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Today's Sports

  • Cougars will be bombs away with...

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - On a varsity high school basketball team with only two seniors and one junior, fans might be worried about a lack of experience at the start of the season.

    Not the case with the Bullitt Central Cougars. Veteran head coach Joe Pat Lee has a lot of worries heading into the 2009-10 season, but his team does have quite a bit of experience.

  • Defense powers Lady Chargers...

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - On a night when the offense struggled mightily, both from the field and at the foul line, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers let their defense do the talking in a 58-33 victory over visiting Pleasure Ridge Park on Tuesday in the first game of the 2009-10 season.

    The Lady Chargers allowed just five points in the first quarter and the red and gold led 27-14 at halftime before coasting to the easy victory.

  • Lady Chargers set to be among...

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - While high expectations are nothing new for the Bullitt East Lady Chargers, only a handful of times over the past 30 years have they been as high as this season.

    Already, the team has been ranked as high as tenth in the state in a recent coaches’ poll. Led by senior guard Kayla Thacker, the 13th ranked player in the state, the Lady Chargers are favorites to capture their first-ever Sixth Region title and advance to the State Tournament for the third time in the program’s history.

  • Chargers seek to mold the old...

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - On a team with nine of the top 12 players from a year ago needing to be replaced, most coaches would enter this season with at least a somewhat cautious tone.

    Not veteran Bullitt East head coach Troy Barr as he enters his eighth year leading the Chargers. Barr feels that his team can return to the district championship game and the regional tournament, after missing out on those big events last season.

  • Final rally comes up a little...

    FRANKFORT - A furious fourth quarter rally came up just short for the Bullitt East Chargers as they opened the 2009-10 basketball season with a 60-55 loss at Franklin County High School.

    The Chargers trailed by 14 points early in the third quarter before narrowing the gap to two points down the stretch. Bullitt East even had possession of the  ball down by two points, but could not convert.

  • Lady Cougars looking for a chief...

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Once again, the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars expect to be amongst the top teams in the Sixth Region and they have a lot of reasons to believe that.

    Coach Bryan Bates’ team has experience, depth and even adequate size to be one of the top five teams in the region. Once again, the maroon and gray will do it with only one senior.

    Last season, the lack of a big group of seniors was not a problem as senior Lindsay Hester had a remarkable season, averaging just over 20 points a game and leading the younger players to a 19-8 campaign.

  • Lady Cougars hang on to beat...

    BARDSTOWN - Connecting at the free throw line down the stretch, the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars survived a tough road opener on Wednesday as they turned back Bethlehem 54-51.

    Bullitt Central took 24 fewer free throws than the Banshees and made only six of their 13 attempts, but over the final 30 seconds, coach Bryan Bates’ team was three of four at the line to secure the win.

    Bethlehem had 37 free throw attempts to just 13 for Bullitt Central, but the Banshees converted just 17 of those 37 attempts.

  • Heart and determination will...

    HEBRON ESTATES - Veteran North Bullitt basketball coach Lee Barger will be the first to admit that very few nights this winter will his squad be able to step on the floor and beat an opponent on talent alone.

    That was the case last season and the Eagles struggled to finish with a 4-22 record. The post-season never got going for the green and gold as they lost n the first round of he 29h District Tournament.

  • Girls' Sixth Region...

    LOUISVILLE - Early season bragging rights as the top girls’ team in the Sixth Region will be on the line Tuesday when Bullitt East travels into Jefferson County to take on Butler, the 2008 Kentucky State Champions.

    The two traditional powers are the top-rated teams in the Sixth Region this season. In the pre-season coaches’ poll, Butler was ranked first in the Sixth Region with Bullitt East second. However, in the overall state rankings, Bullitt East was 10th and Butler was 24th.

  • Cochran a key soccer player for...

    Johnny Cochran, a home-schooled freshman from Shepherdsville, participated in the National Home School Soccer Championship with his Louisville-based team, River City Jaguars.

    The championship is held each fall in Fort Wayne, Ind., with teams competing from across the country.

    This year, the Jaguars competed in Division 2 for the Gold championship. They played teams from Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota.

    Cochran started each game at a forward and in the midfield. His goal in the second game against Kalamazoo came at a critical point in a 2-1 victory.