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High School Sports

  • Lady Chargers turn errors into runs against NB

     HEBRON ESTATES – After winning 32 games a year ago and with seven returning starters, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers were expected to be a powerhouse this spring.

    On Friday, the softball team at North Bullitt couldn’t argue that point after Bullitt East rolled to a 9-2 victory in the only meeting this spring between the two rivals. The Lady Chargers scored twice in the top of the first inning and never looked back in rolling to the program’s sixth straight win to open the season.

  • Chargers finish seventh at state archery finals

     LOUISVILLE – The Bullitt East Chargers were in the last flight and made a strong run on Monday in the KHSAA State Archery Tournament at on the Commonwealth Convention Center in downtown Louisville.

    Bullitt East was one of 24 teams that qualified for the state finals after they finished first in the Fifth Region Tournament in the middle of February. It was the fifth straight regional power for the red and gold and the second won by the program in KHSAA competition.

  • North Bullitt earns state powerlifting recognition

     HEBRON ESTATES – For the second straight year, North Bullitt hosted the Kentucky State Powerlifting Championships.

    The event was held in the Eagles’ Nest on Saturday, March 8 and it was a good day for the host school as the Eagles came out on top, winning for a second straight year.

    North Bullitt finished with 74 points in the varsity competition and that was ten points better than runner-up Madisonville. St. Xavier was third with 48 points while Carroll County was fourth (20 points) while Trinity was fifth (13).

  • Lady Chargers will be among state’s elite

      MOUNT WASHINGTON – The Bullitt East Lady Chargers have long memories when it comes to the way the 2013 season concluded.

    That is a good thing. The red and gold have used that as motivation in the off-season and it is already paying dividends.

  • Two Ha(i)leys will be Lady Cougars’ leaders

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – After being an assistant coach at Bullitt Central for the previous 12 years, Mike Phillips will get a chance to coach the softball from the top spot this spring.

    Phillips moves over one spot on the bench to replace Buddy Gallemore who resigned after last season to work on an advanced college degree and who has since become an assistant coach at Midway College. Phillips has mainly been the pitching coach for the Lady Cougars, but now will oversee all aspects of the program.

  • Lady Eagles are young but are willing to work

     HEBRON ESTATES – A year ago, the North Bullitt softball team made big strides during the season under first-year head coach Mike Nally.

    From being 3-25 in 2012, Nally and the Lady Eagles finished 9-15 last season. Even more impressive, the team picked up six of those wins in the month of May. The end didn’t come until the team lost a 2-1 decision to Southern in the first-round of the 23rd District Tournament on the Lady Trojans home field. That Southern team went on to reach the Sixth Region semi-finals.

  • This was a special time to be a Bullitt Countian

     SHIVLEY – ‘Proud to be from Bullitt County.’

    That was the first thought that ran through my head as I exited Valley High School on Friday night after watching one of the greatest nights of high school basketball that I’ve had the pleasure of working over the past 37 years as your Sports Editor.

  • Local youth runners, archers earn honors over the past weekend

     LOUISVILLE - Several local runners did well in the Rodes City Run 10K.

    The 6.2-mile event - the second in the Triple Crown series - saw several local runners of all ages finish among the top in their age groups.

    For the youngsters, John Barbagallo of Mount Washington was second in the 14 and under division with a time of 38 minutes, 50 seconds.

    In the 15-19 age group, Michael Montgomery, also of Mount Washington, placed third with a time of 38:41.

  • Board moves on tracks but not until 2015 year

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It may not be a Cadillac but sometimes a Volkswagen is at least a start.

    The Bullitt County Public School Board gave its OK to move forward with getting the three track surfaces into usable condition - by next year.

    A proposal was made several months ago by Jim Rice of Flynn Brothers Construction.

    This came after a story in The Pioneer News outlined the inability of any of the three high schools to host its own county track meet due to the disrepair of each facility.

  • Magical season ends in frustration for BE

     SHIVELY – Bullitt East’s magical season of rebuilding and reinvention went down to the final seconds on Monday against Pleasure Ridge Park in the championship game of the Class Act Boys’ Sixth Region Tournament at Valley High School.