Community Sports

  • Americana!! Summer All-Star games are just that
     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The Fourth of July on Friday. The start of Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth All-Star Baseball and Softball Tournaments on Saturday. You can’t get much more Americana than that. I’m not as young as I used to be and I’m not as old as I will be, but I probably sound like a 13-year old when I say that this might be the shortest summer in history. So, we have to take our traditional summer events where we can get them. This weekend provides a double dose of tradition.
  • Scoreboard donation for Roby Elementary
     Jim and Pam White of USA Portable Building had family members join them in the presentation of a new electronic scoreboard for the Roby Elementary gym.  Principal Gayle Korfhage said the donation will be very useful - from use in the PE classes to games played in the Bullitt County Parks and Recreation basketball program. USA Portable Buildings is a local company owned by the Whites. The owners have sales locations throughout the state and region.
  • BE grad Bowles part of national championship team
     SHEPHERDSVILLE – As every baseball player dreams, but only a few ever realize, the college career of former Bullitt East standout Matt Bowles ended on Saturday with a win. More than just closing out a career on a team with a win, Bowles had a big hand in Southern Indiana’s 3-2 victory over Colorado Mesa University in the final game of the NCAA Division II Baseball National Tournament played in Cary, North Carolina.
  • 2014 Mount Washington Spring Festival Team Pruitt Spring Run
     Much like the postal service, the Mount Washington Spring Run delivers rain or shine. Despite steady and at times heavy rain on Saturday morning, the event conducted by Team Pruitt, went off on schedule. Still, the rain did keep some runners inside in dry conditions as the 5K event had just 68 runners, much lower than in years past. In the men’s run, Dean Huff, who lives in Mount Washington, won the race with a time of 20:32, 50 seconds ahead of the runner-up, Dylan Brigmon.
  • Breeden wins opening junior golf tournament
     SHEPHERDSVILLE – While golf might still be a distant dream for some with the weather in Kentuckiana the way it has been in recent weeks, the game went on for a number of local players over the past weekend in the Musselman-Dunne Golf Tour/KIA Match-Play Championships at Seneca Golf Course in Louisville. This was the first event of the MDGT season. The MDGT will continue with events up through the end of July at which time the players will shift their focus to their high school (or college) golf teams. 
  • Local youth runners, archers earn honors over the past weekend
     LOUISVILLE - Several local runners did well in the Rodes City Run 10K. The 6.2-mile event - the second in the Triple Crown series - saw several local runners of all ages finish among the top in their age groups. For the youngsters, John Barbagallo of Mount Washington was second in the 14 and under division with a time of 38 minutes, 50 seconds. In the 15-19 age group, Michael Montgomery, also of Mount Washington, placed third with a time of 38:41.
  • Eastside repeats as state champs for medium division
     RICHMOND - For the second consecutive year, the Eastside Middle cheerleading squad came back to Bullitt County in possession of the KAPOS Kentucky State Cheerleading championship trophy. According to cheer coach Carrie DeBold, in order to compete at the state competition at Eastern Kentucky University, the squad had to win its regional contest. For Eastside, both the Medium (16 members) and the Super Large (24 members) squads won their regional events and qualified for the state. The Super Large squad placed sixth in the state.
  • East Running Club has a powerful season
     MOUNT WASHINGTON – To build a top-flight athletic program, you have to start young. Bullitt East track and cross-country coach Lenny Raley saw that up close when he was an assistant basketball coach in the Lady Charger program a few years ago. Wanting more for his runners, Raley dropped the basketball gig and started the East Running Club. The early results have been impressive as a lot of young runners have joined the program and the results on the course have been strong.
  • Local athletes compete in national running events
     LOUISVILLE – After the end of the running season for the East Running Club, some of the club members competed with the Derby City Athletic Club in some national events. First, a number of Bullitt Countians participated in the Cross-Country Coaches Youth National Championships on Nov. 23 at E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park in Louisville.
  • Bernheim set to honor former county champs
     CLERMONT - Jimmy Carnes will bring back a bit of the past on Thursday night. As part of Bernheim Middle School’s 20th celebration year, boys’ basketball coach Carnes will honor the first county championship for the school. After beating Mount Washington in the semifinals, Bernheim defeated Bullitt Lick by eight points to win the championship.