Today's Sports

  • With a 0.61 ERA, pitching is...

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – The offense is still sputtering, but the Bullitt East Chargers are doing everything else right as they posted three more wins last week.

    The wins are coming from stout pitching and enough good defense to keep teams at bay. In the three wins last week, the Chargers allowed just three runs and only one of those runs was earned.

    Overall,  the Chargers are now 15-4 after starting the season 2-2.

  • Eagles win pitching duel from...

     HEBRON ESTATES - The last time the two teams met in the regular season, Jacob Kelly threw a no-hitter.

    On Tuesday, North Bullitt hurlers Josh Exton and Kelly combined to blank the Southern Trojans.

    Scoring in the bottom of the eighth inning, North Bullitt won a key district game 1-0.

    Exton struck out 10 batters in six innings and Kelly struck out two as he gained his fifth victory in as many decisions.

    The traditional winds of North Bullitt had a bit of a nip in the air. It was another tough day for the batters.

  • Central won the one game last...

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – If you are going to win just one game a week in the middle of the high school baseball season, then winning the game against your district rivals makes that job one.

    The Bullitt Central Cougars did just that last week, posting a 1-2 mark, but winning the most important game as they rallied late to beat Moore 8-3. That win was sandwiched between a 9-1 setback to Manual and a 13-3 loss to Forest Park, a team from Indiana, on Saturday.

  • Mercy outlasts East - Again

     LOUISVILLE – Missed chances early in the game came back to haunt Bullitt East on Monday night in another classic match-up with 24th District rival Mercy.

    This time it took 11 innings before the Jaguars pushed across the only run of the game. This came on the heels of last season’s district final at Bullitt East that went to the 12th inning before Mercy pulled out a 4-3 victory.

    In fact, this was the third straight meeting over the past two seasons between the two programs that has ended with Mercy winning by a single run.

  • NB runs away late to beat BC

     HEBRON ESTATES – The best news on Monday coming out of the North Bullitt-Bullitt Central softball meeting was that for at least five innings it was a highly competitive game.

    In the end, North Bullitt scored five times in the bottom of the sixth inning before coasting to an 8-1 victory.

  • Area track teams ready for the...

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – With the ‘warm-up’ meets out of the way, the area track programs are ready for the main events, at least as far as the regular season is concerned.

         Last weekend, Bullitt East and North Bullitt competed in the very difficult Male Invitational. A night earlier, Bullitt Central was taking part in the Central Hardin Invitational. There were some strong performances by the area teams in both of those meets.

  • Tennis teams just two weeks away...

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It was a windy week for those who play tennis.

  • East ready for tough run

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Standing at 13-1 overall and undefeated against teams from Kentucky, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers will find out over the next two weeks just how good they are.

    Already, coach Ricky Hoffman’s team has beaten three teams ranked among the top-25 teams in the state. Bullitt East stands at number nine and between Tuesday of this week and next Saturday, the Lady Chargers will play five of the top seven teams in the state based on the state’s coaches’ poll.

  • NB softball has big Saturday

     HEBRON ESTATES – Oh what a Saturday for the North Bullitt Lady Eagles.

    Coming off a two week stretch in which they had lost five of the previous six times they had stepped on the field, the green and gold came alive as they competed in the Vernon Bibb Memorial Showcase, winning three games by a combined four runs.

    They did that without any seniors, and only two juniors. The seniors were not available as they were on the school sponsored Senior Trip to New York City.

  • Central cannot get healthy

      SHEPHERDSVILLE – When the season started, first-year Bullitt Central softball coach Mike Phillips felt he was strong at the pitching position.

    That situation lasted just about three weeks. As of last week, Phillips was having to cancel or postpone games because he had no varsity pitching available. The coach didn’t feel that it would be fair to the team’s foes to put young and inexperienced players against top-tier competition.

    That will be the case again this week as Phillips is taking it one game at a time.