High School Sports

  • East gets jump on district race with victory

     BARDSTOWN — Bullitt East coach Mark Sander didn’t spend a lot of time preaching to  his players about Friday’s game being the start of a new season.

    The veteran coach said everyone knows that things begin to count when district play starts.

    And, on Friday night, the Chargers started off district play 1-0 with a 33-21 victory over Nelson County.

    What Sander and his coaching staff spent their time on last week was putting in some new wrinkles on the offensive side of the ball.

  • Close to perfection, Cougars Close-out NB

     HEBRON ESTATES – Sometimes it is best to be the underdog.

    Just ask the Bullitt Central Cougars.

    Playing a nearly flawless game, the maroon and gray stunned a vastly improved North Bullitt team 47-21 on Friday in the 43rd annual renewal of The Game. The win gives Bullitt Central a 25-18 advantage in the rivalry.

  • East at Nelson on Friday

     BARDSTOWN – While this will be the first of five consecutive district games, there will be a lot on the line Friday when Bullitt East goes on the road to take on long-time rival Nelson County in the final battle for the Bourbon Barrel for at least the next four years.

  • Cougars and Eagles to battle for 43rd time

     HEBRON ESTATES – Long referred to as The Game, Bullitt Central will travel to North Bullitt on Friday for the 43rd meeting of the longest running rivalry in the county.

    For the foreseeable future, this will be the last meeting between the two programs that will have district ramifications. While both teams will continue in Class 5-A starting next season, the two will be in separate districts. The two teams will continue to play, but those meetings will come earlier in the season.

  • BC & BE get the best of North

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Two teams that are riding mid-season surges, Bulitt Central and Bullitt East, had no trouble last week picking up wins over North Bullitt.

    On Tuesday it was Bullitt Central that pulled away from a 1-1 halftime score and beat the Eagles 6-1 with the last four goals coming in the final 18 minutes including a pair of goals just nine seconds apart.

  • Inspired effort gives North a win of the ages

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Putting six years of negative history behind them, the North Bullitt Lady Eagles put together a flawless performance on Monday to beat Bullitt East 25-20, 25-15, 25-19.

    The last time that North Bullitt beat the Lady Chargers was on Oct. 4, 2012. Bullitt East had won the last eight meetings between the two rivals who for the last three seasons have been playing each other just once.

    In those eight losses, North Bullitt had won just three games and over the last seven meetings the green and gold had won just one game.

  • North wins but BC making it much tougher

      SHEPHERDSVILLE – Many would say that in what has become a yearly trio of volleyball matches between North Bullitt and Bullitt Central, the second of the three is the least important.

    Somebody forget to tell the Lady Eagles and Lady Cougars this year.

  • BE’s defense stiffens, but offense sputters

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – The defense was stout, but the Bullitt East Chargers couldn’t take advantage of some offensive chances in the second half in losing to the visiting Shelby County Rockets 7-3 on Football Homecoming 2018.

    The loss dropped the Chargers to 1-3 as the team enters Class 5-A district play starting on Friday with a trip to Nelson County.

    Through the first four games, Bullitt East has scored just 16 points.

  • Bad first half sinks BC against North Oldham

     GOSHEN – Two weeks to get over the loss of senior Daylin Huff, who was lost for the season to a broken leg, wasn’t quite long enough for the Bullitt Central Cougars.

    Playing a flat first half, the Cougars dug themselves a 31-6 hole at halftime. There were some signs of better play in the second half, but it was too little, too late as Bullitt Central lost to North Oldham 44-29.

  • Eagles fall, get great tune-up for districts

     HEBRON ESTATES -- North Bullitt quarterback Conner Abnee was selected as the homecoming king on Friday night.

    But the visiting North Hardin Trojans did not treat Abnee or his Eagle teammates like royalty.

    Racing out to an early 20-0 lead, the Trojans finished with a 42-21 victory.

    “We fought until the end,” North Bullitt head coach Adam Billings said of his team. “This is just getting us ready for districts.”