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High School Sports

  • Believe It!! Bullitt Co. to host a track meet

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Yes Virginia, Bullitt County can host a high school track meet.

    After four seasons in track purgatory, all three local track programs will get to run on home soil on Tuesday when Bullitt East hosts an All-Comers Meet that will include Bullitt Central and North Bullitt along with Moore High School.

    Last year’s senior class of track athletes never got to run a meet within Bullitt County as the overall condition of the old asphalt tracks at all three schools was considered unsafe the past four years.

  • Track season is off and running locally

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Spring Break is still on the horizon and from day-to-day you never know what the weather will be like, but despite all of that, the high school track season is now underway.

  • BE’s Bowles, Sharpe join Hall of Fame

     LOUISVILLE – On Jan. 14, Bullitt East baseball head coach Jeff Bowles and associate head coach Craig Sharpe were both inducted into the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

    The two have worked together for 14 seasons with the Charger program and have accounted for 341 wins against 163 losses.

    At one point, the Charger program under Bowles and Sharpe won 11 consecutive district titles. The program has also won three regional titles and twice reached the semi-finals of the Kentucky State Baseball Tournament.

  • BC will need patience during learning season

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Patience!

    Veteran Bullitt Central softball coach Mike Phillips might as well paint that in block letters on the outfield fence at the school for him, his fellow coaches, the players and the parents for this year’s team.

    While Phillips was well aware that this spring would be a rebuilding one and that the team was going to struggle some, it has just gone from bad to worse since the calendar turned to 2017.

  • BC splits pair of early baseball contests

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The calendar hasn’t flipped to April yet, the weather is still ‘iffy’ and spring break is still a wonderful dream, but after the first week of the high school baseball season, veteran Bullitt Central head coach G.J. Moore is optimistic about the up side for his Cougars this season.

    Battling cold and windy conditions – yes, normal for Kentucky in March – the Cougars split the first two games of the regular season last week.

  • East pitching allows one run

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Allowing just one run in three games, the Bullitt East Chargers exploded out of the gate to open the 2017 high school baseball season.

    Yes, it is still very early in the season, and yes the Chargers will face more formidable foes as the season progresses, but it was a strong start for the defending Sixth Region champions as the team works to replace its top two pitchers and half the starters in the field this spring.

  • Eagles hang tough with defending champs St. X

     HEBRON ESTATES – It’s early in the season but the North Bullitt Eagles got off to a fast start in the tough weather.

    Entering the second week, North Bullitt took a 3-1 record and looking for better weather.

    In the drizzle, North Bullitt defeated Spencer County 7-4 in the Monday opener.

    Alec Lush and Dylan Kleitz each pitched three innings in the cold. Kleitz picked up the victory.

    In the third inning, Brady Keehn doubled and Blake Benz walked. A.J. Schneider had an RBI single.

  • Region Four archery finals this weekend

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The high school archery season will move into the post-season this weekend as all three local programs will compete in the Region Four event on Friday and Saturday at Moore High School in Louisville.

    Bullitt East is the defending Region Four champion and Bullitt Central was the runner-up a year ago. Both of the teams advanced to the Kentucky State Archery Championships. Bullitt East junior Sydney Marcum is the defending individual champion after shooting a 296 last year (300 is a perfect score).

  • Rolling Hills’ Alexakos signs to play hoops at Boyce College

     HEBRON ESTATES – After playing just one season with the Rolling Hills Baptist Tornados, a small private school in northern Bullitt County, Leo Alexakos nabbed the attention of the coaches at Boyce College in Louisville.

    On Thursday, with Boyce College head coach Blake Rogers looking on, Alexakos signed to play with the Bulldogs starting in the fall.

    At 6-foot-3 and 198 pounds, Alexakos averaged 14 points and 12 rebounds in his one season with the Tornados, a team coached by Greg Hoagland.

  • Lady Eagle tennis team opens season with a win

     LOUISVILLE -- With Mother Nature spoiling two inter-county battles earlier in the week, the North Bullitt girls’ tennis team had a winning opening match on Thursday.

    The Lady Eagles went to Louisville and defeated Mercy Academy 3-2.

    It took a pair of third-set tiebreakers to push Shane Cunningham’s team to the win.

    Junior Shanna Blocker collected the first victory of the day with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Jenna Saultzman.