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Today's Sports

  • Local standout Jordan Vorbrink...

     LOUISVILLE – Tuesday was a red-letter day for Shepherdsville resident Jordan Vorbrink.

    The senior at Louisville Mercy High School fulfilled a lifelong dream as she signed to play softball at the University of Louisville. It all became official in a signing ceremony in her high school auditorium along with nine of her classmates who were also announcing college destinations.

    (Vorbrink had actually signed with the Lady Cardinals the previous Wednesday, the first day of the NCAA early signing period).

  • Cougars have the starters for...

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Coming off the program’s best season in a decade, a season that included a district title and a run to the semi-finals of the Sixth Region Tournament, the Bullitt Central Cougars are poised for another successful winter.

    Yes, the Cougars suffered heavy graduation losses that included Bullitt County Player of the Year Brett Bourland as well as starters Jacob Wampler, Zack Humphrey and Zach Martin.

  • North Bullitt girls will be...

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Nobody was happier than head coach David Marion when 14 middle school players showed up to practice with the North Bullitt varsity last Friday.

    No, the 14 players won’t be asked to play any varsity minutes this winter, but their arrival more than doubled the number of players who had been practicing with the Lady Eagles. Earlier in the month, Marion had been forced to call off the team’s green/gold scrimmage for a lack of players.

  • Local runners shine at state...

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The Eastside Middle School fifth- and sixth-grade girls’ cross-country team returned home from the Kentucky Track and Cross-Country Coaches Association State Championship meet recently with the big trophy.

    This was almost a repeat title for the core group of girls as a year ago they won the title in the fourth-grade and under state title.

    There were 38 teams and 362 runners in the field for the 3,000-meter race at Masterson Station Park in Lexington.

  • Mount Washington Middle School...

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – On Oct. 30, Mount Washington Middle School placed a plaque in the gym to honor Omer Stallings, who passed away over the summer.

    Mount Washington Middle School teacher Doug Soards said a few words at the event which was attended by members of the Stallings’ family. Soards message that night is included below.

     

    As many of you are aware, on July 2nd of tis year, we lost a vital part of no only our Mount Washington community, but our Lady General family.

  • Leasor stepping down after...

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – This time, Bullitt Central football coach Danny Leasor got to go out on his terms.

    Following eight seasons on his second stint as the head coach of the Cougars, Leasor is stepping down after one of the best seasons in the program’s history. Bullitt Central finished this past season with a 9-3 record, tying the mark of the 1990 team, which he also coached, as the most productive for the program since 1979.

    The news that Leasor is retiring is not new news. Leasor had announced before this season began that it would be his last.

  • It will be hard to separate...

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – For a coach who would only commit to being on the job for four years when he was hired in 2007, Bullitt Central football coach Danny Leasor surprised even himself when he stayed eight years at the helm of the Cougar program.

  • Injuries are a very frustrating...

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The three Bullitt County high school football coaches don’t agree on much, and right now they aren’t agreeing on much at all, but the one common thing they can agree on is that injuries affect your season more than any other aspect.

         Worse, no matter what you do, you can’t plan for them and you can’t prevent them.

         Injuries just happen. Sometimes they happen in practice and other times in games. Injuries can happen before the season starts or in the final game.

  • Without key weapons, Cougars...

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – The Bullitt Central Cougars’ dream season came to a sudden end on Friday night with a bad five-minute span to end the first half that the maroon and gray could not overcome in a 14-0 loss to Iroquois.

         The setback closed Bullitt Central’s season at 9-3 and was the final game as head coach for veteran Danny Leasor who before the campaign had announced that this would be his last season at the helm.

  • Cougars, Raiders ready to rock...

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The last time Bullitt Central and Iroquois met on the football field, the Cougars rolled to a 63-24 victory during the 2010 season. The year before, the maroon and gray rolled to a 61-0 win.

    When the two teams collide on Friday in the second round of the Class 5-A, Region 2 play-offs, the only sure thing is that the score will not be as lopsided.