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Today's Sports

  • Lady Eagles need late rally to...

     OKOLONA -- With a minute to go and North Bullitt climbing back to take a two-point lead, veteran coach David Marion and Emily Twyman were alone.

    His message was simple, if you get the ball, go hit a layup. 

    On cue, senior Hailey Free got the ball and found Twyman open inside. The junior forward calmly put the ball in the basket.

    Down nine to open the final frame, North Bullitt went on an 18-3 run to win its seventh straight District 23 title.

  • Cougars win first district title...

     OKOLONA – A perfect week ended for the Bullitt Central Cougars on Friday with the program’s first district title since 2014 as the maroon and gray led from start to finish to beat Moore 58-45.

    Coach Jessie Curry’s team came into the post-season seeded fourth in the five-team district and that meant an opening round game against Evangel. The Cougars passed that test with flying colors, winning 102-57.

  • East’s Mantell to play football...

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – It is not too often that a football player has to return home from college for his signing ceremony, but that was the case recently for Bullitt East senior Daniel Mantell.

    Or is it Lindsey Wilson freshman Daniel Mantell?

    Mantell has already graduated from Bullitt East, a goal he accomplished in December. He then started classes at Lindsey Wilson for the spring semester.

  • Kentucky State Wrestling Tourney

     LEXINGTON -- A total of 12 local wrestlers took part in the Kentucky State Wrestling Tournament last Friday and Saturday at the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park.

    It was more a learning experience for the group which included eight wrestlers from Bullitt East and four from Bullitt Central. However, in the modified double-elimination event, the local wrestlers only recorded three victories. All three were by Bullitt East wrestlers including James Nash (right). The Chargers finished with a total of 10 team points while Bullitt Central failed to score.

  • Bombs Away! BC’s 17 threes sink...

     OKOLONA – It was a record setting night for the Bullitt Central Cougars on Monday as they opened the 23rd District Tournament with a 102-57 victory over Evangel.

    The win, the 18th this season for the Cougars, moved coach Jessie Curry’s team into Wednesday night’s semi-finals where they will take on top-seeded Southern in a game set to start at 5:45 p.m. at Southern.

  • Long final week for area hoops...

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The final few days of the regular season for the 2017-2018 basketball campaign didn’t produce very many victories for area teams.

    In fact, last Thursday and Friday the six local teams combined to win just two of the nine contests played.

    One of the wins came on Thursday as the Bullitt East Lady Chargers played host to Central and picked up a 64-39 victory.

    The Lady Chargers got 17 points and eight rebounds from sophomore Lexi Taylor and also had 10 points by junior Emmy Ralph.

  • Local teams compete in the...

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The three Bullitt County swimming programs recently took part in the Region Four Championships at the Ralph Wright Natatorium on the University of Louisville campus.

    All three teams actually practice together under the coaching of Curtis Fuchs and Kelsey Davis and then compete under their own school banner in meets.

  • District hoops tourneys start on...

     LOUISVILLE – The post-season for high school basketball starts tonight across the state and district competition is scheduled for the next five nights for local teams.

    As always, there will be some expected winners and there will also be the usual flurry of upsets and tight games that make high school basketball the state’s most popular sport.

  • NB’s Johnson headed to Spalding

     HEBRON ESTATES – Her senior season was never what she dreamed about, but North Bullitt senior Ally Johnson isn’t going to let that step her dreams of playing college soccer.

    Johnson suffered a serious knee injury last summer while playing for her ‘club’ team and was forced to miss her entire senior season with the Lady Eagles. It had been hoped that Johnson would team with fellow senior Katlyn Andres on a juggernaut offensive team.

  • East easily rolls past Central

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – The two programs had not met since Feb. 11 in 2014 and maybe the renewal of the rivalry could have waited another year as the Bullitt East Lady Chargers rolled past visiting Bullitt Central 75-23 on Monday.

    The rivalry had been put on hold by disagreements between the schools that were over the heads of the head coaches. Finally, last spring, superintendent Keith Davis sent out a memo requiring all Bullitt County teams to play each other during the regular season.