The Young Bearettes


Chris Mattingly

Young is what many might say the Butler Bearettes Basketball team is this season, as they are left without any of the members of the 2016 state champion team, and led by new head Coach Wyatt Foust. Nevertheless, the girls are young, but also hungry!

The Bearettes are eager to get back to the state tournament for the first time since the 2016-17 season, where they fell to Murray in the Elite 8, which at the time was coached by Foust. This season, the girls are off to a 2-1 record, with wins over Conner and Western, with a loss to 14th ranked Christian Academy. Bearettes, Leslie Baxter, Tiarra East, and Dynaste White are averaging around 10 ppg (points per game).

Looking ahead, the girls have a very solid schedule with match-up’s, such as, defending 7th region champions, the Male Bulldogs, defending 6th Region champions, 3rd ranked Mercy as well as Bullitt East. “It’s gonna be a grind all season long” said Coach Foust, who looks to bring a very defensive style to Butler. “We have a very intriguing team in that we could make a first round exit in region or we could win it all.” “This team, however, should be able to get on a good run and score a ton of points, and be entertaining to watch night in and night out.”

Coach Foust also plans to have a lot of special events at the home games this year such as: teacher appreciation night, future bearette night and much more. So, come on out tonight as the girls have their home opener vs Male. It is sure to be another competitive, but fun, season for the five time state champions.