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High School Sports

  • ‘Next man up’ carries East past Central

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – ‘Next man up’ became the necessary mantra on Monday for the Bullitt East Chargers when starting point guard Bailey Rakes suffered a gash under his right eye less than two minutes into the game and forcing him to a hospital for stitches.

  • ‘Fun’ game produces fond memories for North

     FAIRDALE – Not many basketball teams can lose a game by 52 points and still say they had a good time and fond memories.

    The North Bullitt Eagles can do that and were on Sunday night after falling to Paul VI High School 103-51 in the Forcht Bank King of the Bluegrass Overtime event at Fairdale High School.

    North Bullitt had never played a team like Paul VI before and they may never see a team that good again. Paul VI is a private school in Fairfax, Va., that plays in the highly-competitive Washington, D.C., leagues.

  • Lady Eagles bounce back from loss

     HEBRON ESTATES – After losing for the first time this season last Saturday, the North Bullitt Lady Eagles have bounced back with a vengeance, winning four straight games to reach the championship game of the Franklin Family Chevrolet Holiday Classic at Nelson County on Tuesday.

    That action has the Lady Eagles sitting at 9-1 overall heading into that tourney final against Lexington Henry Clay.

  • Lady Cougars still seeking the winning hoops formula

     TAYLORSVILLE -- You’ve heard the coaching philosophy of hurry but don’t run.

    Learning that might be a homework assignment Bullitt Central Lady Cougar coach Kyle Roach might be giving out to his players.

    On Saturday, Bullitt Central could not handle the pressure of Walton-Verona and lost 69-54 in Spencer County’s Salt River Electric Holiday Classic, a one-day ‘showcase’ event with a number of teams taking part.

  • Bullitt East girls start tourney play with win

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- It is the holiday season and what better for a coach to give his players than playing time.

    And facing a outmanned Central Hardin squad in the opener of the Schmid Funeral Home Holiday Classic, Bullitt East coach Chris Stallings got extended minutes for all his players.

    The Lady Chargers led from start to finish in the 65-30 victory.

    After the game was tied 2-2, Bullitt East’s defense completely shut down the Central Hardin offense.

    The pressure led to numerous layups as 10 players hit the scoring column.

  • Vincent steps down as Chargers’ football coach

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – After 21 years in athletics at Bullitt East, first as an athlete and now as a coach, Darrell Vincent announced on Thursday that he is stepping down as the Chargers’ head football coach after five seasons.

    Vincent, who called the position his ‘dream job’ when he was promoted to the top spot in 2011, had a number of peaks and valleys during his five-year run and he leaves after posting a 29-28 overall record.

  • Rakes’ surge helps East better Waggener

     FAIRDALE – In a game filled with surges by both teams, it was a 10-point run by Bullitt East to end the third quarter, that led Bullitt East to a 67-58 victory over Waggener in the opening round Saturday of the Forcht Bank King of the Bluegrass Holiday Classic.

    During that decisive run, it was all Bailey Rakes as the senior guard scored all 10 points as the Chargers advanced in one of the country’s most prestigious holiday tournaments.

  • Eagles nab golden game on Sunday

     Being in the right place at the right time with a perfect record never worked out better for a team than the North Bullitt Eagles this week as the green and gold have added a game on Sunday against Paul VI High School, a team out of Virginia that includes University of Louisville signee V.J. King.

    The game will be played at Fairdale High School starting at 4 p.m. on Sunday.

  • East returns to KOB at Fairdale

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – For the sixth time in the last eight seasons, the Bullitt East Chargers will play in the prestigious Forcht Bank King of the Bluegrass Holiday Classic at Fairdale High School.

    This year’s event begins on Friday, but Bullitt East does not play in the 16-team event until the Chargers take on Seventh Region favorite Waggener on Saturday at 6 p.m.

  • Bullitt East repeats as state cheer champs

     LEXINGTON -- For the second year in a row, the Bullitt East cheerleaders took home the gold, placing first in the All-Girls Super Division of the KHSAA State Competition last weekend.

    After 17 seniors graduated last year, new head coach Jeff Schaber said the girls’ constant hard work and drive to be the best is what caused them to win.

    “This team is driven to be a champion,” said Schaber, who previously served as the team’s choreographer for five years before becoming head coach this year.