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High School Sports

  • Chargers & Eagles (barely) tabbed for Boys’ LIT bracket

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – For the first time ever, there will be two Bullitt County teams in next week’s Boys’ Louisville Invitational Tournament as both Bullitt East and North Bullitt secured bids late last week.

    Play in this year’s Boys’ LIT will start next Monday and all games will be played at Valley High School. Games will be played every night during the week except for Thursday with the championship game set for Saturday at 7:45 p.m.

  • East stumbles early in Lexington

     LEXINGTON – The holiday tournament season for the Bullitt East Chargers came to a somewhat frustrating end last Monday as they completed play in the Traditional Bank Holiday Classic with a 51-50 win over North Laurel.

    That win came after a pair of losses in early round play. The Chargers opened with a 69-56 loss to Lexington Christian and then fell to Louisville Central by a 56-39 count.

  • Sponsors rotating faster than players in tourneys

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – I’ve always been told that you can’t tell the players without a scorecard.

    Now, you can add to that, that you can’t tell the tournament sponsors without an internet connection.

    This turned out to be the oddest holiday tournament season in telling the sponsors as the names seemed to change almost daily.

  • Cougars still looking to find some consistency

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – If nothing else this season, the Bullitt Central Cougars have consistently been inconsistent.

    Sometimes, coach Joe Pat Lee’s team is inconsistent from game to game and other times it can even be from half to half or even quarter to quarter of a game.

    That was all certainly the case last week as the Cougars posted a 1-2 record in the Nelson County Classic. The event at Nelson County High School was a four-team round-robin event that used a point scoring system to decide an overall champion.

  • Bullitt East squads claim KHSAA championships

     LEXINGTON - Head cheerleading coach Nate Fulghum said it was drive and focus that helped Bullitt East’s all small varsity and small coed team achieve victory.

    The teams recently competed at the state competition in Lexington and were named KHSAA State Champions in their divisions.

  • 2014 - A year filled with big events for local teams

      SHEPHERDSVILLE – Never a dull moment.

    That was the sports scene in Bullitt County in 2014. At every turn and at every season, there seemed to be another big event.

    It’s not really important to rank the ‘bigness’ of the events as much as to enjoy that they happened. Then, to hope that they are all repeated and even built upon in coming years.

  • Eagles collect rare 'in-season' tourney crown

    TAYLORSVILLE – At this rate, first-year North Bullitt head coach Korey Craddock will someday be able to retire with a smile on his face and a lot of gray hair.

         In a five-day span last weekend, Craddock’s Eagle team bounced back from a poor overall performance in a three-point loss to Holy Cross, to put together a strong run of performances in capturing the championship of the Brady Bunch Invitational, an eight-team event at Spencer County High School.

  • After frigid loss, East bounces back in warm way

     FAIRDALE – After opening play in the Forcht Bank King of the Bluegrass Holiday Classic at Fairdale High School with a winning basket by junior Bailey Rakes against Covington Holmes (see last Monday’s edition), the Bullitt East Chargers ended play in the prestigious tournament the say way, with Rakes hitting the winning shot to beat Wayne County 68-67 in overtime.

  • Second half surge lifts East past North in final

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Santa and Mrs. Claus handed out the trophies to North Bullitt and Bullitt East in the Schmid Funeral Home Holiday Classic on Monday night.

    But neither team got any “gifts” from ole’ Saint Nick.

    It was what those in the crowd expected -- a hard-fought game.

    In the end, the homestanding Bullitt East Lady Chargers would find the championship trophy under their tree.

    Bullitt East, riding a 21-5 advantage in third quarter, gave North Bullitt its first loss of the season in a 57-47 decision.

  • Semi-Finals -- North rings the Bell; BE chops big foe

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - To reach the championship clash, North Bullitt and Bullitt East had vastly different challenges.

    North Bullitt coach David Marion wanted his players to be mentally tough and that it exactly what he got as the Lady Eagles held on for a 71-70 thriller against previously-unbeaten Bell County.

    Even with Katie Downey on the bench much of the first half, the experienced group of Megan Goeing, Rachel Badgett, Erin Dolan and Lauren Deel maintained a five-point lead at intermission.