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High School Sports

  • BC will need patience during learning season

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Patience!

    Veteran Bullitt Central softball coach Mike Phillips might as well paint that in block letters on the outfield fence at the school for him, his fellow coaches, the players and the parents for this year’s team.

    While Phillips was well aware that this spring would be a rebuilding one and that the team was going to struggle some, it has just gone from bad to worse since the calendar turned to 2017.

  • BC splits pair of early baseball contests

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The calendar hasn’t flipped to April yet, the weather is still ‘iffy’ and spring break is still a wonderful dream, but after the first week of the high school baseball season, veteran Bullitt Central head coach G.J. Moore is optimistic about the up side for his Cougars this season.

    Battling cold and windy conditions – yes, normal for Kentucky in March – the Cougars split the first two games of the regular season last week.

  • East pitching allows one run

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Allowing just one run in three games, the Bullitt East Chargers exploded out of the gate to open the 2017 high school baseball season.

    Yes, it is still very early in the season, and yes the Chargers will face more formidable foes as the season progresses, but it was a strong start for the defending Sixth Region champions as the team works to replace its top two pitchers and half the starters in the field this spring.

  • Eagles hang tough with defending champs St. X

     HEBRON ESTATES – It’s early in the season but the North Bullitt Eagles got off to a fast start in the tough weather.

    Entering the second week, North Bullitt took a 3-1 record and looking for better weather.

    In the drizzle, North Bullitt defeated Spencer County 7-4 in the Monday opener.

    Alec Lush and Dylan Kleitz each pitched three innings in the cold. Kleitz picked up the victory.

    In the third inning, Brady Keehn doubled and Blake Benz walked. A.J. Schneider had an RBI single.

  • Region Four archery finals this weekend

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The high school archery season will move into the post-season this weekend as all three local programs will compete in the Region Four event on Friday and Saturday at Moore High School in Louisville.

    Bullitt East is the defending Region Four champion and Bullitt Central was the runner-up a year ago. Both of the teams advanced to the Kentucky State Archery Championships. Bullitt East junior Sydney Marcum is the defending individual champion after shooting a 296 last year (300 is a perfect score).

  • Rolling Hills’ Alexakos signs to play hoops at Boyce College

     HEBRON ESTATES – After playing just one season with the Rolling Hills Baptist Tornados, a small private school in northern Bullitt County, Leo Alexakos nabbed the attention of the coaches at Boyce College in Louisville.

    On Thursday, with Boyce College head coach Blake Rogers looking on, Alexakos signed to play with the Bulldogs starting in the fall.

    At 6-foot-3 and 198 pounds, Alexakos averaged 14 points and 12 rebounds in his one season with the Tornados, a team coached by Greg Hoagland.

  • Lady Eagle tennis team opens season with a win

     LOUISVILLE -- With Mother Nature spoiling two inter-county battles earlier in the week, the North Bullitt girls’ tennis team had a winning opening match on Thursday.

    The Lady Eagles went to Louisville and defeated Mercy Academy 3-2.

    It took a pair of third-set tiebreakers to push Shane Cunningham’s team to the win.

    Junior Shanna Blocker collected the first victory of the day with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Jenna Saultzman.

  • Duvall joins McKinley as winners of state’s top award

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Rarified air.

    That is where the Bullitt East Lady Charger basketball program stands as it now has had a pair of players honored as Kentucky Miss Basketball – Lindsey Duvall this season along with Becky McKinley in 1992.

    No school in the state, since Miss Basketball started in 1976, has more than two such honorees. Marshall County, Sacred Heart and Scott County have also had two players named Miss Basketball.

  • 2017 Kentucky Miss Basketball

      LEXINGTON – It was a surprise of the best kind on Tuesday when Bullitt East senior Lindsey Duvall was announced as the 2017 Kentucky Miss Basketball during a banquet at the Lexington Center.

    Duvall was at the event as it also recognized the top players in each region this season. The Lady Charger senior was the co-Sixth Region Player of the Year along with Butler’s Jaelynn Penn. Following those awards, as voted on by members of the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches, there were two covered awards remaining on the stage.

  • Rolling Hills’ Jensen signs for volleyball with Campbellsville

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Two years ago, Baylee Jensen took care of two tough decisions by making one decision.

    Looking for a volleyball program to hone her skills, Jensen met up with the Central Kentucky Volleyball Academy in Campbellsville. The program is under the direction of Amy and Stephen Zink who just happen to be the coaches at Campbellsville University.

    After two years of seeing Jensen’s ability up close, Campbellsville was the obvious spot for the 6-foot-3 middle blocker to call home for the next four years.