High School Sports

  • Close matches highlight opening of tennis season

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- As the spring winds were blowing, local tennis players were returning to the high school courts.

    Can Jacob Staples return the Bullitt East colors to the state tennis tournament?

    Can the North Bullitt girls’ team improve upon its record-setting 2015 campaign when it collected the trophy as the Sixth Region runner-up?

    While there were no answers on the first week of the season, some trends were being started.

    Boys’ Tennis

  • New pitching rules won’t alter baseball...much

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Designated Pitch Count Recorder (DPCR).

    There is now one of those in every home team dugout for the 2016 high school baseball season. For the most part, the DPCR will be the person keeping the scorebook for the home team.

    The reason for the new title is that Kentucky is changing the way it limits high school pitchers as it tries to cut down on arm injuries.

  • BC’s Mattingly signs with Georgetown volleyball

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – It didn’t take Bullitt Central senior Jessica Mattingly very long to decide that Georgetown College was where she wanted to continue her volleyball career.

    It took just one meeting, three months ago, for Mattingly to decide that she would become a Lady Tiger.

    Still, it wasn’t until last week that Mattingly made it all official, signing all the paperwork in a ceremony in the Bullitt Central ‘Hub’ in front of family, coaches and teammates.

  • 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.