play-offs. Bullitt Central finished tied for second in Region 3 along with their two county rivals, North Bullitt and Bullitt East, with 3-2 records.

  • NB again falls a conversion short of victory

     PEWEE VALLEY – The battle for the top spot in Class 5-A, District 3 lived up to all the hype on Friday before a failed two-point conversion left South Oldham with a 35-34 victory over North Bullitt.

    This was the second straight year that the final district game of the season matched these two teams for the top spot. It was winner take all for the number one seed in the post-season. With the win, the Dragons repeat as district champions.

  • BE pulls away late to secure a play-off spot

     BUCKNER -- It was just a little bit different on Thursday for the Bullitt East Chargers.

    Its game against Oldham County was a night earlier.

    And, due to senior activities on the field, warmups had to be moved to a practice field.

    Plus, most of the game was played in a steady rain.

    But, despite all the hurdles, coach Mark Sander’s Chargers fared quite well in its season finale.

    Bullitt East had over 500 yards of total offense en route to its 28-7 victory.

  • NB loses 1-0 semifinal; BE beats Butler

        LOUISVILLE -- For the fifth straight year, it will be a Bullitt East-Mercy final for the Sixth Region girls’ soccer title.
        But, this year, the route each team had to follow was a bit different.
        Bullitt East played Butler in the semifinal on Wednesday. Normally, it is the Lady Chargers against the North Bullitt Lady Eagles.
        And, this year, the Lady Eagles had to face Mercy on its home field.

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  • So close yet so far as BE falls in shootout

        LOUISVILLE -- Each year, Bullitt East coach Steve Gentry feels his program gets a little bit closer to matching the Mercy Jaguars.
        On Friday, the final of the Sixth Region soccer tournament couldn’t be decided in regularion. And it couldn’t be decided in two five-minute extra periods.
        So, it came down to a five-player shootout and the host Mercy team won its fifth consecutive finale against the Lady Chargers.

  • Bullitt East derailed by Mercy in finale

        LOUISVILLE -- The Sixth Region goes through Mercy.
        And, that means that the 24th District must also go through the Jaguars.
        For first-year coach Ricky Hoffman, his Bullitt East Lady Chargers could not look past its first round opponent on Monday night.
        The host Jeffersontown squad boasted a 19-12 record on the season.
        In their regular season matchup, Bullitt East won a 3-1 match against the Lady Chargers.

  • Bullitt Central wins district volleyball title

        OKOLONA -- For the past three years, the finals of the 23rd District volleyball tournament matched North Bullitt and Bullitt Central.
        In each of those three years, the Lady Eagles went into the Sixth Region tournament as the district champs.
        But, this year was different.
        The Bullitt Central Lady Cougars powered through a three-set victory over North Bullitt, 25-20, 25-23, 25-16.
        But the championship trophy may have actually been won on Oct. 3.

  • BE narrows the gap, but Tigers still win

     HIGHVIEW – Bullitt East scored first on Thursday in the Boys’ 24th District Soccer Final, but Fern Creek answered less than a minute later and the Tigers went on to claim a 3-1 win.

  • East has to win; NB, BC could benefit with win

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Despite pulling off the remarkable 44-43 win over North Bullitt on Friday, the Bullitt East Chargers need to do it again this week against district rival Oldham County if they want the season to continue in two weeks in the Class 5-A play-offs.

    Bullitt East will have to do it on a short week of practice; because it is Fall Break week in Oldham County, the game has been shifted to Thursday night starting at 7:30 p.m.

  • NB still Queens of 23rd District

     OKOLONA – The North Bullitt Lady Eagles continued their reign in the 23rd District on Tuesday as coach Amber Mink’s team won for a fifth straight year, this time by a 10-0 score over Moore.

    While this was old hat for North Bullitt, playing in the district final was a brand new occurrence for Moore. The Lady Mustangs benefited from Bullitt Central pulling out of post-season play and reached the final by beating Southern 4-0 a day earlier in the first-round contest.