High School Sports

  • Track season is off and racing despite despicable weather

    SHEPHERDSVILLE-- Despite some just horrible weather during the pre-season and again through the first two weeks of what could have been the start of the regular season, the area track teams have managed to shift into action for the season.
        Plus, for the third straight season, there are no home track meets planned by any of the three programs. In fact, there is no All-Bullitt County Track and Field Meet listed on any of the teamÕs schedules for this season.

  • Lady Chargers break quickly from the gate

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Heading into the first major softball tournament of the season on Friday when they played in Elizabethtown at the Big M Chevrolet Classic, Bullitt East head coach Ricky Hoffman didn’t really know what to expect.

    Six games later and with the only two losses being by one run, including a 3-2 loss to the number one ranked team in the state, Hoffman was all smiles when the team got back to Mount Washington.

  • Lady Eagles stumble early, but rally for win a day later

     HEBRON ESTATES – The start wasn’t exactly what head coach Mike Nally was hoping for, but his North Bullitt Lady Eagles snapped back with two better outings later in the week to start the high school softball season.

    Last Monday, North Bullitt was able to get its field ready for a game and had Manual making a visit. The outcome was all Crimsons as Manual rolled to a 15-3 win in six innings.

  • Lady Cougars drop first two

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Getting on a field was job one last week…any field.

    The Bullitt Central Lady Cougars did get that accomplished last week, playing softball on real dirt and grass for the first time since practice started back on Feb. 15.

    Perhaps even better news was that after playing two games early last week, the team got some time off for practice. For a young and inexperienced team, that might have been the most important part of the season.

  • Central starts fast, but has to learn to close out contests

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The start of games went pretty well for the Bullitt Central Cougars in the first week of the high school baseball season, but the maroon and gray could not find a way to carry that over to the end of games.

    As such, the Cougars went 1-4 to open the season. In three of the losses, Bullitt Central was either ahead or tied going into the sixth inning.

  • Kromenacker’s walk-off homer lifts BE in opener

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Living a dream.

    That was the situation for Bullitt East junior Derrick Kromenacker last Monday. In his very first varsity start for the Chargers, he belted a walk-off home run as the red and gold defeated DeSales 3-2.

    That win started an opening week for coach Jeff Bowles’ team that ended with a 3-2 record.

    “For not being outside, it was a pretty good start,” Bowles said over the weekend. We pitched it pretty well.”

  • First week on a field goes well for North Bullitt

     HEBRON ESTATES -- Take away a wind-blown home run and the North Bullitt Eagles would have had a near perfect week on the baseball diamond.

    As it turned out, head coach Brian Wise was still very pleased with his team’s first week of play -- which also turned out to be its first time on the field due to inclement spring weather.

    The Eagles, the defending Sixth Region champs, got the season off to a 4-2 start, which pleased Wise.

  • Tennis teams get on the courts to mixed results

    HEBRON ESTATES -- About the only sports which have gotten much practice time this year has been those who play on asphalt.
        Over the first two weeks of play, the results have been mixed.
        North Bullitt's tennis teams opened the season on Thursday with a trip to eastern Jefferson County to face St. Francis.
        On the girls' side, coach Shane Cunningham's team came back with a 3-2 victory.

  • BC girls just looking for some good fortune

    SHEPHERDSVILLE-- Bullitt Central softball coach Mike Phillips can't predict how the upcoming season will turn out, but he is certain of one thing Ð his second season at the helm can't be nearly as trying as the first year.
        The 2014 softball season for the Lady Cougars was one that just about everyone associated with the program would just as soon forget. On a team that had just two seniors, four starters missed considerable playing time with injuries including the two seniors who were the team's starting pitcher and catcher.

  • NB softball is in the middle of a youth movement

    HEBRON ESTATES-- Youth will be served this spring for the North Bullitt Lady Eagle softball program.

        Entering his third season as the head coach, Mike Nally has just three seniors. The numbers don't get much better further down as the green and gold have just two juniors and three sophomores.

        More than half of the varsity roster is made up of freshmen and middle schoolers, some of whom will be continued on to make significant contributions.