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High School Sports

  • Three local players headed to state tourney

     LOUISVILLE -- One player expected to return to the state tournament.

    Another had that as a possibility.

    And another wasn’t even the top singles player on her team prior to the start of this season.

    It doesn’t matter the pre-season talk. Bullitt East’s Jacob Staples and Savannah Kruse, along with Bullitt Central’s Rebecca Price will be heading to Lexington this week to participate in the state tennis tournament.

  • North stays hot...blazing hot...with three more wins

     HEBRON ESTATES -- Players and coaches may not think about it but the scoreboard operator can play an important role in a baseball game.

    In a week in which North Bullitt routinely swept through three games, something out of the ordinary happened in the 12-1 win over Fern Creek.

    With no outs in the top of the fourth inning Thursday, Blake Benz was on third base and Brady Keehn was on first after a two-RBI single.

  • BC now focused on reaching .500

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The season hasn’t gone exactly as the senior-laden Bullitt Central Cougars would like this spring, but with two weeks remaining in the regular season, the maroon and gray have a solid chance at finishing above the .500 mark.

    Despite losing six games by a single run, including all three games against 23rd District rivals, the Cougars stand at 12-15 after winning three games over the past ten days.

  • Charger baseball plays extra game

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- If the Bullitt East Chargers win tight ball games in the post-season, they can credit it to the experience they gained during the regular.

    Five times this spring the Chargers have gone into extra innings and against strong opposition and three times they have come out on top. Three of those extended games happened last week in consecutive contests as the red and gold went 2-1.

    Those games left coach Jeff Bowles’ team with a 17-8 mark heading into the last two weeks of the regular season.

  • 5th-ranked Bullitt East beats 4th-ranked Male 4-2

      MOUNT WASHINGTON – The Bullitt East Lady Chargers played just one game last week, but it was one big win for the red and gold as they defeated the state’s fourth-ranked team, Male, by a 4-2 score.

    As the team has done all spring, the Lady Chargers rode another huge performance from sophomore Taylor Roby to the win. Roby allowed just four hits while pitching and then she drove home three of the four runs with a home run and a double.

  • BE’s Wilson, Masden reaching elite levels in track

     BARDSTOWN – The final time all three Bullitt County track teams will be competing in the same meet before the Class 3-A, Region 3 Championships came on Tuesday at the Border Battle Meet at Nelson County High School.

    While individual and team scoring was being contested, there was also a Bullitt County vs. Nelson County battle going on. Unfortunately, the Nelson County school prevailed in that duel on both the boys’ and girls’ side as Nelson County, Bardstown and Thomas Nelson got the best of Bullitt East, Bullitt Central and North Bullitt.

  • NB’s Sizemore signs to play softball at Transylvania

     HEBRON ESTATES – Sometimes it is the sport that comes first and the academics follow suit, especially early in the process.

    Other times, high school students have an occupation and career firmly planned out and the sport just follows along for fun.

    It was the latter for North Bullitt senior Tabitha Sizemore. The softball player had long ago decided that she wanted to attend Transylvania University in Lexington to study pre-med with the plans of becoming an anesthesiologist.

  • Local players seeded as quest for state begins today

    LOUISVILLE -- After local squads struggled in the team competition held last week, it is time for tennis players to begin their trek to the state tennis tournament.

    Region Six tennis action begins on Monday. 

    The girls will compete at Petersburg Park, located at Newburg Road and Indian Trail.

    The boys will compete at St. Xavier High School.

    All championships will be played at St. Xavier on Wednesday at 4 p.m.

    Girls’ action

  • Eagles rally from early 5-0 hole to beat Central 7-6

       HEBRON ESTATES -- A 5-1 deficit after the first inning showed that North Bullitt had a little bit of a hangover from facing Bullitt East three days earlier, but the Eagles kept their composure, rallied, and beat 23rd District rival Bullitt Central 7-6 on Tuesday of last week.

    North Bullitt scored four times in the top of the third inning and then went ahead with another run in the fourth. Bullitt Central kept it close, tying the game at 6-6 in the sixth.

  • Chargers have tough week

      MOUNT WASHINGTON – The Bullitt East Chargers wrapped up the number seed for the upcoming 24th District Baseball Tournament early last week, but in two games at home as part of the Louisville Invitational Tournament, there were a pair of frustrating losses.