Today's Sports

  • East earns first regional win

    LOUISVILLE - A 20-5 surge midway through the second half broke open a closer than expected game for the Bullitt East Lady Chargers in the opening round of the Girls’ Sixth Region Tournament on Tuesday at Bellarmine University.

    A cold-shooting Lady Charger squad saw a 22-15 halftime advantage evaporate early in the third quarter when Pleasure Ridge Park pulled even at 23-23. Bullitt East never trailed in the second half, but it was still 31-27 when Bullitt East junior Kayla Thacker drained a three-pointer just before the end of the third quarter.

  • 2009 Women's NCAA Tourney:...

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – When the brackets for the 2009 Women’s NCAA Basketball Tournament are announced on Monday night on ESPN, former Bullitt East standout Whitney Hanley and her Austin Peay State teammates will be glued to a television to hear their names called.

  • Lady Raiders hijack BE's...

    LOUISVILLE – A pair of second half surges were not enough for the Bullitt East Lady Chargers on Friday in the semi-finals of the Girls’ Sixth Region Tournament at Bellarmine University.

    Battling Iroquois, the state’s top-ranked team most of the season, the Lady Chargers sliced a 12-point halftime deficit to five points in the third quarter and then again to six points midway through the final frame. That 46-40 score was the last gasp for Bullitt East as the Lady Raiders scored eight straight points en route to collecting a 58-45 victory.

  • Saylor to referee girls state...

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County resident Ronnie Saylor will reach the pinnacle of his part-time love affair with basketball when he works as a referee in this week’s Girls’ Kentucky State Basketball Tournament in Bowling Green.

    Saylor has worked for 23 years as a referee in the Eighth Region, but this will be his first stint refereeing in a state tournament.

    “At the high school level it’s the highest mark you can have,” Saylor said earlier this week.

  • Black Thursday: Bullitt County...

    HEBRON ESTATES - For the first time in at least 35 years, no Bullitt County boys’ basketball team played a district final this season.

    That was assured on Thursday when both Bullitt East and Bullitt Central were knocked from the 24th District tournament which was played at North Bullitt.

    It was just a bad night for the Chargers as they once again came up short against new arch-rival Fairdale. This time it was a 60-45 decision that marked the fourth straight loss for the Chargers to the Bulldogs and the third time this season.

  • Lee, 11th, scores NB's...

    LOUISVILLE – With an 11th place finish in the 2009 Parnell Swim Shop/Kentucky Swimming and Diving Championships, North Bullitt sophomore Caroline Lee became the first Eagle swimmer to score points in the state finals.

    In fact, Lee is the first North Bullitt swimmer to advance to the final meet of the high school season.

    Lee, competing in her first Kentucky Swimming and Diving Championships after moving to the area from Texas, had the 12th fastest time on Friday in the preliminaries of the Girls’ 100-yard breaststroke. That time was 1:09.27.

  • Walls, Bennett come up just...

    FRANKFORT - When your hopes and expectations rest solely on one prize, anything else is a disappointment.

    That was the situation Bullitt Central wrestlers Jeremiah Walls and Akeem Bennett found themselves in Saturday at the Kentucky State Wrestling Tournament in Frankfort.

    Each of the seniors had medaled a year ago and were ranked amongst the top wrestlers in their weight classes this season.

    But, the ultimate prize eluded both wrestlers before they could get to Saturday night’s championship matches.

  • Fairdale stuns Lady Cougars;...

    HEBRON ESTATES - There was nothing but heartbreak for the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars on Wednesday as their dream season came to a premature end when they were upset by Fairdale by a 62-58 count in the semi-finals of the 24th District Tournament which was being played at North Bullitt.

    The Lady Cougars had beaten Fairdale twice during the regular season, although, both games were decided by less than nine points.

  • 24th District Basketball...

    HEBRON ESTATES - When the season began, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers had a lot of goals. The most pressing of those goals being to win the first Girls’ 24th District title by a Bullitt County team.

    Coach Chris Stallings’ squad got that check mark out of the way on Friday as they pulled away late from three-time defending champion Fairdale for a 58-41 victory.

    Bullitt East (22-8) seemingly had control of the game from the outset, but it wasn’t until the last four minutes that the team could take a deep breath and start celebrating.

  • Fairdale turns the tables on...

    HEBRON ESTATES - The Fairdale Bulldogs made it three straight 24th District titles on Saturday when they reversed a pair of regular season losses to the Southern Trojans and beat them 63-57.

    The game marked the first time in at least 35 years that a Bullitt County team did not play for the boys’ district title in its own tourney final.