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Today's Sports

  • East ready for tough run

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Standing at 13-1 overall and undefeated against teams from Kentucky, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers will find out over the next two weeks just how good they are.

    Already, coach Ricky Hoffman’s team has beaten three teams ranked among the top-25 teams in the state. Bullitt East stands at number nine and between Tuesday of this week and next Saturday, the Lady Chargers will play five of the top seven teams in the state based on the state’s coaches’ poll.

  • NB softball has big Saturday

     HEBRON ESTATES – Oh what a Saturday for the North Bullitt Lady Eagles.

    Coming off a two week stretch in which they had lost five of the previous six times they had stepped on the field, the green and gold came alive as they competed in the Vernon Bibb Memorial Showcase, winning three games by a combined four runs.

    They did that without any seniors, and only two juniors. The seniors were not available as they were on the school sponsored Senior Trip to New York City.

  • Central cannot get healthy

      SHEPHERDSVILLE – When the season started, first-year Bullitt Central softball coach Mike Phillips felt he was strong at the pitching position.

    That situation lasted just about three weeks. As of last week, Phillips was having to cancel or postpone games because he had no varsity pitching available. The coach didn’t feel that it would be fair to the team’s foes to put young and inexperienced players against top-tier competition.

    That will be the case again this week as Phillips is taking it one game at a time.

  • Chargers score last to slip past...

     HEBRON ESTATES - It was a pitcher’s dream.

    A nice, warm day with the winds blowing into the face of the batters.

    The batters struggled on Saturday but the Bullitt East Chargers got a few more “freebies” at opportune times to scratch out a 3-2 victory over county rival North Bullitt.

    While the teams are no longer in the same district, such games always mean a little more.

  • Hitting is better but BC...

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Over the first few weeks of the season, Bullitt Central baseball coach G.J. Moore lamented his team’s lack of hitting, giving his pitchers little chance of getting wins.

    Coming out of spring break, the Cougars suddenly shifted gears. The hitting picked up and so did the run production, but then the Cougars started giving up a big inning. That led to some long games and big totals. Finally, that translated into a 1-1 week that saw the Cougars score 20 runs while giving up 23.

  • Pitching continues to carry...

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – The Bullitt East Chargers have done a lot right this spring in posting a 12-4 record near the midway point of the high school baseball season.

    In fact, they have pretty much done everything right except hit the ball. The pitching has been formidable and the defense has done enough right most of the time to keep the pitchers in games. It is just at the plate where the Chargers have a lot of room for improvement.

  • NB, BE track teams compete in...

    LOUISVILLE – New to Class AAA, the track teams at Bullitt East and North Bullitt wanted to get the lay of the land in their new environs so both teams traveled into Jefferson County last Tuesday to compete in an All-Comers Meet at Male High School.

         Male High School will be the site of the Class AAA regional meet in May in which both schools will be competing for the first time after years in Class AA.

  • Tennis back to speed after break

     HEBRON ESTATES -- Local tennis teams have been dancing around the spring weather as the regional tournament is now a month away.

  • Ferguson is following his dream

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – There hasn’t been a high school senior who hasn’t been advised ‘to follow your dreams.’

         Bullitt East senior football player Dylan Ferguson is doing just that. His dream has always been to play college football at the highest level – Division I. After the fact that he never got an offer of a scholarship to join one of those programs, Ferguson took the next best thing, becoming a walk-on player at Western Kentucky University.

  • Coulter signs with Campbellsville

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – Bullitt East senior football player Cruise Coulter has a nose for the endzone.

         That ability certainly caught the eye of the coaches at Campbellsville University and last week Coulter opted to become a Tiger, announcing it at a gathering in the Bullitt East Media Center in front of family, coaching and teammates.

         The next day, the Bullitt East senior was going to head to Campbellsville where he was going to watch the Tigers’ spring game as well as complete all the paperwork.