Today's Sports

  • Help needed with summer diamond...

        SHEPHERDSVILLE-- It's here again.
        It is time for the summer baseball and softball All-Star season.
        Normally, my internal clock for covering such things tells me that around the July 4th holiday that All-Star action will begin. Often times, it is the first weekend after the holiday.
        This year, word is trickling in that some leagues and age groups are getting a jump on that, starting play as early as this week.

  • Seven BE cheerleaders headed to...

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--Seven Bullitt East High School students will be furthering their cheerleading careers in college.

    Kristen Dadisman and Christina Daugherty will be heading to the University of Kentucky.

    Dadisman said she started cheering in fifth grade at Eastside Middle School and decided to continue in high school.

    “I liked being thrown around,” she said.

    The Mount Washington resident said she selected UK because it has a good cheerleading program as well as nursing, which she plans to major in.

  • East’s Colvin ready to get...

      MOUNT WASHINGTON – Sometimes a college football recruiters’ best friend is a former teammate.

    That is exactly the case when it came to Campbellsville University getting the signature of Bullitt East running back Austin Colvin earlier this spring. Colvin got a positive report from former Bullitt East tight end Cruise Coulter who just finished his first season in the Tigers’ program (albeit a short season as Coulter spent much of the fall injured).

  • East’s Fackler to Christendom...

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – A year after emails started being exchanged between Johna Fackler’s family and Christendom College in Front Royal, Virginia, the Bullitt East senior recently cast her late to continue her volleyball career with the Crusaders.

    Fackler is the first to admit that she had never heard of the small school, but that it offered everything she was looking for in a college including the volleyball. That made the final decision easy to make.

  • Cards tough loss ended Alphin’s...

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – It wasn’t exactly the way that Brandon Alphin thought his career would unfold as a baseball player at the University of Louisville, but the Cardinal senior from Mount Washington and Bullitt East High School had a memorable five years with the Cardinals.

    Unfortunately, Alphin suffered a serious arm injury early in his career in coach Dan McDonald’s program and had Tommy John surgery. That led to one full year out of baseball before he returned to the team and pitched sparingly over the past two seasons.

  • Girls’ hoops camps at BC and NB

     Fun was the name of the game last week as both the Bullitt Central and North Bullitt girls’ basketball programs conducted summer camps for some of their future players.

    There was plenty of fundamental work that got done as the young players worked with both the coaching staffs as well as learning from some of the varsity team members about what it takes to become a high school basketball player. 

  • Dunnavan takes shooting touch to...

    HEBRON ESTATES--The recruiting process turned out to be pretty simple for North Bullitt standout Ricky Dunnavan as he quickly found the right landing spot with Greenville College in Greenville, Illinois.

    The four year school is an NCAA Division III program that plays in the St. Louis Area Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, the same conference as Spalding University in Louisville.

    In fact, the only other school that Dunnavan considered was Spalding.

  • Ewell looking to improve skills...

    HEBRON ESTATES-- North Bullitt senior Ryan Ewell is not a basketball superstar, but he loves the game and he wasn't quite ready to step away from the game that he loves.
        That is why when Eagle teammate Ricky Dunnavan told his pal that he was going to sign with Greenville College in Greenville, Illinois, that the dream of continuing to play basketball resurfaced. Dunnavan mentioned Ewell to Greenville head coach George Baker and the coach made a phone call.

  • Spring post-season honors...

    SHEPHERDSVILLE-- The honors continue to roll in for area baseball and softball players after a successful spring campaign.
        Leading the news last week was the announcement that North Bullitt junior third baseman Logan Wyatt had been named to the All-State team by the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association.

  • Carolina rig perfect for post...

     FRANKFORT, Ky. – The calendar said June 1, but the cold northeast wind, chilly rain and leaden skies seemed more like a bad day on the opening weekend of the April Keeneland meet.

    June finally arrived in Kentucky this week and water temperatures in lakes across the state inched their way up toward the high 70s.

    “Black bass are in post spawn now,” said Jeff Ross, assistant director of fisheries for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “They should be completely done with spawning.”