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High School Sports

  • 2014 - A year filled with big events for local teams

      SHEPHERDSVILLE – Never a dull moment.

    That was the sports scene in Bullitt County in 2014. At every turn and at every season, there seemed to be another big event.

    It’s not really important to rank the ‘bigness’ of the events as much as to enjoy that they happened. Then, to hope that they are all repeated and even built upon in coming years.

  • Eagles collect rare 'in-season' tourney crown

    TAYLORSVILLE – At this rate, first-year North Bullitt head coach Korey Craddock will someday be able to retire with a smile on his face and a lot of gray hair.

         In a five-day span last weekend, Craddock’s Eagle team bounced back from a poor overall performance in a three-point loss to Holy Cross, to put together a strong run of performances in capturing the championship of the Brady Bunch Invitational, an eight-team event at Spencer County High School.

  • After frigid loss, East bounces back in warm way

     FAIRDALE – After opening play in the Forcht Bank King of the Bluegrass Holiday Classic at Fairdale High School with a winning basket by junior Bailey Rakes against Covington Holmes (see last Monday’s edition), the Bullitt East Chargers ended play in the prestigious tournament the say way, with Rakes hitting the winning shot to beat Wayne County 68-67 in overtime.

  • Second half surge lifts East past North in final

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Santa and Mrs. Claus handed out the trophies to North Bullitt and Bullitt East in the Schmid Funeral Home Holiday Classic on Monday night.

    But neither team got any “gifts” from ole’ Saint Nick.

    It was what those in the crowd expected -- a hard-fought game.

    In the end, the homestanding Bullitt East Lady Chargers would find the championship trophy under their tree.

    Bullitt East, riding a 21-5 advantage in third quarter, gave North Bullitt its first loss of the season in a 57-47 decision.

  • Semi-Finals -- North rings the Bell; BE chops big foe

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - To reach the championship clash, North Bullitt and Bullitt East had vastly different challenges.

    North Bullitt coach David Marion wanted his players to be mentally tough and that it exactly what he got as the Lady Eagles held on for a 71-70 thriller against previously-unbeaten Bell County.

    Even with Katie Downey on the bench much of the first half, the experienced group of Megan Goeing, Rachel Badgett, Erin Dolan and Lauren Deel maintained a five-point lead at intermission.

  • East and North open with wins while Central struggles with offensive woes

      Bullitt East faced a team that had not lost to a school in Kentucky but the Lady Chargers may have put their most complete game of the season together for a 71-55 victory over Boyd County.

    Down by two at halftime, Bullitt East would outscore the visitors 37-19 in the final 16 minutes to secure the victory.

    For North Bullitt, the opening game of the tourney was a little easier as the Lady Eagles came away with a 56-37 win over Ryle.

  • East’s Roby heading to Georgetown to play softball

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – With a little help from some friends, past, present and future, Bullitt East senior Loren Roby cast her lot with Georgetown College to play softball starting in the fall of 2015.

    Roby, who will be the only senior on the Lady Charger roster in the spring, made it all official in front of family, teammates and coaches in a ceremony recently in the Media Center at Bullitt East.

    The pitcher/outfielder also was being recruited by Bellarmine and Campbellsville before deciding that Georgetown would be her next destination.

  • Eagles suffer late loss

    HEBRON ESTATES – For the first time this season, North Bullitt was flat on Friday night and it showed, especially in the final minute, as the green and gold allowed the Holy Cross Cougars to escape the Eagles’ Nest with a 44-41 victory.

         The loss snapped North Bullitt’s three-game winning streak and dropped the Eagles to 4-3 overall.

         The loss did not sit will with first-year head coach Korey Craddock.

  • East wins two state cheer titles

     LEXINGTON - It was a banner day on Saturday for the Bullitt East cheerleading program as a pair of Charger teams brought home titles from the Kentucky High School Cheerleading State Championships held at the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park.

    It is the first KHSAA State Cheerleading Championships for Bullitt East, although, they do have one national title.

    First off on Saturday, Bullitt East won the All-Girl Small (based on the number of girls on the team) with a score of 271.1. That narrowly edged out runner-up LaRue County which had 269.1 points.

  • Oh what a week of hoops ahead

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Basketballs will be bouncing all over Kentucky later this week as the first weekend of ‘holiday’ basketball tournaments will be in full swing.

    The biggest of the events has the Bullitt East Chargers returning to play in the King of the Bluegrass Holiday Tournament, the top in-state tournament during the holidays. Play will start on Friday but the Chargers will not entry the fray until Saturday.