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Today's Sports

  • BC’s Phillips signs to run...

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Bullitt Central senior Kelsey Phillips has developed into a top long-distance running threat in both cross-country and track, but it was the short distance to Spalding University in Louisville that made her decide to become a Lady Golden Eagle.

    In fact, it was over three months ago that Phillips decided that Spalding would be her next running home. It just took a while for it all to become official with an official signing ceremony in the Bullitt Central library recently.

  • Willis, Troutman both have great...

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The college basketball season ended this week officially, but as everyone knows, the sport rarely takes a break in these parts.

    The two most high-level Bullitt County players in the college ranks this winter were obviously former Bullitt East teammates Derek Willis at the University of Kentucky and Rusty Troutman at Bellarmine University.

  • BE’s Sharpe jumps at chance to...

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – After a whirlwind two-week courtship, Bullitt East senior basketball standout Tyler Sharpe announced on Monday that he has decided to become a ‘preferred’ walk-on at the University of Louisville.

    News on Sharpe’s recruitment has mentioned a lot of different schools this winter, but not the Cardinals. The interest didn’t sprout until Louisville assistant coach David Padgett called Bullitt East athletic director Troy Barr to gauge interest from Sharpe.

  • Staples making bid for even...

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Jacob Staples’ quest to return to the state tennis tournament may have gotten a boost last week.

    Bullitt East lost 4-1 to Manual but Staples recorded a quality victory.

    The senior defeated Luke Sheridan-Rabideau 2-6, 7-5, 1-0 (13-11).

    Sheridan-Rabideau was the fifth seed in the Sixth Region tennis tournament a year ago.

    Bullitt East coach Dustin Armstrong said that once Staples began to go after his opponent’s backhand, things turned in the Chargers’ favor.

  • Downey, Sharpe tabbed for more...

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Good basketball news keeps rolling in even if the season is already past.

    Downey to Play in Ohio-Kentucky Game

    North Bullitt senior Katie Downey, the Sixth Region Player of the Year, last week was invited to play in the 25th annual Ohio-Kentucky All-Star Basketball series. This year’s two games will be played at Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Kentucky on Saturday night.

    The girls’ game is set for 5:30 p.m. with the boys’ game to follow at 7:30 p.m.

  • BC’s Taylor signs to join St....

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – There is nothing wrong with being aggressive when it comes to the recruiting game.

    Bullitt Central senior Dallas Taylor did just that recently when she got the ball rolling, so to speak, when she contacted St. Catharine bowling coach Larry Luvisi about joining his program.

    Luvisi was impressed and answered the email. That was all it took and recently Taylor made it all official, signing the papers to attend St. Catharine in a ceremony at Bullitt Central in front of her teammates, coaches and family.

  • BE’s Hinkley looking to fill...

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – Sometimes it is darkest before the dawn when it comes to college athletic recruiting.

    Just ask Bullitt East senior Kameron Hinkley.

    Since the end of his high school season, Hinkley had been hoping to catch on with Lindsey Wilson University. As with any recruiting for sports, there was some give and take, but in the end, Lindsey Wilson was waiting for other players to make decisions before they went all in on Hinkley.

    As it turned out, the other players came through and Lindsey Wilson could not offer anything to Hinkley.

  • Dolan signs and will play...

     HEBRON ESTATES – The ability to stay close to home was just about all that mattered to North Bullitt senior Erin Dolan so when Spalding University in downtown Louisville offered her a spot on its women’s basketball team, Dolan quickly accepted.

    “I’ve known since back last summer,” Dolan said of wanting to play for the Lady Golden Eagles. “When the summer season started they contacted me.”

  • Tompkins decides to play...

     HEBRON ESTATES – For three of her four years at North Bullitt, Devyn Tompkins played both volleyball and basketball.

    But when it came time to decide on a sport to pursue in college, Tompkins had no trouble deciding that volleyball was the way she wanted to go.

    With that part of the equation out of the way, the rest of the pieces fell into place when Tompkins contacted Spalding University head coach Bridget Yates. When the process got moving, Tompkins pretty much turned her focus toward Spalding.

  • Skate Park Honoring Prescott to...

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—The day before her 15-year-old son died in June 2012, Chrystal Goodman O’Bryan and her family passed by the skate park in Paoli, Indiana.

    “He wanted to stop,” she said. “We were on a family day trip and we were running behind. I wouldn’t stop. He just wanted to check it out and he didn’t understand why a small town like that had one and we didn’t.”

    The next night, Prescott Lee Goodman was hit while riding his bike on Bardstown Road across from Kroger.