High School Sports

  • Chargers ready for successful season

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Ready, willing, experienced and favored.

    For the first time since Derek Willis, Rusty Troutman and Trey Rakes were walking the hallways at Bullitt East, the Chargers are the team to beat this winter in the always-tough Sixth Region.

    Coach Bob Blackburn’s team has already been ranked as high as eighth in the state in pre-season polls and they have been the regional favorite since the end of last season after losing 65-61 to eventual champion Doss in the regional semi-finals at Valley.

  • Lady Chargers ready to overcome setback

      MOUNT WASHINGTON – Not many basketball teams can lose a high Division-I player and still feel like they can still compete with the top teams in the area.

    Not the Bullitt East Lady Chargers.

    Despite the loss for junior guard Lindsey Duvall, who recently had successful surgery to remove a tumor from her knee, the Lady Chargers still think they can challenge for the top spot in both the 24th District and the Sixth Region.

  • North’s Davenport to play golf at Brescia

     HEBRON ESTATES – Playing a sport in high school, even if you are not a top-level athlete, can turn into a positive outcome when it comes to deciding on a college destination.

    Or it can at least save your family a couple of dollars.

    North Bullitt senior Camden Davenport did his homework and found some smaller schools in the state that he felt would suit his educational needs. The four-year Eagle golfer was most interested in Brescia, a school in Owensboro.

  • Now healthy, Lady Cougars expect to contend

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – With just over a week remaining until the first game, Bullitt Central Lady Cougar head coach Kyle Roach was all smiles.

    He should be.

    On that date, the coach could not list a single injury in his program. Now, if that run can just continue the maroon and gray could be able to reach their potential and challenge the upper echelon of teams in the Sixth Region, including Bullitt East and North Bullitt.

  • Cougars have guard(ed) confidence

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – It was a match made in heaven for the Bullitt Central football team this past season, but it has been a long running affair with the Cougars’ basketball team.

    That is the chemistry between seniors Cameron Dukes and Chase Craddock. For each of past two winters, the pair have been the lead guards on coach Joe Pat Lee’s basketball team.

  • BE’s Poppell taking running skills to Morehead

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – In a sport dominated by girls still in middle school or close to it, Bullitt East senior Sierra Poppell carried the flag the past few seasons for older girls competing in cross-country and distance running for track.

    With a 12th-place finish in the recent Girls’ Class 3-A Kentucky State Cross Country Championships, Poppell was the second senior to cross the finish line.

  • Lady Eagles ready to make final push

     HEBRON ESTATES – With four straight 23rd District titles and reaching the semifinals of the Sixth Region Tournament each of the past two seasons, the North Bullitt Lady Eagles have certainly become an elite program.

    Now, head coach Dave Marion and an experienced group led by Bellarmine signee Katie Downey are looking to take that final step and challenge for a regional title.The Lady Eagles are seeking to break into the upper echelon of Sixth Region powers that has in the past been limited to Mercy, Butler and Bullitt East.

  • Eagles will be taller and deeper this season

     HEBRON ESTATES – In Korey Craddock’s first season at the helm, the North Bullitt Eagles had a winning record, got to the championship game of the 24th District Tournament and then got to play in the Sixth Region Tournament before a huge crowd at Bullitt East.

    The baseline was good, including a 16-12 record that included the title of a holiday tournament. Still, the Eagles did lose to Moore 63-62 in the district final before the 75-54 loss to Bullitt East to end the season in the Sixth Region Tournament quarter-finals.

  • BE softball players make early decisions for ‘17, ‘18

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – A pair of Bullitt East softball standouts recently decided to end the recruiting runaround and committed to NCAA Division I programs long before the start of their senior seasons.

    Lady Charger pitcher Taylor Roby, who won’t graduate until 2018 and can’t sign an NCAA letter-of-intent until the fall of 2017, has decided that her college destination will be the University of Louisville.

  • Fall signing period was hectic locally

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Five signings with NCAA Division I and II programs in the early signing period that ended last Wednesday.

    That speaks loudly for Bullitt County athletics and the strong athletes that the county is now producing. I can never remember five Bullitt Countians making it all official in one early signing period. That’s great.

    It was hectic, but hectic is good.