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High School Sports

  • 2017 Kentucky Miss Basketball

      LEXINGTON – It was a surprise of the best kind on Tuesday when Bullitt East senior Lindsey Duvall was announced as the 2017 Kentucky Miss Basketball during a banquet at the Lexington Center.

    Duvall was at the event as it also recognized the top players in each region this season. The Lady Charger senior was the co-Sixth Region Player of the Year along with Butler’s Jaelynn Penn. Following those awards, as voted on by members of the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches, there were two covered awards remaining on the stage.

  • Rolling Hills’ Jensen signs for volleyball with Campbellsville

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Two years ago, Baylee Jensen took care of two tough decisions by making one decision.

    Looking for a volleyball program to hone her skills, Jensen met up with the Central Kentucky Volleyball Academy in Campbellsville. The program is under the direction of Amy and Stephen Zink who just happen to be the coaches at Campbellsville University.

    After two years of seeing Jensen’s ability up close, Campbellsville was the obvious spot for the 6-foot-3 middle blocker to call home for the next four years.

  • Rolling Hills Christian wins state KCSAA title

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – It was another banner season for the Rolling Hills Christian Tornados volleyball team – literally.

    For the fifth straight season, the program was able to raise a banner as the Kentucky Christian School Athletic Association Class 4-A State Champions. The title came in late February at the State Tournament at the Kentucky Basketball Academy in Lexington.

  • Lady Chargers seeking post-season success

      MOUNT WASHINGTON – Over the past several seasons, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers have been one of the best softball programs in the state – in the regular season.

    Despite that fact, the red and gold have very little to show for it in the post-season.

    Over the past four seasons, Bullitt East has averaged 25 wins a season only to lose in the 24th District Tournament final in each of those seasons. Even more frustrating is the fact that the team has gone 2-4 in Sixth Region play and has not advanced past the semi-finals.

  • North under new management with new (higher) expectations

     HEBRON ESTATES – After being an assistant coach the past two seasons at Ballard and two more seasons as an assistant coach at Whitefield Academy, Neal Hornback felt he was ready to become a high school softball head coach.

    He just didn’t know that the school closest to his home would end up being where he landed.

    It was really a whirlwind turn of events that landed Hornback at North Bullitt. Former Lady Eagle head coach Mike Nally did not return to his position. That decision had nothing to do with his work in the program.

  • Area tennis teams ready for strong spring

      SHEPHERDSVILLE – While the early March weather is a bit unpredictable, tennis players in the area are back on the courts.

    The regular season begins this week for high school tennis teams with all looking toward regional action in early May.

    Bullitt Central

    Tiffany Gossett will be doing double duty this year as she coaches both the boys and the girls at Bullitt Central.

    On the girls’ side, Gossett will have an experienced squad.

  • Cougars poised to take a big step ahead this spring

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Over the past decade or more, when the Bullitt Central baseball program loses a strong ‘core’ group of players who have been the face of the program for several years, it has taken the program some time to get back to that level of play.

    Now, as the Cougars suffered heavy graduation losses last spring, veteran head coach G.J. Moore is looking to remain just as good, if not better, this time around.

  • Eagles looking to return to the top of Sixth Region

     HEBRON ESTATES – For the past few years, North Bullitt head coach Brian Wise has felt like the hunted.

    With two appearances in the state baseball tourney and a consistent participant in the Sixth Region tournament, North Bullitt has had a target on its back.

    This season, that target can go to another program.

    For Wise, it is a total rebuilding year as none of the eight starters will return to the same positions as a year ago.

  • Chargers have plans to reload, not rebuild

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – 2016 was another banner season for the Bullitt East baseball program.

    Under veteran head coach Jeff Bowles, the Chargers got hot over the second half of the season and then rolled in the post-season. The red and gold won a 24th District title and then captured their first regional title since 2008 with a 14-6 win over DeSales in the championship game of the Sixth Region Tournament.

  • East and North played plenty of top teams

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – You can bet that on this past Sunday and Monday that Bullitt East girls’ head coach Chris Stallings and his North Bullitt counterpart, David Marion, were very popular coaches.

    I have no doubt that the two coaches had a very busy few days working through their email accounts, answering many requests for information and scouting reports on teams from other teams that are playing in this week’s St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls Sweet Sixth Basketball Tournament at Northern Kentucky University.