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Community Sports

  • Perfect weather greets opening week of play
     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Once again this season, The Pioneer News will run the results from the Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League in each Wednesday’s edition this fall.
  • Dream still alive for Leach as he will play college hoops
         LOUISVILLE - Call it a bit untraditional but Calvin Leach is fulfilling a dream.      The Bullitt County native didn't play basketball at Pleasure Ridge Park and he is 22 years old.      But his dream of playing college hoops led him to follow his heart.      This fall, Leach will be attending Trinity Baptist College in Jacksonville, Fla., to play basketball.
  • Youth football swings into action Saturday
     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Another season of play in the Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League will kick off on Saturday as the league’s nine programs get ready to battle it out over the next 13 weeks to crown champions in all four age divisions. The independent football league is the second-largest sports program in Bullitt County, trailing only youth basketball in terms of participation.
  • MW squad finishes third in 60-team event
          KINGS ISLAND - Mission Accomplished!      It wasn't a national title, but the Bullitt East 7th-grade Girls' Basketball Team posted a 7-1 record and brought home the third place trophy two weeks ago in the AAU National 7th-Grade Division II Tournament in Kings Mill, Ohio.      It was just two years ago that the same core group of girls finished ninth in the 5th-grade tournament in Florida.
  • Blue Lick 15s fall one game short of 2012 World Series
     HENDERSONVILLE - It was a ride not accomplished by a team from the Blue Lick Optimist League in its history.
  • Remarkable ride lands Blue Lick 14s in Final 4
     CONNERSVILLE, IND. - When the Ohio Valley Regional tournament for 14-year-old All-Stars started, Troy Hayes didn’t think too many people knew anything about his Blue Lick squad.
  • State Semi-Finalists
    The Mount Washington Under-10 Softball All-Stars recently reached the semi-finals of the Cal Ripken Kentucky State Tournament at Fern Creek. The team lost two games in early round play, then came back in the bracket play and reversed the tables on Fern Creek White. The MW team had only nine players. Team members included Shelby Knieriem, Andrea Watts, Lila Dangerfield, Kaylie Davis, Madison Back, Bella Goodlett, Morgan Harbolt, Danielle Love and Jadin Disney.
  • Firecracker co-champs
      The Mount Washington 6U All-Stars were recently crowned co-champions of the Fern Creek Cal Ripkin Firecracker tournament. The local stars stumbled out of the blocks going 1-1-1 in pool play. However, they beat Fern Creek Black and Germantown in the tournament. They were leading Fern Creek Orange 6-0 in the championship game before Mother Nature stopped play.
  • Champion Pirates
     The Mount Washington 5-6 year old Pirates won the regular season crown with a 10-0-2 record. Then, the team went on to win all three games in the post-season tournament. Team members include: Beau Cook, Carson Waddle, Gage Tokar, Trenton Wood, Kendall Henson, Luke Aubrey, Jenna Sherrard, Klaire Hourigan, Garrett Durbin, Evan Johnson, Tylan Haden and Chase Parsons. Coaches were Kevin Waddle, Troy Wood and Josh Tokar.
  • Blue Lick 18 finish third in regional play
     DODGEVILLE, WIS. - After falling into the loser’s bracket the very first game, the Blue Lick 18U All-Stars battled back to finish third in the Ohio Valley Regional baseball tournament.