Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • New home means new life for...

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - New season. New field. New era. New attitude.

    A new life. That is how the Bullitt Central Cougars are looking at the 2009 season. When the team moves into its new field in two weeks, head coach Tommy Alvey and his squad are ready to begin anew.

    “We’re excited to have a new field,” the coach said just before he starts his third season at the helm. “The kids are positive. It’s something the kids are proud of and can call their own.”

  • Eagle baseball seeking the next...

    HEBRON ESTATES - For most area baseball teams, getting to the University of Louisville’s Jim Patterson Stadium for a regional tournament game pretty much sits at the top of the ‘goal list’ at the start of each season.

    For the North Bullitt Eagles, it is more a ‘been there and done that’ mindset in terms of that wish list. Of course, the green and gold want to get to that stage, something they did last season. Now, the top goal is to start winning games that go far into the post-season.

  • Lady Eagles ready to attack a...

    HEBRON ESTATES – Over the previous five seasons in which he has been involved in the North Bullitt softball program, Eric Lambert has seen a lot of different things.

    Mostly he has seen head coaches come and go. As an assistant coach, Lambert has worked under four different head coaches. During one season, in 2006, Lambert was elevated to head coach when John Hammonds stepped down midway through the season.

  • Eagles could only put it all...

    HEBRON ESTATES - Not every night could be Feb. 6 for the North Bullitt Eagles this season.

    For one night, the green and gold put all the pieces together. The result was a 56-48 victory over Southern, the team that earned the top seed in the 24th District Tournament and eventually reached the district final before losing a close game to Fairdale.

    Most of the rest of the season was one frustration after another for the Eagles. The team ended up with only four victories in 28 games and Southern was the only team they defeated that ended up with a winning record.

  • Inexperience hung heavy for the...

    HEBRON ESTATES – In late November, veteran North Bullitt Lady Eagle head coach Bill Robinette didn’t have any lofty expectations for his 2008-09 squad.

    That is often the case when a program loses all five starters from the previous season and eight of its top ten players.

    Unfortunately, when the green and gold went 5-5 in the month of December, the expectations might have suddenly exceeded reality. North Bullitt then went winless in January and there were just three wins over the final two months of the season.

  • Chargers' only problem was...

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Not much went wrong for the Bullitt East Chargers over the final two months of the 2008-09 basketball season.

    Well, at least nothing went wrong that didn’t involve the word ‘Fairdale.’

    After losing to Fairdale on Jan. 9, Bullitt East would finish the season winning 12 of the next 14 games. Unfortunately, both of those losses were to the Bulldogs, 87-68 on Feb. 4 and then a 60-45 setback in the semi-finals of the 24th District Tournament.

  • Lady Cougars had a dream season...

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - For three months, the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars had a dream season.

    In one half of one game, the final page of the story turned into a nightmare.

    Still, veteran head coach Bryan Bates is telling everyone that you have to look at a season as a complete package. In that regard, the Lady Cougars were very successful this winter, finishing with a 19-8 record.

  • Hanley's NCAA stay is short

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt East graduate Whitney Hanley and her Austin Peay teammates had a tough time on Sunday in the first round of the Women’s NCAA Basketball Tournament as they fell to number one seed Duke 83-42.

    The loss ended a magical run for the Lady Governor’s after they won three straight games in the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament in Nashville ten days earlier.

    Austin Peay finished the season with a 17-16 mark.