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High School Sports

  • East’s Poole makes quick work of picking Spalding

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – When the high school soccer season ended on Oct. 20 for Julia Poole, she thought she had played her last competitive game.

    But in short order, feelings of look not playing the sport she loved started to creep into her mind. A couple of phone calls later Poole was in contact with Spalding head coach Shilo Rayburn and a visit was arranged. On the spot, Poole committed to the Golden Eagles.

    On Nov. 9, at a ceremony in the Bullitt East Media Center, Poole made it all official, signing with the school located in downtown Louisville.

  • BE’s Roby finally makes it all official with Louisville

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Over three years after announcing that she would play softball at the University of Louisville, Bullitt East senior Taylor Roby got to make it official recently when she signed all the paperwork during a ceremony in the school’s Media Center.

    Louisville head coach Nancy Pearsall was the first major college coach to offer Roby after the pitcher had attended camps at the college for a number of years. While Roby also heard from Ohio State and Florida State, her heart was always with the Lady Cards.

  • More local KTCCCA runners; tough football foes

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – A couple of weeks ago we had a story on the Kentucky Track and Cross Country Coaches Association Meet of Champions on Oct. 21 at Masterson Station Park in Lexington.

    A few more names have come to us that were left out of the original story.

    Little Flock Christian Academy in northern Bullitt County had a handful of runners take part in the big meet that serves as the unofficial Middle School State Championships as well as having races for younger athletes also.

  • Lady Cougar hoops is a work in progress

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Rome wasn’t built in a day.

    The same goes for the Bullitt Central Lady Cougar basketball program as they work to become significant again in the highly competitive Louisville area.

    As head coach Josh Cravens enters his second season at the helm, the painful building process is back at square one. You can’t even call it a ‘rebuilding’ job as the Lady Cougars went 6-23 last season.

  • Roby continues to play football despite some early obstacles

    MOUNT WASHINGTON—When Luke Roby was four years old, his dad signed amputation papers for his son’s foot. Now, 11 years later, Roby continues to defy the odds as he finished his second year playing football for Bullitt East.

    In May 2006, Roby was playing in the backyard at his grandparent’s house with his older siblings. His grandfather had recently been in a car accident and was still in the hospital. Roby’s dad, Skee, had brought the kids along while he mowed the yard.

  • State’s top girls’ teams converge on BE Saturday for Hooparama

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – It will be Louisville versus the rest of Kentucky on Saturday when Bullitt East plays host to the annual Lady Charger Hooparama.

    This year’s event has 12 teams taking part in scrimmages for the upcoming basketball season. Each of the six encounters will have a one-hour junior-varsity scrimmage and then a two-hour varsity workout.

    Both gyms at Bullitt East will be in use for this event.

  • Knights sign Scott who will miss senior season

      MOUNT WASHINGTON – Bullitt East senior Kathleen Scott was all smiles on Wednesday during a ceremony in the school’s Media Center in which she signed to play basketball for the Bellarmine University Lady Knights.

    It had been late in her junior season that Scott had committed to coach Chancellor Dugan’s program.

    In fact, all Bellarmine had to do was offer and Scott was on-board.

    “When they asked, I knew,” the senior said following the signing ceremony. “I thought it was the best fit for me.”

  • Cougars frozen out at Covington Catholic

    COVINGTON – On Friday night in the second round of the Class 5-A, Region 2 play-offs, the Bullitt Central Cougars won the coin flip before the start of the game against Covington Catholic.

    Taking on the number one team in the state, a squad ranked even above traditional Kentucky powers like Trinity and St. Xavier, the Cougars had to savor every positive, no matter how small in taking on the Colonels in a game planned in below freezing temperatures in a steady breeze.

  • State a learning experience for young runners

      LEXINGTON – The minds were willing but the legs were a little weak on Saturday for most of the Bullitt County runners as they participated in the Class 3-A Kentucky State Cross-Country Championships at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

  • Cougars have a chance to face the best Friday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – You can’t beat the best if you don’t play the best.

    That is the mantra the Bullitt Central Cougars will take into Friday’s Class 3-A, Region 2 semi-final when they travel to northern Kentucky to take on Covington Catholic, the top-ranked team in the state in many polls no matter the classification and that includes Trinity and St. Xavier.