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High School Sports

  • Central’s Huff signs for football at Centre

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – A day after suffering a compound leg fracture in the third football game of the season, Bullitt Central senior Daylin Huff had a lot of well wishes from friends through email, texts and phone calls.

    The most important phone call that day may have come from the Centre University football program. Despite an injury that would keep Huff on the sideline for the rest of his senior season, the Colonels were calling to say that nothing had changed in their desire to have the Cougar senior join their program.

  • East’s Elder to continue soccer career at Pikeville

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Bullitt East senior Will Elder may dabble with basketball at times, but his heart is involved in soccer.

    That is why Elder veered away for one night during his basketball duties to sign a latter of intent to play his college soccer at Pikeville University in eastern Kentucky.

    Unlike so many young athletes who now make first contact with smaller schools through the internet, it was Pikeville that found Eder and made the first contact. That led to a visit where everything fell together.

  • New tennis alignment has area teams in contention

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Realignment is part of the sports scene at the high school level in Kentucky.

    Normally there is a lot of trepidation and worry anytime there is change. That is just human nature.

    But for the Bullitt County tennis programs, realignment for that sport, which goes into effect this spring the reaction is one of more pure joy.

  • East’s Kruse signs to join Spalding’s volleyball program

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Despite the fact that she has already twice reached the KHSAA Kentucky State Tennis Tournament, Bullitt East senior Savannah Kruse had no trouble deciding on taking another route with her college athletic choice.

    The ‘other’ sport in Kruse’s life is volleyball and it was that sport that she chose to follow when she signed to attend Spalding University in Louisville starting in August. Kruse made it all official at a large signing ceremony at Bullitt East a few months ago.

  • Chargers’ big finish comes up short

     SHIVELY – Bullitt East’s sizzling late season run came up a win short of the promised land on Saturday as the Chargers’ lost in the championship game of the Boys’ Sixth Region Tournament to Butler 52-48.

    It was the first time since 2016 that Bullitt East reached the regional final. In that year, the Chargers lost to Doss by four points. The red and gold have not won a regional title since 2012.

  • What a memorable week

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Admit it.

    At some point during the high school post-season, we all caught ourselves dreaming of an All-Bullitt County final in the Sixth Region Boys’ Basketball Tournament.

    If not that, then you were thinking of Bullitt East going two-for-two and getting both teams to a Kentucky State Tournament.

  • Winter sports updates

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – With the winter sports’ season now complete for area programs, a few tidbits need to be noted that might have slipped through the cracks.

    Region Three Bowling

    Even in today’s computer generated world, mistakes do happen.

  • Butler ends North’s season

     SHIVELY — North Bullitt did get off to a 4-0 start in Tuesday’s opening game against Butler in the Sixth Region girls’ tournament.

    And the Lady Eagles outscored the host Bearettes 25-14 in the second half.

    The problem is that during the 14 minutes in between, Butler outscored North Bullitt 48-6 en route to a 62-35 victory.

    The loss closed out the North Bullitt season with a 16-16 mark.

  • East rolls past Holy Cross

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – It might not have been as easy as expected, but the Bullitt East Lady Chargers moved ahead early in the second quarter and then cruised past visiting Holy Cross on Tuesday in the opening round of the Girls’ Sixth Region Tournament.

    The victory moved the Lady Chargers into Friday’s semi-finals where they were to take on Butler (see page A-20).

    Holy Cross, the runners-up in the 21st District, came into the game with only an 11-16 record on the season. Still, the Lady Cougars led 12-11 at one quarter.

  • Lady Chargers go cold against Butler

     SHIVELY – There is never a good time to have a bad shooting night, but that goes double in the post-season.

    Just ask the Bullitt East Lady Chargers as they saw a magicallseason end on Friday with a 39-35 loss to Butler in the semi-finals of the Girls’ Sixth Region Tournament at Valley High School in a game with a lot more grit and grim than grace.