High School Sports

  • East wins two of three, but falters against PRP

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – After a less than sterling trip to Florida over spring break, the Bullitt East Chargers returned home and played some better baseball last week, winning two of three contests.

    The only negative was that the weather was not as good as it had been in Florida. In fact, the team lost a game on Tuesday against Thomas Nelson, but head coach Jeff Bowles was able to add a game on Wednesday when Taylor County made a visit to Mount Washington.

  • NB gets jump on district by winning at Southern

     OKOLONA -- When Jacob Kelly graduates in June, the Southern baseball team may send him a present.

    The Trojans are probably tired of seeing the left-hander on the mound.

    From throwing a no-hitter to putting them out of district tournament play, Kelly has been a thorn in the Trojan side -- primarily from the mound.

    But, on Wednesday, the lefty was a force from the hill and from in the batter’s box.

    In the District 23 opener, North Bullitt put its seal on being the favorite to earn a top seed with a 10-2 win.

  • Area girls' track teams battle it out

    BARDSTOWN-- The rivalry between the North Bullitt and Bullitt East girls' track teams picked up right where it left off before spring break on Thursday when the teams once again met up at the Cardinal Classic at Nelson County High School.
        Actually, on the girls' side, while there were 13 schools taking part, 15 of the day's 16 events were won by athletes from one of the Bullitt County teams (Bullitt Central was also taking part) or Elizabethtown High School.

  • NB girls' rolling to regionals

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The days are counting down until tennis players in Bullitt County will enter regional competition.
        But there was plenty of action after students returned from spring break.
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        The wins are continuing to roll in for the North Bullitt girls' program.
        On Tuesday, the squad went to Butler and came home with a 5-1 victory.

  • BE's Spencer casts his lot with University of the Cumberlands

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- When you are a 5-foot-8 offensive lineman, you don't really draw a lot of attention from college football coaches...or your high school coach.
        That was the position that Bullitt East senior Spencer Warren found himself as a sophomore in the Charger program. He loved football, he wasn't big enough to see much playing time.

  • A long weekend for NB at Harrison County

     HEBRON ESTATES – A year ago, the North Bullitt Lady Eagles surprised themselves a little bit when they traveled to Harrison County for the Vernon Bibb Memorial Tournament and came home with three wins and the championship trophy.

    This spring, North Bullitt got another surprise at the same tournament. Unfortunately, this year, it was more a shocking surprise as the team came home with three losses and nothing to show for the weekend.

  • BC softball again losing injury battle

      SHEPHERDSVILLE – If it was not for bad news, Bullitt Central softball coach Mike Phillips would really have no news to report at all.

    For the second straight season injuries are playing a key role in the team struggling on the field. Already, Phillips and the Lady Cougars have lost their top two catchers this season as both Brooklyn Benefield and Bethany Mann are out with injuries. Benefield with a broken wrist that will have her on the sideline for up to six weeks while Mann will miss at least two weeks with a knee injury.

  • Lady Chargers split four in Florida

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – There were a couple of disappointing stretches for the Bullitt East Lady Chargers on their annual spring break trip to the Disney Spring Training complex in Florida.

    It was sort of a bad doughnut week for the red and gold. There were losses surrounding the week, but with two wins in the middle.

  • Eagles play like Ripken over spring break

     MYRTLE BEACH -- The weather was great and the play was near perfect.

    The North Bullitt Eagles returned to the Cal Ripken Experience in South Carolina and returned home with a 5-0 record.

    You can’t pick your opponent and head coach Brian Wise was more worried about his team than who sat in the other dugout.

    He liked what he saw. And the results came against some quality teams.

    On Monday, the Eagles opened with a 6-5 victory over Bishop Watterson of Ohio.

  • East struggles in week at Disney

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Between the team’s first and second games at the Disney Spring Training facility, Bullitt East was presented a trophy for making the spring break trip to central Florida for ten straight years.

    At that point, the Chargers probably should have come home. The red and gold had beaten Passaic, New Jersey on that Sunday but after getting the award, Bullitt East lost four straight games. That made it the least successful on field success story over the ten-year period.