High School Sports

  • BC salvages week with Saturday victory

     SHEPHEDSVILLE – The opening week of the 2019 baseball season was a little longer than veteran Bullitt Central head coach G.J. Moore would have liked as the team suffered through three straight losses before rebounding on Saturday to beat Nelson County 9-1.

    “We didn’t play poorly except for maybe the Jeffersontown game,” the coach said over the weekend. “Right now we don’t have that one extra guy with (Mark) Parker out to add to the pitching staff and we just ran out of pitching.”

  • North’s mega-rally not quite enough

     HEBRON ESTATES  — Committing seven errors in three of your five games can drive a manager crazy.

    To see your club give up 13 walks, fall behind 17-1, come back to take the lead 17-15 only to fall 18-17 would also make a manager lose his hair.

    For Brian Wise, in his 13th season at the helm of the North Bullitt Eagles, never say you’ve seen it all because there is always something more bizarre on the horizon.

  • Defending state champs slip past BE 4-0

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – An opportunity to make some early season noise on a statewide level came up a little short on Friday for the Bullitt East Chargers as the team dropped a 4-0 decision to defending state baseball champion St. Xavier.

    The Chargers pitched well behind starter Jarrett Wantye, but the defense came up short on a few key plays while the offense could manage just three hits.

  • NB’s Abnee agrees to join Hanover football

     HEBRON ESTATES – When it comes to football, sometimes you just have to do what you think is best for you.

    That was certainly the case for North Bullitt quarterback Connor Abnee when it came to selecting his college program for the next four years. The process included Hanover, Georgetown and the University of the Cumberlands. In the end, Abnee decided to sign with Hanover.

  • North’s Lucio set to roar with the Tigers

     HEBRON ESTATES – Sometimes you just know.

    That was the case for North Bullitt senior Carlito Lucio when he took a visit to Georgetown College in December to take a look at the football program. He couldn’t exactly put his finger on the reason, but he started heading back to Bullitt County, he knew he wanted to be a Tiger.

    Lucio recently made it all official, signing to play his college football in central Kentucky. Later, there was a ceremony in the Media Center at North Bullitt to celebrate the accomplishment.

  • Eagles power way to State Push/Pull title

     For the fourth time in the past seven years, North Bullitt won the Kentucky State Push/Pull Championship in their home gym.

    Each lifter in this meet competed in the bench press and the dead lift.

    The Eagles finished with 64 points to narrowly edge out St. Xavier with 60 points. Moore was third with 44 points.

    In the junior-varsity meet, the Eagles were third behind Bath County and St. Xavier.

  • Honors flow for area net standouts

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – It was almost a clean sweep for Bullitt County in the post-season honors in the annual Sixth Region Coaches’ poll conducted by the state’s largest newspaper.

    In all, three of the top four positions went to a pair of local coaches and a local player. As is always the case, there was a lot to quibble about when it came to a lot of the results (only a small percentage of coaches vote in such things because it is done by email instead of coaches getting together in a group gathering like happens for baseball, softball and football).

  • BC softball under new management

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The name on the office door may have changed, but Aaron Basil is not new to the Bullitt Central softball program.

    Since 2010 Basil has been part of the Lady Cougar program. He started under Buddy Gallemore and then continued when Mike Phillips ran the show.

    Last summer, Phillips announced his retirement. That opened the door for Basil and he stepped right into the fire.

  • East is deep and experienced this spring

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – The expectations for the Bullitt East baseball program are always high under head coach Jeff Bowles.

    In 2019 those expectations are even higher than normal.

    The Chargers return a deep and experienced ball club that reached the championship game of the Sixth Region Tournament a year ago before losing to defending state champion Pleasure Ridge Park.

  • New pitching depth to fuel Lady Chargers

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – There was not a lot of joy surrounding the Bullitt East softball program last season.

    For the first time since 2009, the Lady Chargers failed to advance out of district play, losing 2-1 to Jeffersontown. There was also the first losing record since that 2009 season as the red and gold finished with a 9-18 mark.

    After that 2009 season, there was a coaching change. Ricky Hoffman was hired and he has guided the program for the past nine seasons. So, the lack of results a year ago was new to him also.