High School Sports

  • Bearettes pull away late for win

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – It was a Clash of the Titans between two of the top girls’ basketball teams in Kentucky this season on Tuesday in Mount Washington.

    Defending state champion Butler made the trip to battle Bullitt East in what has become a traditional showdown played on the second Tuesday of the regular season.

    In the end, Butler, with an advantage in experience, pulled away from a 51-50 score at the start of the fourth quarter to win 84-72.

  • State cheer championships on Saturday

     LEXINGTON -- All three Bullitt County high school programs will be in competition this Saturday at the KHSAA State Cheerleading Championship at the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park.

    Bullitt East will be looking to repeat as state champions in the All-Girls Super Division, the largest of the four divisions for teams with girls only. The Chargers will be in action at 3:55 p.m. and will be competing against ten other teams.

  • BC girls roll to third win

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Playing four games over the first eight days of the regular season, the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars stand at 3-1 after beating Waggener 60-35 on Monday in the first home game of the season for the maroon and gray.

    Those four games serve as a tune-up for a pair of important 23rd District games. Bullitt Central will play at North Bullitt on Friday before returning home to take on Southern on Tuesday.

  • Colts stampede past limping North Bullitt

     HEBRON ESTATES — With leading scorer Travis Dunnavan sidelined with a knee injury for at least the next few weeks, other members of the North Bullitt Eagle basketball team will have an opportunity to step up.

    And, head coach Korey Craddock would like to see several step up to the challenge.

    In its home opener, it would be Brendan Holt and Logan Steinmacher who would answer the call.

    However, they couldn’t produce enough points to defeat a very good DeSales team.

  • BC drops pair as schedule toughens

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – After opening the season with a win, the road got a lot tougher for the Bullitt Central Cougars over the weekend as the young team dropped a pair of contests.

    All three of the opening games have been played on the road.

    On Friday, the Cougars were in Bardstown and despite it being close most of the way, the team dropped a 66-48 decision to Bethlehem. A night later, the athleticism levels were far apart as Valley rolled to a 72-38 win.

  • Less Deel no problem for Lady Eagles on Saturday

     SHELBYVILLE -- As concerning as it might be to have your leading scorer sitting beside you on the bench for most of the game, it is so exciting to see others step up.

    In its opener, North Bullitt head coach David Marion saw his Bellarmine University-signee Lauren Deel sitting on the bench much too much against Collins High.

    But, in the end, there was no reason for Marion to fret as the Lady Eagles were just fine in the 61-48 victory.

  • Lady Chargers battle to the end against Male

     LOUISVILLE – It was a battle between two of the state’s top teams on Friday and when the dust had finally settled it was Male that had pulled out an 81-78 victory over Bullitt East.

    Male entered the 2016-17 season ranked fifth in the state while Bullitt East was two spots behind the Lady Bulldogs.

    Male had opened the season three nights earlier by knocking off defending state champion and pre-season number one Butler by a 68-62 score. Bullitt East was to battle Butler on Tuesday night of this week in Mount Washington.

  • East slips past Collins Friday

     SHELBYVILLE -- New Bullitt East boys’ basketball coach Jason Couch got his first win in red and gold on Friday as his Chargers defeated Martha Layne Collins 58-51 on the road.

    The foe was a familiar one to Couch as his former post was at Shelby County High School, the school on the other side of Shelbyville. Those teams are in the same district within the Eighth Region.

    Bullitt East won despite shooting the ball poorly. The Chargers shots just 38.6 percent from the field and were only three of 17 from beyond the arc (17.6 percent).

  • Chargers falter late; Lady Chargers roll

     BOWLING GREEN – The Bullitt East Chargers’ lack of experience may have showed a little in the season-opening game Tuesday at Warren Central High School.

    Bullitt East built a 17-point lead in the first half and still had the upper hand at 45-41 entering the fourth quarter before Warren Central rallied to win 62-57.

  • Graham scores 33 as Lady Cougars get win

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – When Josh Cravens took over the Bullitt Central girls’ basketball program in May the schedule for the upcoming season was pretty well set.

    Needless to say, if he had made the schedule, the Lady Cougars would not have opened the season Tuesday on the road at Trimble County. Bullitt Central has just one returning starter and only three players with any varsity experience while the Lady Raiders return most of its roster from the team that won the Eighth Region title a year ago.