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High School Sports

  • Chargers red-hot heading back for district contests

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Just play five.

    That was the fun saying that Bullitt East head coach Jeff Bowles and his team came up with last week as they mowed through opponents in sunny Florida.

    There was a loss for the Chargers early in the trip, but the Chargers annual spring break trip to the Disney Wide World of Sports Complex was very successful as the red and gold returned home with a 4-1 mark with three straight wins to end the trip.

    Those last three wins all ended after five innings because of the high school ‘mercy’ rule.

  • Another great spring break in Carolina for NB

     MYRTLE BEACH -- Having not played a game for 10 days, North Bullitt head coach Brian Wise entered the annual trip to the Cal Ripken Experience in Myrtle Beach with a bit of nervousness.

    After running through a five-team stretch, which included three squads that Wise felt were very good teams, there was no more worry.

    The Eagles now enter the meat of the regular season with a 12-2 record and some bats that are red hot.

  • Trio of local hoops stars earn All-State honors

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Bullitt County's two ‘Players of the Year’ - Bullitt East’s Tyler Sharpe and North Bullitt’s Katie Downey - both earned second-team All-State distinctions last week in voting by the state’s coaches conducted by the state’s largest newspaper.

    In addition, Bullitt East junior Lindsey Duvall was also a second team All-State selection.

  • Downey closes out her stellar high school career

      CRESTVIEW -- North Bullitt’s Katie Downey closed out her spectacular high school hoops career with an appearance in the Ohio-Kentucky All-Star game at Thomas More College near Cincinnati.

    Downey, who is the reigning Sixth Region Player of the Year and the school’s all-time leading scorer, got the starting nod in the game.

  • BE’s Vaughn set to expand archery horizons at Union

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Bullitt East senior Morgan Vaughn will be the first to admit that when he first entered high school, that getting an ‘athletic’ scholarship, even partial aide, was not part of his future dreams.

    Jump ahead four years and Vaughn has parlayed four years in the Chargers’ highly competitive archery program into college aide. Recently, the senior signed to continue both his athletic and academic work at Union College in Barbourville, Kentucky.

  • BE’s Waddle taking bow skills to Campbellsville

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – One offer was all that Bullitt East senior Sierra Waddle needed to know exactly where she wanted to attend college and compete in her favorite sport.

    That all came together last fall when the newest sport at Campbellsville University – archery – offered Waddle financial aide to attend the school. After that, Waddle put the college recruiting business behind her.

  • Baseball and softball ready for the real season

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – With spring break in the rearview mirror, the high school baseball and softball seasons can focus on what is most important -- the play between the foul lines.

    That is not a knock of the action during the first three weeks of the season. It is just an indictment of how coaches break down the season.

  • Sharpe’s golden run continues in Derby Classic

     LOUISVILLE – The golden spring for Bullitt East basketball standout Tyler Sharpe will continue on Friday as he will participate in the Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic Presented by Papa John’s at Freedom Hall.

    Sharpe will be just the second local player to participate in the country’s oldest high school All-Star Game that since 1973 has invited some of the stop players in the country to participate.

  • BC’s Phillips signs to run distance races at Spalding

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Bullitt Central senior Kelsey Phillips has developed into a top long-distance running threat in both cross-country and track, but it was the short distance to Spalding University in Louisville that made her decide to become a Lady Golden Eagle.

    In fact, it was over three months ago that Phillips decided that Spalding would be her next running home. It just took a while for it all to become official with an official signing ceremony in the Bullitt Central library recently.

  • Lady Chargers undefeated heading into spring break

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Another week, another no-hitter.

    For the third time this season, Bullitt East sophomore Taylor Roby threw a no-hitter as the Lady Chargers rolled past Garfield Heights, a team from Ohio, in a one day doubleheader at Butler County, by a 10-0 score in six innings.