High School Sports

  • Eagles take care of OC in rain

     BUCKNER -- Despite coming off an exciting victory the previous week against a county and despite playing a team which had not won a game this season, first-year North Bullitt head coach Adam Billings was not worried about a letdown.

    Coaching a team of players hungry for success, Billings knew from the week of practice that his Eagles were ready.

    What concerned the coach a little was the weather. For a second straight week, rain and wind was a constant for the entire contest against Oldham County.

  • The War!! East slogs to win over BC

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Playing football in a shower stall.

    That is pretty much what it felt like on Friday in the 27th renewal of The War, the annual battle between Bullitt East and Bullitt Central.

    Mother Nature made it a threesome on Friday as she battered both teams from the opening minute to the final horn with pelting rain and constant wind. The horrid conditions led to eight fumbles and six turnovers, although, there were no interceptions in 22 pass attempts.

  • THE WAR: District may trump rivalry in showdown

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – It will be a clash of philosophies on Friday when Bullitt Central heads across Highway-44 to battle Bullitt East in the 27th renewal of The War.

    On one had, there is a 4-2 Bullitt Central team that will put the ball in the air most of the time, a move that lengthens games. Bullitt East on the other hand wants to keep it on the ground and shorten the game.

    Sure, Bullitt Central head coach Tye Lawson would like to run the ball more, and better, but his heart, and best player Cameron Dukes, are better suited for the air game.

  • Early goals are enough for BE past North 2-1

     HEBRON ESTATES – A huge week for girls’ soccer within the Sixth Region ended on Thursday with Bullitt East traveling to North Bullitt and pulling out a 2-1 victory.

    The win by the Lady Chargers came three days after they had lost to Mercy by the same score.

    Over the past three seasons, Mercy and Bullitt East have met for the Sixth Region title with North Bullitt reaching the semi-finals each of those years only to fall to the Chargers.

  • 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.