High School Sports

  • 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.

  • Second-half rallies come up short for BC in semis

     SHIVELY – Reaching the Sixth Region semi-finals for the first time since 2014, the Bullitt Central Cougars were long on effort, but short on execution on Wednesday against Butler.

    Bullitt Central scored just 12 points in the first half and hurt their own cause with 18 turnovers. That led to a 57-44 loss that ended the Cougars impressive 23-10 season.

  • Wiseheart’s dagger slays Panthers

     SHIVELY – Bullitt East senior guard Thomas Wiseheart made all five of his shots from the field on Wednesday in the semi-finals of the Boys’ Sixth Region Basketball Tournament at Valley High School.

    But it was the last shot that will go down in Bullitt East hoops lore as Wiseheart’s 23-foot three-pointer found nothing but the bottom of the net to give the Chargers a 45-42 victory over Pleasure Ridge Park and a spot in Saturday’s championship game against Butler.

  • Stage is Set -- BC & BE in regional semis

     SHIVELY – for the first time since 2005, Bullitt Central and Bullitt East will play in back-to-back regional semi-final contests in boys’ basketball.

    The Mega Wednesday doubleheader will be at Valley High School starting at 6 p.m.

    In 2014, the two local programs met each other in the Sixth Region semi-finals, a game that Bullitt East won 54-50 in a contest that was also played at Valley.

  • BC does it right beating Fairdale

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- After getting off to what has become a traditionally slow start, the Bullitt Central Cougars advanced to the semifinals of the Sixth Region boys’ basketball tournament.

    The host Cougars, winners of the 23rd District, dispatched the Fairdale Bulldogs 65-55 on Monday night.

    A big crowd filled both sides of the Cougar Den and it was Fairdale that came out hot. Jumping out to an 8-2 lead, Cougar head coach Shane Popplewell’s team fought back to take control.

  • Quick start pushes Chargers past Mustangs 58-46

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Holding its opponent to 50 points or less for the third straight game in the post-season, the Bullitt East Chargers rolled into the Boys’ Sixth Region semi-finals on Monday with a 58-46 win over Moore.

    The win was the second this season for the Chargers over the 23rd District runners-up.

    With the win, the Bullitt East moves into Wednesday’s Sixth Region semi-finals where they will take on Pleasure Ridge Park at 6 p.m. at Valley High School.

  • Cougars advance, but Weaver ends NB’s season

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  — A seven-point run at the end of the first quarter and at the beginning of the second period may have been the difference in a win and a loss in the 23rd District basketball tournament on Tuesday night.

    The host Bullitt Central Cougars got off to a slow start and fell behind 14-3 to the Southern Trojans. However, the top-seeded Cougars were able to make a run and finished with a 48-45 victory.

    The win advanced Bullitt Central to the championship game of the 23rd District and into the Sixth Region tournament this week.

  • Charger squads both eliminate Fern Creek

     JEFFERSONTOWN – Opening round games are rarely easy in the 24th District and that was certainly the case last week for the Bullitt East Chargers and Lady Chargers.

    Still, both teams recorded opening round wins over Fern Creek and advanced to the championship game as well as to this week’s Sixth Region Tournaments at Valley High School.

    Chargers Roll

  • North advances to another final

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  — One local team would advance and another would not in the semifinals of the 23rd District girls’ basketball tournament on Wednesday.

    It would be the top-seeded North Bullitt Lady Eagles who would cruise into the championship game, while the athletic Moore Mustangs turned back the host Bullitt Central Lady Cougars.

    North Bullitt and Moore would meet in the finale on Friday with both teams advancing to the Sixth Region tournament this week.

    North Bullitt wins

  • North falters late to Moore in girls’ 23rd final

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It may have been the hardest he’s seen his team play all season in the second half of the 23rd District championship game on Friday night.

    Unfortunately, for David Marion’s defending champs, the deficit was 17 at one point and even after taking a three-point lead late in the game, North Bullitt fell 63-57 to the Moore Lady Mustangs.