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Community Sports

  • Action everywhere heading into Labor Day break
     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.
  • No major changes for the long-time league in 2015
     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- There is nothing wrong with the status quo. Following a year in which the Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League saw one of its biggest changes of the past decade (shifting the ‘A’ Division from nine teams to six and making it more along the lines of middle school football), the league is pretty much operating without change on the eve of the start of the season Saturday.
  • Truck, tractor pulling series at BC fairgrounds this Saturday
     CLERMONT -- It’s time for the big trucks to return to the Bullitt County Fairgrounds. The Battle of the Bluegrass pulling series will again bring the big machines to the fairgrounds on Saturday, Aug. 8. Despite a hot and humid night last year, a big crowd showed up and were treated at a great evening. Tom McConnell and Kevin Fulks own the regional truck and tractor pulling series which competes from spring through fall. A number of the events are televised by NBC Sports.
  • East hosts volleyball camp then gets down to business
     Before getting down to business with their own practices this summer, the Bullitt East Lady Charger volleyball team recently hosted a camp for young players in the area. For two nights the elementary and middle school players worked on fundamentals and played games under the direction of Bullitt East head coach Ed Fisher and the members of his team. After conducting the camp, Bullitt East got down to business with practice for the upcoming season. This past weekend the team played in the Bluegrass State Games in Lexington.
  • Blue Lick runs out of gas in regional final
     SAUK PRAIRIE, WIS. -- Heading into the Ohio Valley 16-18 Regional tournament, Blue Lick manager Tommy Parker didn’t have a lot of extreme hopes. With nine players on the trip after winning the state tournament, Parker knew it would be tough to bring home a championship. However, the local team surprised everyone by reaching the championship game last Sunday. But with a lot of tired bodies and sore arms, Blue Lick fell just short, losing 4-0 to the host Sauk Prairie team.
  • First Summer of Baseball
     The Mount Washington Under-6 All-Star team, the youngest All-Star team that the league names has had a strong summer. Unlike some of the older All-Star teams, the U-6 squad does not have tourneys in the Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth series. Instead, the machine-pitch group plays in some independent tournaments. On July 11-12, the team won the Die Hard Invitational at Valley Sports Complex. The team also finished second in the Firecracker Tournament at Fern Creek.  The team still has a tournament at Germantown.
  • Contribute to the kids of Kosair
     The Mount Washington FOP Lodge 82 raised $6,253 at the annual Fishing for Kosair Kids Crappie Tournament held this spring. The tournament had 78 participants despite some hot weather. (left to right) Det. Dan Kelty, Sgt. Becky Hill and Sgt. Tim Morris with the check.
  • Eagle Scout to honor Korean War veterans as his special project
     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Eagle Scout projects have always been beneficial to the community, putting in countless hours of service.  And Boy Scout Robby Smith’s project will be no exception; however, his will hold a special significance. “I was talking to my grandpa (Robert E. Younger) about all of the monuments (in Bullitt County) and we didn’t have one for the Korean War so I wanted to do one,” he said. Younger, a Mount Washington resident, was a staff sergeant in the Navy during the Korean War.
  • East hosts the oldest and largest summer hoops camp
     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Just before the start of the high school ‘dead period’, Bullitt East once again opened its gyms to both boys and girls for the oldest and largest of the summer basketball camps in the area. Bullitt East Lady Charger head coach Chris Stallings welcomed over 200 younger campers to the two-a-day sessions for five days of work on fundamentals and team play in the three gyms at the school’s campus. The girls went in the morning session while the boys were in action during the afternoons of that week.
  • Three area teams compete in Ohio Valley Regional
     FERN CREEK – A trio of Bullitt County All-Star teams competed last week in the Ohio Valley Regional Softball Tournaments at Fern Creek Park. This was the second Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth event for all three of the squads. Two weeks earlier, the teams had taken part in the West Kentucky State Tournament in Glasgow (including additional teams from the Blue Lick league) with mixed results.