Today's Sports

  • SEMIS -- East rallies past North...

     LOUISVILLE – In a contest that will go down in local baseball lore as perhaps the best ever, the Bullitt East Chargers scored twice in the bottom of the seventh inning and beat North Bullitt 3-2 on the biggest stage in which the two arch-rivals have ever met.

  • Final -- Defense falters as...

     LOUISVILLE – High school sports can teach a lot of lessons for life.

    For the Bullitt East Chargers, the lessons learned from Thursday’s Sixth Region Baseball Championship Game was that sometimes the other team is just a better squad. That was obvious for this season after Pleasure Ridge Park took the best the Chargers had to offer and rolled to a 9-0 victory at the University of Louisville’s Jim Patterson Stadium.

  • Shepherdsville’s Bickel headed...

     Many people may consider the railroad industry as a thing of the past, but not Bethlehem senior Shawn Bickel.

    For as far back as he can remember, Bickel has been enamored by the railroad system.

    Not just being the engineer on a train, but he loves everything about the business.

    It might be working on a track, maintaining signals, or designing the electrical system.

  • BASEBALL - East wins and...

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – There are no style points in baseball.

    In addition, in the post-season, nobody asks if the game was beautiful, only did you win or lose.

    While it wasn’t always a thing of beauty, the Bullitt East Chargers won and advanced on Monday, beating former district rival Fairdale 8-2 in an opening round game of the Sixth Region Tournament.

  • BASEBALL - Eagles shine in...

     HEBRON ESTATES — Forget the record. The North Bullitt Eagles feel they are still a team to be in the hunt for a Sixth Region baseball title.

    On Monday, they put pitching, defense and timely hitting together to defeat DeSales 9-1 in the opening round of the regional tournament.

    This is a DeSales program which has been to the regional final the past three years.

    On Monday, veteran skipper Brian Wise put senior ace Alec Lush on the hill.

  • SOFTBALL - NB drops heartbreaker

     HEBRON ESTATES -- For the North Bullitt Lady Eagles, the softball season has had a lot of highs and lows.

    In the Sixth Region opener on Monday, the team had some more highs and a few more lows in a 9-8 loss in extra innings to the Jeffersontown Lady Chargers.

    Coach Chad Laswell’s team fell behind but battled back to take an 8-4 lead going to the final inning.

    That’s when the visitors hit a couple of long fly balls to knot the score.

  • Walk-off hit is a heartbreaker...

            FERN CREEK – Despite collecting seven hits, two more than Jeffersontown, it was the Bullitt East Lady Chargers that went home filled with frustration from the semi-finals of the 24th District Softball Tournament at Fern Creek.

    In fact, Jeffersontown had just three hits through six innings off Bullitt East pitcher Karley Dawson. However, the ‘other’ Lady Chargers had two hits in the bottom of the seventh inning including a two-out single that plated the winning run in a 2-1 Jeffersontown victory.

  • Second day is a nightmare for...

     OKOLONA  -- For the second straight year, Bullitt Central baseball coach G.J. Moore left the  post-season shaking his head.

    And, for the second straight season, the Cougars finished the season with the most frustrating of losses.

    For the Cougars, “lightning” struck twice in a 7-6 loss to the host Southern Trojans.

    Leading 3-1 in the top of the seventh inning on Monday, umpires saw lightning in the sky. That suspended the District 23 tourney opener to Tuesday afternoon.

  • Regional diamond action on Monday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- All three of the local coaches still left in this week’s Sixth Region Tournaments walked away from Saturday morning’s draws with smiles as they each got about the best positions possible under the circumstances.

    For Bullitt East and North Bullitt in baseball that means they each drew on the opposite side of the bracket from defending state champion Pleasure Ridge Park, the team that returns every starter from that team.

  • Short week works for Lady Eagles

     OKOLONA – The North Bullitt Lady Eagles made short work of winning a third consecutive 23rd District softball crown.

    Needing just one win for the title, the green and gold rallied from an early deficit and beat Southern 10-2 on Tuesday. Southern scored twice in the top of the third to go ahead 2-1 before the Lady Eagles tied the game in the bottom of the frame. North Bullitt then blew the game open with four runs in the fifth and four more in the sixth to secure the win.