Today's Sports

  • Local football players honored

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - The two best players in Bullitt County football this season both earned more post-season honors recently when they were part of the statewide Coaches’ All-State Teams in voting conducted by the state’s largest newspaper.

    Bullitt East senior lineman Mason Kelly, at 6-4, 311 pounds was voted to the third-team All-State Honor Roll after a season in which he anchored both the offensive and defensive lines for the Chargers.

  • 2010 starts ever so slowly for...

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The first night of the regular season in 2010 turned out to be a long one for four of the area basketball programs as the teams at both Bullitt Central and North Bullitt got the new year off on the wrong foot with losses.

    The most frustrating of the losses was a 59-53 loss for the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars in a showdown with Fairdale. The Lady Cougars had blitzed the Lady Bulldogs 49-32 back on Dec. 20 in the second round of the Doss Holiday Tournament.

  • Perfect game, imperfect finish...

    LOUISVILLE - The final 16 seconds ruined what could have been a signature victory for the Bullitt East Chargers on Tuesday in an opening round game of the Boys’ Louisville Invitational Tournament at Bellarmine University.

    Instead, it was bitter heartbreak for the Chargers as they watched Pleasure Ridge Park celebrate a 55-54 victory that saw the Panthers score eight points in the closing 16 seconds.

  • East's return to Girls...

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - For the first time since 2005, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers will compete in the Girls’ Louisville Invitational Tournament starting on Wednesday of this week at Bellarmine University.

        This is the first year of a new agreement that allowed Bullitt East (North Bullitt and Bullitt Central opted out) to be considered amongst the regular pool of teams from the Sixth and Seventh Regions. Based on that, the Lady Chargers have the number four seed of teams from the Jefferson County area.

  • Lady Eagles too hot for Lady...

    HEBRON ESTATES - After not playing for nearly a week because of the snow, the North Bullitt Lady Eagles got back into action on a positive note on Monday as they rolled past visiting Valley 63-30.

    The win was the third this season for the Lady Eagles and the first since before the holiday season began.

  • Christmas is the season to be...

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - It is two days before Christmas and not a creature is stirring, not even the Sports Editor.

    Which is pretty much par for the course according to Editor Tom Barr.

    “It doesn’t have to be a holiday for Farner to take a day off,” Barr has said often to anyone who would listen. “How can someone who gets paid to go to ball games need a day off?”

    Nobody ever said the Editor was subtle.

  • Mercy... Troutman drains trey as...

        LOUISVILLE - When the two teams met in Lexington over the Christmas holiday, coach Chris Stallings didn’t feel his Lady Chargers were ready for everything the Mercy Jaguars had to offer.

        But, on Saturday evening, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers had more than the state’s fourth-ranked team could handle.

        With just over four seconds remaining, Jade Troutman calmly sank a three-pointer at the top of the circle to give her No. 12 Lady Chargers an exciting 60-59 victory over Mercy.

  • Joe B. Hall Avenue:...

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The name who had maybe the toughest coaching job in college basketball in 1972 will soon be honored in the city where he had his first coaching job.

    Joe B. Hall was selected to replace the legendary coach Adolph Rupp at the University of Kentucky. Rupp was one of the all-time top coaches in America and didn’t particularly want to leave his job at the mandatory retirement age of 70.

    But Hall followed his mentor and won one NCAA title, an NIT title and eight Southeastern Conference crowns.

  • Life at the top of Sixth Region...

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - The Bullitt East Chargers hosted Iroquois on Tuesday and learned that they still have some work to do to compete with the top teams in the Sixth Region.

    The Raiders, getting 32 points from Jeremaine Jackson and 18 from Donovan Gibbs, pulled away over the final quarter and a half for an 80-59 victory. Bullitt East trailed 39-32 at halftime and pulled within 42-39 on a three-pointer by freshman Rusty Troutman early in the third quarter.

  • Girls' Bullitt County...

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Fans of girls’ basketball will be in their element on Saturday as all three area high school teams take part in the Bullitt County Challenge at Bullitt Central.

        This is the second year for the event which has each of the three area teams taking on a team from outside of Bullitt County. Last year’s event was held at Bullitt East.

        This time around, Bullitt Central will be the host school for the three-game event.