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High School Sports

  • 10-inning classic finally goes to Chargers 7-5

     HEBRON ESTATES – The play wasn’t always perfect, but there was never a dull moment on Saturday as Bullitt East and North Bullitt waged a titanic struggle before the Chargers pushed across a pair of runs in the top of the 10th inning to claim a 7-5 victory.

    The battle between two of the top teams in the Sixth Region will be the only regular season meeting between the old rivals. Three of the past seven Sixth Region titles have been won by these two programs, including the last two by North Bullitt.

  • McKinley, Klefot ‘perfect’ in 10-0 win over district rivals

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Bullitt East seniors Kyle McKinley and Brandon Klefot needed just 42 pitches on Thursday to record a perfect game as the Chargers rolled past 24th District foe Fern Creek 10-0.

    That was the first of three straight wins for Bullitt East last week. The Chargers also beat Fairdale 9-6 on Saturday before they beat North Bullitt 7-5 in a 10-inning classic (see story above).

  • Frustrating week for Central includes 2-1 loss to Southern

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – It has just been on of those baseball seasons for the Bullitt Central Cougars.

    Coach G.J. Moore’s team has been competitive, starting this week with an 8-14 mark. It has just been that the Cougars can’t win the tight games. Five of the 14 losses have been by one or two runs. Worse, both of the losses within the 23rd District, have been by a single run -- 3-2 to Moore and 2-1 last Tuesday to Southern.

  • Three area teams in new format team tennis tourney

     LOUISVILLE -- For years, the regional tennis tournament has determined individual players who would advance to the state tournament.

    The cumulative team scores from the individual matches would determine which squad would also advance to a separate state competition.

    This year, the rules have changed. 

    A separate team competition will be held in the 16 regions with the winning squads advancing to a state tournament.

    For Sixth Region teams, that will be conducted the week of May 2.

  • Tennis season nears regional competition

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The matches are winding down for local tennis teams as regional competition is just around the corner.

    Bullitt East will participate in the Sixth Region boys’ team competition. The other two schools opted to not participate.

    In the girls’ competition, both North Bullitt and Bullitt Central will participate.

    All six schools will participate in the individual competition, which starts on May 9.

     

    Boys’ tennis

  • NB’s Cannon, BE’s Poppell having big track seasons

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Again this spring it appears that when it comes to track and field, that the girls’ programs in the county are doing a little better than the boys’ teams.

    Now, with spring break in the rearview mirror, the track and field teams are starting to get in position for the post-season. With all three programs in Class 3-A, Region Three, they will all compete on the same day at the regional level. That big meet will be held on May 21 at St. Xavier starting at 9 a.m.

  • Sanders follows his dream to wrestle at the next level

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Two years ago, Bullitt Central’s Sean Sanders would have bet his last dollar that his college athletic future lied with football.

    Sanders is 6-4, 280 pounds and one of the best football centers in the area. Football would have been a fine option.

  • East’s Vaughn second at state archery; BE 9th, Central 14th

     LEXINGTON – Bullitt East senior Morgan Vaughn finished second on Thursday at the Kentucky State High School Archery Tournament at the Kentucky Basketball Academy in Lexington.

  • Lady Cougar softball wins two

      SHEPHERDSVILLE – While still not world-beaters, the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars are showing some signs of being a competitive softball team after going 2-2 last week.

    Coach Mike Phillips team started this week with a 4-15 record.

    The most important win came on Wednesday when Bullitt Central mauled visiting Moore 16-1 in a district game that will be used to seed the post-season tournament. The Lady Cougars had beaten Moore earlier in the season.

  • East softball stays hot, wins two more

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – The loneliest position on the Bullitt East Lady Charger softball squad this spring might just be that of the back-up pitcher.

    With one of the state’s top pitchers, sophomore Taylor Roby, hurling lights out this season, there hasn’t been the need for anyone else to throw. Bullitt East head coach Ricky Hoffman has talked about the position, but through the first 13 games of the season, Roby has thrown every pitch.