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High School Sports

  • BE track team does training in Florida

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- It is just his first season as an assistant coach with the Bullitt East track program, but assistant coach Michael Whitfill is already adding to the program.

    Over spring break, the Chargers took a group of 12 athletes south for some extra training. The group went to Destin, Florida and then competed in a meet in Montgomery, Alabama before returning home.

    The spring break trip was something that Whitfill did in his last few seasons coaching at North Bullitt.

  • NB’s Dunnavan signs with Spalding for basketball

     HEBRON ESTATES – His senior season didn’t turn out as he had dreamed, but basketball will continue for North Bullitt senior Travis Dunnavan after he signed last week to play at Spalding University in Louisville.

    Dunnavan’s senior season was cut short by injuries that eventually required major knee surgery. The season hadn’t even started when he first hurt the knee but it was believed at the time to just be a sprain. Dunnavan played in the first game of the season, but then went down hard and sat out the next month.

  • Big tennis winner was the weather

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — The final weeks of the tennis season began after spring break. However, the weather wasn’t always cooperative.

    But before the spring break vacation, Bullitt East girls’ tennis got a couple of matches completed.

    On March 28, the Lady Chargers went to Highview Park for a single match against Whitefield Academy.

    Jada Rush lost to Whitefield’s Emily Jacobson 6-0, 6-1.

    (Wednesday’s match against Bullitt Central was detailed in the Monday, April 3, issue of The Pioneer News.)

  • Central, East heading to KHSAA state archery

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – For the third straight season, Bullitt County will be sending a one-two punch to the Kentucky High School Athletic Association State Archery Tournament in Lexington.

  • Florida cures BE’s softball blues

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Just before leaving for Florida and spring break, the Bullitt East softball team picked up a huge victory over arch-rival Butler by a 2-1 score.

    That win seemed to snap the Lady Chargers out of some early-season doldrums and coach Ricky Hoffman’s team won its first three games in Florida at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex before dropping a tough 4-3 decision in the final game of the week.

  • North still seeking a winning streak

     HEBRON ESTATES – The start of the 2017 season hasn’t been exactly what first-year North Bullitt softball coach Neal Hornback was hoping for in terms of wins and losses, but the team has shown enough ability that they should be in the thick of things when the regular season district games used for seeding start early next week.

    Coming out of two games on Saturday at the Tates Creek Spring Fling, the Lady Eagles had just one win in the first ten games of the season.

  • BE beats three teams, falls to one team -- twice

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – If it were not for Oakwood High School, a team from Dayton, Ohio, it would have been a great spring break trip to Florida for the Bullitt East Chargers.

    Instead, it was just a pretty good week for the red and gold as the team beat three other squads who were all at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Kissimmee, Florida.

  • Eagles find winning ways in South Carolina

      MYRTLE BEACH – The annual pilgrimage to the Cal Ripken Experience in South Carolina was just what the coaches ordered for the North Bullitt Eagles.

    In their annual trip to the beach, the Eagles came home with a 4-1 record against some pretty good competition.

    “It was a really, really good week,” said head coach Brian Wise. “We got some good pitching and we hit the ball well.”

    As the Eagles prepared to enter District 23 play yesterday against Southern, Wise felt the adventure to South Carolina worked out well.

  • BC spends a lot of Florida trip doing zip

      SHEPHERDSVILLE – How often does a high school student get to wake-up, hear that school has been cancelled due to weather concerns and then goes and spends the day sitting on a beach.

    That is exactly what the Bullitt Central baseball team got to do last Wednesday during the squad’s trip to the Panama City Beach Bash during spring break.

  • Track teams seem to have gotten some boost from new tracks

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The first track and field meet held in Bullitt County in four years turned out to be a success two weeks ago with Bullitt East hosting North Bullitt and Bullitt Central as well as Moore and Fern Creek.

    That is not to say that everything went perfectly, few track meets ever do, but it was a very positive first step. Much of the credit for the success goes to Bullitt East head coach Lenny Raley. No one person in Bullitt County is more important to a sport than Raley is to track.