High School Sports

  • Mother Nature is kicking serious butt this season

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – I’ve always heard that ‘Father Time is undefeated’ and as I get older I know that be true.

    Still Mother Nature is giving Father Time a run for his money as the top pain in the behind when it comes to sports in the area during this time of year.

    It was a pretty normal winter sports season until the past few weeks. The first big snow cancelled a week of basketball and forced the postponement of the Kentucky State Wrestling Tournament.

  • Lady Chargers can't reach the peak against Mercy

    VALLEY STATION-- The Mercy Jaguars have been a tall mountain to climb this season, a mountain just a little too big for the Bullitt East Lady Chargers.
        For the fourth time this season, the two heavyweights clashed on Sunday in the championship game of the Sixth Region Tournament. And, again, the Jaguars pulled out a win, advancing to the state tournament with a 61-54 victory. The four scores were all remarkably close. All four times Mercy scored between 61 and 64 points while Bullitt East scored either 54 or 55 in each.

  • Finally!! East defeats North in semi-finals

    VALLEY STATION Ð After his team returned from a 10-day break from games at the end of the regular season, Bullitt East Lady Charger head coach Chris Stallings talked about such breaks shouldnÕt affect defense and rebounding as much as they do offensive play.
        The Lady Chargers got to test that philosophy again on Saturday after the GirlsÕ Sixth Region Tournament was put on hold for three days because of heavy snow on Wednesday night when the semi-final meeting with North Bullitt was originally scheduled to be played.

  • Lady Chargers win a big one, beat Butler 53-50

      SHIVELY – Five years of post-season frustration to Butler were put to rest Monday as the Bullitt East Lady Chargers pulled out a 56-53 win over the Bearettes on their home court in the opening round of the Sixth Region Tournament.

    In each of the five previous seasons, Butler had ended the Lady Chargers’ season, including twice in the regional championship game. A year ago, on the same court, Butler had pulled away late to beat Bullitt East 68-58. That Butler team went on to win the state championship.

  • NB handles business, downs Cougars; East next

     HEBRON ESTATES -- At halftime on Monday’s Sixth Region tournament opener, North Bullitt Lady Eagle coach David Marion had a pretty simple question.

    “I asked them if they wanted to play Wednesday,” said Marion, who was recently voted Coach of the Year for the Sixth Region.

    At that point, Marion wasn’t sure his Lady Eagles would advance to play Bullitt East on Wednesday in the regional semi-finals.

  • Tonight’s showdown a big event for local hoops

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Put on your seat belt and cinch it up tight because we’re going for a fun ride tonight.

    For the second time in as many years, after it had never happened in basketball before, two Bullitt County teams will meet in the semi-finals of a regional tournament when North Bullitt and Bullitt East clash tonight (Wednesday) at Valley High School at 5 p.m.

  • Mercy brings merciful end to Lady Cougars’ season

     OKOLONA – A season dominated by injuries came to an end for the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars on Monday as they were beaten in the first-round of the Girls’ Sixth Region Tournament 60-19 by Mercy.

    The last six weeks of the season just collapsed around the maroon and gray as five different players were lost for the remainder of the season due to injuries. Three of those injuries were serious knee situations that have required surgery.

  • Coaches use different tactics to advance their teams to the girls' sixth region basketball tournament

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- David Marion and Kyle Roach came into Tuesday night's District 23 basketball game with different things on their minds.
        But they both had the same goal.
        At the end of semifinal action, both accomplished their goals and both of their teams advanced to the Sixth Region girls' basketball tournament, which starts on Monday.
    Bullitt Central advances

  • Girls' 23rd--Lady Eagles claim fourth straight title

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- In his first year at the helm of the North Bullitt Lady Eagles, David Marion admits downplaying his team's quest of a fourth straight District 23 title.
        Both Marion and the team were looking for much higher goals.
        But, the first-year head coach admitted as the championship game Thursday neared tipoff, he was feeling a few butterflies.
        Any apprehension was gone quickly as North Bullitt put the defensive heat on the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars.

  • North and East get opening wins but BC falls hard

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Facing a pair of athletic teams from Jefferson County, North Bullitt and Bullitt Central were looking to repeat an epic rematch of last year's District 23 final.
        However, it was not to be as one survived by playing its best game of the year and the other couldn't rebound.
    North Bullitt wins
        First-year coach Korey Craddock could not have been much happier than after his Eagles avenged a regular season loss and completely dismantled the Southern Trojans 91-72.