High School Sports

  • Cougars ready to join ‘elites’ in region

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The Bullitt Central Cougars are starting to come into focus as the 2018-19 basketball season gets underway for the maroon and gray tonight at home.

    After a strong finish to the end of last season, including a 23rd District championship, the Cougars felt they knew exactly where they stood entering this season with all five starters returning.

  • NB girls look to extend success story

     HEBRON ESTATES –What do you do to follow up the most successful season in program history?

    That is the obvious first question for North Bullitt Lady Eagle mentor David Marion as the green and gold prepare for the start of the 2018-19 season next Thursday at LaRue County.

    North Bullitt posted a 24-9 record a year ago and reached the championship game of the Sixth Region Tournament for the first time in program history before losing to eventual state runner-up Mercy 64-48.

  • Sander resigns as BE football coach

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – After three seasons at the helm, Mark Sander stepped down last week as the head coach at Bullitt East.

    Sander took over after the five-year run of head coach Darrell Vincent, but Sander was never able to improve a program that has had just two winning seasons since playing for the state championship in 2008 under Doug Preston. Sander steps down after posting a 10-23 overall mark.

  • Miscues at key times sink Cougars’ upset plan

      CRESTWOOD – Sometimes, no matter how much you want something, you have to admit that the other team is just better.

    That was certainly the case for the Bullitt Central Cougars on Friday as for the second time in a month they had nothing for the South Oldham Dragons in the second round of the Class 5-A play-offs. On a bitterly cold night with a few snow flurries, the Dragons were breathing fire as they rolled to a 56-7 victory.

    In the regular season meeting, South Oldham had beaten the Cougars 70-14 in Shepherdsville.

  • Foundation laid for CC future

     LEXINGTON – It wasn’t exactly the day that everyone was dreaming about, but it was a wonderful experience for the large Bullitt County contingent that competed in the Class 3-A Kentucky State Cross-Country Championships at the Kentucky Horse Park.

    In the boys’ race, Bullitt Central was hoping for a top-20 finish and dreaming of being in the top-15, but in the end reality had the Cougars’ finishing 22nd. Still, the Cougars came into the race slotted into the 24th spot overall based on previous performances this season.

  • BC will need super effort to beat South Oldham

     CRESTWOOD – History has never won, nor lost, a high school football game.

    Still, the Bullitt Central Cougars will have to put forth their best game of the season on Friday to beat history when the maroon and gray goes on the road to take on South Oldham in the second round of the Class 5-A football play-offs.

  • Curry out, Popplewell in as BC boys’ coach

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The start of the high school basketball season is still three weeks away, but already the Bullitt Central boys’ program has been on a wild roller-coaster ride.

    When the ride finally came to an end, Shane Popplewell was the new head coach after former head coach Jessie Curry tendered his resignation on Oct. 26.

  • First half woes haunt Chargers to the end answers in beating BE

      FERN CREEK — At halftime of Friday night’s first round playoff game against Fern Creek, things didn’t look good for the Bullitt East Chargers.

    With  mounting injuries and facing some pretty good teams, Bullitt East had been outscored 96-6 in their final two regular season games.

    And when Fern Creek jumped out to a 36-0 halftime lead, Charger head coach Mark Sander talked to his seniors and to the rest of the team.

  • Cougars’ defense comes up big in win

     OKOLONA – Fueled by a pair of defensive stops inside the 15-yard line on Friday, the Bullitt Central Cougars lived to fight another day in the first-round of the Class 5-A play-offs as the maroon and gray went on the road and beat Southern 10-0.

    The win marked the third straight season that the Cougars have won the opening game of the post-season. That is the best such streak in the program’s history.

  • Eastside girls win top middle school tourney

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Beating some of the top middle school teams in the state, the Eastside Lady Eagles recently won the Middle School Bluegrass State Championships at the Mid-America Sports Academy in Louisville.

    This is the first statewide title for Eastside since the Lady Eagles won the Kentucky State Middle School Championships six seasons ago when future Miss Basketball Lindsey Duvall played for Eastside.

    Samantha Downs coached both of those championship teams.