High School Sports

  • Lady Chargers reign as regional champs

      LOUISVILLE — Never have so many Bullitt County entries gone so far in high school tennis.

    Thanks in part to some shifting of schools beginning this spring in the regional tennis configuration, the doors opened wide for local players. As such, Bullitt County will be represented by a record nine players when the state tournament opens later this week in Lexington.

    The Bullitt East girls’ squad led the trophy parade by winning the team title in the Sixth Region.

  • Schank comes up big as BC beats North

     HEBRON ESTATES — Both coaches knew that the 19-2 victory by North Bullitt in April would have no bearing on Monday’s 23rd District baseball opener.

    Both teams had suffered some heart-breaking losses this season.

    And both teams knew that the winner of the contest would advance to the championship game on Tuesday and a berth in the Sixth Region tournament. The other team would have next season to start working toward.

  • Chargers beat the Wildcats and the storm

     JEFFERSONTOWN – Get started, get a win, move on.

    Being perfect just makes it that much easier.

    That has been the post-season lament for high school coaches for a long time. Every team starts the post-season with a 0-0 record and regular season numbers don’t mean a thing. Just live to play another day.

    The Bullitt East Chargers did all of that and more on Sunday as the red and gold beat the rain and defeated Whitefield Academy 10-0 in the opening game of the 24th District Tournament at Jeffersontown High School.

  • NB rolls into Tuesday’s final

     HEBRON ESTATES — On a cloudy, windy afternoon, the North Bullitt  Lady Eagles were not going to let anyone rain on their parade.

    In the first game of the District 23 softball tourney, North Bullitt was in total domination in a 22-1 victory over the Moore Mustangs.

  • Lady Cougars fall to Southern

     HEBRON ESTATES — Maybe it was a sign.

    As Bullitt Central took the field in its 23rd District softball opener against Southern, the rains began to fall on Sunday.

    By the time umpires halted the game, the Lady Trojans had scored a run and had the bases loaded.

    Things didn’t get any better on Monday as Southern defeated the Lady Cougars 13-1 in five innings to advance to the championship game Tuesday against North Bullitt.

  • Lady Chargers’ bats go cold at the wrong time

     JEFFERSONTOWN – Riding a four-game winning streak, the longest of the season, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers appeared ready to make some noise in the 24th District Tournament.

    That route started well as the red and gold barely beat the rain on Sunday and defeated Whitefield Academy 17-2 in a contest that lasted just three innings.

    However, that rain forced the two semi-finals, scheduled for later on Sunday, to be moved back to Monday. Playing in the second game that day, the Lady Chargers could not generate any offense and lost to Jeffersontown 5-1.

  • North’s Clay Snead signs to swim at Asbury

     HEBRON ESTATES  — Being a swimmer is a little different than being an athlete in other sports.

    The competitive drive is the same. The art of teamwork is often the same. And the dedication is no different.

    However, getting up before dawn to practice, going to school and then returning to the pool for more practice well past sunset is challenging.

    For North Bullitt senior Clay Snead, the hard work and dedication has paid off. The 18-year-old son of Paul and Theresa Snead has signed with top 10 NAIA swimming powerhouse Asbury University.

  • Central wins NASP 3D State Championship

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – After finishing as the runner-up team a year ago, Bullitt Central took that final big step recently when they won the big trophy at the National Archery in Schools Program Kentucky 3D State Championship event held at the Kentucky Exposition Center in late March.

  • Local tennis teams loaded for regional quarters

     LOUISVILLE — Bullitt County tennis players have taken full advantage of a newly-aligned Sixth Region.

    Post-season play for the tennis teams started with girls’ action last Monday with the boys’ taking the courts the next day.

    Quarter-final round action is now set for Monday for both the boys and the girls with semi-finals on Tuesday and the finals on Wednesday.

    For the girls, eight of the 16 quarterfinal spots in singles and doubles are occupied by a Bullitt County entry.

  • 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.