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Today's Sports

  • Tough foes lead to tough losses...

    HEBRON ESTATES - North Bullitt baseball coach Brian Wise has told his team that they will schedule anybody, anywhere, anytime this spring.

    In week one of the 2009 season that meant games against two of the top five teams in the state. While battling teams from that level might pay dividends in the long run, it can cause some growing pains in the short term. That was the case as the Eagles lost to both St. Xavier and Eastern last week.

    Overall, the green and gold were 1-2 before heading to Tennessee this week for a spring break tournament.

  • BC softball blows out Dragons 16...

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - With a team that starts just about as many middle school players as it does high school players, the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars needed an early season confidence boost.

    The maroon and gray got just that to open the 2009 season on Tuesday when they blew past visiting Doss 16-0. The game last just three innings as Bullitt Central scored 12 times in the first inning and then four more in the bottom of the second. The Lady Cougars did not even bat in the bottom of the third.

  • Zack McCarthy commits to John A...

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Bullitt East senior baseball standout Zack McCarthy recently announced that he has committed to John A. Logan College in Carterville, Illinois.

    John A. Logan College is a junior college with a long history of baseball success under head coach Jerry Halstead. The Volunteers have won nine conference titles, six Region 24 championships and made two national tournament appearances. Fourteen former players at the school are currently playing professional baseball with four competing in the major leagues.

  • Just how good have 6th Region...

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - When Bullitt County’s three high schools were realigned into the Sixth Region in 2005, the general consensus was that, at least at the beginning, the local programs would be able to compete better against the girls’ programs in western Jefferson County than against the boys’ sports.

        While that might still turn out to be the case in the big picture, it has been nearly impossible to keep up with the best girls’ basketball teams in the Sixth Region.

  • Mixed results for East baseball...

    MOUNT WASHINGTON ee" The first week of the regular season for the 11th-ranked Bullitt East Chargers had some highlights and some lowlights, but the team posted a 2-1 record heading to Florida this week for spring break.

    The season got off to a strong start on Monday as the red and gold rolled past Eastern, the third-ranked team in the state, by a 5-1 count. A day later, the Chargers scored 11 runs in the first three innings but then had to hang on to beat Sixth Region rival DeSales 15-12.

  • North-Central baseball game...

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Because of continued drainage problems with their new field, Bullitt Central has been forced to move Wednesday’s district showdown with North Bullitt to the Eagles’ home field.

    Bullitt Central has yet to play a game on the new field. Games the first week of the season had already been changed to away games and then the Cougars played in the Valley Invitational over spring break. It was hoped they could play at home this week, but at this point it will take at least two days of no rain before the team can play at home.

  • Cougars need a 'mulligan...

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - If baseball were golf, then the Bullitt Central Cougars needed a ‘mulligan’ to start the 2009 season.

    On opening day, nothing went right for the maroon and gray as they gave up 13 runs in the bottom of the first inning during a 20-1 loss to Sixth Region rival DeSales.

    While there are no ‘mulligans’ when it comes to baseball, the Cougars quickly put that game out of mind. The rest of the week turned out much better as coach Tommy Alvey’s team was competitive in a 7-6 loss to Spencer County and then beat Moore 6-2.

  • He's Back - Gallemore set...

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - After a year ‘away from home’, Bullitt Central softball coach Buddy Gallemore is back in his familiar spot leading the Lady Cougar program.

    For six years Gallemore was a fixture with Bullitt Central softball, two years as an assistant coach before taking the top sport for the next four years. Last year, Gallemore strayed to the top job at Seneca High School while continuing to teach at Bullitt Central. Now, he is back with a number of familiar faces ready to help.

  • BE baseball ready to live up to...

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Perhaps not since the early 1990s with the high-powered softball program have expectations been as high for a spring sports team as they are this season for the Bullitt East baseball squad.

    With all but two players returning from a team that posted a program best 27-7 mark last year, a record that included a 14-game winning streak, the Chargers are sitting amongst the state’s elite this season. Already, coaches in Kentucky have ranked Bullitt East 11th in the state to start the season.

  • Lady Chargers will be young, but...

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - A year of familiarity with each other should pay dividends this spring for the Bullitt East softball program.

    A year ago, head coach Ed Phelps was not hired until a few months before the start of the 2008 season. That made it a learning experience for the coach and his players throughout the season.

    Now, the coach knows his players and the players know what to expect from the coach.