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Today's Sports

  • Houdini would have been proud of...

        FERN CREEK - Houdini himself could not have come up with a greater escape than the Under-10 Mount Washington All-Stars did on Saturday night in the championship game of the District 10 Tournament at Fern Creek Park.

        The great magician would put himself in great peril and then extricate himself from the danger, much to the joy of his fans.

        The Under-10 All-Stars did that and more, pulling out a 9-8 victory in an extra inning game.

  • Local track season was...

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The high school track and field season certainly earned its time in the spotlight this spring in Bullitt County.

        The three state championships won by local athletes ties the mark for the most ever. More importantly, the 47 total points scored (25 by the North Bullitt girls, 20 by the Bullitt East girls and two by the North Bullitt boys) is the most ever in the final meet of the season.

  • North Bullitt Eagle Basketball...

        There were plenty of basketballs to go around last week at the Eagle Basketball Camp conducted by North Bullitt head coach Lee Barger.

        The camp was filled with competitions and fundamentals.

        The camp was split into two sessions with roughly 70 campers in each session.

  • Today's young athletes have...

        (Before Sports Editor Mike Farner continues cleaning out his notepad from a busy spring sports season, it should be pointed out that this column contains no news on the LaBron James saga.)

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The old saying is that ‘kids say the darndest things.’

  • Eastside, Mt. Washington split...

        The top middle school track and field athletes in Bullitt County converged on Bullitt East High School this spring to crown champions in 26 events for boys and girls.

        On the boys’ side, Eastside Middle School won the competitions by a fairly hefty margin with 116 points including five victories and a 1-2 sweep in the 100-meter dash. Mount Washington Middle School finished second.

  • Honors galore for spring diamond...

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - For the second straight season, Bullitt East baseball standout Brandon Alphin was selected the Sixth Region Player of the Year in voting by coaches within the region.

        Adding to the spring honors, Alphin was named the Sixth Region Player of the Year by the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association. To cap it all off, Alphin was also recently named to the Kentucky All-State Baseball team by the KHSBCA.

        Those honors led a bevy of spring awards for area baseball and softball players.

  • Bulls Football Camp

        Youth football league players in Bullitt County got an early jump on the 2010 season recently at the Louisville Bulls Football Camp held at North Bullitt.

        The event had 54 players for a day long camp on running, blocking, throwing and catching.

        The camp was a combined effort of the Maryville Patriots, Overdale Chiefs and Brooks Saints and the Louisville Bulls, a local semi-pro team.

  • 20th Anniversary of the Bullitt...

        The summer hoops camp that started it all was just as active as ever recently at Bullitt East under the direction of Jerry Troutman and Chris Stallings.

        The former and present Lady Charger head coaches conducted the first of what is now a steady stream of summer hoops camp in 1990.

        This year, there were 250 youngsters taking part in the five-day event in two sessions.

  • All-Star play set to continue...

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - At least two area diamond teams will continue summer play with action this week.

        The Under-15 Blue Lick All-Stars will head to Glasgow for the West Kentucky State Tournament for that age group. The format for the 12-team tourney is pool play with the top eight teams advancing to a single-elimination tournament.

  • Carrier, Jr., wins Kentuckiana...

        BARDSTOWN - The National All Star Racing Association visited Bluegrass Speedway on Saturday evening and Eddie Carrier, Jr. of Salt Rock, WV would take $5,000 back to the Mountaineer State by capturing the win in the 12th Annual Kentuckiana Klash event.  Other feature event winners for the evening included Barry Chesser of Bloomfield, KY in WBRT 1320-AM UMP Sportsman and Jason Wheatley of Loretto, KY would win his fourth straight UMP Modified main event.