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Today's Sports

  • Basketball is forever in the...

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Everybody loves snow at Christmas.

    Nobody likes snow when it is four weeks into the start of the baseball and softball seasons.

    Yet even this past weekend, snow has been part of the conversation despite temperatures near 80 late last week.

    Oh well. At some point spring will really arrive and stay. In the mean time, let me clean out my note pad on a few things sports related.

    Collins’ Hiring

  • Shepherdsville 4th, CG 11th in...

     LOUISVILLE – The recent Kentucky NASP State Tournament had not only divisions for high school teams and middle school programs, but also had competition for elementary schools during the event at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center.

    Nine elementary schools from Bullitt County had at least one competitor taking part in an event that had 81 teams and 1,766 young competitors. The National Archery in Schools Program is now fully-entrenched in the state at all levels.

  • Eagles grab first win and a lot...

      MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — The start of the 2018 season has not been what coach Brian Wise and his North Bullitt Eagles would have wanted.

    However, getting a big win on Friday in the finale of the Cal Ripkin Experience made the trip back from Myrtle Beach a whole lot more enjoyable.

    The 12-2 victory over Bishop Watterson of Columbus, Ohio, was the first in seven outings for the Eagles.

    But, it showed that when you pitch well and defend well, you can win ball games.

  • Bullitt East rolls in Florida...

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Off to a 6-0 start this season, the Bullitt East Chargers were ready to cap a successful spring break trip to Florida, but came out flat on Friday morning and dropped a 10-0 decision to a team from Highland Park in Illinois.

    That loss put a damper on what was still a successful week at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World for the red and gold. More than anything, the team played five games, a great improvement after playing two games in two weeks at home because of bad weather.

  • BC leaves bad weather, then...

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Heading out of town for spring break in search of good weather, the Bullitt Central baseball team instead found more bad weather on a week-long trip to Alabama.

    Originally scheduled to play four games, the Cougars played just two varsity contests. That means that through the first three weeks of the season, coach G.J. Moore’s team has played only four games, standing at 1-3 heading into the important district games over the next few weeks.

  • Greg Collins takes over Lady...

     BOWLING GREEN – Being a college basketball head coach is what Greg Collins always wanted to do. He just didn’t want to rush into the wrong job.

    Last Wednesday, Collins, a 1983 Bullitt Central graduate, got his dream job when he was named the new women’s coach at Western Kentucky University. Collins becomes the 11th head coach in the program’s history, a program that is in the top 10 for wins in the country.

  • Softball still struggling

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Heading to Florida for spring break worked out to some extent for both the Bullitt East Lady Chargers and the North Bullitt Lady Eagles.

    First and foremost, the two teams found some good weather and got in plenty of action, something that was lacking here at home over the first two weeks of the season. What didn’t improve was the winning percentage as both teams posted 1-4 marks on their trips.

  • East’s Ezell, North’s Free top...

     BOYS

    **Player of the Year**

    Luke Ezell -- SR. -- Bullitt East

    Lance Johnson SR. North Bullitt

    Tyler Tatum SO. Bullitt Central

    Thomas Wiseheart JR. Bullitt East

    Chander Ocasio SO. Bullitt Central

     

  • Area ball parks set to kick off...

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— The birds are chirping and a recently renovated park is ready to be used.

    The Mount Washington City Park, located at 100 Newman Way behind Mount Washington Elementary, has seen a lot of changes in the past few years and Parks Director Sheryl Paxton has prepared an opening day celebration to showcase those changes.

    On Saturday, April 14, the day will kick off with the Mount Washington Youth Baseball and Softball Opening Day Parade throughout the park.

  • Rolling Hills Christian wins...

      HEBRON ESTATES – Just call the Rolling Hills Christian Tornados the little school with the big volleyball reputation.

    For the sixth straight season, coach Danielle Merrick’s squad captured the Kentucky Christian School Athletic Association Kentucky State Volleyball title recently at the Mid-America facility in Louisville.