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High School Sports

  • 2016 Bullitt County Player of the Year

     North Bullitt senior Nate Johnson was recently named the 2016 Bullitt County Football Player of the Year. The annual award of sponsored by Schmid Funeral Home. Presenting the award to Johnnson were Tim Gonterman (left) and Mark Schmid (right). The award is also sponsored by The Awards Center, radio station WFBR-95.3 and The PIoneer News.

  • Cougars win one in OT

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Getting 26 points from sophomore Taj Higdon and 19 from another sophomore, Aiden Terry, the Bullitt Central Cougars survived a couple of shaky moments on Thursday to beat visiting Henry County 59-57 in overtime.

    The game between former Eighth Region rivals was much like the season has been for the Cougars to this point – full of both youthful promise and youthful inexperience.

  • Red-hot Chargers roll PRP early

      VALLEY STATION – Shooting an incredible 79 percent from the field in the first half, the Bullitt East Chargers made a statement to the rest of the field at the Republic Bank Boys’ Louisville Invitational Tournament as they crushed a highly-respected Pleasure Ridge Park squad 68-48.

    Just a month earlier, playing at PRP for the first time ever, Bullitt East pulled out a 66-62 victory.

  • Chargers compete; Ballard still advances

     VALLEY STATION – Coming into Friday’s quarterfinal matchup against Ballard in the Republic Bank Louisville Invitation Tournament, Bullitt East coach Jason Couch talked about one thing.

    Competing for 32 minutes.

    Despite a 72-61 loss, Couch said it wasn’t because of any lack of effort by his Chargers.

    “We competed for 32 minutes,” said Couch, who is in his first year at Bullitt East.

    With 2:56 left in the game, the Chargers trailed 60-56.

  • North Bullitt boys get back in the win column

     HIGHVIEW – Forget that his North Bullitt Eagles have only come home with five victories this season. 

    Head coach Korey Craddock is pleased with the strides his inexperienced team is making.

    On Saturday, the Eagles avoided an early hole and held on for a 55-50 victory over Christian Academy of Indiana.

    “”We’re getting better,” said Craddock.

  • Lady Cougars fall just short

      SHEPHERDSVILLE — The two teams will face once another in the first round of the 23rd District tournament.

    But, in their regular season encounter, the Moore Mustangs played a little better down the stretch to take home a 41-37 victory over the host Bullitt Central Lady Cougars.

    Bullitt Central evened the score at 33 with 3:06 to play when Chloe Phillips scored.

    The home team drew to within 38-37 with 1:09 to go as Brooke Ewing scored on a rebound.

  • Mustangs just out-mature BC

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When you lose by 34 points and your coach is not unhappy, you have a good hold on reality.

    But, Bullitt Central coach Jessie Curry was actually very pleased with his team’s play on Friday against a very talented Moore Mustang team.

    That optimism stems from the fact that the young Cougars were within 13 points of Moore early in the third quarter.

    “They battled for three quarters,” Curry said of his players. “We’re young and tonight we played against grown men.”

  • Sixth Region showdown goes to Tigers 64-54

     FERN CREEK – In a clash of both 24th District and Sixth Region powerhouses, the Bullitt East Chargers won the first half against Fern Creek on Friday.

    Unfortunately, the home standing Tigers, behind the play off the bench of Clint Wickliffe, put together a strong second half and roared past the Chargers en route to a 64-54 victory.

  • Lady Chargers grab two wins

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – The first game of the weekend might not have gone as smoothly as head coach Chris Stallings would have liked, but the Bullitt East Lady Chargers picked up the pace on Saturday.

    Against Fern Creek on the road on Friday, the Lady Chargers seemingly had the game amongst 24th District rivals well in hand, but they could never put the game away. After being up by as many as 20 points in the third quarter, Bullitt East let the Lady Tigers get within eight points before securing the 66-58 victory.

  • BE rolls on a holiday

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – For the fact that it was basically a national holiday and there was wall-to-wall football on TV at home, but the Bullitt East Chargers focused very well on basketball last Monday as they crushed visiting Whitefield Academy 89-38.