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High School Sports

  • Central off to another strong archery season

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – The first key archery tournament of the season went to Bullitt Central as the Cougars captured the NASP Region 5 event at John Hardin High School two weekends ago.

    In fact, it was a big event for Bullitt County teams overall as Bernheim took the middle school title (actually Bernheim had two teams in the event and finished first and second) while Shepherdsville and Cedar Grove finished first and second in the elementary division.

  • Short-handed Lady Chargers still too much for BC

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Nobody was mad, sad, surprised or elated on Tuesday when the Bullitt East Lady Chargers traveled to Shepherdsville for the first time since 2014 and showed the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars what it is like to be a top-15 team in the state.

    The outcome was never in doubt as the Lady Chargers jumped on top 24-5 after one quarter and the rolled up a 43-12 advantage by halftime. Midway through the third quarter the visitors pushed the margin past 35 points and the rest of the game was played with a running clock.

  • Hot-shooting Chargers roll to 75-41 victory

     HEBRON ESTATES – The Bullitt East Chargers are hot.

    Smokin’ hot.

    Shooting 60 percent from the field, the red and gold put together another solid performance on Friday, rolling past North Bullitt 75-41 in a game that was not nearly as close as many had thought it would be.

    Just two weeks earlier, North Bullitt had beaten Bullitt Central by five points and then three days later the Cougars had defeated the Chargers in overtime by a single point.

  • Lady Chargers show off their defensive form

     HEBRON ESTATES – The Bullitt East Lady Chargers have long memories.

    Really long memories.

    Coach Chris Stallings’ team remembered back almost a year to ending the previous season with a 59-46 loss to North Bullitt in the opening round of the Sixth Region Tournament, a game played on the Lady Eagle’s home floor.

    With that setback still vivid in their minds, the Lady Chargers returned to North Bullitt on Friday and this time the result was much different as Bullitt East rolled to a dominating 64-22 victory.

  • Cougars spoil the Cougars’ homecoming

     SHIVELY -- Toughness and a couple of good calls at just the right time.

    That was a winning formula for Bullitt Central Friday night in a battle of the Cougars.

    In this battle, it was the Bullitt Central Cougars defeating the Holy Cross Cougars by a 60-59 score. The game ended with a battle for the ball. And this was a 50/50 ball that the visitors would secure as the horn sounded.

  • East finishes third; 14 local wrestlers reach state

     LOUISVILLE – A total of 14 athletes from the three area programs finished among the top four in their respective weight classifications on Saturday at the Region Three Wrestling Tournament at Doss High School.

    Those 14 competitors, along with three other alternates, will advance to the Kentucky State Wrestling Championships this Friday and Saturday at the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

  • BE’s Hill signs to play baseball at Pikeville

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – It didn’t take Bullitt East senior Zach Hill very long to decide that Pikeville was the place for him and his baseball skills.

    Long before his final season of high school baseball is set to start, Hill already has all the pressure of being recruited out of the way, having signed with the school in eastern Kentucky late in the fall.

  • Lincoln Memorial gets signature of BE’s Kelley baseball at Pikeville

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – A meeting with coaches from Lincoln Memorial University at a baseball camp paid big dividends for power hitting Bullitt East player Mason Kelley.

    The camp took place last summer and within a few months Kelley had decided that heading south to play baseball was a good idea. Lincoln Memorial is located in Harrogate, Tennessee.

    Kelley also looked at Bellarmine and McKendree before deciding to sign with the Railsplitters. By early fall, the senior knew where he wanted to play his college baseball. 

  • North suffers frustrating state bowling tourney

     LOUISVILLE – Any high school athlete or athletic team that reaches a state championship, always feels like they could have gone a little further or done a little better if they don’t bring home the big trophy.

    That is just human nature.

    That was certainly the case for the North Bullitt program on Thursday and Friday at the KHSAA Kentucky State Bowling Championships at Executive Strike and Spare in Louisville. Coach Emily Knight’s team made a strong showing, but there was plenty of frustration mixed in.

  • East’s Schaber honored as state’s top cheer coach

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Over the past 10 years, the Bullitt East High cheerleaders have had a talent dedicated to bettering the team and the girls on the team.

    This year, head coach Jeffrey Schaber was recognized by the National Federation of High Schools as the Kentucky Cheer Coach of the Year.

    “Winning the award is an absolute honor,” he said. “There are a lot of amazing coaches throughout the state so it’s a great award that I am super proud of.”