High School Sports

  • Cougars & Chargers both in action tonight

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – In a season in which the difference between the first and eighth team in this week’s Boys’  Sixth Region Tournament, there really wasn’t a ‘good’ or ‘bad’ draw for either Bullitt Central or Bullitt East.

    The good news was already known on Saturday in that both programs, coming off district championships, will be playing at home on Monday in the opening round of the event before play shifts to Valley High School on Wednesday for the semi-finals and Saturday afternoon for the championship game.

  • Chargers rally late to erase three year district drought

     JEFFERSONTOWN – Trailing 27-20 at halftime of Thursday’s championship game of the Boys’ 24th District Tournament, the Bullitt East Chargers were looking squarely at a third consecutive post-season loss to Jeffersontown and a fourth straight season without a district title.

  • Cougars repeat as tops in 23rd by downing Moore

    SHEPHERDSVILLE  — The hard work. The tough schedule. The toughness.

    All that culminated Thursday evening for the Bullitt Central Cougars as they won their second straight 23rd District basketball title with a 51-39 victory over the Moore Mustangs.

    “We’re peaking at the right time,” said Sixth Region Coach of the Year Shane Popplewell. “We’re right where we want to be.”

  • Lady Chargers have all the answers with 62-34 win over Mercy

     JEFFERSONTOWN – For the third time in the past four years, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers sit atop the 24th District after cruising past Mercy 62-34 in Friday’s championship game at Jeffersontown High School.

    The impressive defensive effort held the Jaguars, the state’s pre-season number one team, to 11 fewer points than any other Kentucky team this season. Mercy scored just four points in the second quarter as Bullitt East raced out to a 37-15 lead at halftime.

  • BE’s Wantye to play baseball at Spalding

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – For some young people, staying close to home for college is the preferred option.

    That was the mindset for Bullitt East senior Jarrett Wantye when it came to his future education as well as his baseball career.

    In the end, Wantye could not have stayed much closer to home, having signed to play his next four seasons at Spalding University in downtown Louisville.

  • BE’s Simpson signs to play baseball at EKU

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – As early as he could remember, Bullitt East senior Garrett Simpson has had a baseball in his hand.

    That makes sense since his father, Craig, was a standout pitcher at Bullitt Central before going on to play college baseball at Ohio Wesleyan. Like his father, Garrett has become a quality pitcher.

    Success pitching for Bullitt East attracted top colleges to the family’s doorstep. In the fall, Simpson decided that Eastern Kentucky University would be where he would ply his trade over the next four years.

  • State wrestling was a learning experience

     LEXINGTON – The 2019 Kentucky State Wrestling Championships turned out to be a learning experience for what was a pretty young group of Bullitt County wrestlers.

    Three Bullitt County wrestlers won their opening matches and two other wrestlers posted 2-2 marks and got to wrestle on Saturday.

  • Local swim programs compete in Region Four finals

     LOUISVILLE – The Bullitt County swimming programs recently competed in the Region Four Championships at the Ralph Wright Natatorium on the University of Louisville campus.

    As has been the situation since the Bullitt County Board of Education agreed to fund a single coach, the three high school programs practice together, but then compete individually when it comes to meets. Katie Philpott oversees all three programs.

  • Post-season starts Monday for basketball

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Since the Bullitt County schools joined the Sixth Region for the 2006 post-season, there has never been as much balance in basketball as there has been this winter – especially on the boys’ side of things.

    That is what makes this week’s district play so interesting as some good teams are going to go home early. It also makes the district play important as the four district winners in the Sixth Region will each host first-round games of the Sixth Region Tournament on Monday, Feb. 25 against a district runner-up.

  • Local hoops teams get in final contests

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The final week of the regular season for the three area boys’ basketball team got off to a perfect start as each of the programs picked up an early week win.

    After games late in the week, all focus will turn to the 23rd and 24th District Tournaments that will be this week. North Bullitt and Bullitt Central will play in the 23rd District Tournament at Bullitt Central while Bullitt East will be in the 24th District event at Jeffersontown High School.

    Boys – Tuesday