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High School Sports

  • BC wrestling is relevant again with 3rd-place finish

     UPDATE (FEB.18): The 2015 Kentucky Wrestling Tourment scheduled this weekend has been postponed due to weather conditions.

    It will now be held Mar. 9-11 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

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    SHEPHERDSVILLE – After a few down years of wrestling in which the team had a few good wrestlers, but a lack of depth, Bullitt Central showed its rebirth under head coach James Huffman over the weekend as the team finished third in the Third Region Tournament at Pleasure Ridge Park High School.

  • East sweeps NB in only regular season meetings

     HEBRON ESTATES – No coach will tell you that every time-out works perfectly, but Bullitt East head coach Bob Blackburn had a very successful one on Friday that fueled his team to an 81-65 victory over arch-rival North Bullitt in the only regular season meeting between the two teams this season.

    Two minutes into the second half, North Bullitt got back-to-back jumpers from Ryan Henson and Dominique Ellis to pull within 42-36. After being up by ten points at halftime, Blackburn had seen enough and called a time-out at the 5:20 mark.

  • Lady Chargers rally in fourth as North goes cold

     HEBRON ESTATES – Holding arch-rival North Bullitt to just one basket and a total of nine points in the fourth quarter, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers rallied for a 62-53 win on Friday in front of a raucous crowd in the Eagles’ Nest.

    While this was the only scheduled regular season meeting between the two rivals, it was the second time they have squared off this season. The first meeting had come back in the Bullitt East holiday tournament and in that game the Lady Chargers rallied from a ten-point halftime deficit to beat the Lady Eagles 57-47.

  • Kelly’s pitching is going to continue at JUCO level

     HEBRON ESTATES – After an earlier commitment to Marshall University didn’t work out, North Bullitt baseball pitcher Jacob Kelly found a soft landing spot when he signed recently with Rend Lake Junior College in Ina, Illinois.

    Kelly will attend Rend Lake along with North Bullitt teammate Chance Egnor who has been his main catcher for the past two seasons and will be again this spring. The two best friends, who have been playing baseball together since T-ball in the Blue Lick Optimist League, plan to be roommates at the Junior College.

  • State tourney play helps Egnor get seen by schools

     HEBRON ESTATES – Being on a team that reaches the semi-finals of the Kentucky State Baseball Tournament is a good addition to any resume when it comes to finding the right college program.

    Just ask North Bullitt senior Chance Egnor.

    Just a few months after being the starting catcher for the Eagles as they won the Sixth Region title and then two games in the state baseball tournament Egnor was getting a lot of inquiries.

  • East girls, BC boys feel frustration in state finals

     LEXINGTON – As with any state tournament that you donn’t win, there will always be some ‘what might have beens’ and some ‘what ifs’ mixed in with some frustration.

    That was certainly the case late last week as the Bullitt East girls and the Bullitt Central boys completed in the KHSAA Kentucky State Bowling Tournament at Collins Eastland Lanes in Lexington.

    The Bullitt East girls’ team reached the quarter-finals before falling to eventual state runner-up Boone County in four ‘Baker’ games.

  • Dukes scores 31 as BC grabs number two seed

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – A week after North Bullitt had torched Evangel with 19 three-pointers, the Bullitt Central Cougars nearly matched that feat on Tuesday, beating the visiting 23rd District rivals with 15 three-pointers as they rolled to a 91-59 victory.

    The win secured the number two spot for the Cougars in the 23rd District Tournament which Bullitt Central will host starting next Monday. North Bullitt has the number one seed with Bullitt Central second, Moore third, Southern fourth and Evangel fifth.

  • Region 3 wrestling action set for PRP on Friday-Saturday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The three Bullitt County wrestling programs will compete this weekend in the Region Three Championships at Pleasure Ridge Park High School with a number of Bullitt Central and Bullitt East athletes expected to make runs at individual honors.

    On the team front, it appears that Fern Creek is the team to beat and that might be a tall order for any of the other dozen teams in the region. Still, along with Doss, the Chargers and Cougars could well be in the hunt for a top three team finish.

  • Central’s Wolf to play tennis at Campbellsville

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Four years ago, Bullitt Central’s Amber Wolf never dreamed she would be signing papers to play tennis in college.

    In fact, four years ago, Wolf didn’t know much about tennis at all.

    At that point, Wolf was a freshman volleyball player for the Lady Cougars, competing under head coach Jennifer Romine. At that point, Romine was also the girls’ tennis coach and one day she mentioned to Wolf about playing the spring sport.

  • Bullitt County swimmers set for Regionals

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – By any definition, this has been a trying season for the Bullitt County swimming program as the group had to change coaches just as the campaign was getting underway.

    Still, the swimmers have put forth a strong effort over the past three months and are ready to enter post-season action this week when they will compete in the Region 2 Meet at the University of Louisville’s Ralph Wright Natatorium on Thursday with preliminaries with hopes of advancing to the finals on Friday night.