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High School Sports

  • BC softball needs consistency

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – On Tuesday of last week, the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars showed a little of what they could be this season as they went on the road and pounded John Hardin 14-0 in five innings.

    Unfortunately, by Friday, the team had reverted back to its sloppy ways as they committed eight errors in a 12-5 loss to Fairdale. Even in this game the maroon and gray were within 5-4 after batting in the top of the fifth inning, but then gave up seven runs over the next two frames.

    It was the second loss this spring to the Lady Bulldogs.

  • BE’s Sharpe jumps at chance to play at U of L

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – After a whirlwind two-week courtship, Bullitt East senior basketball standout Tyler Sharpe announced on Monday that he has decided to become a ‘preferred’ walk-on at the University of Louisville.

    News on Sharpe’s recruitment has mentioned a lot of different schools this winter, but not the Cardinals. The interest didn’t sprout until Louisville assistant coach David Padgett called Bullitt East athletic director Troy Barr to gauge interest from Sharpe.

  • Using wooden bats suits North Bullitt just fine

     HEBRON ESTATES -- With six games on the slate last week, North Bullitt head coach Brian Wise got an opportunity to see a lot of pitchers take the mound.

    And he also saw his team come away with the title from the Ray Chapman Wooden Bat Classic in Ohio County.

    With just a single game this week prior to its annual trip to the Cal Ripkin Experience in Myrtle Beach, Wise was trying to get another contest.

    The highlight game of the week came on Friday when the Eagles fell 8-2 to Manual, a perennially good team in the Seventh Region.

  • Trinity gets the best of East in nine inning battle

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – After an opening week to the season that head coach Jeff Bowles called ‘nearly perfect’, the winds of change blew in the opposite direction last week as the Chargers dropped a pair of games.

    Still, the two losses brought forth different emotions. On Monday, the Chargers dropped a nine-inning, 3-1 decision to traditional state power Trinity.

    Two days later, the loss was more painful as the Chargers did not snap back well, losing a 9-7 decision at Fairdale.

  • BC baseball seeking better hitting

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Despite a lack of hitting, the Bullitt Central baseball team managed to win three of five games last week as strong pitching managed to carry the day.

    Unlike many teams in the area, the Cougars have managed to play a good number of games through the first three weeks of the regular season. As of the weekend, Bullitt Central stood 5-5 overall.

    “We are just hitting the ball terribly,” veteran head coach G.J. Moore said earlier this week. “We didn’t hit it well last year, but it is worse this year.”

  • Dolan signs and will play basketball at Spalding U

     HEBRON ESTATES – The ability to stay close to home was just about all that mattered to North Bullitt senior Erin Dolan so when Spalding University in downtown Louisville offered her a spot on its women’s basketball team, Dolan quickly accepted.

    “I’ve known since back last summer,” Dolan said of wanting to play for the Lady Golden Eagles. “When the summer season started they contacted me.”

  • North Bullitt girls stay perfect with pair of tennis victories

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Local tennis teams dodged raindrops and, more importantly, the spring winds over the past week.

    One of the biggest individual performances came from North Bullitt senior Kess Ballard. 

    On Tuesday, she defeated Presentation Academcy’s Anna Zimlich in three sets, 7-5, 1-6, 1-0 (13-11).

    Last spring, Zimlick was seeded fourth in the Sixth Region tournament.

    Ballard’s victory led a 5-0 sweep by her North Bullitt teammates.

  • Tompkins decides to play volleyball for Golden Eagles

     HEBRON ESTATES – For three of her four years at North Bullitt, Devyn Tompkins played both volleyball and basketball.

    But when it came time to decide on a sport to pursue in college, Tompkins had no trouble deciding that volleyball was the way she wanted to go.

    With that part of the equation out of the way, the rest of the pieces fell into place when Tompkins contacted Spalding University head coach Bridget Yates. When the process got moving, Tompkins pretty much turned her focus toward Spalding.

  • East, Central go 1-2 in regional archery

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – For the second time in as many seasons, the Bullitt East and Bullitt Central archery programs went one-two recently in the KHSAA Region Four Tournament.

    Those top finishes will send both teams to the KHSAA State Archery Championships which will be held on Thursday, April 21 at the Kentucky Basketball Academy in Lexington. Bullitt East finished sixth in the state championships last spring while Bullitt Central was 19th.

  • Track season is off and running

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – As is so often the case, the high school track season got started recently in some pretty bitter weather conditions, but area athletes still posted some impressive early efforts.

    The high school season is plenty long for track this spring and there are three weeks to the season before spring break which is next week. The meets will get tougher when the athletes return to action the week of April 11.