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High School Sports

  • Quick start, slow finish means North falls

     BUCKNER — North Bullitt head football coach Adam Billings has never been one to worry about the scoreboard.

    He’s more worried about coaching his players and seeing them improve.

    Some years would have the bigger numbers at the end of the game; some years it is the other way around.

    This season, coming off a senior-laden team with a promising junior class, has been rough.

    But, Billings remains positive that the Eagles are just a few small plays away.

  • THE WAR: East maintains composure to beat BC

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – The game might have been short on execution, but Friday’s 29th annual renewal of The War more than made up for it in determination and grit.

    In the end, it was Bullitt East that made the final big play, stuffing Bullitt Central running back Zak Clark at the 15-yard line on fourth down, a yard short of the first down, with 1:16 remaining in the game, preserving the Chargers’ 19-13 advantage.

  • North needs a win Friday over Oldham

     HEBRON ESTATES – It is only the second of five straight district games this week for the North Bullitt Eagles when they travel to Oldham County on Friday for a 7:30 p.m. contest, but the green and gold really need to get a victory this week to stay in the mix for a post-season berth.

    Over the past several seasons, the three Bullitt County teams have competed with South Oldham for the four play-off berths in the six-team Class 5-A, Region 3 division. Oldham County and Nelson County in the past have been on the outside looking in.

  • Short and physical is the forecast for Friday

      MOUNT WASHINGTON – Friday night’s 29th renewal of The War could be the shortest on record as both Bullitt Central and Bullitt East have found more success this season keeping the ball on the ground than throwing it around the field.

    Frankly, a short game would make both Bullitt Central head coach Matt Kuehn and Bullitt East head coach Mark Sander plenty happy. Both coaches think defense first and much of the offense is based on what the defense can do.

  • BE’s Murphy heading to state

     LOUISVILLE – ‘Steady’ was the name of the game on Monday for Bullitt East senior Mark Murphy in the Boys’ Region Five Golf Tournament at Seneca Golf Course.

    Murphy accomplished that goal, firing a 37 on the front nine and following that up with an identical 37 on the back nine to finish at 74 for a third place finish in the event. The score was easily enough for Murphy to qualify for the Kentucky State Golf Tournament next week at the Bowling Green Country Club.

  • North falls 3-1, but stays competitive with Mercy

     OKOLONA – North Bullitt has gotten to the hurdle, now they just need to get over it.

    For the second time in less than a year, the Lady Eagles went toe-to-toe with Sixth Region power Mercy in girls’ soccer and each time the green and gold came away dreaming of what might have been.

  • Chargers make the most of homecoming ‘17

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- It was a beautiful homecoming evening.

    But when Kenneth Thornsberry returned to Mike Egan Field on the Bullitt East campus, the former Charger assistant coach didn’t get a warm homecoming welcome.

    Bullitt East enjoyed the homecoming festivities with a 65-12 victory over the Nelson County Cardinals.

    The Charger victory came in the first district game for each team.

  • THE GAME: Cougars score late to rally past North

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Over the summer, Bullitt Central head coach Matt Kuehn scrapped the plans he had coming out of spring drills and inserted junior Daylin Huff at quarterback, stating that he wanted the ball in the hands of his best athlete.

  • Mercy Week! NB and BE to battle

      SHEPHERDSVILLE – The post-season hierarchy will come into focus in Sixth Region girls’ soccer action over the next week as both North Bullitt and Bullitt East will get a regular season shot at five-time defending champion Mercy.

    (Mercy actually has a longer regional title stretch than that, but the local teams only consider it over the five years since Bullitt County was added to the Sixth Region in 2012.)

  • Area cross-country teams are off and running

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – It has been a slow start to the high school cross-country season for area teams, but they have gotten in some action.

    Part of the problem was that the first big Saturday race of the season, on Labor Day weekend, was washed out in Elizabethtown when the races had to be cancelled when the city of Elizabethtown closed the park due to the heavy rains from the remnants of hurricane Harvey.

    Then last weekend, at the Fairgrounds Frenzy in Elizabethtown, Bullitt Central opted to run in the two junior-varsity races.