High School Sports

  • Post-season changes surprising

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The news last week that the Kentucky High School Athletic Association was going to make some major alterations to the post-season for baseball and softball was a little bit of a surprise.

    It was just several years ago that baseball split its 16-team state tournament to two weekends in Lexington. All the talk at that time was that the move would help smaller schools as there would need to be less pitching required as there would be just two games a week instead of the four needed the previous few seasons.

  • Late goal lifts Mercy past Lady Eagles 1-0

     HEBRON ESTATES – A goal with less than 15 minutes remaining in the game was the only score of the match on Wednesday as Mercy got the best of North Bullitt 1-0.

    The game was played in unusually warm weather for late September. Because of that, there were additional 10-minute ‘water’ breaks midway through each half.

  • Rain plays havoc on Monday’s soccer and golf events

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Torrential rains on Monday forced the postponement of several major area high school events that day.

    East vs. Mercy Girls’ Soccer

    First, the Bullitt East vs. Mercy girls’ soccer match scheduled for Monday in Mount Washington has been pushed back to Wednesday. The contest will be played at 5:30 p.m.

  • Post-season for golf teams starts this week

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- As is always the case, golf will be the first sport to enter the post-season.

    Once again, the boys’ and girls’ regional tournaments will be held on the last Monday and Tuesday of September, just two months after the season started at the beginning of August.

    The Girls’ Third Region Tournament will be held first with action starting on Monday morning at the Elizabethtown Country Club.

  • East gets jump on district race with victory

     BARDSTOWN — Bullitt East coach Mark Sander didn’t spend a lot of time preaching to  his players about Friday’s game being the start of a new season.

    The veteran coach said everyone knows that things begin to count when district play starts.

    And, on Friday night, the Chargers started off district play 1-0 with a 33-21 victory over Nelson County.

    What Sander and his coaching staff spent their time on last week was putting in some new wrinkles on the offensive side of the ball.

  • Close to perfection, Cougars Close-out NB

     HEBRON ESTATES – Sometimes it is best to be the underdog.

    Just ask the Bullitt Central Cougars.

    Playing a nearly flawless game, the maroon and gray stunned a vastly improved North Bullitt team 47-21 on Friday in the 43rd annual renewal of The Game. The win gives Bullitt Central a 25-18 advantage in the rivalry.

  • East at Nelson on Friday

     BARDSTOWN – While this will be the first of five consecutive district games, there will be a lot on the line Friday when Bullitt East goes on the road to take on long-time rival Nelson County in the final battle for the Bourbon Barrel for at least the next four years.

  • Cougars and Eagles to battle for 43rd time

     HEBRON ESTATES – Long referred to as The Game, Bullitt Central will travel to North Bullitt on Friday for the 43rd meeting of the longest running rivalry in the county.

    For the foreseeable future, this will be the last meeting between the two programs that will have district ramifications. While both teams will continue in Class 5-A starting next season, the two will be in separate districts. The two teams will continue to play, but those meetings will come earlier in the season.

  • BC & BE get the best of North

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Two teams that are riding mid-season surges, Bulitt Central and Bullitt East, had no trouble last week picking up wins over North Bullitt.

    On Tuesday it was Bullitt Central that pulled away from a 1-1 halftime score and beat the Eagles 6-1 with the last four goals coming in the final 18 minutes including a pair of goals just nine seconds apart.

  • Inspired effort gives North a win of the ages

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Putting six years of negative history behind them, the North Bullitt Lady Eagles put together a flawless performance on Monday to beat Bullitt East 25-20, 25-15, 25-19.

    The last time that North Bullitt beat the Lady Chargers was on Oct. 4, 2012. Bullitt East had won the last eight meetings between the two rivals who for the last three seasons have been playing each other just once.

    In those eight losses, North Bullitt had won just three games and over the last seven meetings the green and gold had won just one game.