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High School Sports

  • Numbers game continues to haunt Eagles

     SHELBYVILLE – For the second week in a row, the North Bullitt Eagles jumped out of the gate with strong play, but the team’s lack of numbers and depth came to the forefront once again on Friday as they faltered late in a 34-20 loss to district rival Shelby County.

  • [Bullitt] Cup runneth over with emotion Friday

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – What could have been ‘the mistake’, turned out to be ‘the redemption’ for Bullitt Central senior running back Trevor Carnell on Friday in the 26th renewal of The War.

         It was a reversal of fortunes in a classic contest that was filled with emotional twists and turns. The final ‘high’ belonged to the Cougars when Bullitt East’s extra point attempt in overtime sailed wide left, giving Bullitt Central a 21-20 victory.

  • Second round of county volleyball matches continue trend

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The second rotation of intra-county volleyball match-ups has turned out to be much like the first as both North Bullitt and Bullitt East got the best of Bullitt Central over the past week.

    That sets up a meeting next Thursday, on the final night of the regular season, with North Bullitt playing host to Bullitt East.

  • Lady Eagles to go for district three-peat starting Monday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The post-season soccer tournaments will start next week at various sites with many of the local teams having a chance to advance to the Sixth Region Tournament which will be played the following week.

    One unusual twist came about last week in the lead-up to the Girls’ 24th District Tournament at Whitefield Academy.

  • Clash of the decade set for Friday in rivalry

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – It will be a rare intra-county clash of top-10 teams in Class 5-A on Friday when Bullitt East visits Bullitt Central in the annual renewal of The War.

    At least two state-wide polls have both teams listed in the top-10 of the class heading into the game. The Associated Press has Bullitt East third and Bullitt Central eighth while Bluegrasspreps.com has Bullitt East third and Bullitt Central tenth.

    Of course, polls mean nothing in this game. This is an intra-county rivalry first and foremost.

  • Soccer in the dark suits NB just fine

     HEBRON ESTATES – Light? Who needs light for a high school soccer match?

    North Bullitt and Bullitt Central didn’t appear to need any sunlight to play soccer on Thursday. In a classic high school soccer match that went to overtime and beyond, the Eagles pulled out a 4-3 victory in the only meeting between the two rivals during the regular season.

    A year ago, the two teams played a 4-3 thriller at Bullitt Central, but that game ended with a late goal in regulation.

  • BC rolls big, sets up Friday showdown with East

    HEBRON ESTATES – North Bullitt struck fast, but Bullitt Central was in it for the long haul on Friday in the 39th renewal of The Game.

         The Eagles were up 14-7 after the first quarter and had a chance to move further ahead, but the Cougars stayed the course, scored 27 straight points in the second quarter and then exploded in the second half en route to a 69-28 win in soggy and cold conditions.

  • A little too much BC at the end

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – It was a play late in the game and a run that few people saw as a night of steady rain chased all but the most die-hard fans home as the outcome was well decided long ago in the 39th renewal of The Game on Friday at North Bullitt.

  • STATE BOUND! BE boys earn spot in big show

     ELIZABETHTOWN – ‘Just another golf tournament’.

         That is what Bullitt East boys’ golf coach Kyle Downs was preaching on Tuesday morning before his team started play in the Fifth Region Tournament at the Elizabethtown Country Club.

         Of course, it wasn’t really just another golf tournament. It was just the mindset that the veteran coach was trying to instill. It worked.

  • BE edges Central for top area team in Third Region tourney

     ELIZABETHTOWN – While winning a Girls’ Third Region golf title, either team or individual, was not in the cards for area golfers on Monday, there was a tight race for the best team score between Bullitt East and Bullitt Central.

    The fact that the two schools could have a little side battle is a step in the right direction. While Bullitt East has had a relatively strong golf program in the past that has not been the case at Bullitt Central where numbers have long been a problem.