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High School Sports

  • 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.

  • BE’s Stallings joins KABC Court of Honor

     Bullitt East Lady Charger head coach Chris Stallings was recently honored with the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches Court of Honor award.

    Stallings was presented the honor during the recent Girls’ Sweet Sixteen Tournament at the BB&T Arena in northern Kentucky.

    Besides the award that Stallings got that day, a commemorative brick will be installed in the KHSAA courtyard in recognition of Stallings’ accomplishments.

  • Long day, short week ends with win for the Chargers

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – It wasn’t exactly the start to the season that anyone dreamed about, but a short week of action finally ended in a long day for the Bullitt East Chargers on Friday.

    Still, despite what was a ‘forgettable’ week on many fronts, the red and gold got a 3-2 victory over East Jessamine in the only game the team could play during the week.

  • North drops season-opener

     LOUISVILLE – If you’ve been in the game long enough, you might think you’ve seen it all.

    And, then comes something new.

    For North Bullitt baseball coach Brian Wise, that “new” came on Friday when his Eagles visited Holy Cross.

    The home team would score all six of its runs — without the virtue of a hit.

    Holy Cross defeated North Bullitt 6-1 in the season opener for the Eagles.

    “You do this long enough, you see just about everything,” said Wise.