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Today's Sports

  • Slow start can't diminish...

    RICHMOND - If there was one chink in the armor of the Bullitt Central Cougars during a record-breaking 2008 season, it was a propensity for starting slow.

    More often than not, the Cougars managed to overcome that in the regular season en route to winning eight of 10 contests.

    But that is a dangerous game to play in the post-season. The Cougars learned that lesson on Friday as their season came to an end with a 38-26 loss to Madison Central in the first round of the Class 6-A play-offs.

  • State Cross-Country meet is...

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A bitterly cold and rainy day made it a learning experience for all three young Bullitt County runners in Saturday’s Kentucky State Cross-Country Championships at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

    It was the first trip to the State Championships for all three of the runners, two of whom are not even in high school yet.

    Bullitt East Runners

  • Some of the area's top...

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - While many are still involved with football, basketball will be the name of the game this weekend when the 2008 Cougarama is held at Bullitt Central.

    ‘Kentucky’s Best Preseason Event’ will once again have some of the best teams in the area converging on Bullitt Central for two days filled with basketball scrimmages.

    Basketball’s regular season starts on the Monday after Thanksgiving.

  • Second half surge powers Eagles...

    VALLEY STATION – Down 6-0 at halftime, North Bullitt head coach Brett Newton had no fiery speech for his Eagles.

    Instead, it was a gut check time.

    It was a time for the seniors to either dig deep or go home. It was playoff time.

    On this cold, bitter night, it was a time when those seniors manning the offensive and defensive line, stood up and made a stand.

    At the end of the evening, the Eagles would advance to a Class 4A semifinal showdown on Friday against the Bullitt East Chargers.

  • Rematch with Marion a tough call...

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – One of the most common sayings of high school football coaches is that ‘it is hard to beat a good team twice in the same season.

    Of course, not a lot of coaches get the opportunity to make that happen.

    On Friday night at home, Bullitt East head coach Doug Preston will get that chance when his Chargers play host to district rival Marion County in the second round of the Class 4-A play-offs. Bullitt East beat the Knights 13-10 back on Sept. 26 on the same field.

  • Central ready for one of state...

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Bullitt Central Cougars will go on the road for the first round of the Class 6-A play-offs on Friday, but that doesn’t mean that the Cougars are in over their heads - which unfortunately was the situation a year ago.

    Now, the Cougars will be involved in one of the most balanced first-round games in the state on Friday when they head to Richmond to take on Madison Central. The two teams have combined to win 16 games this season as both teams boast 8-2 records. In fact, only one other first-round game involves two teams with such lofty records.

  • Chargers to face a Rebel team...

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- The Bullitt East Chargers have played a lot of top-flight opponents this fall.

    Unfortunately, or fortunately depending on your point of view, Bullitt East’s first round opponent in the Class 4-A play-offs doesn’t fall into the category of a top-flight team. In fact, the Atherton Rebels have struggled mightily again this season, finishing with only a 1-8 record on the field.

  • Kicking game propels Pleasant...

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Completely controlling the kicking game, the kick-off part of the kicking game, the Pleasant Grove Dolphins were able to dominate the ‘B’ Division Championship Game on Saturday, rolling past the Maryville Patriots 33-13.

    The victory capped a perfect season for coach Steve Cooper’s team as they went 11-0 within the Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League. The team also won two games in the River City Classic, giving them a perfect 13-0 season.

  • Red Rage - Chargers make bold...

    BARDSTOWN - Four minutes of flawless football at the start of the game were more than enough for the Bullitt East Chargers as they beat the Nelson County Cardinals 51-14 to close out the 2008 regular season.

    With 8:10 showing on the clock in the first quarter, Bullitt East had a 20-0 lead. Nelson County did not have a first down and had run just four plays from scrimmage.

  • Volley for a Cure

    The Bullitt East Lady Charger volleyball program hosted Volley for a Cure against Scott County.

    A number of activities were held to raise funds for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

    The players from both teams dressed in pink.