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Hunt rushes for over 1,000 yards

Photo by Journey Hixenbaugh

MORGANTOWN — Senior Brody Hunt reached a milestone for Butler County during the 2022 high school football season, rushing for over 1,000 yards. 

 Thriving on the ground for the Bears, Hunt rushed 106 times for 1,008 yards and 12 touchdowns in 11 games. 

Among the top high school football players in Class 2A, Hunt led Butler County throughout the 2022 high school football season.

The Bears excelled on the ground, averaging 234.6 rushing yards and 3.3 rushing touchdowns per game. 

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Butler County finishes fourth in region, qualifies for state

OWENSBORO — The Butler County High School cheerleading team has qualified for the 2022-23 State Competitive Cheer Competition.  

The Butler County High School cheerleading squad finished fourth in the Region 2 Competitive Cheer Competition at Owensboro High School on Saturday, Nov. 5. With the fourth-place finish, Butler County qualified for the State Competitive Cheer Competition.  

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Bears fall to Murray in Class 2A State Playoffs

MORGANTOWN — Butler County came up short as visiting Murray held on to win 27-21 in the opening round of the 2022 Class 2A UK HealthCare Sports Medicine State Football Finals on Friday, Nov. 4.

The loss in the first round of the Class 2A State Playoffs eliminated Butler County from the high school football postseason. Butler County exited the 2022 high school football season 8-3.

With the win, Murray advanced to the second round of the Class 2A State Playoffs. Murray improved to 6-5 after notching the win.

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Bears set to host Murray in playoffs' first round

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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). 

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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. 

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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). 

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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