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High School Sports

  • Central doesn’t renew Cravens’ contract

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Josh Cravens will be the first to tell you that his Bullitt Central Lady Cougar basketball teams have not been very good the past few seasons.

    Still, after playing a number of younger girls the past two seasons, the prospects for the immediate future were looking better. The program has had just two seniors each of the past two seasons so a lot of players with a lot of game experience are in the pipeline.

  • NB boat finishes 13th at state fishing

     CALVERT CITY – The two-day format of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association State Bass Fishing Championship suited the North Bullitt boat of Samantha Johnson and Cole Johnson just fine on Friday and Saturday as the pair finished 13th out of the 88 boats that took part.

    The State Championship was held at Kentucky Dam Marina.

    This was quite a jump for the pair as they just barely qualified for the state finals after finishing 35th in the Region Two Tournament, an event in which the top 36 boats advanced to the state finals.

  • Softball teams adding wins as post-season nears

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The schedules and the rain last week meshed together just well enough for all three area softball teams to get some much needed work before post-season play begins on Sunday.

    In fact, all three programs picked up at least one victory against some pretty highly rated competition.

    North Bullitt

    Coach Chad Laswell’s team had a busy week after a few slow weeks recently. The green and gold played six games in six days, picking up a pair of victories.

  • Schank’s 15 K’s power BC past East 7-3

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Riding the strong right arm of senior pitcher Lucas Schank, the Bullitt Central Cougars put together a full game on Tuesday and beat Bullitt East, the state’s 13-ranked team, by a 7-3 score.

    Bullitt Central finished with ten hits, twice as many as the Chargers, and the maroon and gray did not have an error to help pick up the team’s seventh win of the spring.

  • North stuns defending state champs St. X

     HEBRON ESTATES -- One win does not make a season.

    But one win should instill much confidence in your team, especially when the opponent is the defending state champs.

    Down 4-1 in the sixth inning, the North Bullitt Eagles came back to defeat the St. Xavier Tigers 6-4 on Thursday.

    “We’ve had so many tough luck losses,” said veteran coach Brian Wise. “I’m really proud of them.”

  • Sixth Region tennis tourney opens play Monday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Regional tennis action for the local boys and girls in the Sixth Region will begin today.

    Because the draw meeting was held on Saturday, details were not available at press time.

    What is known is both programs will have regional action over the next two weeks at Mercy Academy. The first two rounds are to be completed this Monday and Tuesday with the final rounds next Monday and Tuesday.

  • Bullitt Central finishes second at NASP state

     LOUISVILLE – The Bullitt Central archery team continued a strong spring recently with a second place finish in the National Archery in Schools Program (NASP) Bullseye competition at the Kentucky State Tournament conducted at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.

    Bullitt Central posted a final team score of 3,434. That total was 15 points behind the score posted by Madison Central of 3,449. Lincoln County High School was third with a 3,430 score.

  • Central’s Carter signs to run for Spalding

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – A strong senior cross-country campaign paid dividends for Bullitt Central senior Devan Carter recently when he signed to continue in the sport the next four years at Spalding University.

    It was following a fourth consecutive trip to the KHSAA Kentucky State Cross-Country championships that Carter was contacted by Spalding. While he also heard from Asbury College, Carter had his heart set on Spalding.

    “They contacted me first,” he said. “It is close and I like the two classes a semester schedule.”

  • District diamond play set for an early start

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Because of changes in the format deeper into the post-season, district play will start a day earlier this year, beginning on a Sunday for the first time ever.

    In fact, the KHSAA didn’t really expect district play to start before Monday, but once the format changes were in place, a number of districts around the state petitioned the state for a waiver to start earlier than the previously prescribed ‘Monday before Memorial Day’ opening.

  • Softball teams play through a short week

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – It was going to be a short week for area softball squads last week anyway because of the Kentucky Derby and no school on Friday.

    Still, the week got even shorter with bad weather conditions from the middle of the week on. It was all pretty much a good thing as all three of the local teams suffered through some tough losses.