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High School Sports

  • Charger soccer teams both start undefeated

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The first two weeks of the high school soccer season has been about ten days long.

    Heat, high heat index readings, have limited play on a number of plays at the start of the season. The Bullitt Cup boy’s soccer event on the first Saturday of the season saw the third game of the event cut in half when the heat index soared to 105-degrees. On the following Monday and Tuesday, all games were called off because of the heat.

    Still, games have gone on and better conditions are expected throughout this week other than a little rain.

  • TD at 1:06 lifts Chargers past Fairdale

     FAIRDALE – Getting five touchdowns from junior quarterback Aeron Adams, the Bullitt East Chargers got the Ethan Atchley era off on a winning note on Saturday as the red and gold scored last to beat Fairdale 42-35 in the UPS King of the Bluegrass Bowl.

    Just a late season starter for the Chargers a year ago, Adams was thought to be part of a three-player rotation at quarterback for the team this fall. But Adams took the first snap and then most of the rest in putting the offense on his back for the win.

  • Bluegrass Invitational shines

      SHEPHERDSVILLE – Attracting teams from all corners of the state, the Amazon Bluegrass Invitational at Heritage Hill Golf Course on Saturday had one of the top fields amongst the major early season high school girls’ tournaments.

    Plus, tournament director Larry Steinmetz, the coach of both Bullitt East and Bullitt Central, dialed in nearly perfect weather for the event. After the first few weeks of the season were battered by high temperatures that forced some events to be cancelled, Saturday had cool temperatures with moderate wind and sunny skies.

  • Area CC teams open ‘19 campaign in Tiger Run

     LOUISVILLE – The high school cross-country season got off on traditional ground on Saturday as all three Bullitt County programs took part in the Tiger Run at the Champions Course on River Road.

    The event, hosted by St. Xavier, had teams from three states and some of the races had as many as 300 runners on the relatively flat course on the former site of the River Road Country Club.

  • Hot start for soccer teams

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- It was a hot start for boys’ soccer last weekend with the Bullitt Cup Tournament held at the Mount Washington Sports Park -- literally.

    Despite starting the three games needed that day between the three Bullitt County programs, the final game could not beat the heat and play was suspended at halftime with Bullitt East leading Bullitt Central 3-1.

    Bullitt East, which has opened the season with five straight wins, opened the Bullitt Cup with a 9-0 win over North Bullitt.

  • Close’s 324 yards carry BC to opening win

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Bullitt Central junior Kylor Close rushed for 324 yards and scored three touchdowns, but perhaps his most important contribution to the Cougars’ 34-12 victory over visiting Seneca on Friday may have come on a tackle, not a running play.

  • Eagles launch out of the gate with win

     HEBRON ESTATES — Whatever the score on Friday night may have been, North Bullitt Eagle head coach Adam Billings wasn’t going to be overly concerned.

    He knows the type of team he has this season and he already has expectations for the post-season.

    But the 40-14 victory over North Oldham on Friday night did bring a few smiles to the coach’s face.

    The defense dominated and the offense made much improvements over the past couple of scrimmages. That resulted in a long night for the visiting Mustangs.

  • Local golf looking less for team and more individuals

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – A change in the qualifying format to reach the Boys’ Kentucky State Golf Championships this fall has coaching thinking a little more ‘individual’ than ‘team’ when it comes to finding a successful formula.

    In the past, the top two teams along with the three best scores not on those two teams earned spots in the state tournament. Now, only the winning team at the regional tournament will advance along with the next seven best scores.

    For the most part, coaches are pleased with the change.

  • BE’s Maci Brown looking to chase a state championship

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – After a pair of 12th place finishes in the past two Girls’ Kentucky State Golf Championships, Bullitt East freshman Maci Brown is looking for even better performances now that she is in high school.

    Those thoughts include making a strong run at a state championship. Brown’s finish each of the past two seasons already ranks as the best finish ever for a local golfer on the big stage.

  • East ready for a new era under Atchley

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – It will be the start of a new era in more ways than one for the Bullitt East Chargers when the football team takes the field on Saturday to battle Fairdale in the King of the Bluegrass Bowl.

    In the short-term, this will be the first season for the red and gold in Class 6-A where they will have to battle Male, Fern Creek and Southern at least four times over the second half of the season. Male is the defending state champions amongst the largest schools in the state.