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High School Sports

  • North rolls past Shelby; BE girls allow 10

     HEBRON ESTATES – The first half of the first week of the high school basketball season saw a number of victories including a 65-61 win for North Bullitt on the road at Shelby County in the first game of the Alex Young era.

    The Bullitt East Lady Chargers also opened the season with a win as the defense put the clamps on visiting Presentation on Tuesday to the tune of a 59-10 victory. It is believed that is the lowest point production ever for a Bullitt East foe.

  • East opens with 75-55 loss to second-ranked Trinity

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – The first week of the high school basketball season was certainly competitive for the Bullitt East Chargers and the opening results were pleasing to head coach Jason Couch.

    Yes, there was an opening night loss at Trinity, the state’s second-ranked team in the pre-season. It was a 20-point loss at 75-55, but the Chargers will not face a more talented team during the regular season.

    Bullitt East lost by 34 points to the Shamrocks in Mount Washington in the first game of last season.

  • Chargers prepping for better post-season

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – The Bullitt East Charger basketball program has a long history of post-season success.

    However, over the last two seasons, the post-season ended pretty much two hours after it started as Bullitt East lost to Jeffersontown in the opening round of 24th District play each time.

    True, Fern Creek, the number one team in the district, has gone on to win the Sixth Region title each of the past two seasons. Last year, the Tigers had to beat Jeffersontown for the title.

  • Lady Chargers ready to challenge in 6th

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – The task is formidable, but the Bullitt East Lady Chargers feel that they can compete with any team in the Sixth Region this winter.

    Of course, the Lady Chargers always feel that way and often with good reason. Under the present alignment, Bullitt East has played in seven consecutive Sixth Region tournaments, reaching the regional championship game in both 2015 and 2017, losing Mercy and Butler, respectively. Three other times they have reached the regional semi-finals. In five of those seven seasons Bullitt East won at least 21 games.

  • Cougars stumble out of gate to open season

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Despite 29 points from junior Jacob Mann, the Bullitt Central Cougars came up short on Monday, falling to visiting Taylor County 72-65.

    The difference was a third quarter in which the Cougars scored just seven points. Bullitt Central had scored 11 straight points late in the second quarter to move ahead 31-22 and were still up 33-27 at halftime before being outscored 24-7 in the third frame.

  • Hoops on Friday? Not a given

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – There was a time not that long ago when the high school basketball season in Bullitt County was defined by Friday night girl/boy doubleheaders.

    That is no longer the case. In fact, Friday night is not always a basketball night for many area programs this season.

  • Lady Cougars older and stronger, but young

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The Bullitt Central Lady Cougars were a work in progress last season – a very early work in progress.

    With injuries and graduation and transfers, last year’s team had almost no varsity experience when the season began. Plus, most of the players were young, some so young they were still in middle school.

    Now, the Lady Cougars are a little older and little wiser, but actually still quite young, just not as young.

  • Cougars ready to join ‘elites’ in region

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The Bullitt Central Cougars are starting to come into focus as the 2018-19 basketball season gets underway for the maroon and gray tonight at home.

    After a strong finish to the end of last season, including a 23rd District championship, the Cougars felt they knew exactly where they stood entering this season with all five starters returning.

  • NB girls look to extend success story

     HEBRON ESTATES –What do you do to follow up the most successful season in program history?

    That is the obvious first question for North Bullitt Lady Eagle mentor David Marion as the green and gold prepare for the start of the 2018-19 season next Thursday at LaRue County.

    North Bullitt posted a 24-9 record a year ago and reached the championship game of the Sixth Region Tournament for the first time in program history before losing to eventual state runner-up Mercy 64-48.

  • Sander resigns as BE football coach

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – After three seasons at the helm, Mark Sander stepped down last week as the head coach at Bullitt East.

    Sander took over after the five-year run of head coach Darrell Vincent, but Sander was never able to improve a program that has had just two winning seasons since playing for the state championship in 2008 under Doug Preston. Sander steps down after posting a 10-23 overall mark.