Today's Sports

  • Cougars win first district title...

     OKOLONA – A perfect week ended for the Bullitt Central Cougars on Friday with the program’s first district title since 2014 as the maroon and gray led from start to finish to beat Moore 58-45.

    Coach Jessie Curry’s team came into the post-season seeded fourth in the five-team district and that meant an opening round game against Evangel. The Cougars passed that test with flying colors, winning 102-57.

  • Lady Eagles need late rally to...

     OKOLONA -- With a minute to go and North Bullitt climbing back to take a two-point lead, veteran coach David Marion and Emily Twyman were alone.

    His message was simple, if you get the ball, go hit a layup. 

    On cue, senior Hailey Free got the ball and found Twyman open inside. The junior forward calmly put the ball in the basket.

    Down nine to open the final frame, North Bullitt went on an 18-3 run to win its seventh straight District 23 title.

  • Lady Chargers’ big surge comes...

     FERN CREEK – A 16-2 run midway through the second half pulled the Bullitt East Lady Chargers within 64-62 early in the fourth quarter, but the Lady Chargers could not get over the hump against arch-rival Mercy in the championship game of the Girls’ 24th District Tournament on Thursday at Fern Creek High School.

    This was the eighth consecutive 24th District final featuring Bullitt East and Mercy. The Lady Chargers had won the two previous years, but Mercy now has a 6-2 record in post-season play at the district level.

  • East’s Mantell to play football...

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – It is not too often that a football player has to return home from college for his signing ceremony, but that was the case recently for Bullitt East senior Daniel Mantell.

    Or is it Lindsey Wilson freshman Daniel Mantell?

    Mantell has already graduated from Bullitt East, a goal he accomplished in December. He then started classes at Lindsey Wilson for the spring semester.

  • Kentucky State Wrestling Tourney

     LEXINGTON -- A total of 12 local wrestlers took part in the Kentucky State Wrestling Tournament last Friday and Saturday at the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park.

    It was more a learning experience for the group which included eight wrestlers from Bullitt East and four from Bullitt Central. However, in the modified double-elimination event, the local wrestlers only recorded three victories. All three were by Bullitt East wrestlers including James Nash (right). The Chargers finished with a total of 10 team points while Bullitt Central failed to score.

  • Bombs Away! BC’s 17 threes sink...

     OKOLONA – It was a record setting night for the Bullitt Central Cougars on Monday as they opened the 23rd District Tournament with a 102-57 victory over Evangel.

    The win, the 18th this season for the Cougars, moved coach Jessie Curry’s team into Wednesday night’s semi-finals where they will take on top-seeded Southern in a game set to start at 5:45 p.m. at Southern.

  • East easily rolls past Central

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – The two programs had not met since Feb. 11 in 2014 and maybe the renewal of the rivalry could have waited another year as the Bullitt East Lady Chargers rolled past visiting Bullitt Central 75-23 on Monday.

    The rivalry had been put on hold by disagreements between the schools that were over the heads of the head coaches. Finally, last spring, superintendent Keith Davis sent out a memo requiring all Bullitt County teams to play each other during the regular season.

  • NB’s Johnson headed to Spalding

     HEBRON ESTATES – Her senior season was never what she dreamed about, but North Bullitt senior Ally Johnson isn’t going to let that step her dreams of playing college soccer.

    Johnson suffered a serious knee injury last summer while playing for her ‘club’ team and was forced to miss her entire senior season with the Lady Eagles. It had been hoped that Johnson would team with fellow senior Katlyn Andres on a juggernaut offensive team.

  • East repeats as regional runner-...

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Despite not winning any of the 14 weight classes, the Bullitt East Chargers still managed to finish second overall in the 13-team Region Three Wrestling Tournament held on Saturday at Bullitt Central.

    Actually, Bullitt East had six wrestlers reach the championship match of the 14 weight classes, but could not pull out a victory.

  • Lady Chargers keep NB at a safe...

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – In a much-anticipated match-up between the third- and fourth-ranked teams in the Sixth Region this season, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers kept the North Bullitt Lady Eagles in the rear view mirror for the entire game in winning 73-67 on Friday.

    The game may have been more anticipated in the north end of the county as North Bullitt was trying to break a decade long losing streak to Bullitt East. The Lady Eagles have not beaten the Lady Chargers since Feb. 3, 2006 when they won 41-36 at home.