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High School Sports

  • Softball still fails to get any momentum going

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The high school softball season just can’t seem to get any traction or momentum through the first two weeks of the schedule.

    In fact, through two weeks, the three local programs have combined to play just five games. Between the three squads, there has been just one win, a victory by Bullitt Central over John Hardin late in week one.

    Otherwise, it has been sit around and wait for Mother Nature to get in a better mood.

    Bullitt East Falls

  • Lady Eagles’ Ludwig signs to pitch for Midway

     HEBRON ESTATES – The desire to attend a small school and also play softball worked out just fine for North Bullitt senior Madison Ludwig recently when she signed to do her college pitching at Midway College in central Kentucky.

    Ludwig made her decision back in January but she did not sign until a few weeks ago, doing it in front of family and teammates in a ceremony in the North Bullitt Media Center.

    In the end, it came down to Midway or Indiana University Southeast.

  • Cougars second at (NASP) archery state finals

      LOUISVILLE – There will be plenty of pleasant memories this spring break for the Bullitt Central archery team members as coach Dustin Metcalf’s team finished second on Saturday at the Kentucky NASP State Tournament.

    Competing at the Kentucky Exposition Center, the Cougars moved up three spots from last year and finished with a final score of 3,429, just nine points behind winner Madison Central, the runner-up from a year ago.

  • BC bags second in NASP 3D shoot

     LOUISVILLE – While not as established as the main NASP shoots, the group has added the NASP/IBO 3D Challenge to its list of events.

    This was the second season for the event which includes many of the same participants as the regular shoots. Instead of standing in the same spot and shooting at targets, the archers in this event move and shoot at life-like 3D targets. The event is something that college programs have been doing for quite a few years.

  • Tennis teams sneak in matches

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  — Mother Nature continued to play tricks with spring sports.

    Tennis did not escape the elements. In fact, only a couple of matches escaped the weather prior to spring break.

    North Bullitt

    The Eagles went to Highview Park on Monday and came home with a 2-1 victory over Moore in its first match of the season.

    Gavin Simmerman lost to Moore’s Parker Hargrove in the lone singles match.

  • NB’s Graham signs with Midway for hoops career

     HEBRON ESTATES — Coaches will often say a player’s best years are ahead of them.

    For Sierra Graham, there may be no more truthful statement.

    Coming off a major knee injury and joining a new team, Graham’s senior season has been an eventful one and, at times, frustrating. But, there is a silver lining.

    Recently, despite limited playing time during her senior season, Graham recently signed to continue her talents on the basketball court for Midway University.

  • Athletic scholarships 101

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – There were six players this winter that played basketball at Spalding University in Louisville, both males and females.

    That is great. All six of those players had stories about their college signings in this newspaper.

    And they all had something else in common. Not one of them got paid a dime based on their basketball ability.

    Spalding is an NCAA Division III program. Division III programs are not allowed to give athletic aid. 

  • Op-Ed -- High school sports offer more toward all scholarships

     The following piece was written by Bob Gardner, Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations and Jillian Tackett, Commissioner of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.

     

    Unfortunately, today many parents are trying to live out a dream through their sons and daughters – the dream of landing a college athletic scholarship by specializing in a sport year-round. Equally unfortunately, most of these dreams are never realized.

  • North gets on the field but still learning to win

     HEBRON ESTATES  -- The North Bullitt baseball program is making its eighth consecutive spring break trip to the Cal Ripkin Experience in Myrtle Beach.

    What head coach Brian Wise is searching for is not necessarily four victories. 

    What the veteran skipper is looking for is a week of good weather so his very young team can get on the field.

    And, of course, building team chemistry and enjoying some time on the beach are also part of the agenda.

  • East’s Perdue decides to play football at Georgetown

      MOUNT WASHINGTON – Bullitt East senior Hunter Perdue will be the first to say that the recruiting process was not as easy for him as it is for some others.

    After rushing for 1,918 yards on 197 carries as a junior and scoring 22 touchdowns, Perdue was thinking about NCAA Division I programs.