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Community Sports

  • Blue Lick Spring Sign-ups
     The Blue Lick Optimist League will again hold baseball and softball sign-ups for the coming year. On-line signups are now open at https://bluelick.siplay.com/login Youngsters’ opportunities to play include from wee-ball to T-Ball to baseball and softball. Youngsters from southern Jefferson County and all of Bullitt County have participated in the Blue Lick program, which has featured several teams who have reached national competition.
  • Eastside 8th-grader wins Ohio Valley junior dragster crown
      MOUNT WASHINGTON – Jumping right into the family business paid off handsomely this season for Eastside Middle School 8th-grader Cole Knieriem as he won the points title in the Junior Dragster category at Ohio Valley Dragway. Racing since he was eight-years old, Knieriem just won his first championship at the age of 13, a relatively young age to win a title in a division that includes drivers up to 17 years of age. The family had a great season as older sister Shelby, a sophomore at Bullitt East, finished fifth in the same division.
  • Dolphins end perfect LB season by beating Colts 18-7
     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Capping off a perfect season, the Pleasant Grove Dolphins controlled the time of possession on Saturday and beat the Mount Washington Colts 18-7 for the championship in the Little Bullitt’s Division of the Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League. Pleasant Grove controlled the time of possession, scoring in the final ten seconds of the first half to take a 12-7 lead into the break. The Dolphins then scored on the first of just two possessions they had in the second half to secure the win.
  • Bengals avenge regular season loss to beat PG for PeeWee title
     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The Old Mill Bengals avenged a long losing streak to their Mount Washington rivals on Saturday as they turned the tables on a regular season loss and beat the Pleasant Grove Dolphins 27-18 for the PeeWee Division title in the Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League. The two teams came into the event with the top two seeds. Pleasant Grove was the top team after going through the regular season without a loss while the Bengals were the second-seeded squad.
  • Title game truly Golden for undefeated East
     SHEPHERDSVILLE  — Coming into the championship game for the A Division of the Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League, veteran head coach Joe Sohm knew it would take a perfect game to defeat the unbeaten East Gold. Sohm was right as the East Gold rolled to a 30-6 victory in the finale of championship Saturday. On its first drive, the Gold marched 79 yards in 11 plays, taking over six minutes off the clock.
  • Vikings prove inches do matter in winning B title
     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Who says a game can’t be determined by inches? Depending on which sideline you may have been rooting for on Saturday, the B division championship of the Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League may go down as one of the best battles of all time. The Cedar Grove Vikings scored on the opening kickoff and its defense had to stop the Pleasant Grove Dolphins on an extra point to secure the 7-6 victory. In between  the two scores, the defenses reigned supreme.
  • Championship teams are now decided
     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Once again this season The Pioneer News will run the results from the Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League in each Wednesday edition during the season. The statistics used each week are provided to the newspaper by the league and the individual teams. Questions about yardage, scoring and tackles should be directed to the league and those teams.
  • Local contingent runs in KTCCCA Meet of Champions
     LEXINGTON – In the biggest cross-country meet of the year in Kentucky, a number of young Bullitt County runners took part in the Kentucky Track and Cross-Country Coaches Association Meet of Champions on Oct. 21 at Masterson Station Park in Lexington. Some of the races had in excess of 400 runners. This is not a Kentucky High School Athletic Association event, but it does serve as what is considered the middle school state championships.
  • Eastside sweeps both girls’ middle school hoops titles
      ZONETON – The Eastside Lady Eagles made it look easy – twice – in winning both the ‘A’ (eighth-grade) and ‘B’ (sixth and seventh-grade) titles in the Girls’ Bullitt County Middle School Tournament held last week at Zoneton Middle School. In both championship games Eastside squared off with Bernheim and by the middle of the second half of both title games the margin had grown to margins big enough (25 points) to have the games finish with a running clock.
  • It’s play-off time for youth football teams
      SHEPHERDSVILLE – Once again this season The Pioneer News will run the results from the Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League in each Wednesday edition during the season. The statistics used each week are provided to the newspaper by the league and the individual teams. Questions about yardage, scoring and tackles should be directed to the league and those teams.