High School Sports

  • BC cannot find consistency

      OKOLONA – To say the least, the Bullitt Central Cougars have been inconsistent this season – overall.

    On Friday, against 23rd District rival Moore, the Cougars were inconsistent within a game. Bullitt Central trailed by as many as 20 points in the third quarter but then managed to battle all the way back to within five points twice in the final 90 seconds only to finally lose 61-54.

    The setback was the ninth in a row for the Cougars since a 3-1 start to the season.

  • Tough start to the week for both Central teams

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – There were only a limited number of games early last week as students returned to school after the two-week Christmas break.

    Unfortunately, the only two games over the first three days of last week ended up being frustrating losses for the two Bullitt Central programs.

    Lady Cougars Fall

  • East and North squads earn berths in Girls’ LIT tourney

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – Bullitt East and North Bullitt learned on Thursday that they will be part of the Republic Bank/Coca-Cola Girls’ Louisville Invitational Tournament Jan. 26-30.

    Bullitt East, which had won seven of its past eight games heading into play over the weekend, earned the number seven seed overall and will take on 10th-seeded Pleasure Ridge Park on Tuesday, Jan. 26, at Bellarmine University’s Knight’s Hall.

  • NB and BE on a collision course in this week’s LIT

    The 69th annual Republic Bank Boys’ Louisville Invitational Tournament will dominate the high school landscape this week with five days of play starting on Monday.

    All of the games in this year’s event will be played at Valley High School.

    The two Bullitt County teams in the field will not enter play until the second and third day, respectively.

  • Late surge lifts Chargers past Fern Creek

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – In the first of what could be four meetings over the next two months, the Bullitt East Chargers drew first blood against Fern Creek, rallying on Thursday with a 13-2 run to end the game and secure a 72-66 victory.

    The importance of this meeting was more symbolic as Bullitt East (11-2) wrapped up the number one seed for the post-season 24th District Tournament. Fern Creek (9-5) will be the number two seed with the two rivals almost assured of meeting for a fourth straight season in the championship game.

  • Big contests highlight week before boys’ LIT

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The boys’ Louisville Invitational Tournament will dominate the landscape next week, but there are a number of big games at the end of this week to keep your eye on including important district games.

    The biggest of the important games to end the week will be the first one when Bullitt East plays host to Fern Creek in a showdown between the two top-ranked teams in the Sixth Region.

  • Mat Time!

     The three Bullitt County wrestling teams have been busy over the first half of the season.

    The season opened with Bullitt East hosting an invitational meet and North Bullitt hosted a meet just before Christmas.

    Bullitt Central will host an invitational on Jan. 23 and the three teams will meet together on Jan. 27.

  • A big second half lifts Lady Cougars to impressive win

      FRANKFORT – It has been a real roller-coaster season to this point for the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars, but they ended a flurry of holiday games on Saturday with a 52-38 victory over Belfry in the Centria Metals/Penn Station Shootout at Franklin County High School.

    This game pretty much encompassed the first month of the season for the Lady Cougars. They were down in the first quarter, scoring just six points, but then outscored Belfry over each of the last three quarters to secure the win.

  • Lady Eagles end active holidays with injuries, loss

     FRANKFORT – With a patched together line-up that didn’t include the team’s two leading scorers, the North Bullitt Lady Eagles had a big job ahead of them on Saturday as they faced Lexington Lafayette in the second game of the Centria Metals/Penn Station Shootout at Franklin County High School.

    North Bullitt played hard with the short bench, but in the end it was more poor free throw shooting that cost the Lady Eagles as they dropped a 56-55 decision in overtime.

    Still, it would have been nice to have a full roster of players.

  • Holiday trips work out for both BE hoops teams

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – After playing major tournaments within Kentucky before Christmas, the two Bullitt East basketball teams went to warmer climates between the two holidays for eight-team tournaments.

    In Florida, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers continued their rapidly improving play with three more wins in a tournament in Fort Myers. The tourney title in the Queen of the Palms event gave the Lady Chargers wins in seven of the past eight games and the team now stands at 8-3 overall.