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Today's Sports

  • Defense turns up heat to fuel...

     HEBRON ESTATES — Hailey Free’s playing career is far from over.

    However, the junior point guard got an early start in her coaching career on Tuesday.

    Entering the locker room at halftime with a narrow two-point lead over Assumption, Free suggested to head coach David Marion that the Lady Eagles open up the third quarter with its half-court trapping defense.

    “It wasn’t my call,” said Marion.

  • Nightmare final minute forces NB...

     OKOLONA – Can a high school basketball team play both great and poorly in the same game?

    The North Bullitt Eagles pretty much proved that you can do all that and more as they rallied from a large deficit to take a big lead and then squandered it all in the final 50 seconds to force overtime before finally losing.

    Confused? So was North Bullitt head coach Korey Craddock after his team dropped a 78-75 decision to Southern in a key game within the 23rd District.

  • East rallies...twice...to beat...

      MOUNT WASHINGTON – When you have been on the varsity team for six seasons, are the state’s seventh leading scorer and the favorite to be named Miss Basketball, the coach doesn’t need to remind you to pick up your game in the fourth quarter of a tight contest.

    Bullitt East senior Lindsey Duvall knew what her team needed and she responded with 14 of her game-high 26 points in the final three minutes on Tuesday to help lift the Lady Chargers to a 70-66 victory over arch-rival Mercy in a battle of two of the state’s top-20 teams.

  • Eagles overcome slow start to...

     LOUISVILLE – Welcome back Travis Dunnavan.

    After having played less than a full game this season, the North Bullitt boys’ basketball program was certainly glad to have the team’s leading returning scorer from last season back in the line-up on Thursday against Collegiate. The game was a late addition to the schedule after both teams failed to qualify to play in the Boy’s Louisville Invitational Tournament.

  • Lady Eagles start new victory...

     HEBRON ESTATES – The offense couldn’t get past 50 points in either of two games last week, but the North Bullitt Lady Eagles picked up a pair of wins with strong defensive efforts.

    On Thursday, the green and gold were at home and picked up a 49-39 win over Presentation. Then, two days later, the team traveled to Elizabethtown to compete in the Bluegrass Cellular Classic at Central Hardin High School and the Lady Eagles came away with a 49-34 victory over LaRue County.

  • Duvall becomes top scorer in...

     LOUISVILLE -- Late in Friday’s game against Central, Bullitt East senior Lindsey Duvall became the leading scorer in Lady Charger history with a short jumper in the lane.

    A member of the Bullitt East program since she was a seventh-grader, Duvall missed all but seven games of her junior season, but still easily managed to get the mark. In fact, Duvall is the seventh leading scorer in the state this season at 24.5 points a contest for the 15-4 Lady Chargers.

  • Lady Chargers win two more

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Bullitt East’s winning streak moved to seven games over the weekend and the Lady Chargers’ have won 13 of 14 after winning games on both Friday and Saturday.

  • BC girls hit a mid-season bump...

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The Bullitt Central Lady Cougars’ plans to avenge some holiday season defeats didn’t pan out over the last week as the maroon and gray went through a tough patch of play.

    In the pre-Christmas Tournament at LaRue County, Bullitt Central lost to the host team 41-40 in the semi-finals on a last second shot. Then in the third-place contest lost to Breckinridge County.

    On Friday, the Lady Cougars traveled to Breckinridge County and the results were no better as the team fell behind 11-0 and never recovered in falling 71-45.

  • 2016 Bullitt County Player of...

     North Bullitt senior Nate Johnson was recently named the 2016 Bullitt County Football Player of the Year. The annual award of sponsored by Schmid Funeral Home. Presenting the award to Johnnson were Tim Gonterman (left) and Mark Schmid (right). The award is also sponsored by The Awards Center, radio station WFBR-95.3 and The PIoneer News.

  • Cougars win one in OT

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Getting 26 points from sophomore Taj Higdon and 19 from another sophomore, Aiden Terry, the Bullitt Central Cougars survived a couple of shaky moments on Thursday to beat visiting Henry County 59-57 in overtime.

    The game between former Eighth Region rivals was much like the season has been for the Cougars to this point – full of both youthful promise and youthful inexperience.