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Community Sports

  • Week one in the books for the youth football league
     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.
  • Mount Washington All-Stars perfect in winning U8 World Series championship
     MOUNT WASHINGTON – A late decision to head to Florida for the Babe Ruth World Series turned into gold for the Mount Washington U-8 All-Stars last week as they swept through the tournament without a loss. In the end, coach Jimmy Kincaid’s team faced an old foe for the title -- Burkesville -- another team from Kentucky that Mount Washington had split four earlier games with this summer. Mount Washington had beaten Burkesville twice at the end to claim the Kentucky State Championship back on July 3.
  • Truck, tractor pulling at fairgrounds Saturday
      CLERMONT -- There’s nothing like a good truck pull to draw out a crowd. No matter what part of the state or region the event is held, big crowds are sure to follow. On Saturday, Aug. 13, the Battle of the Bluegrass pulling series will again make its stop in Bullitt County. Eight divisions will try to pull the biggest weight the farthest distance on the Bullitt County Fairgrounds track.
  • Youth football league set to start its 45th campaign
      SHEPHERDSVILLE – The 45th season for the Greater Bullitt County Youth Football, Cheer and Dance League will open play for the 2016 season on Saturday with a full slate of games on the two fields on Joe B. Hall Avenue on the site of the old Shepherdsville High School.
  • Blue Lick gets community send off to World Series
     HILLVIEW -- Before departing on a plane heading to Ephrata, Wash., the Blue Lick 18 All Stars had a little parade on Sunday. Escorted from the Zoneton Firehouse to Challis Ford Ball Park, the Blue Lick All Stars were honored for winning the Ohio Valley Regional baseball tournament. Their reward is a trip to the Babe Ruth World Series. Blue Lick will be one of 10 teams to compete for the national crown.
  • BC youth football camp
      Recently, new Bullitt Central football coach Matt Kuehn conducted a three-day youth football camp for area players. Over 30 participants turned out for the early morning drills. The Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League will open its season next Saturday (Aug. 13) and Bullitt Central will play its first game on Aug. 21.
  • Heritage Hill hosts the 2016 Kentucky Women’s Open Golf Championship
        SHEPHERDSVILLE – On July 19-20, the PGA of America -- Kentucky Division brought the 2016 Kentucky Women’s Open to Heritage Hill Golf Club off Cedar Grove Road in Shepherdsville.     Overall, 63 women teed off in the event that included both professional and amateur competitors. For this tournament, Heritage Hill played at 5,980-yards with par being listed at 72.
  • MW defense stands strong to win state 7-U
     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- After losing a couple of games to finish third in its district tournament, one might think that manager David Clevinger and his team might be a little down. But the Mount Washington U-7 All-Stars were ready for play in the West Kentucky State Tournament at Okolona. In fact, the team from Mount Washington did not lose a game in pool play and then completed the sweep by winning the state title 8-7 in eight innings over Germantown.
  • WORLD SERIES BOUND: Blue Lick 18 gives Ford dream trip
     HILLVIEW -- For some, it might be the first time to fly on an airplane. For others, it might be the first time to travel outside the Kentuckiana area. But for Challis Ford, it will be his first trip to the Babe Ruth World Series. After coaching young men the art of baseball for the past 45 years, Ford will have his first opportunity to join nine other elite teams from across the United States.
  • Blue Lick wins state; looks for more
     OKOLONA -- Coaching youth baseball for 45 years, Challis Ford has been close but he’s never had a team make the World Series at any age group. After his Blue Lick team won its second consecutive state title, Ford had a simple request -- take an old man who loves baseball to that national Babe Ruth tournament. Manager Tommy Parker, Ford’s long-time friend and coach, believes this group of 18 and under players might be that team to make that dream possible.