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Today's Sports

  • Move to Thursday was right call

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – North Bullitt football coach Adam Billings put it best when he was asked about his team’s game last week being moved from Friday night to Thursday in an attempt to avoid the remnants of Hurricane Harvey which was set to hit the area early on Friday.

    “I didn’t like moving the game,” the third-year head coach said late on Thursday. “But I didn’t like the weather report even more.”

  • Bullitt Central building behind...

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The Bullitt Central Lady Cougars snapped North Bullitt’s five-year reign at the top of the 23rd District a year ago and now with that hurdle cleared, veteran head coach Karen Vogt is looking for new goals to set.

    Still, Bullitt Central will be doing some rebuilding this season as the program has just one senior – left side hitter Emily Harp.

  • Lady Eagles rally past Central...

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – After losing the first game, a game in which they gave up the final seven points, the North Bullitt Lady Eagles could have faltered in front of a large and boisterous crowd last Wednesday at Bullitt Central.

    But coach Keith Higgs’ team reversed the situation in the second game, scoring the final three points and then rolled to a 3-1 victory over the Lady Cougars by a 18-25, 25-22, 25-21, 25-23.

  • BE has too much for rivals in...

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – It was all Bullitt East on Saturday as the Chargers couldn’t even be slowed by lightning as they rolled to title in the renewal of the Bullitt Cup.

    After a short hiatus, the Bullitt Cup returned on Saturday with all three of the Bullitt County high school boys’ teams taking part on the refurbished field at Bullitt East. The Chargers, with a senior-dominated squad, had no problems, rolling to an 9-1 win over North Bullitt in the first game and then cruising past Bullitt Central 8-0 in the second contest.

  • Voice of Baseball: Former...

     MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The golden tones of Major League Baseball have played an intregal role in the sport’s rich history.

    Most fans know the names that lend their voice to the unique branch of Americana: Vin Scully, Marty Brenneman, Mel Allen… and Curt Hart.

    Maybe you haven’t heard of Curt Hart, or at least not in a baseball sense, but the former Bullitt County resident currently plays an integral part in maintaining baseball’s rich history.

  • BC girls ready to improve with...

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Needless to say, the 2016 girls’ soccer season did not end the way that Bullitt Central head coach Stephanie Porter wanted.

    Battling injuries and low numbers most of the season, the team had to withdraw from the 23rd District Tournament when several more players would not have been able to play because they were going to be out of town as Fall Break fell on that week.

  • Central’s numbers still on the...

      SHEPHERDSVILLE – Instead of going for the quick fix when he took over the program a little over a year ago, Bullitt Central boys’ soccer coach Aaron Shaw has been working from the ground up to build a strong foundation.

    The progress is obvious as the Cougars have 38 players this season, perhaps the largest number in the program’s history. Shaw is pretty much planning on having completely separate varsity and junior-varsity squads this fall.

  • Nfor takes over the North...

     HEBRON ESTATES – A desire to get a little closer to his ‘other’ soccer job in Louisville has brought Emmanuel Nfor to the boys’ job at North Bullitt.

    A 14-year resident of the United States who was born in Cameroon, Nfor coaches soccer in the United program in Louisville. After graduating from Campbellsville University, Nfor was also coaching high school soccer in Frankfort at Western Hills High School. When the commute just got to be too much, Nfor looked into coaching jobs in the Louisville area and the North Bullitt position was posted.

  • Concussion safeguards put into...

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Much has been discussed about the long-term effects of head impacts and concussions in major sports.

    The research has increased tremendously in evaluating the risks of participating in contact sports.

    That is on the major league level.

    What about youth who participate in high school sports?

    Research is showing a similar trend — head impacts and concussions are a growing epidemic.

    The problem is how each school handles a player who might show concussion-like symptoms has been different.

  • North looking to regain top spot...

    HEBRON ESTATES – After a somewhat disappointing 9-23 record a year ago and a runner-up finish in the 23rd District after five straight championships, North Bullitt volleyball coach Keith Higgs is working on the philosophy this season that less is more.

    After keeping 32 players in the program a year ago, the second-year head coach this year opted to keep just 24 players. At this point, the varsity roster has just nine names, but some junior-varsity players could move up if needed.