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High School Sports

  • BC’s Tanner Schmidt signs to cheer for Hilltoppers

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – A fourth place finish at the UCA National Championships in February was frustrating for Bullitt Central cheerleader Tanner Schmidt and his teammates, but it ended up having a silver-lining for the senior.

    After the team returned home, Schmidt was contacted by the cheerleading coaching staff at Western Kentucky University. The interest quickly became mutual and Schmidt made several trips to Bowling Green to participate in clinics.

  • Elementary teams do well at NASP World Tournament

     LOUISVILLE – At the recent National Archery in Schools Program (NASP) World Tournament at the Kentucky Exposition Center, a number of Bullitt County elementary schools took part with some impressive finishes.

    (While all three Bullitt County high schools and all six of the middle schools have archery programs, not all of the county’s elementary schools have formed competitive programs. Results for the local high school and middle school archers have been in previous editions of The Pioneer News.)

  • Alex Young named new Eagle hoops coach

     HEBRON ESTATES – After two months without a head coach, North Bullitt last Monday removed the ‘interim’ tag from Alex Young and promoted the top assistant the last several years under Korey Craddock to the top job in the boys’ basketball program.

    At one point in June, the school did not have a principal, athletic director or boys’ basketball coach. Once those dominos started falling, Young stood out amongst a strong group of candidates.

  • East & North show well at NASP World Tourney

     LOUISVILLE – As a sport that has roughly as many participants at each school as football, albeit Co-Ed, archery has become a major sport in Bullitt County over the past decade.

    At the recent National Archery in Schools Program (NASP), all three Bullitt County high schools had teams taking part. In fact, both Bullitt East and Bullitt Central had two teams in the field of 88 squads.

  • East’s Adkins signs to play soccer at Spalding

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – For some, making a college decision can involve a lot of visits and gathering of information as well as hearing a lot of sales pitches.

    For others it is one visit and a decision is made.

    It was option two that fit Bullitt East senior Lucas Adkins as after a single visit to Spalding University to meet with soccer coach Adam Boyer, he had made his decision. That visit to the Louisville campus was made back in December, but it wasn’t until mid-March until he told Spalding of his decision.

  • BE’s Rigdon casts his lot with Campbellsville’s fishing team

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – It didn’t take much for Bullitt East senior Will Rigdon to decide that Campbellsville University was the place for him.

    In fact, it would have been a big shock to those around him if he hadn’t cast his lot with the Tigers’ fishing program.

    Yes, Rigdon did listen to overtures from Bellarmine as well as Georgetown, but everything pointed to Campbellsville.

  • Bullitt Central finishes second at NASP Worlds

     LOUISVILLE – Improving by 43 points from a year earlier, Bullitt Central jumped all the way to a second place finish last weekend at the NASP World Tournament at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

    Bullitt Central posted a score of 3,446 and finished just eight points behind Castle High School from Indiana for the world title.

  • BE’s David Boyer competes, medals at state track finals

     LEXINGTON – Bullitt East junior David Boyer got a special thrill recently when he competed in two events at the Kentucky State Track and Field Championships at the University of Kentucky.

    Boyer, who is a special needs student at Bullitt East, is in his first year competing in ‘unified’ events in track conducted by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.

  • NB’s Lush signs to play baseball for Asbury U.

     HEBRON ESTATES -- His first taste at the varsity level came as an eight-grade player.

    But, the finest moments for Alec Lush came toward the conclusion of his senior year.

    However, the playing has stopped for the crafty lefty as he will take his pitching talents to Asbury College.

    The son of Steve and Kathleen Lush was pitching at his highest level as he led North Bullitt to a Sixth Region opening win over DeSales in late May.

  • Bullitt Central adds another title to stellar season

     LOUISVILLE – Bullitt Central’s archery program is going to need a bigger trophy case.

    Already winners this season of the KHSAA Boys’ State Archery Championship title, coach Dustin Metcalf’s team tallied another major honor last weekend, winning the NASP World 3D Challenge at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.