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Today's Sports

  • Football kicks-off this weekend

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Friday Night Lights will kick off with a full slate of three games this weekend for the area high school teams.

    The only team playing at home is Bullitt East and they will play host to Butler on Friday at 7:30 p.m. The Bears posted a 4-7 record a year ago, losing to Lexington Lafayette in the first-round of the Class 6-A play-offs. Butler replaces Eastern, the team that Bullitt East opened with each of the two previous seasons.

  • Lady Eagles ready for run at...

     HEBRON ESTATES – Seldom have the expectations for the North Bullitt girls’ soccer program been as high as the hopes are for 2017.

    Even after a serious setback, head coach Amber Mink and her team still fell that they can hoist a regional championship trophy for the first time in school history.

  • Schedule woes; new track/CC...

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – A situation that local football coaches and athletic directors are watching closely involves the football program at Nelson County High School.

    While nobody has visited and watched, the word on the grapevine at this point is that the Class 5-A school is having a serious numbers crunch. The word earlier this week was that the team had not had more than 19 players show up for any one practice.

  • East volleyball battling youth...

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – After years of being the team given the best chance to force national power Mercy to at least break a sweat, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers have a somewhat different mindset this season.

    A year after reaching the 24th District final, and losing to Mercy for the fourth straight season, the Lady Chargers are looking to replace five starters this fall. Mercy may not have to break a sweat this year.

  • Backyard basketball for a good...

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Now in its 13th year, the Matt Allen Scholarship program hands out awards each summer to college-bound seniors from all three Bullitt County high schools.

    Recently, the program awarded ten scholarships. The recipients included Morgan Gentry (Bullitt East), Savannah Glass (Bullitt East), Sydney Hill (Bullitt East), Kelsin Kemble (Bullitt Central), Sarah Lyons (Bullitt Central), Emma Pressley (Bullitt East),  Rebecca Price (Bullitt Central), Hannah Robinson (North Bullitt), Zachary Taylor (Bullitt East) and Rebecca Vogt (North Bullitt).

  • Lady Chargers reloading for run...

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Sometimes changes is good.

    That is certainly what Bullitt East girls’ soccer coach Steve Gentry is hoping as his program enters the 2017 season with a new philosophy.

    Over the past several seasons, the Lady Chargers have had some of the top individual talent in the area. The line goes back to Lexi Higgenbotham, Meghan Roby and Alnee Tutson all the way to Christian Foster. The game plan was to feed those players and to let those players dictate the flow of the game.

  • Senior-laden BE thinking titles

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – The Bullitt East Chargers probably won’t be the best team in the state this fall, but coach Mike Branger’s 2017 squad could well be the oldest team in Kentucky.

    With 11 seniors on the roster this season, the Chargers have both experience and talent. Not all of the seniors will start, but they form the core unit of what should be the best team Brangers has had since Bullitt East moved to the Sixth Region in 2012.

    This is Brangers’ 14th season at the helm of the program and there are lofty expectations for the fall.

  • 58th Annual James/O'Connor...

     SALEM, Ind. – The 58th running of one of the most historic open wheel races in the nation is set to take place at Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery on Saturday night, as the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series visits the super-fast high banks for the Discover Scott County Joe James/Pat O’Connor Memorial presented by the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers.

  • Early instruction at Cougar...

     With the young league and high school football teams already practicing for the upcoming seasons, a handful of local players got in some exact work recently when they took part in the Bullitt Central Cougar Football Camp.

    This was the second year for the camp under Bullitt Central head coach Matt Kuehn.

    There was no contact at this camp, but the young players got some instruction in the fundamentals of the sport as well as competing against one another in some punt, pass and kick competitions.

  • Bullitt Central finishes sixth...

     ORLANDO, FLORIDA – Bullitt Central capped off its most successful archery season ever recently with a sixth place finish overall in the NASP World Championships at the Orange County Convention Center.

    Bullitt East also did well in the high school competition, finishing 16th overall.

    The event included 3,400 archers in the 8th annual bulls-eye competition and another 1,200 students in the newer International Bowhunting Organizations 3D Challenge.