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Today's Sports

  • Defensive struggles hamper...

        HEBRON ESTATES - North Bullitt baseball skipper Brian Wise knew that his team would be inexperienced in terms of varsity play.

        And the first week of play this spring backed up those concerns.

        While seeing positives in each of the first five games, Wise admits that each contest has seen a different part of the Eagles’ play provide some disappointment.

        Facing two of the area’s top teams, the Eagles stumbled through week one with a 1-4 record.

  • BE slugger Whitmer also opts for...

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Following in roughly the same route as a former and present teammate, Bullitt East slugging standout Josh Whitmer recently signed to play baseball at Lincoln Trail Community College in Robinson, Ill.

        That move will put Whitmer and his next team in the same conference as John A. Logan where Zach McCarthy now plays and where present Bullitt East teammate Matt Bowles recently committed.

  • BE has holes to fill from state...

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Bullitt East looks at the 2010 edition of the Charger team and sees the return of three of the strongest players from a year ago, including the top two pitchers, and expect great things this spring.

        Long-time Charger head coach Jeff Bowles sees that also, but he also sees that he lost a lot of good players from last season.

        The good news is that Bowles sees a lot of new talent battling for varsity playing time.

  • No experience? No problem for BE...

         MOUNT WASHINGTON - The end was not what Bullitt East coaches, players and fans wanted with the loss to Butler in the regional semi-finals, but that is the nature of high school sports.

        “Every coach except one is unhappy with the way the season ends,” veteran Charger head coach Troy Barr said recently. “But after a few days to reflect and look back and the season as a whole and I feel very good about what we accomplished as a coaching staff and players and program.”

  • Two 'changes' could...

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - While both are not exactly ‘rule’ changes, there are two alterations to softball and baseball that could affect local teams this season.

        The one closest to home and that will affect all the teams is in softball where the pitching rubber has been moved back to 43-feet. This more closely resembles the distance in college.

  • Never have so many been so...

        HEBRON ESTATES - It is hard for North Bullitt baseball coach Brian Wise to recall an Eagle team with any less experience heading into the season than the 2010 edition and Wise has been around for almost 25 years as a player, assistant and now head coach.

        A year ago, North Bullitt had 10 seniors and a veteran crew. That team reached the 24th District championship game and then put up a tough battle against traditional state power Pleasure Ridge Park in the first round of the Sixth Region Tournament.

  • Cougars look to take steps up...

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Building a dynamic baseball program at Bullitt Central has taken a little longer than fourth-year head coach Tommy Alvey expected.

        The good news is that the coach can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. First and foremost, that light is a beacon to the Cougars’ new field. Finally, the maroon and gray have a home.

  • Hoffman takes over growing Lady...

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - A stint as the Bullitt East softball Fall Ball coach turned into a full-time gig recently for Ricky Hoffman. Real recent in fact.

        The resignation of former head coach Ed Phelps didn’t happen until late January. Hoffman was able to work with the program when practice started Feb. 15, but he wasn’t officially in the post until a few weeks ago.

  • January to forget hampered NB

        HEBRON ESTATES - After winning a second straight game in the team’s own holiday tournament on Dec. 22, the North Bullitt Eagles had a 5-3 record.

        Even after a few holiday bumps, the squad’s record was 6-6 heading into the new year.

        That is where the good news stopped for the 2009-2010 Eagles. A zero-for-January swoon, including a double overtime loss to Bullitt Central, zapped North Bullitt’s confidence. There were just two more victories in an 8-20 campaign.

  • No seniors? No problem for Lady...

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Veteran Bullitt Central softball coach Buddy Gallemore will be the first to agree with you when you point out just how young his 2010 Lady Cougars are.

        In the very next breath, Gallemore will tell you that his team won’t use that as an excuse this year. He will also remind you that a players’ class at Bullitt Central isn’t exclusive to their experience level.