High School Sports

  • Holiday trips work out for both BE hoops teams

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – After playing major tournaments within Kentucky before Christmas, the two Bullitt East basketball teams went to warmer climates between the two holidays for eight-team tournaments.

    In Florida, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers continued their rapidly improving play with three more wins in a tournament in Fort Myers. The tourney title in the Queen of the Palms event gave the Lady Chargers wins in seven of the past eight games and the team now stands at 8-3 overall.

  • Lady Cougars win tourney title at Taylor Co. event

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – After losing three of the previous four games the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars were looking for a momentum swing during the holidays.

    Coach Kyle Roach’s team got just that as three games in two days in the Taylor County Christmas Tournament produced three victories and a large trophy before Santa’s visit a few days later.

  • Free throw woes keep Lady Eagles from Florida title

     HEBRON ESTATES – The North Bullitt Lady Eagles picked up wins in the first two games of the Destin Holiday Classic Tournament last week, but an injury to senior Katie Downey kept her out of the championship game and the Lady Eagles dropped a 45-42 decision to a team from Mississippi, New Site.

    Well the injury to Downey was certainly important, but to head coach David Marion, the Lady Eagles lost for a complete different reason in that final game.

  • Possible BE/NB clash in LIT

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – A possible meeting between Bullitt East and North Bullitt in the quarter-finals could happen next week after the pairings for the 69th annual Republic Bank Louisville Invitational Tournament were announced on Friday.

    Bullitt East, expected to be one of the top teams in the area this season, has the number three seed in the 20-team event that will be played at Valley High School starting on Monday. However, North Bullitt, undefeated against Kentucky foes this season, has been a pleasant surprise and the 13-1 Eagles have the number six seed.

  • Bombs Away! Eagles win LaRue tourney

     HODGENVILLE – Two tournaments, two titles.

    The North Bullitt Eagles completed a very productive holiday tournament season on Wednesday, picking up their second big trophy in a week, when the green and gold defeated LaRue County 65-56 in the championship game of the Hawks’ Holiday Classic.

    North Bullitt has played in the event, long called the LaRue County National Guard Invitational, a number of times in the past but this was the Eagles’ first tournament title.

  • Trinity snuffs out Chargers’ final game dreams

    FAIRDALE – For the third time in the past five seasons, Bullitt East’s dream of playing in the championship game of the Forcht Bank King of the Bluegrass Holiday Classic at Fairdale High School ended in the semi-finals.

    On Tuesday, it was Trinity that burst the bubble for the Chargers as the Shamrocks had just enough to secure a 69-66 victory in a battle of what might be the two best teams in the Kentucky at this point in the season.

  • Lady Chargers’ rally falls just short against Male

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – The Bullitt East Lady Chargers’ rebuilding job took a big step forward last week as the red and gold reached the championship game of their own Schmid Funeral Home Christmas Classic before falling 76-71 to Male, the runner-up in last year’s state tournament.

  • Lady Eagles move to 10-1 with Nelson trophy

    BARDSTOWN – Winning for the fifth straight time, the North Bullitt Lady Eagles picked up the championship trophy of the Franklin Family Auto Sales Tournament at Nelson County High School on Tuesday with a 57-55 win over Henry Clay High School.

    The victory moved the green and gold to 10-1 overall as the team prepares to play three games in Florida this week.

  • Eagles repeat Miller crown

    TAYLORSVILLE -- Battling through a tough week, North Bullitt head coach Korey Craddock would approach the Christmas break with a smile on his face.

    His Eagles had just battled a tough Spencer County team to win its second consecutive Mike Miller Classic on Wednesday night.

    His Eagles had the opportunity to play one of the top high school teams earlier in the week.

    And his Eagles will begin the second half of the season with an impressive 10-1 mark.

  • ‘Next man up’ carries East past Central

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – ‘Next man up’ became the necessary mantra on Monday for the Bullitt East Chargers when starting point guard Bailey Rakes suffered a gash under his right eye less than two minutes into the game and forcing him to a hospital for stitches.