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High School Sports

  • Bullitt East suffers fourth straight narrow loss

      MOUNT WASHINGTON – For the fifth time in a little more than two weeks, the Bullitt East Chargers had a game come down to the final seconds on Thursday against visiting Sixth Region rival Pleasure Ridge Park.

    That streak of five straight games with decisions coming by fewer than four points started with a 66-64 win over the same PRP team in the opening round of the Boys’ Louisville Invitational Tournament.

  • Cougars slip past Southern on the road

      OKOLONA – The Bullitt Central Cougars had already won 12 games this season, but the maroon and gray picked up the most impressive win of the season on Friday as they traveled into Louisville and beat 23rd District rival Southern 57-55.

    This was the first game for both teams in several days as most programs in the area had not been in school all of last week until Friday. Bullitt Central did get to practice on Thursday after three days out of the gym and before playing on Friday.

  • BE girls split two in mid-season ‘scrimmages’

     LOUISVILLE – Can high school basketball teams play ‘scrimmages’ in the middle of the season?

    Technically the answer is no, at least not in Kentucky. But, after not playing a game for 21 days, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers treated two games last weekend in the Raatz Fence/O’Shea’s Basketball Classic at Mercy Academy pretty much as glorified scrimmages as the red and gold worked to get back into game shape.

    The results were positive as Bullitt East split the two games against top-level competition.

  • Chargers have a tough weekend

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – After not playing for nine days due to inclement weather, the Bullitt East Chargers finally got to play at home over the weekend, but the results were a pair of tough losses.

    Back early in the season, the Chargers had some trouble winning the close games, losing to Kentucky Country Day and Waggener by two and seven points, respectively. However, over the holidays, the team seemed to correct that problem, winning five of seven contests decided by eight points or less.

  • CHEER FUN FOR ALL AGES

     It is the season for cheer competitions.

    Recently, several local teams competed in the Battle of the Bows in southern Indiana.

    Members of the Cheer Bling Sports Ministry team competed.

  • Cheering against the odds

     SHEPHERDSVILLE— On a Friday night in the fall, she’s on the sideline getting the crowd excited about the game on the field.

    That doesn’t mean she shouldn’t be excited for herself, either.

    Bullitt Central junior Kirsten Mitchell looks like a normal cheerleader on game day but she’s a cheerleader with the odds stacked against her.

    Mitchell was born with cystic fibrosis: a genetic disease that targets the lungs, making it difficult to breath and leaves the person prone to lung infections.

  • It’s not pretty but Lady Eagles wrap up top seed

      HIGHVIEW – After just two practices and no games over the previous nine days, North Bullitt Lady Eagles head coach David Marion was not expecting a thing of beauty on Friday when his team took the court against Moore.

    What Marion got was good effort, but disappointing execution against an opponent that the Lady Eagles had not lost too since Dec. 30 of 2009, a time before the two programs were both in the 23rd District. After starting the season with six straight wins, the Lady Mustangs has won just two of their last ten games.

  • North sweeps Moore after long lay-off

     HIGHVIEW – Grabbing the lead early on a night when both teams struggled to click on offense after not playing for over a week, the North Bullitt Eagles picked up a key 23rd District victory on Friday as they defeated Moore 61-51.

    The win moved the Eagles to 2-1 in district play while Moore dropped to 1-1. With Southern at 1-1 and Bullitt Central at 1-2, it will come down to Moore’s game with Southern on Feb. 6 to decide the top-seed for the post-season tournament that will be played at Southern.

  • Thornsberry steps down at Nelson County

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – After two years at Nelson County High School as the head football coach, former Bullitt East player and assistant coach Kenny Thornsberry recently stepped down from that position.

    It was a pair of very tough years for Thornsberry and the Cardinal program as they lost 19 straight games before winning the final game of this season, beating Marion County 26-6. The program struggled with low participation numbers in both of Thornsberry’s seasons.

  • East football moving to 6-A starting in 2019

     The discussions for reclassification of football in the state by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association are just getting started. The first step was to rank the schools by the average number of male students over the past four school years. After that, the schools were broken down into groupings with the top 32 schools set for Class 6-A and the next 39 schools for Class 5-A and then further down through the classes.