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High School Sports

  • 2017-18 Basketball Players of the Year

    The annual Bullitt County basketball Players of the Year were recently honored. The annual selection is sponsored by Schmid Funeral Home, The Awards Center and The Pioneer News. This year’s winners were Luke Ezell of the Bullitt East Chargers. The top female player was Hailey Free of North Bullitt High School. Tim Gonterman and Mark Schmid of Schmid Funeral Home presented the players with the annual trophy.

  • Simpson pitches East past J-town

      MOUNT WASHINGTON – Getting a complete game, three-hitter from junior Garrett Simpson, the Bullitt East Chargers started 24th District play on Tuesday with a 4-2 victory over Jeffersontown.

    With limited ‘game’ experience this spring because of the bad weather, Bullitt East head coach Jeff Bowles was not looking for Simpson to pitch a complete game, but the junior kept his pitch count low so the need never developed for a change.

  • North gets early jump on districts

     HIGHVIEW — Forget about the non-district games.

    The road to the Sixth Region baseball tournament revolves about the three district games and the ensuing tournament.

    For North Bullitt, the “real” season started off in fine form on Tuesday.

    The Eagles went to Moore and defeated the Mustangs 13-0 in five innings.

    Normally, when you place four pitchers on the mound, it’s not a good thing. For North Bullitt head coach Brian Wise, it was a great opportunity.

  • Trojans slip past BC in 2-1 duel

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – All spring, Bullitt Central baseball coach G.J. Moore has been lamenting his team’s lack of pitching depth, a situation that has gotten worse, not better, as injuries have slowed the team through the first four weeks of the campaign.

    That situation was highly evident last week despite the fact that the team played just two games. On Tuesday, the Cougars got a strong pitching performance from senior Callon Willet against 23rd District rival Southern, but the Cougars lost a 2-1 decision.

  • NB’s Ludwig & Hines combine for perfect game Friday

     HEBRON ESTATES – The week didn’t start out well for the North Bullitt Lady Eagles but it sure did get better as it moved along culminating in a combined perfect game on Friday as the green and gold beat visiting Nelson County 13-0.

    Senior Madison Ludwig got the start and worked the first four innings and did not allow a base runner by Nelson County. Elizabeth Hines then came on and retired all three batters she faced in the fifth inning, ending the game with a line-out to the second baseman.

  • BE, BC don’t win a lot, but win key games

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Nothing has come easy this spring for the Bullitt East Lady Chargers and while that probably won’t change for the young team this season, it is making them stronger.

    Much like the old saying ‘what doesn’t kill me, makes me stronger’ the Lady Chargers are getting better and learning even if the results are at times difficult for head coach Ricky Hoffman to swallow.

  • Basketball is forever in the news around here

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Everybody loves snow at Christmas.

    Nobody likes snow when it is four weeks into the start of the baseball and softball seasons.

    Yet even this past weekend, snow has been part of the conversation despite temperatures near 80 late last week.

    Oh well. At some point spring will really arrive and stay. In the mean time, let me clean out my note pad on a few things sports related.

    Collins’ Hiring

  • BE gets ‘big’ match win

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Bullitt East played a match on Wednesday that got a whole lot of people in action on the tennis court.

    The Chargers defeated Butler 5-4.

    Bypassing the normal match setup, coach Dustin Armstrong’s team played three courts of doubles and six singles matches.

    He said this allowed both coaches to take a look at players in both singles and doubles action as the regional tournament quickly approaches.

  • Track playing second fiddle to Mother Nature

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Like all the other spring sports, it has been a difficult start to the season for the area high school track programs.

    Through no fault of their own, the three Bullitt County programs have spent more time on the sideline than in action due to the crazy weather since the season could have started in early March. In fact, early season meets at both Bullitt Central and Bullitt East were canceled due to cold/rainy/snowy conditions back before spring break.

  • Eagles grab first win and a lot of time on the diamond

      MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — The start of the 2018 season has not been what coach Brian Wise and his North Bullitt Eagles would have wanted.

    However, getting a big win on Friday in the finale of the Cal Ripkin Experience made the trip back from Myrtle Beach a whole lot more enjoyable.

    The 12-2 victory over Bishop Watterson of Columbus, Ohio, was the first in seven outings for the Eagles.

    But, it showed that when you pitch well and defend well, you can win ball games.