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High School Sports

  • Lady Chargers long on pitching, but lack experience and depth

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- There is one very distinct way for a high school softball coach to figure out how strong his team will be for the upcoming season.
        If opposing coaches quickly return your phone calls or emails concerning scheduling a game, you might have some work ahead of you. If coaches donÕt answer, then you know that you have a pretty good team.

  • After 18 seasons Newton steps down at NB

    HEBRON ESTATES -- During the big snow a few weeks ago, North Bullitt football coach Brett Newton found himself with some extra time to review his retirement plan as a teacher in the Kentucky Public School System.
        What Newton discovered surprised even himself. He could actually retire at the end of this school term and have basically the same income as if he were still teaching. Newton had assumed that he still had a few years to go.

  • Pitching will have to carry BC early

      SHEPHERDSVILLE – The Bullitt Central Cougars were set to start the high school baseball season on Tuesday of this week with a game at Bardstown.

    There is just one little problem with that. The Cougars have not been on a regular playing field yet this season.

    If high school games are ever played on an asphalt parking lot or in a school gym, then the Cougars would be ready to go. Unfortunately, grass and dirt are foreign to the players at this point in the campaign.

  • Charger baseball looking to hit the ball better in ‘15

      MOUNT WASHINGTON – Bullitt East has been one of the top baseball programs in the area for more than a decade, but last season the Chargers struggled to generate a lot of offense.

    Instead, the team posted a 27-8 record with strong pitching. The team scored just 5.2 runs a contest a year ago, but they gave up just two runs an outing.

    The lack of hitting was never more evident than in the opening game of the Sixth Region Tournament last year when the Chargers were knocked out by Holy Cross in a 2-1 game.

  • North Bullitt liked taste of state; looking for return appearance

     HEBRON ESTATES -- They’ve gotten a taste of the pie. Now, veteran skipper Brian Wise is hoping that his North Bullitt Eagles will be driven enough to want another taste.

    After its stunning run to the state baseball finals last June, Wise said there is no thing for sure this season.

    “We won’t be able to sneak up on anyone anymore,” said Wise. “We’ll have a target on our back.”

    But, that is a burden Wise and his Eagles will gladly take on.

  • BC’s Gossett resigns; will be Southern’s head football coach

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Just two months ago, Mike Gossett was the one doing the hiring of a new football coach at Bullitt Central.

    Now, Gossett has been hired as a football coach.

    On Monday, Gossett announced that he would be stepping down as Bullitt Central’s athletic director at the end of the school year in June. The new landing spot will be at Southern High School where Gossett will become the head football coach.

    Gossett made it clear that he did not drop the Bullitt Central job to take the position at Southern.

  • Kerberg adds to Union’s haul of Cougar football players

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Union College head coach Zak Willis, who just completed his first season as the Bulldogs’ head coach, is quickly developing a pipeline to Bullitt Central.

    For the third time this season, the Bulldogs’ head coach reached into the Cougar program and got a player, adding Bullitt Central lineman Micalan Kerberg to his roster.

    Earlier during the recruiting season Bullitt Central seniors Zack Patton and Cameron Mallory signed with the Bulldogs.

  • Mother Nature is kicking serious butt this season

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – I’ve always heard that ‘Father Time is undefeated’ and as I get older I know that be true.

    Still Mother Nature is giving Father Time a run for his money as the top pain in the behind when it comes to sports in the area during this time of year.

    It was a pretty normal winter sports season until the past few weeks. The first big snow cancelled a week of basketball and forced the postponement of the Kentucky State Wrestling Tournament.

  • Lady Chargers can't reach the peak against Mercy

    VALLEY STATION-- The Mercy Jaguars have been a tall mountain to climb this season, a mountain just a little too big for the Bullitt East Lady Chargers.
        For the fourth time this season, the two heavyweights clashed on Sunday in the championship game of the Sixth Region Tournament. And, again, the Jaguars pulled out a win, advancing to the state tournament with a 61-54 victory. The four scores were all remarkably close. All four times Mercy scored between 61 and 64 points while Bullitt East scored either 54 or 55 in each.

  • Finally!! East defeats North in semi-finals

    VALLEY STATION Ð After his team returned from a 10-day break from games at the end of the regular season, Bullitt East Lady Charger head coach Chris Stallings talked about such breaks shouldnÕt affect defense and rebounding as much as they do offensive play.
        The Lady Chargers got to test that philosophy again on Saturday after the GirlsÕ Sixth Region Tournament was put on hold for three days because of heavy snow on Wednesday night when the semi-final meeting with North Bullitt was originally scheduled to be played.