Community Sports

  • Last Camps of Summer
     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Before school started today in Bullitt County there was a rush to get in the last of the summer youth camps that have become the staple for area families. At Zoneton Middle School, boys’ basketball coach Casey Bannon held her Sixth Annual Timberwolf Camp and had a strong turnout. One of the highlights of the four-day event was a guest appearance by former University of Louisville women’s basketball player Tia Gibbs who talked about what it takes to play at the next level.
  • Young soccer players get basic training at BE camp
     MOUNT WASHINGTON - With the World Cup Soccer Tournament filling TV screens earlier this summer, Bullitt East soccer coach Mike Brangers (right) conducted his annual camp at the school. For four nights, almost 50 young players were coached on the basics of the game including dribbling, passing and goal keeping as well as an obstacle course.
  • Blue Lick 11s advance to state tourney semi-finals
      BRANDENBURG - With a single swing of the bat, the post-season run of the Blue Lick 11 All-Stars basically came to a close. Jumping out quickly in the semifinal clash of the West Kentucky State Tournament Sunday in Brandenburg, Blue Lick had the early momentum. However, when Meade County cleanup hitter Justin Stowe stepped to the plate, a two-strike connection over the center-field fence reversed that momentum. The host team would go on to a 13-5 victory.
  • Tough state tourney for MW U-15 team
     GERMANTOWN – After going 2-2 and finishing third in the Combined District 8, 9, 10, 11 Tournament a week earlier, the Mount Washington U-15 All-Stars found life a lot more difficult last week in the West Kentucky State Tournament hosted by the Germantown Youth League. In three games, coach Mark Deetsch team struggled against good teams, failing to win a game in three tries.
  • Baseball camps at East and Central focused on diamond basics
       Both the Bullitt East and Bullitt Central high school baseball programs held their annual summer youth camps this year with a good number of young players taking part. Both camps worked on getting the basics down pat, covering, base-running, throwing, hitting and even nutrition and weight-training. Still, the biggest part of both camps was having fun and there was plenty of that to go around. See more photos from Mike Farner in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.
  • Short season, long effort for local swim team
     HILLVIEW – In Kentucky, the summer swim season is never long enough. However, this summer, with the end of the school year pushed back into second week of June, the summer swim season for the Dolphins Swim Team was really short in 2014. Veteran team coach Kathy Abell had her swimmers for only five total weeks this summer compared to as many as eight or nine weeks in the past.
  • Big swing eliminates Blue Lick in state tourney
     OKOLONA - With one swing of the bat, the season ended for the Blue Lick 16-18 All-Stars. In the top of the fifth inning, Ben Parker hit a long two-run homer to propel Okolona over Blue Lick 5-3 in the quarterfinals of the state Babe Ruth baseball tournament. The host Okolona team would go on to win the state title and advance to the Ohio Valley regional tournament later this week in Wisconsin.
  • Local All-Star squads taking part in state tourneys this week
     SHEPHERDSVILLE – A number of local baseball All-Star teams will be taking part in Kentucky Babe Ruth State Tournaments this week. The team playing closest to home will be the Mount Washington Under-15 All-Stars who will be playing at Germantown in Louisville. That team is coming off a third-place finish in the last week’s combined district tournament at St. Matthews.
  • Barren Co. cools MW U-8 All-Stars
     FERN CREEK –  After a hot start the Mount Washington U-8 All-Stars cooled off quickly in the quarter-finals of the Babe Ruth Kentucky State Tournament on Saturday at Fern Creek Park in Louisville. In the opening games of ‘pool’ play, the team coached by Dave Johnston slipped past Jeffersontown 15-13 and then crushed Fern Creek Orange by a 23-9 score. Those games were played on Thursday and Friday. That left the team with the number two seed from the pool heading into the quarter-finals.
  • MW U-10 softball out in state quarters
     FERN CREEK –  The Mount Washington Under-10 Softball All-Stars picked up a pair of wins in the Babe Ruth Kentucky State Tournament at Fern Creek over the Fourth of July weekend, but they were knocked out in the quarter-finals by a strong Priairie Village team 15-0 on Saturday. Coach Randi Vibbert’s team opened action in ‘pool’ play with an 11-10 victory over Fern Creek Black. In the second ‘pool’ game, the local All-Stars could manage just two hits and lost to Jeffersontown 11-1.