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High School Sports

  • Tennis teams enjoy week of good weather

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The tennis season is quickly coming down to the tournament season.

    Added to the excitement this spring is a new format for the team competition.

    But before that is held in the first week of May, local competitors were busy enjoying a nice week of weather after some windy moments prior to spring break.

    Girls’ tennis

    North Bullitt suffered its first team loss of the season when it crossed into the Seventh Region to take on perennial powerhouse Assumption.

  • Three more wins for BE softball

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Sometimes, high school teams head south for spring break and meet up with spectacular weather while it is still winter back home.

    Other times, spring has already sprung in Kentucky and the teams could have got just as much accomplished at home with a lot less fund-raising involved.

  • Chargers red-hot heading back for district contests

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Just play five.

    That was the fun saying that Bullitt East head coach Jeff Bowles and his team came up with last week as they mowed through opponents in sunny Florida.

    There was a loss for the Chargers early in the trip, but the Chargers annual spring break trip to the Disney Wide World of Sports Complex was very successful as the red and gold returned home with a 4-1 mark with three straight wins to end the trip.

    Those last three wins all ended after five innings because of the high school ‘mercy’ rule.

  • Another great spring break in Carolina for NB

     MYRTLE BEACH -- Having not played a game for 10 days, North Bullitt head coach Brian Wise entered the annual trip to the Cal Ripken Experience in Myrtle Beach with a bit of nervousness.

    After running through a five-team stretch, which included three squads that Wise felt were very good teams, there was no more worry.

    The Eagles now enter the meat of the regular season with a 12-2 record and some bats that are red hot.

  • Trio of local hoops stars earn All-State honors

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Bullitt County's two ‘Players of the Year’ - Bullitt East’s Tyler Sharpe and North Bullitt’s Katie Downey - both earned second-team All-State distinctions last week in voting by the state’s coaches conducted by the state’s largest newspaper.

    In addition, Bullitt East junior Lindsey Duvall was also a second team All-State selection.

  • Downey closes out her stellar high school career

      CRESTVIEW -- North Bullitt’s Katie Downey closed out her spectacular high school hoops career with an appearance in the Ohio-Kentucky All-Star game at Thomas More College near Cincinnati.

    Downey, who is the reigning Sixth Region Player of the Year and the school’s all-time leading scorer, got the starting nod in the game.

  • BE’s Vaughn set to expand archery horizons at Union

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Bullitt East senior Morgan Vaughn will be the first to admit that when he first entered high school, that getting an ‘athletic’ scholarship, even partial aide, was not part of his future dreams.

    Jump ahead four years and Vaughn has parlayed four years in the Chargers’ highly competitive archery program into college aide. Recently, the senior signed to continue both his athletic and academic work at Union College in Barbourville, Kentucky.

  • BE’s Waddle taking bow skills to Campbellsville

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – One offer was all that Bullitt East senior Sierra Waddle needed to know exactly where she wanted to attend college and compete in her favorite sport.

    That all came together last fall when the newest sport at Campbellsville University – archery – offered Waddle financial aide to attend the school. After that, Waddle put the college recruiting business behind her.

  • Baseball and softball ready for the real season

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – With spring break in the rearview mirror, the high school baseball and softball seasons can focus on what is most important -- the play between the foul lines.

    That is not a knock of the action during the first three weeks of the season. It is just an indictment of how coaches break down the season.

  • Sharpe’s golden run continues in Derby Classic

     LOUISVILLE – The golden spring for Bullitt East basketball standout Tyler Sharpe will continue on Friday as he will participate in the Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic Presented by Papa John’s at Freedom Hall.

    Sharpe will be just the second local player to participate in the country’s oldest high school All-Star Game that since 1973 has invited some of the stop players in the country to participate.