High School Sports

  • 2017 Bullitt County Player of the Year

     Bullitt Central junior Daylin Huff was recently named the Bullitt County Player of the Year.

    Huff, an All-District quarterback and defensive back, rushed for 1,507 yards while scoring 15 touchdowns.

    He also completed 60 percent of his passes for 284 yards.

    Huff also had four interceptions on defense.

    The annual award is presented by Schmid Funeral Home and is also co-sponsored by The Awards Center, WFBR 95.3 radio and The Pioneer News.

    Presenting the award were Mark Schmid (right) and Tim Gonterman of Schmid Funeral Home.

  • Press pressure lifts Lady Eagles to tourney title

     CAMPBELLSVILLE  -- North Bullitt head coach David Marion is not a jockey.

    However, it appeared that as his Lady Eagles were down by 10 strides…points … with four minutes to go, Marion told his players to “go.”

    Down the back stretch, North Bullitt outscored previously undefeated Casey County 18-5 to win the Food Pantry Holiday Classic at Campbellsville High School.

    Marion was proud of his team’s 60-57 win against a very solid Casey County squad.

  • Cougars to play at Henry Co. this week

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – After seemingly Bullitt County teams traveled to the four corners of Kentucky for basketball before Christmas, the week after Christmas will have four of the five teams in action this week competing in Florida.

    The only team staying relatively close to home is Bullitt Central. The Cougars will return to one of the oldest in-season holiday tournaments in Kentucky this week, and one the program played in at times back in the 70s, when they play in the Henry County Invitational.

  • North pulls away late to beat Grant Co. in Oldham tourney

     BUCKNER – A 13 to five run to end the game lifted the North Bullitt Eagles to a 59-54 victory over Grant County on Saturday in the seventh-place game of the Pegasus Sports Network Best in Hoops Tournament at Oldham County High School.

    The victory salvaged the week for the Eagles after they had lost the first two games of the eight-team event. On Thursday there was a 79-44 setback to the host team before a 58-52 loss to Sixth Region rival Jeffersontown on Friday in the consolation bracket.

  • Early Wrestling Action

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The high school wrestling season is up and running in Bullitt County.

    Bullitt Central recently hosted a tri-meet with Anderson County and South Oldham.

    The Cougars finished in a 36-36 tie with Anderson County and fell to South Oldham 39-30 in front of an excited crowd of all ages.

    All three schools have programs this season with both Bullitt East and North Bullitt having new coaches.

    Bullitt Central returns Nick Ackley for his second year as the head coach.

  • Lady Cougars set for a break

       SHEPHERDSVILLE – The offense woes for the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars were back in full force last week after the team had its two most productive offensive games in the previous ten days.

    Scoring just 38 points in two games, the Lady Cougars lost a 61-23 decision to Lexington Bryan Station on Tuesday of last week and after spending the night in Lexington, the team fell to Paris 56-15.

  • BE’s Murphy signs for golf at Campbellsville

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Often when it comes to the smaller sports and college signings, athletes will work through the head coach.

    But for Bullitt East senior Mark Murphy, knowing Campbellsville assistant coach Casey Young for the past several years paid big dividends when it came time to make contact with a college. It didn’t take very long for Young to sell head coach Jim Ward on the need to ink Murphy.

    It also didn’t hurt that Bullitt East golf coach has known Young since both played and completed in college against each other.

  • Lady Chargers make strides in own tourney

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – A pair of short bursts in the fourth quarter of each of the final two games of the tournament kept the Bullitt East Lady Chargers from making last week a coming out party for a program that started this season without any returning starters.

    Still, coach Chris Stallings’ program posted a 2-2 record in the second Queen of the Commonwealth tournament and finished fourth in a loaded field that included four teams ranked among the top-25 teams in the pre-season as well as defending state champion and pre-season number one Mercer County.

  • Cheerleading is all the rage in Bullitt County

      SHEPHERDSVILLE – Rivalries are great things.

    More than anything, they set a bar for others to emulate. Sometimes one rival raises another. Other times two rivals push each other to the top.

    Make no mistake about it, Bullitt Central and Bullitt East are rivals when it comes to cheerleading. But the two programs have done it the right way. They don’t fight and scrap. Instead, they support each other.

  • Lady Cougars grab elusive first win on Friday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- In high school basketball there are no ugly wins and no beautiful losses. The final score decides a winner and loser.

    Through the first three weeks of the 2017-18 season, the final scores have not been kind for the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars. The team had lost it’s first five games with each of the defeats coming by at least double-digit margins.