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High School Sports

  • East’s Higdon signs for hoops play at Spalding

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – The pipeline between Bullitt County and the Spalding University women’s basketball program worked again this spring when Bullitt East senior Amber Higdon signed to play with the Lady Eagles and head coach Charlie Just.

    Higdon will be rejoining with former teammate Alyssa Peak who will be a sophomore with Spalding in the upcoming season. Former North Bullitt player Megan Goeing plays with the Lady Eagles and they will all be joined by North Bullitt twins Caroline and Sarah Janes next season.

  • Eastside’s Egan wins middle school hurdles title

     LOUISVILLE – One of the strongest contingents in several years turned in a banner day on May 26 at the Kentucky Track and Cross Country Coaches Association Middle School State Championships at the University of Louisville.

  • KHSAA is combining region cheer events

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – It is just six weeks until the start of football, volleyball, soccer, golf and cross-country practices on July 15 for area high school programs.

    Where did the summer go? LOL.

    Before we get into full summer mode here, a handful of things happened during the spring that just sort of got moved to a back burner because of space and time constraints.

    Cheer Changes

  • SEMIS -- East rallies past North 3-2 in a classic

     LOUISVILLE – In a contest that will go down in local baseball lore as perhaps the best ever, the Bullitt East Chargers scored twice in the bottom of the seventh inning and beat North Bullitt 3-2 on the biggest stage in which the two arch-rivals have ever met.

  • Final -- Defense falters as Chargers fall to PRP 9-0

     LOUISVILLE – High school sports can teach a lot of lessons for life.

    For the Bullitt East Chargers, the lessons learned from Thursday’s Sixth Region Baseball Championship Game was that sometimes the other team is just a better squad. That was obvious for this season after Pleasure Ridge Park took the best the Chargers had to offer and rolled to a 9-0 victory at the University of Louisville’s Jim Patterson Stadium.

  • Shepherdsville’s Bickel headed to play at Penn State -- Altoona

     Many people may consider the railroad industry as a thing of the past, but not Bethlehem senior Shawn Bickel.

    For as far back as he can remember, Bickel has been enamored by the railroad system.

    Not just being the engineer on a train, but he loves everything about the business.

    It might be working on a track, maintaining signals, or designing the electrical system.

  • BASEBALL - East wins and advances over Fairdale

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – There are no style points in baseball.

    In addition, in the post-season, nobody asks if the game was beautiful, only did you win or lose.

    While it wasn’t always a thing of beauty, the Bullitt East Chargers won and advanced on Monday, beating former district rival Fairdale 8-2 in an opening round game of the Sixth Region Tournament.

  • BASEBALL - Eagles shine in beating DeSales

     HEBRON ESTATES — Forget the record. The North Bullitt Eagles feel they are still a team to be in the hunt for a Sixth Region baseball title.

    On Monday, they put pitching, defense and timely hitting together to defeat DeSales 9-1 in the opening round of the regional tournament.

    This is a DeSales program which has been to the regional final the past three years.

    On Monday, veteran skipper Brian Wise put senior ace Alec Lush on the hill.

  • SOFTBALL - NB drops heartbreaker

     HEBRON ESTATES -- For the North Bullitt Lady Eagles, the softball season has had a lot of highs and lows.

    In the Sixth Region opener on Monday, the team had some more highs and a few more lows in a 9-8 loss in extra innings to the Jeffersontown Lady Chargers.

    Coach Chad Laswell’s team fell behind but battled back to take an 8-4 lead going to the final inning.

    That’s when the visitors hit a couple of long fly balls to knot the score.

  • Walk-off hit is a heartbreaker for East

            FERN CREEK – Despite collecting seven hits, two more than Jeffersontown, it was the Bullitt East Lady Chargers that went home filled with frustration from the semi-finals of the 24th District Softball Tournament at Fern Creek.

    In fact, Jeffersontown had just three hits through six innings off Bullitt East pitcher Karley Dawson. However, the ‘other’ Lady Chargers had two hits in the bottom of the seventh inning including a two-out single that plated the winning run in a 2-1 Jeffersontown victory.