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High School Sports

  • Central boys’ soccer ready for big leap forward

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – After winning just two games each of the past two seasons, you might not think of Bullitt Central as a big challenge to many area soccer teams.

    However, the past two years under head coach Aaron Shaw have been a learning experience. Even with the low win output, the Cougars have seen the roster increase in size. The team has also gained much needed experience as it sits in a community that has few options for soccer play outside of the high school season.

  • Cougars looking to build on past success

      SHEPHERDSVILLE – After four consecutive winning seasons, four straight play-off berths and three post-season wins since 2014, the Bullitt Central Cougars are looking for new heights to scale.

    For head coach Matt Kuehn, who is starting his third season at the helm, that next step is winning a second round play-off game, something that has never happened before in the program.

  • North is bigger, stronger and wiser for 2018

      HEBRON ESTATES – Being the first team in the state last season to hang up the pads is not something that North Bullitt head coach Adam Billings ever wants to repeat.

    However, the coach and his assistants found a silver lining last fall to a poor season as the team was able to get into the weight room a whole six weeks earlier than after any other season. That, compared with a solid work ethic from the returning players, has Eagle football looking much more imposing now than a year ago.

  • For final time local teams will chase the Dragons

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – It’s not often that the three Bullitt County football coaches can agree on anything, but at least at the start of the 2018 season, they all agree that they are chasing South Oldham when it comes to the Class 5-A, District Three race.

    This is the final year of the four-year alignment plan that includes the three Bullitt County programs along with South Oldham, Oldham County and Nelson County. Four of the six teams will make the post-season come November.

  • North has big senior class to dampen losses

     HEBRON ESTATES – After the most successful season in program history, the North Bullitt Lady Eagles and head coach Amber Mink feel like they still have enough in the tank to again challenge Bullitt East and Mercy for the top spot in the Sixth Region.

  • Starters ready, but depth lacking for Chargers

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – In the final season before moving up to Class 6-A, the Bullitt East Chargers will try to exorcise some demons this fall in Class 5-A.

    Bullitt East is coming off three straight losing seasons, the longest such stretch in more than two decades. The last winning season was a 7-4 mark in 2014 and the last time the team won a post-season game came in 2013.

  • BE reloads with big junior class

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Despite the fact that the program lost a dozen seniors from the team a year ago, veteran Bullitt East soccer coach Mike Brangers doesn’t really consider this a ‘rebuilding’ season.

    Not ever coach could say that. However, after an 11-8-2 campaign, Brangers can look forward and not back based on the fact that the program’s junior class is 11 players strong.

  • Lady Eagles will be more athletic this season

     HEBRON ESTATES – One thing every volleyball coach in the county is acutely aware of this summer is that there is one less week of pre-season practice.

    The season started on Monday of this week and it will end a week earlier in October. As North Bullitt head coach Keith Higgs noted, his team has had more scrimmages to this point than actual practices.

    So, this is a good season for the Lady Eagles to have a lot of returning pieces. After going 3-3 this past weekend in the Bluegrass State Games, Higgs feels that his team is ready for the season.

  • East ready to be the bride, not the bridesmaid

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – For most high school programs, being called ‘the defending regional runner-up’ is normally a good thing.

    But for the Bullitt East Lady Charger soccer program, while that title is not a bad thing, it is tinged at this point with frustration more than honor. For six straight seasons the red and gold have been the runners-up in the Sixth Region Tournament – five times to Mercy and then last year to North Bullitt.

  • Bullitt East volleyball has high hopes this fall

      MOUNT WASHINGTON – The 2017 volleyball season was not a bad one for the Bullitt East Chargers as the team posted a 24-14 mark.

    However, as has often been the case, the Lady Chargers could not translate a strong regular season into the post-season. The team did reach the 24th District championship game, but fell to Mercy. That led to a three-game loss to Butler in the first-round of the Sixth Region Tournament.

    Mercy and Butler did advance to the championship game of the regional.