High School Sports

  • Mercy cools East’s bats 1-0

      FERN CREEK – There was plenty of pitching and not much offense on Wednesday in the championship game of the 24th District Softball Tournament.

    Matching two of the top teams in the state, Bullitt East and Mercy once again locked horns in a titanic struggle and once again the outcome came down to the end before the Jaguars pulled out a 1-0 decision.

  • Quick starts lifts Southern past North Bullitt in final

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Trailing by four runs after the first inning, the North Bullitt Lady Eagles were not able to rebound on Wednesday in the championship game of the 23rd District Tournament against Southern High School.

    In the end, the Lady Trojans tacked on a run in the fifth inning as they recorded a 5-0 victory to claim a second straight district title.

  • North repeats title with big win over Southern

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The North Bullitt Eagles had a few goals at the beginning of the season.

    One of which was to be the top seed in the district tournament and to repeat as 23rd District champs.

    A third goal was to make a deep run into the Sixth Region tournament.

    The first two goals have been accomplished. Now, it is on to the third.

    The top-seeded Eagles blew through the Southern Trojans 14-1 to win its second consecutive district crown.

  • Slow start can’t keep East from 11th crown

      FERN CREEK – A little burp in the first inning was quickly overcome on Wednesday as the Bullitt East Chargers rolled to an 11-2 victory over Fern Creek in the championship game of the 24th District Baseball Tournament, which the Tigers were hosting.

    The win was the 11th consecutive district title for Bullitt East and head coach Jeff Bowles. As the veteran coach pointed out to his seniors after the game, they were in the first grade the last time the red and gold failed to win a district tournament.

  • Sixth Region diamond play starts Monday

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- For the first time ever, Bullitt County will host a pair of post-season baseball games on Monday when both Bullitt East and North Bullitt will be hosting first-round games in the Sixth Region Tournament.

    This is the first year for baseball since Bullitt County schools joined the Sixth Region, that they have played opening round baseball games on the site of the district winners.

    That format was in play last year for softball and in the past all three local schools hosted regional softball tournaments in the old Eighth Region.

  • Softball teams end strong; eye district play next

      SHEPHERDSVILLE – Rain kept the three area high school softball teams on the sidelines for much of last week, but the final week of the regular season did produce some promising results as the teams head into post-season play starting on Tuesday of this week.

    North Bullitt and Bullitt Central were set to play each other in the semi-finals of the 23rd District Tournament on Tuesday at Bullitt Central. Bullitt East was set to play Fern Creek on Tuesday in the 24th District Tournament.

  • Bullitt East blasts Whitefield 11-1

     FERN CREEK – ‘Babe Ruth is dead, throw strikes.’

    That is one of the sage pieces of advice that veteran Bullitt East baseball coach Jeff Bowles tries to pass on to his pitchers before big games. Obviously, senior Chase Patton is listening.

  • North Bullitt pulls away from Moore

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - That first game of the district tournament is the one that worries most coaches.

    No matter how well you have done in the regular season, a loss will pack your cleats for the summer.

    And when you’re tied at 1-1 in the fifth inning against a team you handily defeated earlier in the season, the nerves might be a bit more tense.

    But, thanks to a change in strategy, a couple of breaks and back-to-back doubles, the North Bullitt Eagles advanced to the championship game of the 23rd District baseball tournament.

  • BC closes season 2-1

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The final week of high school baseball’s regular season is not so much a finish, but a dress rehearsal for the district tournaments which start this week.

    Still, for a team with a losing record, finishing the season with wins in two of the final three games is a definite confidence boost. That is what the Bullitt Central Cougars got last week as they wrapped up the regular season.

  • Eagles end season on impressive note

     HEBRON ESTATES - Securing what appears to be a regular season school record of 23 victories is pretty impressive.

    But the North Bullitt Eagle baseball team has its sights set on the overall season record of 26 victories.

    Thanks to a strong 3-1 finish in the regular season, the Eagles entered post-season play on Monday with an impressive 23-10 record, second best in the Sixth Region.