High School Sports

  • East again to be state power

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – With seven returning starters, including three who have either already signed or committed to college teams, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers are ready to compete with the elite softball squads in Kentucky this spring.

    Coming off a 17-14 season that included multiple games against three of the final five teams in the Kentucky State Softball Tournament, the Lady Chargers are well seasoned for the upcoming campaign.

  • North set to defend district title

      HEBRON ESTATES – Timing is everything in sports and that goes for head coaches and their pre-season interviews.

    North Bullitt softball coach Mike Nally was the first to say last Thursday that if his look at the upcoming season had been held three days earlier he might have been painting a rosier picture for this spring. Unfortunately, two days before his interview, Nally had watched his team struggle to play defense in a scrimmage against Presentation.

  • Lady Cougars just looking to stay healthy

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Last year was just not a good softball season for the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars.

    The final record was just 6-20 as coach Mike Phillips’ crew battled through numerous and serious injuries. At one point, the coach was forced to reschedule games because he didn’t feel he could put a competitive team on the field.

  • BE looks to snap back from disappointing season

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – If your idea of a ‘disappointing’ season is a 22-16 record, then you have pretty high standards.

    The Bullitt East Chargers certainly have those when it comes to baseball. Head coach Jeff Bowles, entering his 14th season at the helm, doesn’t shy away from last season being disappointing.

  • Cougars have the pitching to beat top teams

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Coming off an injury-plagued 2015 season, Bullitt Central baseball coach G.J. Moore feels that he finally has the pieces in place to complete with the better teams on the Cougars’ schedule this spring.

    Bullitt Central is older, wiser and more experienced with what could be a deep pitching rotation. Now, if the team can just stay healthy, something that has been hard to do in recent seasons.

  • North Bullitt seeks regional triple play

     HEBRON ESTATES -- If winning consecutive Sixth Region titles and winning games in the state championship tournament means that you have a target on your back, North Bullitt head coach Brian Wise is ready to take on that burden.

    After winning regional titles the past two years and making a deep run in the state tournament, it is just another baseball season for the Eagles.

  • Napier follows family tree to Campbellsville

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Campbellsville track and cross-country coach Hilary Lakes will be the first to admit that getting the signature of Bullitt East senior Olivia Napier on an NAIA Letter of Intent was not a particularly difficult task in the normally tough world of recruiting.

    It was just two years ago that Zach Napier signed with Lakes and the Tigers. When it came to younger sister Olivia, she knew exactly what the school had to offer and how it would work for her.

    “He loves it down there,” she said of her brother.

  • Loss ends an era for BE hoops

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – If there is one constant in high school sports, it is graduation.

    Because of that, coaches, fans and parents tend to break things down into eras, based on the top players of that time.

  • Dragons breathe fire on East’s dreams

     VALLEY STATION – A poor start to the third quarter put the Bullitt East Chargers in a deep hole on Monday in the championship game of the Class Act Boys’ Sixth Region Championship game against defending champion Doss.

    From a 26-26 halftime tie, the Chargers found themselves down 39-27 five minutes into the period and it was an uphill struggle from there. The red and gold made a furious rally, pulling within 47-45 with 3:12 to play before Doss scored seven straight points to put the game out of reach en route to winning 58-54.

  • BE vs. Doss in Monday’s final

     VALLEY STATION – After pulling out an overtime victory on Thursday in the first semi-final of the Sixth Region Tournament at Valley High School, Bullitt East players said they didn’t really care which team – Doss or Fern Creek – that they would face in Monday’s championship game.

    As it turned out, the Chargers will take on Doss after the Dragons beat the Tigers 57-44.