High School Sports

  • Last big bounce favors Central

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Rare are the times when a soccer ball bounces over a goalie’s head and goes into the netting.

    However, that event happened not once, but twice, on Wednesday in the only regular season meeting this season between Bullitt Central and Bullitt East. Each team scored a goal on the odd occurrence minutes apart in the second half.

    It was the second one, with just 5:30 remaining in the game, when Bullitt Central scored, that ended up being the most important as the Cougars pulled out a 3-2 win.

  • Back-to-back! Chargers return to state golf

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – All season long, Bullitt East boys’ golf coach Kyle Downs has been working with his team on how to handle themselves when they don’t get off to good starts in matches.

    It must have worked.

    Down and trailing the top teams at the turn on Monday in the Fifth Region Tournament at Heritage Hill Golf Course, the Chargers battled back over the back nine and passed all the teams except Elizabethtown to claim the second and last qualifying spot for next week’s Kentucky State Golf Tournament in Bowling Green.

  • Lots of fans missed a great game

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Yes, it was raining.

    Yes, it was 34-14 at halftime.

    And, yes, the Bullitt Central defense had given up 111 points over the previous six quarters.

    Because of those facts, a lot of people missed the second half of a great football game on Friday night.

    Bullitt Central rallied all the way back to take a 44-40 lead with 4:42 remaining in the game. For the previous 12 minutes of game time, the Cougars had dominated play.

  • Chargers end draught with win over Nelson

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Did it rain on Friday night?

    If you ask the Bullitt East football players and staff members, they may not know.

    What they did know is that after a tough pre-district stretch, Bullitt East got the “real” season started with a fantastic 35-6 victory over Nelson County.

    In a constant rain, the Charger defense completely snuffed out the Cardinal offense.

    The visitors had only 71 yards in total offense, including a minus three on 21 rushing attempts.

  • Classic!! Duel in the Rain goes to North

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Trailing for the first time all night with just 4:42 remaining in the 40th renewal of The Game, the North Bullitt Eagles didn’t panic and they didn’t try to get fancy.

  • Pair of 4-1 teams set to clash on Friday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – There will be even more than normal on the line Friday when North Bullitt and Bullitt Central collide in the 40th renewal of The Game.

    The county rivalry angle has always been powerful in this series, but this year the district and play-off implication also come into play at a greater importance.

  • Lady Chargers stay hot; beat BC in three games

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Five days after sweeping past North Bullitt, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers did it again last Tuesday as they beat Bullitt Central without dropping a game.

    That was just the tip of the iceberg for coach Ed Fisher’s team last week as it went on to beat district rival Fern Creek on Thursday before heading to New Castle over the weekend and capturing the Henry County Varsity Tournament with four straight wins. In the tournament, the red and gold lost just one game.

  • BE continues to narrow gap, but Mercy wins 2-1

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – There is no doubt that Bullitt East soccer is narrowing the gap on Mercy, but the Lady Chargers still couldn’t get a win on Monday, giving up a pair of second half goals to lose to the Jaguars 2-1 in the first of what could be three meetings between the district and regional rivals.

  • 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.