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High School Sports

  • Mercy outlasts East - Again

     LOUISVILLE – Missed chances early in the game came back to haunt Bullitt East on Monday night in another classic match-up with 24th District rival Mercy.

    This time it took 11 innings before the Jaguars pushed across the only run of the game. This came on the heels of last season’s district final at Bullitt East that went to the 12th inning before Mercy pulled out a 4-3 victory.

    In fact, this was the third straight meeting over the past two seasons between the two programs that has ended with Mercy winning by a single run.

  • NB runs away late to beat BC

     HEBRON ESTATES – The best news on Monday coming out of the North Bullitt-Bullitt Central softball meeting was that for at least five innings it was a highly competitive game.

    In the end, North Bullitt scored five times in the bottom of the sixth inning before coasting to an 8-1 victory.

  • Area track teams ready for the 'big' meets

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – With the ‘warm-up’ meets out of the way, the area track programs are ready for the main events, at least as far as the regular season is concerned.

         Last weekend, Bullitt East and North Bullitt competed in the very difficult Male Invitational. A night earlier, Bullitt Central was taking part in the Central Hardin Invitational. There were some strong performances by the area teams in both of those meets.

  • Tennis teams just two weeks away from post-season

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It was a windy week for those who play tennis.

  • East ready for tough run

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Standing at 13-1 overall and undefeated against teams from Kentucky, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers will find out over the next two weeks just how good they are.

    Already, coach Ricky Hoffman’s team has beaten three teams ranked among the top-25 teams in the state. Bullitt East stands at number nine and between Tuesday of this week and next Saturday, the Lady Chargers will play five of the top seven teams in the state based on the state’s coaches’ poll.

  • NB softball has big Saturday

     HEBRON ESTATES – Oh what a Saturday for the North Bullitt Lady Eagles.

    Coming off a two week stretch in which they had lost five of the previous six times they had stepped on the field, the green and gold came alive as they competed in the Vernon Bibb Memorial Showcase, winning three games by a combined four runs.

    They did that without any seniors, and only two juniors. The seniors were not available as they were on the school sponsored Senior Trip to New York City.

  • Central cannot get healthy

      SHEPHERDSVILLE – When the season started, first-year Bullitt Central softball coach Mike Phillips felt he was strong at the pitching position.

    That situation lasted just about three weeks. As of last week, Phillips was having to cancel or postpone games because he had no varsity pitching available. The coach didn’t feel that it would be fair to the team’s foes to put young and inexperienced players against top-tier competition.

    That will be the case again this week as Phillips is taking it one game at a time.

  • Chargers score last to slip past Eagles 3-2

     HEBRON ESTATES - It was a pitcher’s dream.

    A nice, warm day with the winds blowing into the face of the batters.

    The batters struggled on Saturday but the Bullitt East Chargers got a few more “freebies” at opportune times to scratch out a 3-2 victory over county rival North Bullitt.

    While the teams are no longer in the same district, such games always mean a little more.

  • Hitting is better but BC struggling to hold leads

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Over the first few weeks of the season, Bullitt Central baseball coach G.J. Moore lamented his team’s lack of hitting, giving his pitchers little chance of getting wins.

    Coming out of spring break, the Cougars suddenly shifted gears. The hitting picked up and so did the run production, but then the Cougars started giving up a big inning. That led to some long games and big totals. Finally, that translated into a 1-1 week that saw the Cougars score 20 runs while giving up 23.

  • Pitching continues to carry Chargers to wins

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – The Bullitt East Chargers have done a lot right this spring in posting a 12-4 record near the midway point of the high school baseball season.

    In fact, they have pretty much done everything right except hit the ball. The pitching has been formidable and the defense has done enough right most of the time to keep the pitchers in games. It is just at the plate where the Chargers have a lot of room for improvement.