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Today's Sports

  • BE’s Murphy signs for golf at...

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Often when it comes to the smaller sports and college signings, athletes will work through the head coach.

    But for Bullitt East senior Mark Murphy, knowing Campbellsville assistant coach Casey Young for the past several years paid big dividends when it came time to make contact with a college. It didn’t take very long for Young to sell head coach Jim Ward on the need to ink Murphy.

    It also didn’t hurt that Bullitt East golf coach has known Young since both played and completed in college against each other.

  • Early Wrestling Action

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The high school wrestling season is up and running in Bullitt County.

    Bullitt Central recently hosted a tri-meet with Anderson County and South Oldham.

    The Cougars finished in a 36-36 tie with Anderson County and fell to South Oldham 39-30 in front of an excited crowd of all ages.

    All three schools have programs this season with both Bullitt East and North Bullitt having new coaches.

    Bullitt Central returns Nick Ackley for his second year as the head coach.

  • Cheerleading is all the rage in...

      SHEPHERDSVILLE – Rivalries are great things.

    More than anything, they set a bar for others to emulate. Sometimes one rival raises another. Other times two rivals push each other to the top.

    Make no mistake about it, Bullitt Central and Bullitt East are rivals when it comes to cheerleading. But the two programs have done it the right way. They don’t fight and scrap. Instead, they support each other.

  • Eastside 8th-grader wins Ohio...

      MOUNT WASHINGTON – Jumping right into the family business paid off handsomely this season for Eastside Middle School 8th-grader Cole Knieriem as he won the points title in the Junior Dragster category at Ohio Valley Dragway.

    Racing since he was eight-years old, Knieriem just won his first championship at the age of 13, a relatively young age to win a title in a division that includes drivers up to 17 years of age.

    The family had a great season as older sister Shelby, a sophomore at Bullitt East, finished fifth in the same division.

  • Chargers remain the team to beat...

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—The Bullitt East Cheerleaders aimed to charge up the crowds this year and produced a fourth straight win in the All-Girls Super Division of the KHSAA State Competition this month.

    A team with only three seniors, the younger team proved age is just a number by their overwhelming determination to be successful, coach Jeff Schaber said.

    “Even though there are 30 girls on the team, they all hold each other accountable which makes practices that much more beneficial,” he said.

  • Chargers help Kentucky keep the...

     ELIZABETHTOWN -- On the Saturday before playing in the Boys’ Louisville Invitational Tournament, the Bullitt East Chargers traveled to Central Hardin High School to participate in the Fifth Annual Kentucky-Indiana Hall of Fame Challenge Cup.

    The event, which was held at Freedom Hall in 2014 and the Frankfort Civic Center in 2016, involves five games with teams from Kentucky paired against their rivals from Indiana. The state that wins the majority of the games claims the Challenge Cup which then resides in that state’s High School Basketball Hall of Fame.

  • Blue Lick Spring Sign-ups

     The Blue Lick Optimist League will again hold baseball and softball sign-ups for the coming year.

    On-line signups are now open at https://bluelick.siplay.com/login

    Youngsters’ opportunities to play include from wee-ball to T-Ball to baseball and softball.

    Youngsters from southern Jefferson County and all of Bullitt County have participated in the Blue Lick program, which has featured several teams who have reached national competition.

  • Cougars to play at Henry Co....

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – After seemingly Bullitt County teams traveled to the four corners of Kentucky for basketball before Christmas, the week after Christmas will have four of the five teams in action this week competing in Florida.

    The only team staying relatively close to home is Bullitt Central. The Cougars will return to one of the oldest in-season holiday tournaments in Kentucky this week, and one the program played in at times back in the 70s, when they play in the Henry County Invitational.

  • North pulls away late to beat...

     BUCKNER – A 13 to five run to end the game lifted the North Bullitt Eagles to a 59-54 victory over Grant County on Saturday in the seventh-place game of the Pegasus Sports Network Best in Hoops Tournament at Oldham County High School.

    The victory salvaged the week for the Eagles after they had lost the first two games of the eight-team event. On Thursday there was a 79-44 setback to the host team before a 58-52 loss to Sixth Region rival Jeffersontown on Friday in the consolation bracket.

  • Lady Cougars set for a break

       SHEPHERDSVILLE – The offense woes for the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars were back in full force last week after the team had its two most productive offensive games in the previous ten days.

    Scoring just 38 points in two games, the Lady Cougars lost a 61-23 decision to Lexington Bryan Station on Tuesday of last week and after spending the night in Lexington, the team fell to Paris 56-15.