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High School Sports

  • Butler ends North’s season

     SHIVELY — North Bullitt did get off to a 4-0 start in Tuesday’s opening game against Butler in the Sixth Region girls’ tournament.

    And the Lady Eagles outscored the host Bearettes 25-14 in the second half.

    The problem is that during the 14 minutes in between, Butler outscored North Bullitt 48-6 en route to a 62-35 victory.

    The loss closed out the North Bullitt season with a 16-16 mark.

  • East rolls past Holy Cross

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – It might not have been as easy as expected, but the Bullitt East Lady Chargers moved ahead early in the second quarter and then cruised past visiting Holy Cross on Tuesday in the opening round of the Girls’ Sixth Region Tournament.

    The victory moved the Lady Chargers into Friday’s semi-finals where they were to take on Butler (see page A-20).

    Holy Cross, the runners-up in the 21st District, came into the game with only an 11-16 record on the season. Still, the Lady Cougars led 12-11 at one quarter.

  • Lady Chargers go cold against Butler

     SHIVELY – There is never a good time to have a bad shooting night, but that goes double in the post-season.

    Just ask the Bullitt East Lady Chargers as they saw a magicallseason end on Friday with a 39-35 loss to Butler in the semi-finals of the Girls’ Sixth Region Tournament at Valley High School in a game with a lot more grit and grim than grace.

  • Lady Chargers go cold against Butler

     SHIVELY – There is never a good time to have a bad shooting night, but that goes double in the post-season.

    Just ask the Bullitt East Lady Chargers as they saw a magicallseason end on Friday with a 39-35 loss to Butler in the semi-finals of the Girls’ Sixth Region Tournament at Valley High School in a game with a lot more grit and grim than grace.

  • Second-half rallies come up short for BC in semis

     SHIVELY – Reaching the Sixth Region semi-finals for the first time since 2014, the Bullitt Central Cougars were long on effort, but short on execution on Wednesday against Butler.

    Bullitt Central scored just 12 points in the first half and hurt their own cause with 18 turnovers. That led to a 57-44 loss that ended the Cougars impressive 23-10 season.

  • Wiseheart’s dagger slays Panthers

     SHIVELY – Bullitt East senior guard Thomas Wiseheart made all five of his shots from the field on Wednesday in the semi-finals of the Boys’ Sixth Region Basketball Tournament at Valley High School.

    But it was the last shot that will go down in Bullitt East hoops lore as Wiseheart’s 23-foot three-pointer found nothing but the bottom of the net to give the Chargers a 45-42 victory over Pleasure Ridge Park and a spot in Saturday’s championship game against Butler.

  • Stage is Set -- BC & BE in regional semis

     SHIVELY – for the first time since 2005, Bullitt Central and Bullitt East will play in back-to-back regional semi-final contests in boys’ basketball.

    The Mega Wednesday doubleheader will be at Valley High School starting at 6 p.m.

    In 2014, the two local programs met each other in the Sixth Region semi-finals, a game that Bullitt East won 54-50 in a contest that was also played at Valley.

  • BC does it right beating Fairdale

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- After getting off to what has become a traditionally slow start, the Bullitt Central Cougars advanced to the semifinals of the Sixth Region boys’ basketball tournament.

    The host Cougars, winners of the 23rd District, dispatched the Fairdale Bulldogs 65-55 on Monday night.

    A big crowd filled both sides of the Cougar Den and it was Fairdale that came out hot. Jumping out to an 8-2 lead, Cougar head coach Shane Popplewell’s team fought back to take control.

  • Quick start pushes Chargers past Mustangs 58-46

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Holding its opponent to 50 points or less for the third straight game in the post-season, the Bullitt East Chargers rolled into the Boys’ Sixth Region semi-finals on Monday with a 58-46 win over Moore.

    The win was the second this season for the Chargers over the 23rd District runners-up.

    With the win, the Bullitt East moves into Wednesday’s Sixth Region semi-finals where they will take on Pleasure Ridge Park at 6 p.m. at Valley High School.

  • Cougars advance, but Weaver ends NB’s season

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  — A seven-point run at the end of the first quarter and at the beginning of the second period may have been the difference in a win and a loss in the 23rd District basketball tournament on Tuesday night.

    The host Bullitt Central Cougars got off to a slow start and fell behind 14-3 to the Southern Trojans. However, the top-seeded Cougars were able to make a run and finished with a 48-45 victory.

    The win advanced Bullitt Central to the championship game of the 23rd District and into the Sixth Region tournament this week.