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Today's Sports

  • Strong local links in annual...

        LOUISVILLE – A record number of Bullitt County athletes and coaches -- seven -- participated last weekend in the annual East-West Junior All-Star game at Bellarmine University’s Knights Hall.
        The contest was conducted by the Kentucky High School Coaches Association.

  • After five sports at BC, Gilbert...

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- As a senior at Bullitt Central this past school year, senior Kassi Gilbert played five sports and played them all well.
        But when it came time to select one sport to participate in at the next level, the choice was not difficult -- soccer.
        “Definitely soccer was my favorite sport,” the senior said recently. “I’ve played it the longest and enjoy it the most.”

  • Pitching gem ends with Campbell...

        LEXINGTON – Bullitt East’s sweet post-season baseball run came to a bitter end on Friday as the Chargers dropped a 1-0 decision in nine innings to Campbell County in the semi-finals of the Rawlings/KHSAA Kentucky State Baseball Tournament at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.
        The game was a masterful pitching duel between Bullitt East senior Kyle McKinley and Campbell County’s Alex Fransen, a senior.

  • Sharpe, Breeden almost pull off...

     LOUISVILLE – The Kentucky All-Stars haven’t had much luck beating their counterparts from Indiana recently, but with the help of Tyler Sharpe and Wayne Breeden, the 2016 squad made a strong run at their bigger counterparts on Sunday at Bellarmine University’s Knights Hall.

  • East’s Maros, Salyer in All-...

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – A pair of Bullitt East softball standouts will participate this weekend in the Kentucky Prep Softball East/West All-Star Weekend at Georgetown College.

    Lady Charger seniors Shelby Maros, a centerfielder, and Emily Salyer, a second baseman, will be members of the West Senior All-Stars and will take part in two games on Saturday and one on Sunday. Maros has already signed to play at Southern Indiana University.

  • Both local U-12 baseball teams...

        SHEPHERDSVILLE – The first Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken All-Star Tournaments were the U-12 events and both of the Bullitt County teams, the Blue Lick Optimist All-Stars and the Mount Washington All-Stars advanced out of their respective district tournaments and will compete in this week’s West Kentucky State Tournament hosted by the Germantown Youth League.
    Blue Lick All-Stars

  • Summer baseball/softball action...

     The Mount Washington Youth League Softball All-Stars will compete this weekend in the Babe Ruth Kentucky State Tournament at Fern Creek. Play will begin on Thursday and run through Sunday.

    The top two teams in each age bracket advance to the Babe Ruth Regional Tournament set for July 13 in Fairfield, Ohio.

     

    Under-8 Mount Washington All-Stars

  • Central’s Amos signs to cheer...

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Football or cheerleading.

    Bullitt Central senior Josh Amos will be the first to admit that a few years ago he would have said that he would be playing football in college, but sometimes life gets in the way of those dreams.

    A few injuries took football out of the option and as a senior Amos had started cheering at Bullitt Central, a pretty common occurrence at the school. That opened new doors and Amos stepped through, signing to be a cheerleader at Western Kentucky University.

  • Patience pays off as BE beats...

     LEXINGTON – Patience. Don’t leave home without it.

    Bullitt East coach Jeff Bowles has been through the baseball wars and knows one thing for sure -- patience is a virtue when it comes to big games.

    The coach stood by that mantra on Saturday, sticking with pitcher Troy O’Brien despite the senior giving up five runs in the first two innings. O’Brien would end up pitching for six innings, not giving up another run, giving his offense a chance to rally.

  • BE squares off with Camels in...

      MOUNT WASHINGTON – Most high school sports teams have their banquets after the season is completed.

    Not the Bullitt East Chargers. Not this season.

    Because of the team’s deep run in the post-season, coach Jeff Bowles’ team had its earlier scheduled banquet on Monday of this week. Of course, there was a lot to celebrate as Bullitt East is still alive heading into the final week of the season, playing in the state semi-finals on Friday.