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Today's Sports

  • Late season hitting slump...

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A late season batting funk led to a pair of losses last week for the Bullitt Central Cougars.

        During one four game stretch early in the season the Cougars had at least 11 hits in each game. Last week the team had ten hits in losses to Seneca and Oldham County.

        That action left coach Tommy Alvey’s team with an 8-14 mark heading into the last week of the regular season.

  • Knight earns top regional tennis...

    FRANKFORT - When the Eighth Region Tennis Tournaments get underway this week at Western Hills and Franklin County High Schools, Bullitt East will be well represented with four seeded entries in the girls’ and boys’ events.

    Leading the way will be Lady Charger junior Makaela Knight who earned the number one seed on the girls’ side after going undefeated during the regular season. She capped off the season last week with a win over Katie Howard of Western Hills High School who got the number two seed.

  • Central posts 4-1 week; East...

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - On a team with no seniors and just a handful of juniors, Bullitt Central softball coach Buddy Gallemore expected his team to get better as the season progressed.

        That seems to be just the scenario as the Lady Cougars posted a second straight winning week that was capped with a fifth-place finish in the Gaslight Festival Tournament at Jeffersontown High School over the weekend.

  • Eagles hang on to beat Southern...

        HEBRON ESTATES - The game really had little bearing on the post-season for either team, but don’t tell that to the players from North Bullitt or Southern.

        More than any other sport between the two neighbors, the baseball players always look at this as one of the biggest games of the season. That is because of the lifetime of rivalries the players have developed growing up in the Blue Lick and Okolona Youth League programs.

  • Lady Eagles win track title at...

        LOUISVILLE - North Bullitt’s rapidly improving track teams posted their best showings so far this spring recently in the Holy Cross Invitational.

        The Lady Eagles won the team title amongst nine teams as they scored 170 points. That was well ahead of the host school with 122 points and Pleasure Ridge Park with 114.

        There were eight teams in the boys’ meet with the Eagles finishing second with 106 points. Holy Cross won the meet with 167 points.

  • Cougars start hot, Eagles rise...

        HEBRON ESTATES - It didn’t start exactly the way North Bullitt fans would have wanted.

        But it was a great way to begin a district game against a county rival for fans of the Bullitt Central Cougars.

        The visiting Cougars came out of the cages hungry and aggressive on Tuesday. But in the end, it was the North Bullitt Eagles who came away with the 5-4 victory and the guarantee of not having to play a first-round district baseball game in two weeks.

  • Can it be? Lack of rain...

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The normal lament from spring sports coaches is often about too much rain.

        This year coaches are worried that there is not enough rain. At least not enough rain to cancel some games.

        Unlike basketball where the game limitations are somewhat complicated based on regular season games and tournament contests, for baseball and softball the rule is quite clear. No team can play more than 36 games in the regular season.

  • Thacker signs with NKU, named Ky...

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - It was a pretty good day on Wednesday for Kayla Thacker.

        First, she was already scheduled to sign her letter of intent to play basketball for Northern Kentucky University.

        But she was also selected to play for the Kentucky All-Stars in its annual series against Indiana in June.

  • Jurich pleased with UofL...

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - People in the area may recognize Tom Jurich as athletic director of the University of Louisville.

        But many may not realize his long-term commitment to the Court-Appointed Special Advocates program.

        Before arriving in Louisville, Jurich was a member of CASA and has been a frequent guest speaker in Bullitt County as a fund-raiser for the local program.

        On Tuesday, Jurich was inducted as the first member of the CASA Hall of Fame in Bullitt County.

  • Bluegrass Speedway has American...

    BARDSTOWN - Following Saturday evening’s rainout, Bluegrass Speedway track promoters David and Anita Ferrell will again present racing action this Saturday May 22 as the American Sprint Car Tour visits the ½ mile, high-banked Nelson County clay oval as Sprint Cars return to Bluegrass Speedway for the first time since 2003.