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Today's Sports

  • Senior-laden BE thinking titles

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – The Bullitt East Chargers probably won’t be the best team in the state this fall, but coach Mike Branger’s 2017 squad could well be the oldest team in Kentucky.

    With 11 seniors on the roster this season, the Chargers have both experience and talent. Not all of the seniors will start, but they form the core unit of what should be the best team Brangers has had since Bullitt East moved to the Sixth Region in 2012.

    This is Brangers’ 14th season at the helm of the program and there are lofty expectations for the fall.

  • 58th Annual James/O'Connor...

     SALEM, Ind. – The 58th running of one of the most historic open wheel races in the nation is set to take place at Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery on Saturday night, as the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series visits the super-fast high banks for the Discover Scott County Joe James/Pat O’Connor Memorial presented by the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers.

  • Early instruction at Cougar...

     With the young league and high school football teams already practicing for the upcoming seasons, a handful of local players got in some exact work recently when they took part in the Bullitt Central Cougar Football Camp.

    This was the second year for the camp under Bullitt Central head coach Matt Kuehn.

    There was no contact at this camp, but the young players got some instruction in the fundamentals of the sport as well as competing against one another in some punt, pass and kick competitions.

  • Bullitt Central finishes sixth...

     ORLANDO, FLORIDA – Bullitt Central capped off its most successful archery season ever recently with a sixth place finish overall in the NASP World Championships at the Orange County Convention Center.

    Bullitt East also did well in the high school competition, finishing 16th overall.

    The event included 3,400 archers in the 8th annual bulls-eye competition and another 1,200 students in the newer International Bowhunting Organizations 3D Challenge.

  • Blue Lick’s U-18 team headed...

     CROWN POINT, IND. -- It took a few extra innings but the Blue Lick U-18 All-Stars are headed out west for a second consecutive year.

    The team made up of high school and college players from Bullitt and Jefferson counties swept through to win its second straight Ohio Valley Regional title. Now, the team will make a return trip to Ephrata, Wash., in its quest for the World Series championship.

  • BE’s Henn signs to play for...

      MOUNT WASHINGTON – As a freshman, Bullitt East basketball standout Kirstie Henn recalled sitting down with Lady Charger head coach Chris Stallings and telling him then that she wanted to play college basketball.

    That dream came to reality this spring when the senior signed to play at the next level for NCAA Division II Kentucky Wesleyan located in Owensboro.

  • Jones excelled for BE batting in...

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – For Bullitt East senior baseball player Zach Jones, being one of four players from the Charger program to be heading to Spalding University in the fall was not any type of master plan.

    In fact, Jones says that if he was the only player making that transition that it would have been just fine also. He would have decided on the Golden Eagles as a solo signee.

  • Riordan ready to continue...

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Bullitt East senior Jared Riordan might not have the prototypical size for a catcher, but what he lacks in size he more than makes up for in desire as well as experience.

    That made it a no-brainer for the Spalding baseball coaches to take notice of Riordan right off the bat. The Golden Eagles were not looking for high school catchers to turn into position players. They wanted a full-time catcher and Riordan fit the bill.

  • A few news and notes as we head...

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – As hard as it might be for some of us to believe, tomorrow will be the first day of August.

    That means that the high school sports season is pretty much already on top of us. All fall sports teams were allowed to start conditioning/practice on July 15, although, with that date falling on a Saturday, some did not start until the 17th.

  • Reece could be part of an All-BE...

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – When it comes time for that big college destination decision, one key aspect always comes down to location.

    Some high school seniors want to be a little further from home while some others would prefer to stay in the area. That might even be more important for an athlete, as being close to home can mean family being able to continue following the exploits on the field.