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High School Sports

  • District hoops action starts Monday...weather allowing

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – With the cooperation of Mother Nature, one of the most exciting times of the high school sports season will start this week with district basketball tournaments across the state.

         For Bullitt Central and North Bullitt, that means 23rd District action. This year’s event will be in the Big House as Bullitt Central will be hosting despite construction at the school.

  • Smith ready to anchor Ky. Wesleyan's offensive line

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – The Kentucky Wesleyan Panthers were looking for big linemen in their 2015 recruiting class and coach Brent Holsclaw signed one of the biggest recently when Bullitt Central’s Zack Smith signed with the school in Owensboro.

         At 6-3 and 305 pounds, Smith was one of the biggest and best offensive lineman in the area.

  • Eastside hosts big archery tourney

    PLEASANT GROVE – Recently, the Eastside Middle School Archery program hosted a major tournament for teams all around the state with divisions for elementary, middle school and high school teams.

         The competition had 700 competitors over two days with 29 different schools taking part.

  • BC wrestling is relevant again with 3rd-place finish

     UPDATE (FEB.18): The 2015 Kentucky Wrestling Tourment scheduled this weekend has been postponed due to weather conditions.

    It will now be held Mar. 9-11 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

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    SHEPHERDSVILLE – After a few down years of wrestling in which the team had a few good wrestlers, but a lack of depth, Bullitt Central showed its rebirth under head coach James Huffman over the weekend as the team finished third in the Third Region Tournament at Pleasure Ridge Park High School.

  • East sweeps NB in only regular season meetings

     HEBRON ESTATES – No coach will tell you that every time-out works perfectly, but Bullitt East head coach Bob Blackburn had a very successful one on Friday that fueled his team to an 81-65 victory over arch-rival North Bullitt in the only regular season meeting between the two teams this season.

    Two minutes into the second half, North Bullitt got back-to-back jumpers from Ryan Henson and Dominique Ellis to pull within 42-36. After being up by ten points at halftime, Blackburn had seen enough and called a time-out at the 5:20 mark.

  • Lady Chargers rally in fourth as North goes cold

     HEBRON ESTATES – Holding arch-rival North Bullitt to just one basket and a total of nine points in the fourth quarter, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers rallied for a 62-53 win on Friday in front of a raucous crowd in the Eagles’ Nest.

    While this was the only scheduled regular season meeting between the two rivals, it was the second time they have squared off this season. The first meeting had come back in the Bullitt East holiday tournament and in that game the Lady Chargers rallied from a ten-point halftime deficit to beat the Lady Eagles 57-47.

  • Kelly’s pitching is going to continue at JUCO level

     HEBRON ESTATES – After an earlier commitment to Marshall University didn’t work out, North Bullitt baseball pitcher Jacob Kelly found a soft landing spot when he signed recently with Rend Lake Junior College in Ina, Illinois.

    Kelly will attend Rend Lake along with North Bullitt teammate Chance Egnor who has been his main catcher for the past two seasons and will be again this spring. The two best friends, who have been playing baseball together since T-ball in the Blue Lick Optimist League, plan to be roommates at the Junior College.

  • State tourney play helps Egnor get seen by schools

     HEBRON ESTATES – Being on a team that reaches the semi-finals of the Kentucky State Baseball Tournament is a good addition to any resume when it comes to finding the right college program.

    Just ask North Bullitt senior Chance Egnor.

    Just a few months after being the starting catcher for the Eagles as they won the Sixth Region title and then two games in the state baseball tournament Egnor was getting a lot of inquiries.

  • East girls, BC boys feel frustration in state finals

     LEXINGTON – As with any state tournament that you donn’t win, there will always be some ‘what might have beens’ and some ‘what ifs’ mixed in with some frustration.

    That was certainly the case late last week as the Bullitt East girls and the Bullitt Central boys completed in the KHSAA Kentucky State Bowling Tournament at Collins Eastland Lanes in Lexington.

    The Bullitt East girls’ team reached the quarter-finals before falling to eventual state runner-up Boone County in four ‘Baker’ games.

  • Dukes scores 31 as BC grabs number two seed

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – A week after North Bullitt had torched Evangel with 19 three-pointers, the Bullitt Central Cougars nearly matched that feat on Tuesday, beating the visiting 23rd District rivals with 15 three-pointers as they rolled to a 91-59 victory.

    The win secured the number two spot for the Cougars in the 23rd District Tournament which Bullitt Central will host starting next Monday. North Bullitt has the number one seed with Bullitt Central second, Moore third, Southern fourth and Evangel fifth.