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High School Sports

  • Eastside cheer squads win all the titles

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— Signs throughout the city displaying their congratulations to the Eastside Eagles cheerleading teams greeted the students when they arrived home from competition last Tuesday night.

     Not only did the two teams win Nationals in each of their divisions; both teams also won Worlds, a feat not common in such a prestigious competition.

  • Eagles need every tick of the clock to beat Moore and keep dreams alive

     HEBRON ESTATES -- He’s hit a game-winning home run to win an All-Star baseball game in extra innings.

    He’s pitched and won in a state baseball game.

    And, now, he’s calmly hit one of the biggest shots in his high school basketball career.

    Most surprising, Ryan Henson showed an unusual side -- his emotions.

    With the team struggling for the first three quarters, Henson’s three-pointer at the buzzer allowed his North Bullitt Eagles to keep alive its hopes of being the top seed in the 23rd District tournament.

  • Lady Eagles take care of business

     HEBRON ESTATES -- It was one of those nights that you just want to take care of business.

    On Senior Night and Homecoming, the North Bullitt Lady Eagles did not get caught up in all the pre-game hype.

    The host team completed its perfect district season and went to 18-5 on the year with a 68-22 defeat of the Moore Lady Mustangs.

    With its suffocating press and its trapping defense, North Bullitt built a 20-4 lead at the end of the first quarter. The lead was 38-15 at intermission.

  • Bullitt County’s high school swimming program

     Under the direction of head coach Joe White, the Bullitt County High School swimming program is having another successful season.

    The program has all three of the local high schools practicing together three nights a week at the University of Louisville’s Ralph Wright Natatorium before separating and competing for their own high school in meets.

    The program this year has 35 swimmers. The schools will compete this Friday in the Region Four Meet at the Louisville pool.

    White’ assistant coach is Geof Thomas.

  • Big week for post-season action

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – This is a big week for the smaller ‘winter’ sports programs in their post-season action.

    The Kentucky High School Bowling Tournament will be held in Lexington at Collins Eastland Lanes on Thursday and Friday with Bullitt County entrants both days.

  • Depth plays big role in two key Charger wins

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Depth is a great luxury to have for any high school basketball and Bullitt East head coach Bob Blackburn has praised his team’s numbers numerous times this season.

  • BC’s Dukes signs football letter with Lindsey Wilson

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – If nothing else, Bullitt Central senior Cameron Dukes had a lot of options when it came to where he would attend college.

     First, Dukes had the option of multiple sports from which to get offers from schools. Then, he had a great deal of talent attract offers once schools knew which sport he wanted to pursue.

  • Both East teams finalize top spots for district play

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – It was pretty much the basketball equivalent of dotting the ‘I’s and crossing the ‘T’s on Tuesday for the Bullitt East basketball teams as they took on Jeffersontown in the final 24th District games of the regular season.

    With two relatively easy wins, the Charger teams both wrapped up the number one seeds for the upcoming district tournament that will start on Feb. 22 at Christian Academy (hosted by Whitefield Academy) in Louisville. The two Bullitt East teams will not take the court until Feb. 23.

     

  • BE girls’ team, BC’s Taylor advance to state bowling

      LOUISVILLE – For the second year on a row, the Bullitt East Lady Charger bowling team qualified for the Kentucky State Tournament that will be held this week at Collins Eastland Lanes in Lexington.

     In each of the last two seasons, Bullitt East has reached the final of the Region Three Tournament at Ken Bowl Lanes, but finished second.

     At last year’s state tournament, the Lady Chargers fell in the quarter-finals to Simon Kenton.

  • North sweeps pair from Central again

     HEBRON ESTATES – It wasn’t exactly ‘by the book’, but North Bullitt basketball coach Korey Craddock will be the first to tell you that he has never seen ‘the book’.

    In a tight battle with arch-rival Bullitt Central on Tuesday, the Eagles were on their heels a little bit after the Cougars went on an 8-2 surge fueled by a pair of three-pointers from freshman Mason Shifflett. The second bomb pulled the maroon and gray within 51-43 with three minute to play.