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High School Sports

  • BE wins sixth straight

     Bullitt East won for the sixth straight time to open the season on Saturday when they pulled away from a 37-37 halftime tie to beat Shelby County 68-52 in the Mike Casey Classic at Shelby County.

    The Bullitt East defense turned it around at halftime, holding the Rockets to eight points in the third quarter and just seven points in the fourth quarter.

  • NB rallies, but Central prevails on Friday

     HEBRON ESTATES – After watching Bullitt Central score the first 11 points of the game, lead by 25-15 at halftime before surging ahead 39-22 late in the third quarter, some fans at North Bullitt on Friday might have decided to beat the traffic and leave early.

    Bad idea. Those fans missed the most exciting part of the game as North Bullitt rallied to within 52-47 with 1:12 remaining in the game. After a Bullitt Central free throw, North Bullitt had a solid look at the basket, but junior Chase McKenzie’s three-pointer spun out with a minute left in the game.

  • NB girls get the jump on BC

     HEBRON ESTATES – The top two teams in the 23rd District showed that it will be a dog fight for the next three months after North Bullitt needed a strong effort to finally put away arch-rival Bullitt Central 68-56 in the first of two meetings in the regular season between the programs.

    North Bullitt led throughout the last three quarters, but Bullitt Central did get within two points early in the third quarter and it was still a single digit difference in the final minute of the third quarter.

  • East’s Ching headed to Wright State for baseball

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Growing up, Zac Ching was a rival of players from Mount Washington as he started as a baseball player in the Fern Creek Youth program.

    Now, Ching is a teammate and his playing partners were present last Wednesday to watch the senior pitcher/infielder sign to play his college baseball at Wright State University, an NCAA Division I program in Dayton, Ohio.

    Ching had put his name on the dotted line during the early signing period in November, but this was for teammates, friends, family and coaches.

  • Wall-to-wall basketball this weekend

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – After absolutely no basketball last weekend, there will be more than enough to make up for it this weekend with a flurry of games including the Girls’ Bullitt County Challenge on Saturday at North Bullitt.

    Of course, as we learned last week, the weather can change the best-laid plans of anyone in a hurry.

    So, weather permitting, the big weekend starts on Friday when Bullitt Central pays a visit to North Bullitt for a girl/boy doubleheader that will start at 6 p.m.

  • Football honors abound for three area standouts

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Football honors are rolling in for area coaches and players after a successful season for the area teams.

    On Sunday, in the weather delayed halftime of the Class 5-A Kentucky State Football Championships, Bullitt Central junior running back Trevor Carnell and Bullitt East head coach Darrell Vincent were honored as the Class 5-A, District 4 Player and Coach of the year, respectively.

    The honors came from the Kentucky Football Coaches Association.

  • Chargers win, but North makes them earn it

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – The first and only meeting between two old rivals went to Bullitt East on Monday as the Chargers turned back visiting North Bullitt 84-58 in a boys’ high school clash.

    The victory continued Bullitt East’s recent winning ways against their old rivals. The victory was the 18th in a row for the red and gold and over the past dozen seasons, the Chargers have a 22-1 advantage. The last North Bullitt win over Bullitt East came on Feb. 6, 2004, by a 72-64 margin.

  • BC bowling teams drop a pair of close matches

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – In a pair of matches last week, the Bullitt Central bowling teams came up just short as they dropped both matches.

    On Tuesday, the Lady Cougars fell to the team from Jeffersontown by a score of 6-1. Bullitt Central was led in scoring by Elizabeth Borah (155, 143) and Dallas Taylor (115, 137). A game high score was also turned in by Nicole Pharris.

    Bullitt Central fell to 2-3 for the season.

  • East’s Ralph signs to play baseball at Bellarmine

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Baseball is not always considered a game involving a lot of speed.

    However, one part of baseball happened very fast for Bullitt East senior Alex Ralph and that was his recruitment by Bellarmine University to join the Knights’ squad starting next fall. Ralph recently made it all official, holding a ceremony in the Bullitt East Media Center in which his parents, sisters, coaches and teammates were present for the big event.

  • North Bullitt girls show Bardstown how it is done

     HEBRON ESTATES - Amber Courtney liked what she saw in the season opener for her North Bullitt Lady Eagles.

    And the crowd assembled for the Monday night affair against Bardstown also seemed to enjoy the uptempo play from the Lady Eagles.

    Thanks to a 21-2 third quarter advantage, North Bullitt walked away with a 77-45 victory over the Lady Tigers.

    “Overall, I’m pleased with the effort,” said Courtney. “I like a lot of things I saw but there is still a lot to work on.”