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High School Sports

  • Wantye’s home run fuels Chargers past Central

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – A first inning home run off the bat of junior Jarrett Wantye capped a four run start for the Bullitt East Chargers on Friday as the red and gold celebrated Senior Night with a 10-0 victory over arch-rival Bullitt Central in a five-inning contest.

    Wantye’s home run accounted for the third and fourth runs of the inning and before another pitch was thrown, the umpires sent both teams to their dugouts due to a steady rain. Following a 25-minute delay, play resumed, but the momentum stayed with the Chargers.

  • Championship Effort: Three squads blend together to bring home gold medal in worlds

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—When representing a country known as a melting pot, the team should be its own melting pot of several different schools.

    For this year’s United States Junior National All-Girl team, girls from both Bullitt East and Bullitt Central high schools united with girls from Eastside Middle to bring home the gold for the second year in a row from the Junior Elite Division at the 2017 International Cheer Union (ICU) World Championships.

    Teams Finland and Sweden came in second and third place in the division.

  • North softball fashions 3-1 week

     HEBRON ESTATES -- Heading into the final week of the regular season, the North Bullitt softball team claimed wins in three of four contests.

    The week started with a 15-0 victory over Bardstown at home in a game that was stopped after just three innings.

    Madison Ludwig pitched the first two innings for the win before Elizabeth Hines pitched the last inning. Each pitcher gave up one hit.

    At the plate, North Bullitt had just eight hits, but walked nine times and Bardstown made two errors.

  • Lady Chargers win two straight

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- For the first time this spring the Bullitt East softball team won back-to-back games last week as they moved to 7-14 entering the final week of the regular season.

    The week didn’t start on such a high note as the red and gold dropped a 10-0 decision on the road at Central Hardin.

    The Lady Chargers had just two hits and three base runners.

  • BE gets key hits to win typical rivalry game vs. NB

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – On a good day, veteran manager Jeff Bowles is pretty quiet down in the third-base coaching box.

    If quiet, that means his Bullitt East Charger batters are taking care of business.

    If not, then Bowles will be flashing a lot of signs for bunts and hit and runs.

    On Saturday, all the season records were thrown out the window as Bullitt East hosted North Bullitt in its annual meeting.

    Getting a couple of breaks and then coming up with the big hit, came away with a 4-1 victory.

  • Charger baseball has perfect week

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Including a win over North Bullitt on Saturday (see story above), the Bullitt East Chargers won all five games they played last week, using five different pitchers to start games.

    The red and gold picked up an impressive win on Monday as they defeated Central Hardin, a top-15 team in the state, by a 4-2 margin.

    The Chargers trailed 2-1 before scoring a run in the bottom of the fifth and two more in the sixth to get the win.

  • BE’s Willis, Brown claim regional track crowns

     LOUISVILLE – Wins from Bullitt East seniors Taylor Willis in the girls’ high jump and from Matt Brown in the boys’ discus highlighted the local efforts in Saturday’s Class 3-A, Region 3 Track and Field Championships at Male High School.

    Competing in perhaps the state’s toughest region, a grouping that includes state track powers Male, St. Xavier, Central, Manual and Butler, the three Bullitt County programs find scoring team points a difficult task along with qualifying athletes for this week’s state track meet in Lexington.

  • East’s Kruse returns to state tennis tournament

     LOUISVILLE — They had met a few weeks ago in the regular season.

    The first set between North Bullitt’s top singles player Shanna Blocker and Bullitt East’s top player Savannah Kruse was tight.

    The Lady Charger went on to win the first set and then cruised through the second set.

    In the Sixth Region tennis tournament, the two would be paired in the quarterfinals. The winner would earn a berth in the state tournament.

  • East sweeps All-Bullitt County Track & Field titles

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- The All-Bullitt County Track and Field Championships awarded team points to the top four finishers in each individual event on a 5-3-2-1 basis and to the top two teams in each relay on a 5-3 count. No school could have more than two athletes scoring team points. Only those athletes scoring team points are listed below.

     

    GIRLS

    Team scores – Bullitt East 74; North Bullitt 48; Bullitt Central 21.

  • Craddock steps down as Eagle hoops coach

     HEBRON ESTATES – After four seasons and 59 wins, North Bullitt boys’ basketball coach Korey Craddock stepped down last week.

    Since taking over the Eagle program in the summer of 2014, Craddock and his wife Jessica have had two children and the coach said that he had a strong desire to spend more time at home with son Colton and daughter Oakley.

    Plus, Craddock had the difficult task of coaching at North Bullitt while teaching at Bullitt East while living in Taylorsville. Craddock has not resigned from his teaching position at Bullitt East.