Today's Sports

  • Chargers start fast, then roll...

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – The Bullitt East Chargers raced out to a 16-2 lead and never looked back on Monday as they opened the 2013-2014 season with a 66-53 victory over visiting North Oldham.

    It was just the start that former head coach/new head coach Bob Blackburn was looking for as he takes over a team that returned no starters from a year ago. The starting line-up for the Chargers included one senior, one junior and three sophomores as the team looks to build a rotation and a chemistry for what is most certainly a new era in Bullitt East basketball.

  • Pancake breakfast more than a...

     In the world of reporting, it is not unusual to see tears shed.

    But you normally don’t see that happen at a youth baseball all-star game. And, when it happens, the tears normally flow from an upset child after a loss or an angry parent who believes his or her child didn’t get enough playing time.

    On this particular Saturday afternoon, it was a coach shedding tears and apologizing to one of his players.

    He was upset the young man had not gotten into the game. 

    His displeasure in himself led to tears. His own tears.

  • Chargers ready to begin bright...

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – There are few basketball programs in the long history of the sport in Kentucky that will look more different from year to the next than this year’s Bullitt East Chargers.

         First, gone are all five starters from last season’s team that posted a 29-5 record and was ranked as the number one team in the state at times before being upset by Pleasure Ridge Park 40-38 in the semi-finals of the Sixth Region Tournament. That group of players had reached the two previous Kentucky State Basketball Tournaments.

  • After rebuilding, Cougars...

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Following a rebuilding season that saw the team win just ten games, the Bullitt Central Cougars look to parlay a wealth of experience into another successful season this winter.

         It was just two years ago that coach Joe Pat Lee led the Cougars to a 21-9 record. That team lost all five starters, leading to the rebuilding season a year ago.

  • Briggs takes over NB squad at...

     HEBRON ESTATES – What started out as a relatively mundane coaching hire for the North Bullitt Eagles back in the summer, turned into something a lot bigger a few weeks ago when Dick Briggs was elevated to coach the boys’ varsity team this season.

         It was a whirlwind turn of events for Briggs who hasn’t been a high school head coach since the 1960s. Even then, that experience was in Indiana. This is Briggs’ first head coaching job in Kentucky.

  • Charger Fall Brawl

     The Bullitt East wrestling program will host the Charger Fall Brawl on Saturday.

    This is the first year for the event that Charger head coach Adam Ritter is calling “The battle at East, After the Feast.”

    There will be seven teams taking part in the event. Besides Bullitt East, teams from North Bullitt, North Oldham, Valley, Holy Cross, Male and Western Hills will be taking part.

    There will be three mats of action taking place.

  • Lady Chargers prepared for a big...

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – The expectations for the Bullitt East Lady Chargers are always high.

    This winter, the plans are bigger and grander than even normal.

    With the combination of a strong senior class and an exceptional freshman group of players, the Lady Chargers are poised for big things at the district, regional and state level.

  • It will be guards galore for NB

     HEBRON ESTATES – If North Bullitt head coach Amber Courtney was working in the NBA then she would be looking to trade some guards for some ‘bigs.’

    But you can’t do that in high school basketball. You have to play with the cards that you are dealt. So, Courtney and her guard-oriented Lady Eagles will go into battle this winter long on back-court talent and experience and short on tall.

    The Lady Eagles don’t have a player over 5-8 this season, which leads Courtney to say that her team will start five guards each and every night.

  • Lady Cougars can’t get any...

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – High school basketball coaches love to have senior leaders.

    For second-year Bullitt Central girls’ head coach Kyle Roach that is not a luxury he will not have this winter. The leader part he feels he will have, but the Lady Cougar head coach will have no seniors this season.

  • Big plays sink Chargers'...

     RADCLIFF – Bullitt East’s season back in the sun faded to black on Friday as the red and gold couldn’t overcome a blizzard of big plays in the Class 5-A, Region 2 Championship game, falling to perennial power John Hardin 28-14.

         The Chargers played well enough to win. In fact, Bullitt East had 20 more snaps on offense than the Bulldogs and finished with 35 more yards of total offense, but the road team could not convert big fourth down plays nor stop John Hardin’s speed on the perimeter.