High School Sports

  • NB boys’ soccer enters big week; Central girls win for the first time

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – It will be boys’ soccer taking center stage this week in the area as there will be a pair of intra-county matches taking place.

    In fact, both matches involve the North Bullitt Eagles who are coming off a great week as coach Eddie Fightmaster’s team won three games in as many days with all three wins coming at home.

  • Chargers fall, but the performance is improved

     ELIZABETHTOWN – The outcome wasn’t what anyone wanted, but the performance was a big step in the right direction on Friday for the Bullitt East Chargers.

    Following two lackluster efforts to start the season, the red and gold stepped up to a tough challenge against Class 6-A Central Hardin on the road. Bullitt East led 6-0 until the final minute of the first half only to have a handful of big plays end the upset bid 35-13.

  • North stays hot; big game next total in rout of Trojans from last year in two games

     JEFFERSONTOWN -- If it was a neighborhood pickup game of football and teams were selected based on what guys looked like without their shirts on, North Bullitt head coach Adam Billings wasn’t sure how quickly his players would be selected.

    But games on Friday nights are not played without shirts and pads.

    No matter what the comparison of physiques might reveal, North Bullitt was definitely the better football team on Friday night.

    The Eagles went to 3-0 on the season with an impressive 42-6 victory over Jeffersontown.

  • Craddock’s 332 receiving yards fuels BC win

     OKOLONA – Bullitt Central seniors Cameron Dukes and Chase Craddock are a set of Cedar Grove best friends.

    The two have been starters on the Cougars’ basketball team the past two winters, but it wasn’t until last spring that Dukes was able to talk his buddy into joining him on the football team. The friendship turned into instant chemistry on the football field between quarterback and wide receiver.

  • Cougars set to visit Gossett and Southern on Friday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – It will be a battle between rivals and friends on Friday when Bullitt Central makes the short trip to Okolona to take on fellow Class 5-A foe Southern.

    The Trojans are now coached by Mike Gossett who worked as an assistant coach at Bullitt Central the past eight years. For many of those seasons Gossett was the ‘Coach in Waiting’ when Danny Leasor was hired. Instead, Leasor stayed eight years and three years ago Gossett moved from coaching to being the school’s athletic director.

  • North vs. Central volleyball collides on Thursday at NB

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The first of the intra-county battles of the fall will take place on Thursday when Bullitt Central visits North Bullitt in a key volleyball match.

    While the two 23rd District rivals will play twice this season, it is this first meeting that will be used in seeding the first-round of the post-season.

  • BC has eyes on a prize -- a district title

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – With a year together under their belts, Bullitt Central volleyball coach Karen Vogt feels that she and her team are leaps and bounds ahead of where they were at the start of last season.

    With that in mind, the players and coaches are focused on winning a district title for the first time since 2010.

  • BE’s Poppell, BC’s Mitchell finish well at Tiger Run

     LOUISVILLE – The high school cross-country season got started over the weekend when the programs at both Bullitt East and Bullitt Central competed in the huge Tiger Run at Champions Park in Louisville.

    Some of the races had over 300 runners taking part.

    As will be the case for most of this fall, the spotlight will be on Bullitt East senior Sierra Poppell, who is one of the top returning runners in the state, having finished sixth in last year’s Class AAA Kentucky State Championships.

  • East’s early-season woes continue in loss to Titans

     MOUNT WASHINGTON –The rocky start to the 2015 football season for the Bullitt East Chargers got a lot bumpier on Friday as the red and gold fell behind 28-0 in the first quarter before losing to visiting Martha Layne Collins on Friday 55-14.

    The 55 points is the most the Chargers have allowed in a loss (BE beat Nelson County 67-59 two years ago) since  Aug. 27, 2010 in a 63-12 loss to Holy Cross. It was the first time that the Chargers have had a running clock against them since losing to Collins 52-7 midway through the 2010 season.

  • North doubles victory total in rout of Trojans from last year in two games

     HEBRON ESTATES -- Football games are not won or lost on Friday nights.

    They are won or lost during the week in practice.

    North Bullitt head coach Adam Billings felt pretty good after Wednesday’s practice.

    “It was a great practice,” said the first-year Eagle head coach. “The players are hungry.”

    After going on the road to defeat Woodford County, North Bullitt did something Billings, or many of his players, may not have dreamed possible -- defeated Southern to go 2-0 on the season.