Community Sports

  • Change is staring youth football in the eye
    SHPHERDSVILLE – Did you grow up being a Cedar Grove Viking? Did you coach for the Mount Washington Colts? Were you a cheerleader for the Maryville Patriots? Lots of people can answer positively to any of those type questions. A big part of their youth was the Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League. The group will begin its 47th season on Saturday with lots of traditions, but fewer participants.
  • Youth football is running into a strong head wind
     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League will begin its 47th season of play on Saturday and while that will be a sunny event, there are storm clouds forming on the horizon. The worst words any league president can hear is ‘dwindling participation’ but that phrase has been rattling around in Joe Downs’ head for several years. The problem has become so acute that will have fewer teams than at any time in the past decade.
  • MW U-7 Stars have a summer of fun and learning the game
     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- It was a busy summer for the Mount Washignton Under-7 All-Star team as they learned the basics of baseball playing in ‘machine-pitch’ tournaments. Following a few warm-up events, Mount Washington entered district play in a four-team event at Fern Creek. That led into the team competing in the Western Kentucky State Tournament in Elizabethtown a week later. That event had 15 teams and Mount Washington picked up three victories before being sent to the sidelines.
  • MW U-8 Stars ready for World Series run
     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The Mount Washington Under-8 Softball All-Stars are in Jensen Beach, Florida for the Babe Ruth World Series and they will open play in the event today. Mount Washington, champions of the Ohio Valley Regional Tournament two weeks ago in Glasgow, will be trying to duplicate the feat of the 2016 team that brought the World Series title back to the county.
  • BE’s Johnson signs to play at Asbury College
     MOUNT WASHINGTON – When it comes to selecting a college, it is just one decision after another. For Bullitt East senior Sean Johnson, there was an extra decision that had to be considered over the spring and summer and that was which sport he wanted to play at the next level. At Bullitt East, Johnson had been a standout on both the basketball and baseball teams. As it worked out, Johnson decided that his future was with baseball and just recently he signed with Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky.
  • MW U-6 All-Stars beat J-town to win Ohio Valley Region
     GERMANTOWN -- After dropping two previous decisions to Jeffersontown, the Mount Washington Under-6 All-Star team got their revenge, beating their rivals twice in double-elimination bracket play last weekend to claim the title in the Ohio Valley Regional Tournament at Germantown in Louisville.
  • MW U-11 All-Stars battle in district play, then at State
     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- The Mount Washington U-11 All-Stars reached the Cal Ripken West Kentucky State Tournament after finishing amongst the top four teams in district play, but the summer ended with an offensive draught.
  • MW U-9 Stars shine at home, then advance in Metro State
     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- The Mount Washington U-9 All-Stars had a strong summer, but kept running into the East Louisville team. First, playing at home in the District 10 and 11 event, Mount Washington reached a semi-final where they had to face East Louisville. Mount Washington had the lead most of the game before East Louisville scored in the bottom of the sixth to win 9-8. That third place finish advanced the team to the eight-team Metro Western Kentucky State Tournament at Highview Park.
  • MW U-12 All-Stars advance out of districts, head to Metro
     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- It was a learning summer for the Mount Washington Under-12 All-Star team under head coach Jason Thiel. After some warm-up events, the squad started Cal Ripkin tournament action in the combined District 10 and 11 event at Jeffersontown’s Skyview Park. This was a five-team, modified ‘pool’ play event with a single-elimination bracket. Mt. Washington had a tougher opener and dropped a decision to Jeffersontown, the eventual champions. The team then came back and picked up a victory over Hikes Point.
  • MW U-10 All-Stars finish as district runners-up, go to state
    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Playing at home, the Mount Washington Under-10 All-Stars finished second in the District 10 and 11 Tournament and then advanced to the Cal Ripken Metro West Kentucky State Tournament last weekend. First, in district play, the U-10 All-Stars finished ‘pool’ play as the number two seed for the five-team bracket play and then defeated Spencer County 12-8 in the second semi-final. That led into the championship game against Jeffersontwon, but on a hot day, the team came up short by a 10-0 score.