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High School Sports

  • Dukes and Craddock carry BC past Evangel; North Bullitt next

      HIGHVIEW – There is never a dull moment when it comes to the Bullitt Central Cougars this season.

    That continued into the post-season on Monday as coach Joe Pat Lee’s team jumped to a 22 point lead in the first half against Evangel in the opening game of the 23rd District Tournament on Monday. In the second half, Evangel roared back to get as close as 52-47 early in the fourth quarter before the Cougars pulled away late for a 73-62 victory.

  • North vs. BC on Wednesday; Lady Chargers battle J-town

     OKOLONA – With Bullitt Central’s 73-62 win over Evangel on Monday, the 23rd District semi-finals will open on Wednesday at Moore High School with the Cougars taking on North Bullitt in a game set for 6 p.m.

    North Bullitt has beaten Bullitt Central twice this season in close games. In December, the Eagles won in Shepherdsville 76-71. Then, a month later, North Bullitt won at home 57-45 in a game that was within three points late in the fourth quarter.

  • NB’s Craddock named top coach

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – On Monday, North Bullitt boys’ basketball coach Korey Craddock was named the Sixth Region Coach of the Year by the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches.

    Craddock is in just his second season at the helm of the Eagles. North Bullitt posted a 16-12 mark a year ago, finishing as the runner-up in the 23rd District before losing to Bullitt East in the opening round of the Sixth Region Tournament.

  • Basketball’s regular season enters final week

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The final week of the regular season started with some bad weather, but all six local basketball teams got on the court eventually on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday of last week.

    The only team that did play on Monday, despite no school because of snow, was the Bullitt East Lady Chargers. Previously, head coach Chris Stallings said that he had promised Franklin County head coach Joey Thacker that his team would make to Frankfort sometime during the week for the showdown between top-20 teams.

  • BE’s Stump signs to play football with Georgetown

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – As the high school football season came to a close and the college recruiting season started to swing into high gear, Bullitt East defensive standout Cole Stump didn’t really have a long list of suitors.

    In fact, Stump didn’t have much interest at all.

    But as these things often do, everything worked out in the long run.

  • NB’s Downey and BE’s Sharpe earn top honors

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Bullitt County seniors Tyler Sharpe of Bullitt East and Katie Downey of North Bullitt, have been selected the Players of the Year in the Sixth Region.

    The names were announced on Thursday by the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation and the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches.

    The honors mean that both players are in the running for the state’s Mr. or Miss Basketball awards that will be announced on March 15 in Lexington.

  • Post-season basketball action starts Monday

      SHEPHERDSVILLE – A basketball post-season that could be spectacular for Bullitt County will get underway this week with play for local teams in both the 23rd and 24th District Tournaments.

    The top two teams in each district tournament will advance to next week’s Sixth Region Tournaments. The district winners will host first round games with the girls playing on Monday and the boys on Tuesday. The Sixth Region action with then resume later in the week with the semi-finals and finals played at Valley High School.

  • BC’s Sanders, Curtis; NB’s James win regional crowns

     At the Region 3 Wrestling Championships on Saturday at Valley High School, Bullitt Central’s Sean Sanders, Nick Curtis and North Bullitt’s Logan James won titles.

    In all, nine local wrestlers qualified for this week’s Kentucky State Championships in Lexington.

     2016 Region Three Wrestling Tournament

  • East beats North in girls’ hoops thriller

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Just call it an instant classic.

    Getting its final seven points from Lindsey Duvall, in her first action of the season, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers pulled out a 60-57 win on Friday over Sixth Region rival North Bullitt in a contest played before over 2,000 fans in the Chargers’ Den.

    Throughout the second half, the margin was never more than five points either way. In fact, Bullitt East never led by more than the final margin.

  • Chargers repel late North Bullitt rally to win 80-71

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – No coach ever thinks that any lead is big enough and that was certainly the case for Bullitt East mentor Bob Blackburn as his team surged to a 21-point first half lead against arch-rival North Bullitt in front of a huge crowd on Friday.

    Blackburn knew that his former assistant coach, North Bullitt head man Korey Craddock, would force the Eagles back into contention.