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Today's Sports

  • BC softball needs consistency

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – On Tuesday of last week, the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars showed a little of what they could be this season as they went on the road and pounded John Hardin 14-0 in five innings.

    Unfortunately, by Friday, the team had reverted back to its sloppy ways as they committed eight errors in a 12-5 loss to Fairdale. Even in this game the maroon and gray were within 5-4 after batting in the top of the fifth inning, but then gave up seven runs over the next two frames.

    It was the second loss this spring to the Lady Bulldogs.

  • Using wooden bats suits North...

     HEBRON ESTATES -- With six games on the slate last week, North Bullitt head coach Brian Wise got an opportunity to see a lot of pitchers take the mound.

    And he also saw his team come away with the title from the Ray Chapman Wooden Bat Classic in Ohio County.

    With just a single game this week prior to its annual trip to the Cal Ripkin Experience in Myrtle Beach, Wise was trying to get another contest.

    The highlight game of the week came on Friday when the Eagles fell 8-2 to Manual, a perennially good team in the Seventh Region.

  • Trinity gets the best of East in...

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – After an opening week to the season that head coach Jeff Bowles called ‘nearly perfect’, the winds of change blew in the opposite direction last week as the Chargers dropped a pair of games.

    Still, the two losses brought forth different emotions. On Monday, the Chargers dropped a nine-inning, 3-1 decision to traditional state power Trinity.

    Two days later, the loss was more painful as the Chargers did not snap back well, losing a 9-7 decision at Fairdale.

  • BC baseball seeking better...

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Despite a lack of hitting, the Bullitt Central baseball team managed to win three of five games last week as strong pitching managed to carry the day.

    Unlike many teams in the area, the Cougars have managed to play a good number of games through the first three weeks of the regular season. As of the weekend, Bullitt Central stood 5-5 overall.

    “We are just hitting the ball terribly,” veteran head coach G.J. Moore said earlier this week. “We didn’t hit it well last year, but it is worse this year.”

  • North Bullitt girls stay perfect...

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Local tennis teams dodged raindrops and, more importantly, the spring winds over the past week.

    One of the biggest individual performances came from North Bullitt senior Kess Ballard. 

    On Tuesday, she defeated Presentation Academcy’s Anna Zimlich in three sets, 7-5, 1-6, 1-0 (13-11).

    Last spring, Zimlick was seeded fourth in the Sixth Region tournament.

    Ballard’s victory led a 5-0 sweep by her North Bullitt teammates.

  • East, Central go 1-2 in regional...

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – For the second time in as many seasons, the Bullitt East and Bullitt Central archery programs went one-two recently in the KHSAA Region Four Tournament.

    Those top finishes will send both teams to the KHSAA State Archery Championships which will be held on Thursday, April 21 at the Kentucky Basketball Academy in Lexington. Bullitt East finished sixth in the state championships last spring while Bullitt Central was 19th.

  • Track season is off and running

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – As is so often the case, the high school track season got started recently in some pretty bitter weather conditions, but area athletes still posted some impressive early efforts.

    The high school season is plenty long for track this spring and there are three weeks to the season before spring break which is next week. The meets will get tougher when the athletes return to action the week of April 11.

  • Repairs on tracks still facing...

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The promise of adding restroom facilities for the outdoor sports at North Bullitt High may be broken.

    And the prospects of being able to resurface the three tracks in the county could be a dead deal also.

    For the past three years, members of the Bullitt County Public School Board have been going in circles trying to find a way to resurface the track facilities.

    Each time, they face hurdles -- mainly budgetary in nature.

    During its March work session, Scott Kremer brought the board the latest bid proposals.

  • BE softball unstoppable in week...

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – It’s good to have Taylor Roby on your team.

    Bullitt East softball coach Ricky Hoffman was all smiles last week as his powerful sophomore, who has already committed to play at the University of Louisville, just overpowered the Lady Chargers’ opponents both in the pitching circle and at the plate.

    The red and gold opened the season with five straight wins, allowing just two hits. Two of the wins came over teams ranked among the top-25 teams in the state in the coaches’ pre-season poll.

  • Lady Cougars seeking an answer...

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – It has been a tough opening 10 days to the high school softball season for the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars.

    While the team has been competitive in a number of the games, the teams sits at 1-8 overall after losing to Atherton on Monday of this week. The only good news is that the one win came over district rival Moore, by an 11-0 score.

    According to head coach Mike Phillips the team just can’t put it all together on the same day.