High School Sports

  • Late dry spell costs NB big upset chance

     HEBRON ESTATES – Following an exchange of baskets to open the fourth quarter, the North Bullitt Lady Eagles on Tuesday had a 51-50 lead over visiting Nelson County, the state’s 19th ranked team.

    Unfortunately, that turned out to be the high-water mark for the green and gold as Nelson County scored 12 of the next 14 points over a five-minute span to take control of the game. By the final buzzer, the Lady Cardinals had pulled out a 71-62 victory by outscoring North Bullitt 23-13 in the final quarter.

  • Lady Eagles have a dolphin good time on Florida trip

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Coming just a few days after a ‘lost’ week playing in the Queen of the Commonwealth Tournament with overall team sickness, the North Bullitt Lady Eagles got back on the winning track during a trip to Florida last week in which the green and gold won two of three games.

  • East girls romp in Florida

      FORT MYERS, FLORIDA – It is very true that Bullitt East has played one of the most difficult schedules in the state this season.

    Coach Chris Stallings’ team enters the new year with an 11-4 record. Of the three teams that have beaten the Lady Chargers (they have lost twice to Male), those three teams have a combined 33-2 record through the first of the year.

    So yes, Bullitt East has had more than their share of ‘big games.’

  • ‘Revenge’ tour not working out well for NB

     HODGENVILLE – To this point, the 2016-2017 basketball season as been the ‘revenge’ tour for the North Bullitt Eagles.

    Unfortunately, the Eagles are not the ones exacting the revenge.

    A year ago, coach Korey Craddock’s team opened the season 14-1 with an undefeated record against Kentucky teams up until the Boys’ Louisville Invitational Tournament. That winning streak included holiday tournament titles at both Spencer County and LaRue County.

  • Chargers earn number five seed for Boys’ LIT

     LOUISVILLE – It will be another rematch this season for Bullitt East as the Chargers will face Sixth Region rival Pleasure Ridge Park on Tuesday in the Republic Bank Boys’ Louisville Invitational Tournament at Valley High School.

    Bullitt East, with an 11-4 record after beating Whitefield Academy on Monday night, traveled to Shively and beat Pleasure Ridge Park 66-62 back on Dec. 13. It was the first time the Chargers had ever played at PRP.

  • East finishes third at Ashland tourney

     ASHLAND – A little extra time together over the holidays could prove to be a boost for a Bullitt East squad that has a number of big games on the horizon.

    Between the two holidays, the Chargers headed east and played in the 62nd annual Ashland Invitational. Bullitt East dropped the middle game and then finished third in one of the state’s oldest holiday events.

  • Cougars learn new lessons

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Not a lot of high school basketball games are played at 9 a.m. in the morning.

    That was just one of the lessons that a young Bullitt Central team had to learn last week as they played three games in the South Central Bank-Helton Classic at Allen County-Scottsville High School.

  • Eagles struggle on the road at Spencer tourney

     TAYLORSVILLE – Three days in Taylorsville before the holidays didn’t put the North Bullitt Eagles in a very festive mood.

    At least not as festive as they were a year earlier.

    Returning to the Nick Burns Memorial Tournament after winning the title each of the past two seasons, the Eagles dropped all three games in 2016. That included an opening loss to Shelby County, the team they had beaten two years earlier in the title game.

  • Lady Cougars get a good ‘preview’ for Jan. contests

     HODGENVILLE – Just call last week’s trip for the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars to LaRue County to participate in the R.E. Williams Holiday Classic a preview to some upcoming games.

    Bullitt Central won its opening game in the eight-team event, beating Logan County 49-46. The team then seemed on the verge of reaching the championship game when they led LaRue County late before the Lady Hawks rallied to win 42-41.

  • Male pulls away late to beat East in final

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – The Queen of the Commonwealth Tournament last week at Bullitt East got just the final everyone was expecting, but a hot-shooting Male squad pulled away late to record a 74-53 victory over the host team to claim the tallest trophy.

    Just three weeks earlier, Bullitt East had traveled to Preston Highway and played the state’s pre-season number five squad to within an 81-78 final.