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High School Sports

  • 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.

  • Bullitt East rolls in Florida until final contest

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Off to a 6-0 start this season, the Bullitt East Chargers were ready to cap a successful spring break trip to Florida, but came out flat on Friday morning and dropped a 10-0 decision to a team from Highland Park in Illinois.

    That loss put a damper on what was still a successful week at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World for the red and gold. More than anything, the team played five games, a great improvement after playing two games in two weeks at home because of bad weather.

  • BC leaves bad weather, then finds bad weather

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Heading out of town for spring break in search of good weather, the Bullitt Central baseball team instead found more bad weather on a week-long trip to Alabama.

    Originally scheduled to play four games, the Cougars played just two varsity contests. That means that through the first three weeks of the season, coach G.J. Moore’s team has played only four games, standing at 1-3 heading into the important district games over the next few weeks.

  • Softball still struggling

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Heading to Florida for spring break worked out to some extent for both the Bullitt East Lady Chargers and the North Bullitt Lady Eagles.

    First and foremost, the two teams found some good weather and got in plenty of action, something that was lacking here at home over the first two weeks of the season. What didn’t improve was the winning percentage as both teams posted 1-4 marks on their trips.

  • Bernheim finishes fifth in NASP state championships

     LOUISVILLE – Sometimes in archery, it is hard to tell if the success comes from the youngest and works its way up or if the programs develop from the top down.

    Eastside Middle School really started the National Archery in Schools Program (NASP) many years ago and those shooters eventually fueled a strong Bullitt East program for a number of years.

    Now, on the other side of the county, it appears that the middle schools are taking the example from Bullitt Central and North Bullitt and building on success to power those programs in the long run.