High School Sports

  • Offenses rule and so does Spencer County

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Is the glass half full or half empty?

    Is it good offense or bad defense?

    There was plenty of that to mull over in the aftermath of one of the highest producing offensive high school football games in Kentucky history on Friday, a game that Spencer County won 77-42 over Bullitt Central despite the Bears throwing just two passes.

    In the end, the two offensive juggernauts combined for 1,338 yards of total offense. Spencer County set a new state record with 734 yards on the ground.

  • Third quarter sinks BE’s hopes for upset victory

     SHELBYVILLE – Inconsistency continues to consistently haunt the Bullitt East Chargers this season.

    After battling undefeated Shelby County to a 7-7 tie at halftime, the Chargers turned the ball over three times in the third quarter, allowing the Rockets to score four times on drives of less than 30 yards. That was more than Bullitt East could overcome as Shelby County recorded a 35-7 win.

    The loss dropped Bullitt East to 0-5 entering district play this week when they take on visiting Nelson County. The Friday night game will also be homecoming.

  • Good Knight for King James, Eagles

     HEBRON ESTATES -- The worst thing that could have happened to the Marion County Knights happened.

    North Bullitt got beat pretty handily by an undefeated Shelby County team the prior Friday night.

    The second worst thing to happen was that Eagle senior Logan James was back to nearly 100 percent after being injured the previous two games.

    Combine those two things, along with the excitement of a big homecoming crowd, North Bullitt sailed to an easy 40-6.

  • Clash of unbeatens as Spencer visits Cougars

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Bullitt Central will have an opportunity to find just where they stand heading into district play this Friday when they play host to undefeated Spencer County in a big matchup of neighbors.

    The two 4-0 teams have been drawing a lot of interest in the area this season for two different philosophies – Spencer County for running the ball and Bullitt Central for putting it in the air.

  • Poppell continues early Fall success

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Bullitt East senior Sierra Poppell continued her strong start to the 2015 Cross-Country season with her third big run in as many races on Saturday at the Rumble Trough the Jungle Run at the Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve in Goshen.

    Poppell finished fourth out of 140 runners in the main run, finishing in 19:42.02. The winner was Kaitlyn Lacy of regional rival Male in a time of 18:28.60.

  • Eagles’ big week ends 1-0-1

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The first part of last week was going to be big for the North Bullitt boys’ soccer team and that stretch the team handled well, getting past Bullitt Central 3-1 and then drawing to a 2-2 tie with Bullitt East.

    Unfortunately, after those two emotional games, the team came out flat on Saturday at the Meade County Invitational, dropping a pair of lopsided contests.

    Still, the biggest win came on Tuesday when the green and gold rolled into Shepherdsville and got the win over the Cougars in a spirited and competitive contest.

  • Lady Chargers show net strength in win over NB

     HEBRON ESTATES – The Bullitt East Lady Chargers have a strong volleyball team this fall.

    Just ask the North Bullitt Lady Eagles.

    On Tuesday, the red and gold invaded the Eagles’ nest and took no prisoners, beating a North Bullitt squad that had been having a pretty good season by a 25-10, 25-16, 25-15 score.

  • It just pours on Eagles in setback to Shelby County

     HEBRON ESTATES – Into just about every football season a little rain must fall.

    On Friday night, against undefeated Shelby County, it poured on the North Bullitt Eagles.

    That is figuratively, not literally, although it did rain a little in the game.

    North Bullitt had also bolted out to a 3-0 start this season, but they were no match for the more athletic Rockets. Shelby County was up 21-7 after the first quarter and the lead kept growing until there was a running clock in the second half en route to a 56-7 outcome.

  • BE’s final stats look good; not final score

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – For the second time in as many weeks, the Bullitt East Chargers had a good-looking stat sheet only to come up short on the scoreboard.

    Despite rushing for 358 yards and running 67 plays from scrimmage to only 40 for visiting Spencer County, the Chargers fell behind 28-0 in the first half and could never recover as the red and gold dropped a 41-23 decision to their Class 4-A neighbors.

  • Dukes sets school mark with six TD passes

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – There are times in high school athletics when administrators have to choose between youthful enthusiasm and senior experience.

    Bullitt Central is going with youthful enthusiasm this fall with first year head coach Tye Lawson. There are already times when Lawson’s offensive schemes have seemed magical, but every so often the new coach seems to leave the world of reality – by his own admission.