High School Sports

  • North has big senior class to dampen losses

     HEBRON ESTATES – After the most successful season in program history, the North Bullitt Lady Eagles and head coach Amber Mink feel like they still have enough in the tank to again challenge Bullitt East and Mercy for the top spot in the Sixth Region.

  • Starters ready, but depth lacking for Chargers

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – In the final season before moving up to Class 6-A, the Bullitt East Chargers will try to exorcise some demons this fall in Class 5-A.

    Bullitt East is coming off three straight losing seasons, the longest such stretch in more than two decades. The last winning season was a 7-4 mark in 2014 and the last time the team won a post-season game came in 2013.

  • BE reloads with big junior class

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Despite the fact that the program lost a dozen seniors from the team a year ago, veteran Bullitt East soccer coach Mike Brangers doesn’t really consider this a ‘rebuilding’ season.

    Not ever coach could say that. However, after an 11-8-2 campaign, Brangers can look forward and not back based on the fact that the program’s junior class is 11 players strong.

  • Lady Eagles will be more athletic this season

     HEBRON ESTATES – One thing every volleyball coach in the county is acutely aware of this summer is that there is one less week of pre-season practice.

    The season started on Monday of this week and it will end a week earlier in October. As North Bullitt head coach Keith Higgs noted, his team has had more scrimmages to this point than actual practices.

    So, this is a good season for the Lady Eagles to have a lot of returning pieces. After going 3-3 this past weekend in the Bluegrass State Games, Higgs feels that his team is ready for the season.

  • East ready to be the bride, not the bridesmaid

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – For most high school programs, being called ‘the defending regional runner-up’ is normally a good thing.

    But for the Bullitt East Lady Charger soccer program, while that title is not a bad thing, it is tinged at this point with frustration more than honor. For six straight seasons the red and gold have been the runners-up in the Sixth Region Tournament – five times to Mercy and then last year to North Bullitt.

  • Bullitt East volleyball has high hopes this fall

      MOUNT WASHINGTON – The 2017 volleyball season was not a bad one for the Bullitt East Chargers as the team posted a 24-14 mark.

    However, as has often been the case, the Lady Chargers could not translate a strong regular season into the post-season. The team did reach the 24th District championship game, but fell to Mercy. That led to a three-game loss to Butler in the first-round of the Sixth Region Tournament.

    Mercy and Butler did advance to the championship game of the regional.

  • Charger golf off to a slow start in early competition

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Bullitt East golf coach Kyle Downs has pretty much seen it all when it comes to a high school golf season.

    That is why the veteran coach is not too concerned that the first two major events of the team’s season did not go well. In fact, in both the Schmid Funeral Home Bullitt East Invitational at Tanglewood Golf Course and the Schmid Funeral Home Charger Open at Heritage Hill Golf Course, the team finished at the back of the pack.

  • The inherent risk of Sport Specialization

     The following story is by Bob Gardner, Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Athletic Associations and Julian Tackett, Commissioner of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.


  • Five local athletes win KHSAA’s new ‘Triple Threat Award’

     LEXINGTON – In an effort to continue the national emphasis and the KHSAA’s own efforts to de-emphasize sports specialization in the athletic culture, the Association launched the “Triple Threat Award” program in May of 2018 to recognize those students who participate in high school athletics year round.

  • BC’s Tanner Schmidt signs to cheer for Hilltoppers

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – A fourth place finish at the UCA National Championships in February was frustrating for Bullitt Central cheerleader Tanner Schmidt and his teammates, but it ended up having a silver-lining for the senior.

    After the team returned home, Schmidt was contacted by the cheerleading coaching staff at Western Kentucky University. The interest quickly became mutual and Schmidt made several trips to Bowling Green to participate in clinics.