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High School Sports

  • Miscues at key times sink Cougars’ upset plan

      CRESTWOOD – Sometimes, no matter how much you want something, you have to admit that the other team is just better.

    That was certainly the case for the Bullitt Central Cougars on Friday as for the second time in a month they had nothing for the South Oldham Dragons in the second round of the Class 5-A play-offs. On a bitterly cold night with a few snow flurries, the Dragons were breathing fire as they rolled to a 56-7 victory.

    In the regular season meeting, South Oldham had beaten the Cougars 70-14 in Shepherdsville.

  • Foundation laid for CC future

     LEXINGTON – It wasn’t exactly the day that everyone was dreaming about, but it was a wonderful experience for the large Bullitt County contingent that competed in the Class 3-A Kentucky State Cross-Country Championships at the Kentucky Horse Park.

    In the boys’ race, Bullitt Central was hoping for a top-20 finish and dreaming of being in the top-15, but in the end reality had the Cougars’ finishing 22nd. Still, the Cougars came into the race slotted into the 24th spot overall based on previous performances this season.

  • BC will need super effort to beat South Oldham

     CRESTWOOD – History has never won, nor lost, a high school football game.

    Still, the Bullitt Central Cougars will have to put forth their best game of the season on Friday to beat history when the maroon and gray goes on the road to take on South Oldham in the second round of the Class 5-A football play-offs.

  • Curry out, Popplewell in as BC boys’ coach

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The start of the high school basketball season is still three weeks away, but already the Bullitt Central boys’ program has been on a wild roller-coaster ride.

    When the ride finally came to an end, Shane Popplewell was the new head coach after former head coach Jessie Curry tendered his resignation on Oct. 26.

  • First half woes haunt Chargers to the end answers in beating BE

      FERN CREEK — At halftime of Friday night’s first round playoff game against Fern Creek, things didn’t look good for the Bullitt East Chargers.

    With  mounting injuries and facing some pretty good teams, Bullitt East had been outscored 96-6 in their final two regular season games.

    And when Fern Creek jumped out to a 36-0 halftime lead, Charger head coach Mark Sander talked to his seniors and to the rest of the team.

  • Cougars’ defense comes up big in win

     OKOLONA – Fueled by a pair of defensive stops inside the 15-yard line on Friday, the Bullitt Central Cougars lived to fight another day in the first-round of the Class 5-A play-offs as the maroon and gray went on the road and beat Southern 10-0.

    The win marked the third straight season that the Cougars have won the opening game of the post-season. That is the best such streak in the program’s history.

  • Eastside girls win top middle school tourney

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Beating some of the top middle school teams in the state, the Eastside Lady Eagles recently won the Middle School Bluegrass State Championships at the Mid-America Sports Academy in Louisville.

    This is the first statewide title for Eastside since the Lady Eagles won the Kentucky State Middle School Championships six seasons ago when future Miss Basketball Lindsey Duvall played for Eastside.

    Samantha Downs coached both of those championship teams.

  • Central & East take the short road to play-offs

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The road will be noticeably shorter for Bullitt Central and Bullitt East in 2018 than it was a year ago as the Cougars and Chargers start the Class 5-A post-season on Friday.

    Plus, while there will be struggles ahead, there is no team on the horizon as good as Covington Catholic, the team that knocked out Bullitt East and then Bullitt Central en route to the state championship a year ago.

  • Four from NB to state

     LOUISVILLE – While the other two local teams were battling for team spots in the Kentucky State Cross-Country Championships, North Bullitt was gaining valuable experience while also helping other teams reach Lexington this week.

  • Cougars continue to narrow the gap with state powers

     LOUISVILLE – When you compete with some of the top running programs in the state, it is either get better or get out of the way.

    The Bullitt Central Cougars for a number of years have pretty much gotten out of the way in Class 3-A, Region Three on the boys’ side of things until recently. However, a strong group of runners led by this year’s seniors have helped Bullitt Central start to find their way against the likes of St. Xavier, Manual, Male and Butler.