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High School Sports

  • Central opens district play with loss to Southern

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  — It was not the way Bullitt Central coach G.J. Moore wanted to start the District 23 campaign.

    Postponed a day due to a wet field, Bullitt Central’s bats never woke up as the Cougars fell 11-1 in six innings to the Southern Trojans.

    After the first round of district play, North Bullitt and Southern have victories and Bullitt Central and Moore have losses. The regular season play will determine the all-important seeding for the district tourney in May.

  • North wins district opener

     HEBRON ESTATES — No matter how pretty. No matter how ugly. It is always golden when you can pick up a victory in a district game.

    On Tuesday, North Bullitt did what it was supposed to do — take care of business in defeating Moore 10-0 in five innings.

    Head coach Brian Wise was able to breathe a little easier after the first inning.

    With three consecutive walks to load the bases, senior Drew Wheatly belted a grand slam for a 4-0 lead.

    Walks forced in two more runs in the second inning.

  • Zoneton excited about meeting goal of reaching Orlando finals

     ZONETON—It’s hard to be a middle school cheerleader in Bullitt County when Eastside Middle is a nationally known team to beat.

    That didn’t stop Zoneton Middle from surpassing its own goals of joining the Eagles on the Orlando mat.

    For the first time in school history, the cheer team placed in the state competition, coming in at second and securing the team’s first-ever national’s bid.

    Once at Walt Disney World’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, the team went further than even they expected.

  • Eastside continues dominance as it wins fourth straight

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Girls around the county and around the country watch the Eastside Middle cheerleaders compete year after year at Walt Disney World’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando.

    The only extra magic Eastside brings to the competition, though, are some sparkly mouse ears to wear in the parks.

    “I tell the girls every year when they join the team that there’s no magic in the uniform,” coach Carrie DeBold said.

    The team’s four-time winning streak is caused by pure sweat and dedication.

  • North, East get mixed spring softball results

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – North Bullitt and Bullitt East will clash on Thursday of this week on the Lady Eagles’ home field in a game set to start at 5:30 p.m.

    To prepare for that contest, both teams made out of state trips last week for spring break. North Bullitt headed to Florida while Bullitt East was in the Great Smoky Mountains.

    North Bullitt

    The Lady Eagles had plenty of offense early during the spring break trip to Destin Florida for the Florida Beach Bash event, but that faded away against better competition.

  • Chargers return from Florida a better team

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Spring break for the Bullitt East Chargers was just what everyone would like to do. The weather was nice and the surroundings were pristine. There were rides galore and plenty of food.

    Oh yeah. The Chargers also went 5-0 on the trip against some strong opposition.

  • North gains valuable experience on break trip

      MYRTLE BEACH  — Despite a chilly day and a rained out finale, North Bullitt head coach Brian Wise got exactly what he was looking for in his team’s annual trip to the beaches of South Carolina.

    The Eagles finished with a 2-1 record for the week at the Cal Ripken Experience in Myrtle Beach.

    More importantly, Wise felt his team progressed in its pitching, defense and hitting.

    “It was a good trip,” said Wise, whose team headed into yesterday’s District 23 opener against Moore with a bit of momentum.

  • Central heads east for three spring break showdowns

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – No, the GPS of Bullitt Central baseball coach G.J. Moore was not broken.

    After heading south for a number of seasons for spring break baseball, the coach decided to head east in search of competition. So, instead of Alabama or Florida, the Cougars played three games in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

    Moore said that several former players reside in the area and that he had also gotten a good report about playing in the area from coaches at Southern High School. The Trojans made the trip east last spring and did it again this spring.

  • Track season set for high gear after break

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – No area high school track teams competed last week during spring break, but the season will start getting more serious this week as all three teams will compete in an All-Comers Meet at Thomas Nelson (the second of the season) on Tuesday before bigger meets on the weekend.

    The first local meet of the high school season will be next Wednesday when Bullitt East hosts the Charger Challenge with all three of the area programs taking part.

  • BE’s Taylor and Ralph still have more hoops this spring

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – We are in the middle of baseball and softball and the other spring sports now, especially with spring break now in the rear view mirror, but of course basketball often seems like a 12-month, 365-day sport in Kentucky.

    With the end of the ‘regular’ season over a month in the past, the hoops season is not complete for Bullitt East senior Emma Ralph and junior Lexi Taylor.