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High School Sports

  • BC’s McConahay signs with Kentucky Christian

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Bullitt Central senior Brett McConahay will be the first to admit that he had never heard of Kentucky Christian University when his high school football season ended with the Cougars last fall.

    He now knows a lot about the Knights this spring after signing to play football for the next four seasons at the small college in Grayson, Kentucky. The campus is located roughly 15 miles east of Ashland and right off I-64.

  • Eagles’ Exton taking fast ball to Spalding

     HEBRON ESTATES – North Bullitt senior Josh Exton has enjoyed his time being an Eagle, both playing football and baseball.

    So, he decided to stay an Eagle, agreeing to a promotion to a Golden Eagle as he will be playing baseball starting in the fall at Spalding University in Louisville.

    Deciding on a college was just part of the process for Exton. First, he had to decide which sport he wanted to play at the next level. He admitted to preferring football, but he came to the realization that his talents were better suited for baseball.

  • Trio of local players compete in Coaches’ East/West Junior All-Star contests

     LOUISVILLE - A trio of Bullitt County players took part Saturday in The Kentucky High School Basketball Coaches Association East/West Junior All-Star Game at Bellarmine University.

    The game matched some of the top seniors-to-be from the Fifth and Sixth Regions against their counterparts from the Seventh and Eighth Regions.

    In the girls’ game, North Bullitt players Rachel Badgett and Megan Goeing got the call to start the third quarter as their West team went on a 25-7 run that reversed a 29-28 halftime deficit.

  • Repairs for high school tracks still a hot topic

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - You can’t have track without field.

    And you can’t have field without track.

    Members of the Bullitt County Public School Board listened to the latest estimates on bringing the three track and field facilities up-to-par.

    The problem is that estimates presented by Steven Ward of Studio Kremer Architects were missing a piece of the puzzle.

    Ward told members that the challenge with the existing high school tracks was that there was existing surface cracks and other damage that must be fixed.

  • BE's Breeden wins KJGF Long Run event

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – A trio of Bullitt East golfers continued their strong play in the off-season competing in the Kentucky Junior Golf Foundation Tour.

         For the second time this season, Ethan Breeden picked up a championship trophy June 12-13 competing in the MDGT/KIA Classic at Long Run Golf Course in eastern Jefferson County.

  • Baseball honors roll in; BC's Whitehouse to TN

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – The baseball awards for area players continued to roll in last week as the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association named its All-State Teams for the 2014 season.

         Heading up the listing with Co-Mr. Baseball award winners Kaleb Duckworth of Henderson County and Tates Creek’s Devin Hairston. Duckworth will be playing at Western Kentucky University next season while Hairston will be at the University of Louisville.

  • NB’s Humphrey to play football at Campbellsville

     HEBRON ESTATES – Sometimes schools recruit football players and other times football players recruit schools.

    It was the latter that worked out just fine for North Bullitt senior Lucas Humphrey recently when he signed to play football at Campbellsville University.

    It has been Humphrey’s desire to play for the Tigers and attend the college since he attended a Fellowship of Christian Athletes camp there in the summer of 2012.

  • BC’s Mason recruits Campbellsville for baseball

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Sometimes you just have to take matters into your own hands.

    That philosophy worked out just fine for Bullitt Central senior Dakota Mason and his desire to play baseball at the next level. After not getting much initial contact, Mason opted to go on the offensive, contacting Campbellsville University baseball coaches directly.

    It worked.

    “I decided to contact them,” the Cougar senior said. “It was about four months ago now. I started the interest in them in me.

  • Baseball was very good to Bullitt County this season

     In last Wednesday’s edition, there was the All-Sixth Region Baseball team listed along with the top players in both the 23rd and 24th Districts. All of those honor teams were loaded with local players and coaches.

    Congratulations certainly go out to North Bullitt head coach Brian Wise for being named Sixth Region Coach of the Year. Any time that you can win a baseball region that includes defending state champion Pleasure Ridge Park, Butler and Bullitt East, you have accomplished quite a feat.

  • BE archery 10th at nationals

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – With a young team, Bullitt East archery coach Jason Waddle was looking for good things, and hoping for great things, when his team went into competition at the National Archery in the Schools Program National Tournament last month.

    Competing at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, Waddle got great as his team surpassed all expectations with a 10th place finish out of 164 schools.