High School Sports

  • NB loses 1-0 semifinal; BE beats Butler

        LOUISVILLE -- For the fifth straight year, it will be a Bullitt East-Mercy final for the Sixth Region girls’ soccer title.
        But, this year, the route each team had to follow was a bit different.
        Bullitt East played Butler in the semifinal on Wednesday. Normally, it is the Lady Chargers against the North Bullitt Lady Eagles.
        And, this year, the Lady Eagles had to face Mercy on its home field.

    North Bullitt

  • So close yet so far as BE falls in shootout

        LOUISVILLE -- Each year, Bullitt East coach Steve Gentry feels his program gets a little bit closer to matching the Mercy Jaguars.
        On Friday, the final of the Sixth Region soccer tournament couldn’t be decided in regularion. And it couldn’t be decided in two five-minute extra periods.
        So, it came down to a five-player shootout and the host Mercy team won its fifth consecutive finale against the Lady Chargers.

  • Bullitt East derailed by Mercy in finale

        LOUISVILLE -- The Sixth Region goes through Mercy.
        And, that means that the 24th District must also go through the Jaguars.
        For first-year coach Ricky Hoffman, his Bullitt East Lady Chargers could not look past its first round opponent on Monday night.
        The host Jeffersontown squad boasted a 19-12 record on the season.
        In their regular season matchup, Bullitt East won a 3-1 match against the Lady Chargers.

  • Bullitt Central wins district volleyball title

        OKOLONA -- For the past three years, the finals of the 23rd District volleyball tournament matched North Bullitt and Bullitt Central.
        In each of those three years, the Lady Eagles went into the Sixth Region tournament as the district champs.
        But, this year was different.
        The Bullitt Central Lady Cougars powered through a three-set victory over North Bullitt, 25-20, 25-23, 25-16.
        But the championship trophy may have actually been won on Oct. 3.

  • BE narrows the gap, but Tigers still win

     HIGHVIEW – Bullitt East scored first on Thursday in the Boys’ 24th District Soccer Final, but Fern Creek answered less than a minute later and the Tigers went on to claim a 3-1 win.

  • East has to win; NB, BC could benefit with win

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Despite pulling off the remarkable 44-43 win over North Bullitt on Friday, the Bullitt East Chargers need to do it again this week against district rival Oldham County if they want the season to continue in two weeks in the Class 5-A play-offs.

    Bullitt East will have to do it on a short week of practice; because it is Fall Break week in Oldham County, the game has been shifted to Thursday night starting at 7:30 p.m.

  • NB still Queens of 23rd District

     OKOLONA – The North Bullitt Lady Eagles continued their reign in the 23rd District on Tuesday as coach Amber Mink’s team won for a fifth straight year, this time by a 10-0 score over Moore.

    While this was old hat for North Bullitt, playing in the district final was a brand new occurrence for Moore. The Lady Mustangs benefited from Bullitt Central pulling out of post-season play and reached the final by beating Southern 4-0 a day earlier in the first-round contest.

  • Mercy gets the best of East 5-0

     FERN CREEK – The fact that Mercy and Bullitt East were meeting in the 24th District Girls’ Soccer final was no surprise.

    In the five years under the present alignment, the two powers have met in the four previous championship matches. Each time, Mercy won, but Bullitt East had narrowed the game from the regular season meeting.

  • NB, BE advance to Wednesday’s semis

     LOUISVILLE -- North Bullitt and Bullitt East moved one step closer to a possible meeting in the Sixth Region girls’ soccer championship.

    But, before that can happen, the two local teams must get through semifinal battles on Wednesday evening.

    On Monday, each opened regional play. While the outcomes were the same, the opponents were not.

    Bullitt East

    Lady Charger goalkeeper Ninia Embry didn’t have much action in the regional opener against Holy Cross.

  • Post-season sports underway for Bullitt teams

     Post-season play is in full swing.