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High School Sports

  • BE falls early at state bowling

      LEXINGTON – On Friday at the Kentucky High School Bowling Championships at Collins Eastland Lanes, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers put themselves in a tough spot early and could never recover, suffering a first-round loss to West Jessamine.

    This was the second straight year that Bullitt East had reached the state finals after having runner-up finishes in the Region 3 Tournament. A year ago, the Lady Chargers won a match before losing in the quarter-finals.

  • Snow and ice get the best of local hoops teams

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Snow and ice played havoc with the basketball schedule early last week with a number of games lost to the elements.

    As it turned out, just two games were played with Bullitt East going on the road and beating Moore 65-45 in a battle of Sixth Region teams. That was actually the only game originally scheduled for Tuesday, but after snow on Monday night, North Bullitt moved a game with Jeffersontown back 24-hours, but then did not play well in an 85-77 loss.

  • Swim teams show strong in new alignment

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The team members practice together, but compete separately.

    That unusual arrangement has worked for almost a decade now and it continued this winter for the Bullitt County High School Swimming Program. The program is part of the athletic program for the three local high schools and head coach Joe White is paid by the Bullitt County Board of Education just like any other high school coach.

  • Central’s Calhoun set to play at Lindsey Wilson

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – It wasn’t mandatory for Bullitt Central senior Austin Calhoun to play college football with long-time friend Cameron Dukes.

    However, when Lindsey Wilson University in Columbia started showing interest in both players last fall, the dream of continuing his favorite sport with his good friend came to the forefront.

    As it turned out, Blue Raider assistant coach Powell Miller made an offer to both and within a few weeks of each other Calhoun and Dukes decided they were both heading to Columbia to play for Lindsey Wilson.

  • BE’s Troutman signs to kick at Morehead State

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Bullitt County’s first family of basketball now has a Division I football player after Bullitt East senior Jalin Troutman signed last Monday to play football at Morehead State University.

    Growing up, Troutman of course followed in the family footsteps, playing basketball even after starting his days at Bullitt East. However, after two seasons and seeing a loaded group of classmates with that sport, Troutman opted to go in a different direction.

  • Eastside cheer squads win all the titles

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— Signs throughout the city displaying their congratulations to the Eastside Eagles cheerleading teams greeted the students when they arrived home from competition last Tuesday night.

     Not only did the two teams win Nationals in each of their divisions; both teams also won Worlds, a feat not common in such a prestigious competition.

  • Eagles need every tick of the clock to beat Moore and keep dreams alive

     HEBRON ESTATES -- He’s hit a game-winning home run to win an All-Star baseball game in extra innings.

    He’s pitched and won in a state baseball game.

    And, now, he’s calmly hit one of the biggest shots in his high school basketball career.

    Most surprising, Ryan Henson showed an unusual side -- his emotions.

    With the team struggling for the first three quarters, Henson’s three-pointer at the buzzer allowed his North Bullitt Eagles to keep alive its hopes of being the top seed in the 23rd District tournament.

  • Lady Eagles take care of business

     HEBRON ESTATES -- It was one of those nights that you just want to take care of business.

    On Senior Night and Homecoming, the North Bullitt Lady Eagles did not get caught up in all the pre-game hype.

    The host team completed its perfect district season and went to 18-5 on the year with a 68-22 defeat of the Moore Lady Mustangs.

    With its suffocating press and its trapping defense, North Bullitt built a 20-4 lead at the end of the first quarter. The lead was 38-15 at intermission.

  • Bullitt County’s high school swimming program

     Under the direction of head coach Joe White, the Bullitt County High School swimming program is having another successful season.

    The program has all three of the local high schools practicing together three nights a week at the University of Louisville’s Ralph Wright Natatorium before separating and competing for their own high school in meets.

    The program this year has 35 swimmers. The schools will compete this Friday in the Region Four Meet at the Louisville pool.

    White’ assistant coach is Geof Thomas.

  • Big week for post-season action

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – This is a big week for the smaller ‘winter’ sports programs in their post-season action.

    The Kentucky High School Bowling Tournament will be held in Lexington at Collins Eastland Lanes on Thursday and Friday with Bullitt County entrants both days.