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High School Sports

  • East’s Patton hurls no-hitter in win over Panthers

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – After the opening days of the high school baseball season, Bullitt East head coach Jeff Bowles wasn’t exactly pleased with the way things were going.

    That all changed on Friday when Charger senior pitcher Chase Patton threw a no-hitter against traditional power Elizabethtown. That brightened the outlook for the veteran coach as his team got a 3-0 victory.

    That win lifted the Chargers to 4-2 for the season heading into the last week at home before the team heads out over the weekend for Florida and spring break baseball.

  • Central’s hitting still on the cold side

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – With the bad weather this winter, Bullitt Central baseball coach G.J. Moore was worried his team’s hitting would trail the pitching, at least early in the season.

    The worries turned out to be well founded as the Cougars struggled to make contact over the first 10 days of the season. The lack of offense led to a 1-4 start to the season.

  • Eagles start the baseball season 1-2

     HEBRON ESTATES - Forget the snow. Ignore the cool breeze. It’s time for baseball.

    The North Bullitt Eagles took the field on Tuesday in the first game of the season.

    After the opening win, the Eagles would finish the first week with a 1-2 record. But head coach Brian Wise is still very encouraged with his squad.

    In the opener, junior Jacob Kelly got all the support he would need in the first inning as the Eagles defeated Seneca 11-2.

  • Lady Chargers turn errors into runs against NB

     HEBRON ESTATES – After winning 32 games a year ago and with seven returning starters, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers were expected to be a powerhouse this spring.

    On Friday, the softball team at North Bullitt couldn’t argue that point after Bullitt East rolled to a 9-2 victory in the only meeting this spring between the two rivals. The Lady Chargers scored twice in the top of the first inning and never looked back in rolling to the program’s sixth straight win to open the season.

  • Chargers finish seventh at state archery finals

     LOUISVILLE – The Bullitt East Chargers were in the last flight and made a strong run on Monday in the KHSAA State Archery Tournament at on the Commonwealth Convention Center in downtown Louisville.

    Bullitt East was one of 24 teams that qualified for the state finals after they finished first in the Fifth Region Tournament in the middle of February. It was the fifth straight regional power for the red and gold and the second won by the program in KHSAA competition.

  • North Bullitt earns state powerlifting recognition

     HEBRON ESTATES – For the second straight year, North Bullitt hosted the Kentucky State Powerlifting Championships.

    The event was held in the Eagles’ Nest on Saturday, March 8 and it was a good day for the host school as the Eagles came out on top, winning for a second straight year.

    North Bullitt finished with 74 points in the varsity competition and that was ten points better than runner-up Madisonville. St. Xavier was third with 48 points while Carroll County was fourth (20 points) while Trinity was fifth (13).

  • Lady Chargers will be among state’s elite

      MOUNT WASHINGTON – The Bullitt East Lady Chargers have long memories when it comes to the way the 2013 season concluded.

    That is a good thing. The red and gold have used that as motivation in the off-season and it is already paying dividends.

  • Two Ha(i)leys will be Lady Cougars’ leaders

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – After being an assistant coach at Bullitt Central for the previous 12 years, Mike Phillips will get a chance to coach the softball from the top spot this spring.

    Phillips moves over one spot on the bench to replace Buddy Gallemore who resigned after last season to work on an advanced college degree and who has since become an assistant coach at Midway College. Phillips has mainly been the pitching coach for the Lady Cougars, but now will oversee all aspects of the program.

  • Lady Eagles are young but are willing to work

     HEBRON ESTATES – A year ago, the North Bullitt softball team made big strides during the season under first-year head coach Mike Nally.

    From being 3-25 in 2012, Nally and the Lady Eagles finished 9-15 last season. Even more impressive, the team picked up six of those wins in the month of May. The end didn’t come until the team lost a 2-1 decision to Southern in the first-round of the 23rd District Tournament on the Lady Trojans home field. That Southern team went on to reach the Sixth Region semi-finals.

  • This was a special time to be a Bullitt Countian

     SHIVLEY – ‘Proud to be from Bullitt County.’

    That was the first thought that ran through my head as I exited Valley High School on Friday night after watching one of the greatest nights of high school basketball that I’ve had the pleasure of working over the past 37 years as your Sports Editor.