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Today's Sports

  • North sweeps Moore after long...

     HIGHVIEW – Grabbing the lead early on a night when both teams struggled to click on offense after not playing for over a week, the North Bullitt Eagles picked up a key 23rd District victory on Friday as they defeated Moore 61-51.

    The win moved the Eagles to 2-1 in district play while Moore dropped to 1-1. With Southern at 1-1 and Bullitt Central at 1-2, it will come down to Moore’s game with Southern on Feb. 6 to decide the top-seed for the post-season tournament that will be played at Southern.

  • It’s not pretty but Lady Eagles...

      HIGHVIEW – After just two practices and no games over the previous nine days, North Bullitt Lady Eagles head coach David Marion was not expecting a thing of beauty on Friday when his team took the court against Moore.

    What Marion got was good effort, but disappointing execution against an opponent that the Lady Eagles had not lost too since Dec. 30 of 2009, a time before the two programs were both in the 23rd District. After starting the season with six straight wins, the Lady Mustangs has won just two of their last ten games.

  • Cheering against the odds

     SHEPHERDSVILLE— On a Friday night in the fall, she’s on the sideline getting the crowd excited about the game on the field.

    That doesn’t mean she shouldn’t be excited for herself, either.

    Bullitt Central junior Kirsten Mitchell looks like a normal cheerleader on game day but she’s a cheerleader with the odds stacked against her.

    Mitchell was born with cystic fibrosis: a genetic disease that targets the lungs, making it difficult to breath and leaves the person prone to lung infections.

  • Snow made for a light week

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – There is no beating Mother Nature and you can’t schedule around winter weather.

    Area teams are once again learning that ages old lesson as more games have been postponed or cancelled over the last ten days than have been played. It didn’t look any better during the early part of this week either.

  • East football moving to 6-A...

     The discussions for reclassification of football in the state by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association are just getting started. The first step was to rank the schools by the average number of male students over the past four school years. After that, the schools were broken down into groupings with the top 32 schools set for Class 6-A and the next 39 schools for Class 5-A and then further down through the classes.

  • Thornsberry steps down at Nelson...

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – After two years at Nelson County High School as the head football coach, former Bullitt East player and assistant coach Kenny Thornsberry recently stepped down from that position.

    It was a pair of very tough years for Thornsberry and the Cardinal program as they lost 19 straight games before winning the final game of this season, beating Marion County 26-6. The program struggled with low participation numbers in both of Thornsberry’s seasons.

  • Frustrating late call knocks out...

     VALLEY STATION – Putting forth a superlative effort against the state’s top-ranked team, Bullitt East had a shot at the upset of Fern Creek on Wednesday in the quarter-finals of the Republic Bank Boys’ Louisville Invitational Tournament before a phantom walking call with 1.8 seconds remaining in the game kept the Chargers from getting a chance at forcing an overtime in a 52-50 contest.

    In a game that had 11 lead changes and seven ties and in which neither team ever led by more than five points, the finish was anti-climatic for both teams.

  • Down 18, BE rallies late to beat...

     VALLEY STATION – Trailing 47-29 two minutes into the second half in the final opening round game of the Republic Bank Boys’ Louisville Invitational Tournament, the Bullitt East Chargers rallied on Tuesday to beat Pleasure Ridge Park 66-64.

    The win moved the Chargers into the quarter-finals on Wednesday where they were set to play Fern Creek, the top-ranked team in Kentucky this season.

  • ‘Mercy Week’ for East

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- It is the annual ‘Mercy Week’ for the Bullitt East Lady Chargers as they will play the Jaguars on Tuesday before returning to the school on Friday and Saturday to participate once again in the Raatz Fence/O’Shea’s Classic.

    This is the sixth straight season that Bullitt East has taken on their district rivals and played in the area’s top ‘showcase’ event in the same week.

  • Lady Eagles have no trouble with...

      SHEPHERDSVILLE – There were no surprises on Friday as the North Bullitt Lady Eagles rolled to a 63-21 victory over Bullitt Central in a contest that was as lopsided as the final score would indicate.

    North Bullitt rolled big despite the fact that senior guard Hailey Free, who has signed with Pikeville, missed the game after suffering a sprained ankle two nights earlier in a win over Fern Creek. Lady Eagle head coach David Marion was expecting Free to take the court again over the weekend in a game against South Laurel.