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High School Sports

  • Eagles record second win of season over BC

    HEBRON ESTATES — Lance Johnson and his North Bullitt teammates came out on fire Tuesday night.

    And when things got a little tight down the stretch, Johnson made sure there would be no letdown.

    For the second time this season, the Eagles turned back the Bullitt Central Cougars. This time, it was the home fans who got to enjoy the 53-41 victory.

    Johnson scored eight points in the first quarter as North Bullitt ran out to an 19-5 lead as T.J. Toney hit a trey just before the buzzer.

    The lead was 27-17 at intermission.

  • Lady Cougars win for second time

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- High school sports are often used to teach important life lessons to teenagers.

    That was the case on Thursday night for the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars when they traveled into Louisville and beaten Western 44-19.

    The lesson learned is that no matter how bad things might be for you, that there are others even less fortunate.

  • Mercy beats East in first meeting

     LOUISVILLE — The game plan never changes a lot.

    Two hard-playing teams battling it out on the basketball court.

    On Sunday, with four experienced starters returning from a year ago, the Mercy Jaguars were too much for the Bullitt East Lady Chargers.

    In a rare Sunday contest, the host Jaguars held off a third-quarter run to secure a 60-49 district victory.

    The long, athletic Mercy squad took advantage of a younger Bullitt East squad. However, Bullitt East head coach Chris Stallings really likes the way his team is coming along.

  • A Rivalry Renewed -- East slips past BC 57-47

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — The rivalry resumes.

    Finally!

    After not playing each other since March 7, 2014 in the semi-finals of the Sixth Region Tournament, Bullitt East and Bullitt Central clashed on Friday in a highly anticipated meeting between two teams with impressive records.

  • Sacred Heart gets hot late to beat BE 60-49

     LOUISVILLE – The first half defense effort was nearly flawless, but it wasn’t good enough on Wednesday for the Bullitt East Lady Chargers in the second-round of the Republic Bank/Coca-Cola Girls’ Louisville Invitational Tournament at Bellarmine University.

  • East rolls past Ballard in opener

     LOUISVILLE – After playing two games the previous weekend to get the kinks out following a 21-day break between the games, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers showed there was no rust on Tuesday in the opening game of the 46th annual Republic Bank/Coca-Cola Girls’ Louisville Invitational Tournament as they jumped ahead of Ballard 25-8 early in the second quarter and then rolled to a 61-47 victory.

  • NB’s late rally comes up short against Fern Creek

     LOUISVILLE – It was just three weeks earlier that North Bullitt hung a 21-point defeat on visiting Fern Creek, but it might as well have been three years ago when the teams met again on Tuesday in the opening round of the 46th annual Republic Bank/Coca-Cola Girls’ Louisville Invitational Tournament at Bellarmine University.

    Forgetting what had gotten them the big win in the first game back from Florida, the Lady Eagles fell behind 12-1 six minutes into the game and despite a furious fourth quarter comeback, the green and gold came up short, falling 55-48.

  • Bullitt East suffers fourth straight narrow loss

      MOUNT WASHINGTON – For the fifth time in a little more than two weeks, the Bullitt East Chargers had a game come down to the final seconds on Thursday against visiting Sixth Region rival Pleasure Ridge Park.

    That streak of five straight games with decisions coming by fewer than four points started with a 66-64 win over the same PRP team in the opening round of the Boys’ Louisville Invitational Tournament.

  • Cougars slip past Southern on the road

      OKOLONA – The Bullitt Central Cougars had already won 12 games this season, but the maroon and gray picked up the most impressive win of the season on Friday as they traveled into Louisville and beat 23rd District rival Southern 57-55.

    This was the first game for both teams in several days as most programs in the area had not been in school all of last week until Friday. Bullitt Central did get to practice on Thursday after three days out of the gym and before playing on Friday.

  • BE girls split two in mid-season ‘scrimmages’

     LOUISVILLE – Can high school basketball teams play ‘scrimmages’ in the middle of the season?

    Technically the answer is no, at least not in Kentucky. But, after not playing a game for 21 days, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers treated two games last weekend in the Raatz Fence/O’Shea’s Basketball Classic at Mercy Academy pretty much as glorified scrimmages as the red and gold worked to get back into game shape.

    The results were positive as Bullitt East split the two games against top-level competition.