High School Sports

  • Lady Cougars seeking an answer to softball woes

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – It has been a tough opening 10 days to the high school softball season for the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars.

    While the team has been competitive in a number of the games, the teams sits at 1-8 overall after losing to Atherton on Monday of this week. The only good news is that the one win came over district rival Moore, by an 11-0 score.

    According to head coach Mike Phillips the team just can’t put it all together on the same day.

  • NB rebounds for big win over St. Xavier, 7-3

     HEBRON ESTATES -- It is early in the season and managers are looking to see what they have on the mound.

    But, no matter the hurlers, North Bullitt achieved one of those historic moments Thursday when the Eagles defeated St. Xavier 7-3.

    In what has been an annual matchup, Brian Wise’s team won for the first time in seven outings during his coaching career. As a player at North Bullitt, Wise recalled a victory but that was several years ago.

  • Chargers roll to three victories on the diamond

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Bullitt East’s pitching depth was profiled in the opening week of the season as the Chargers won all three of its games without using either of its top two hurlers.

    Last week, the Chargers opened the season with a 10-5 win over Holy Cross and then bombed Atherton 10-0 in five innings. The week ended on Friday with a 6-2 victory over visiting Christian Academy.

    A game on Saturday with Eastern was cancelled due to wet field conditions.

  • BC baseball wins two, but defense needs to improve

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – It has been a mixed bag of results for the Bullitt Central Cougars at the start of the 2016 baseball season.

    Coach G.J. Moore’s squad has started the season with a 2-3 record, but the coach feels that the numbers could be reversed if the team had played a little better on defense.

    In fact, the first couple of games for the Cougars had to be cancelled due to bad weather. As a result, the team added a second game for a trip to Jeffersontown that opened the season. That day, the Cougars didn’t hit well and lost 1-0 and 11-0.

  • NB and BC show power at State Championships

     As it has for the past several years, North Bullitt hosted the Kentucky State Push/Pull Powerlifting Championships recently. This year’s event, under the direction of North Bullitt strength and conditioning coach Justin Abnee, was the biggest event yet.

    North Bullitt finished second overall and Bullitt Central was third behind the winning team from St. Xavier.

    Scores were based on a contestants total from their best bench press and dead lift.

    North Bullitt senior Wyatt Blevins set a new state record in the Super Heavyweight division.

  • Central’s Logsdon set to play volleyball at Union

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – For some high school seniors, the dream is get away from home when it comes to selecting a college.

    For others, they would prefer to stay closer to family.

    For Bullitt Central senior Emily Logsdon, she got sort of the best of both worlds recently when she signed to play volleyball at Union College in Barbourville, Ky.

    While the school is a comfortable distance from Shepherdsville and her main family, playing for the Lady Bulldogs and attending the college will have her living less than ten minutes from her grandparents.

  • Close matches highlight opening of tennis season

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- As the spring winds were blowing, local tennis players were returning to the high school courts.

    Can Jacob Staples return the Bullitt East colors to the state tennis tournament?

    Can the North Bullitt girls’ team improve upon its record-setting 2015 campaign when it collected the trophy as the Sixth Region runner-up?

    While there were no answers on the first week of the season, some trends were being started.

    Boys’ Tennis

  • New pitching rules won’t alter baseball...much

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Designated Pitch Count Recorder (DPCR).

    There is now one of those in every home team dugout for the 2016 high school baseball season. For the most part, the DPCR will be the person keeping the scorebook for the home team.

    The reason for the new title is that Kentucky is changing the way it limits high school pitchers as it tries to cut down on arm injuries.

  • BC’s Mattingly signs with Georgetown volleyball

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – It didn’t take Bullitt Central senior Jessica Mattingly very long to decide that Georgetown College was where she wanted to continue her volleyball career.

    It took just one meeting, three months ago, for Mattingly to decide that she would become a Lady Tiger.

    Still, it wasn’t until last week that Mattingly made it all official, signing all the paperwork in a ceremony in the Bullitt Central ‘Hub’ in front of family, coaches and teammates.

  • East again to be state power

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – With seven returning starters, including three who have either already signed or committed to college teams, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers are ready to compete with the elite softball squads in Kentucky this spring.

    Coming off a 17-14 season that included multiple games against three of the final five teams in the Kentucky State Softball Tournament, the Lady Chargers are well seasoned for the upcoming campaign.