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Today's Sports

  • Trio of local hoops stars earn...

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Bullitt County's two ‘Players of the Year’ - Bullitt East’s Tyler Sharpe and North Bullitt’s Katie Downey - both earned second-team All-State distinctions last week in voting by the state’s coaches conducted by the state’s largest newspaper.

    In addition, Bullitt East junior Lindsey Duvall was also a second team All-State selection.

  • BE’s Vaughn set to expand...

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Bullitt East senior Morgan Vaughn will be the first to admit that when he first entered high school, that getting an ‘athletic’ scholarship, even partial aide, was not part of his future dreams.

    Jump ahead four years and Vaughn has parlayed four years in the Chargers’ highly competitive archery program into college aide. Recently, the senior signed to continue both his athletic and academic work at Union College in Barbourville, Kentucky.

  • Another great spring break in...

     MYRTLE BEACH -- Having not played a game for 10 days, North Bullitt head coach Brian Wise entered the annual trip to the Cal Ripken Experience in Myrtle Beach with a bit of nervousness.

    After running through a five-team stretch, which included three squads that Wise felt were very good teams, there was no more worry.

    The Eagles now enter the meat of the regular season with a 12-2 record and some bats that are red hot.

  • Sharpe’s golden run continues in...

     LOUISVILLE – The golden spring for Bullitt East basketball standout Tyler Sharpe will continue on Friday as he will participate in the Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic Presented by Papa John’s at Freedom Hall.

    Sharpe will be just the second local player to participate in the country’s oldest high school All-Star Game that since 1973 has invited some of the stop players in the country to participate.

  • BE’s Waddle taking bow skills to...

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – One offer was all that Bullitt East senior Sierra Waddle needed to know exactly where she wanted to attend college and compete in her favorite sport.

    That all came together last fall when the newest sport at Campbellsville University – archery – offered Waddle financial aide to attend the school. After that, Waddle put the college recruiting business behind her.

  • BC’s Phillips signs to run...

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Bullitt Central senior Kelsey Phillips has developed into a top long-distance running threat in both cross-country and track, but it was the short distance to Spalding University in Louisville that made her decide to become a Lady Golden Eagle.

    In fact, it was over three months ago that Phillips decided that Spalding would be her next running home. It just took a while for it all to become official with an official signing ceremony in the Bullitt Central library recently.

  • Willis, Troutman both have great...

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The college basketball season ended this week officially, but as everyone knows, the sport rarely takes a break in these parts.

    The two most high-level Bullitt County players in the college ranks this winter were obviously former Bullitt East teammates Derek Willis at the University of Kentucky and Rusty Troutman at Bellarmine University.

  • BE’s Sharpe jumps at chance to...

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – After a whirlwind two-week courtship, Bullitt East senior basketball standout Tyler Sharpe announced on Monday that he has decided to become a ‘preferred’ walk-on at the University of Louisville.

    News on Sharpe’s recruitment has mentioned a lot of different schools this winter, but not the Cardinals. The interest didn’t sprout until Louisville assistant coach David Padgett called Bullitt East athletic director Troy Barr to gauge interest from Sharpe.

  • Staples making bid for even...

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Jacob Staples’ quest to return to the state tennis tournament may have gotten a boost last week.

    Bullitt East lost 4-1 to Manual but Staples recorded a quality victory.

    The senior defeated Luke Sheridan-Rabideau 2-6, 7-5, 1-0 (13-11).

    Sheridan-Rabideau was the fifth seed in the Sixth Region tennis tournament a year ago.

    Bullitt East coach Dustin Armstrong said that once Staples began to go after his opponent’s backhand, things turned in the Chargers’ favor.

  • Downey, Sharpe tabbed for more...

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Good basketball news keeps rolling in even if the season is already past.

    Downey to Play in Ohio-Kentucky Game

    North Bullitt senior Katie Downey, the Sixth Region Player of the Year, last week was invited to play in the 25th annual Ohio-Kentucky All-Star Basketball series. This year’s two games will be played at Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Kentucky on Saturday night.

    The girls’ game is set for 5:30 p.m. with the boys’ game to follow at 7:30 p.m.