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Bears ranked 11th in Class 2A

MORGANTOWN — Butler County is ranked 11th in the final Kentucky Associated Press Class 2A Poll of the 2022 high school football season.

The Bears, who are preparing to compete in the high school football postseason, received four votes for the Kentucky Associated Press Class 2A Poll. Butler County is listed one spot outside of the Top 10, which includes McLean County (10), Walton-Verona (9), Lloyd Memorial (8), Shelby Valley (7), Breathitt County (5-tie), Lexington Christian (5-tie), Metcalfe County (4), Owensboro Catholic (3), Mayfield (1-tie) and Beechwood (1-tie). 


Bears upend Ohio County, 20-7

photos by Journey Hixenbaugh

HARTFORD — Butler County upended non-district opponent Ohio County 20-7 in a high school football regular season finale on Friday, Oct. 28. 

With the win, Butler County improved to 8-2.

Ohio County dropped to 3-7 following the loss. 

The Bears scored first and never trailed, leading 6-0 at the end of the opening quarter.

Butler County led 12-0 at halftime and remained in control throughout the second half.

The Bears led 20-7 at the conclusion of the third quarter. 


BEARS FOOTBALL HISTORY: A Look Back at 8-Win Teams

The 2022 BCHS Bears football team tonight can become only the fifth team in school history to win eight (8) regular season games. BCHS football is celebrating 56 years of football -  (1966-2022). 


Gibbs, Griffin win tournament on Lake Malone

LAKE MALONE — The duo of Avery Gibbs and Ty Griffin placed first in the Butler Country bass fishing program's tournament on Lake Malone Saturday, Oct. 22. 

The anglers participating in the tournament faced tough fishing conditions throughout the event. 

The tandem of Harlie Embry and Logan Hargrove placed second in the tournament. 


HS FOOTBALL: Bears to visit Ohio County for regular season finale

MORGANTOWN — Butler County is scheduled to visit Ohio County for its final game in the 2022 high school football season on Friday, Oct. 28.


Jr. Pro Basketball sign-ups underway

The basketball season is just around the corner and that means sign-ups have started for the 2022-23 Butler County Jr. Pro Basketball season.


Bears ranked 10th in Preseason Region 3 Poll

MORGANTOWN — Butler County is ranked 10th in The Cats' Pause Kentucky Basketball Yearbook Preseason Region 3 Boys' Basketball Poll.

The Bears are listed behind Breckinridge County (9), Daviess County (8), McLean County (7), Muhlenberg County (6), Whitesville Trinity (5), Hancock County (4), Ohio County (3), Owensboro Catholic (2) and top-ranked Owensboro (1). 

Following a loss to Grayson County in the semifinals of the 12th District Boys' Basketball Tournament, Butler County concluded the 2021-22 season 16-11. 

Head coach Calvin Dockery guides the Bears. 


Bears Football Playoffs Preview / Post Season KHSAA State Playoffs

The Butler Co. Bears are the #2 seed in Class 2A Region 1, District 2.  The Bears finished the season 2-2 in district play. The Bears got some help from the Todd Co. Rebels who defeated the Hancock Co. Hornets 16-14; and in doing so eliminated Hancock Co. from the playoff picture. 

Here is a look at the final district standings.

Class 2A  Region 1 District 2 

Owensboro Catholic 4-0  #1 seed

Butler Co.             2-2  #2 seed * Bears win the tie breaker by beating McLean Co. head to head

McLean Co.          2-2  #3 seed 


Bears roll past Clinton County, 61-0

photos by Journey Hixenbaugh

MORGANTOWN — Remaining in the win column, Butler County pulled away to beat visiting Clinton County 61-0 in a late-season non-district high school football game on Friday, Oct. 21. 

Butler County improved to 7-2 after notching the win.

Remaining winless, Clinton County dropped to 0-9 following the loss.


Butler County falls to Whitesville Trinity in district tournament

LEITCHFIELD — Butler County fell behind early and couldn't overcome its slow start as Whitesville Trinity pulled away to win 3-0 in the semifinals of the 12th District Volleyball Tournament at Grayson County High School on Monday, Oct. 17.



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