High School Sports

  • North sets off fireworks in win over Woodford

     VERSAILLES -- Any coach can draw up the plays to make his or her team successful.

    But what does it take to go on the road and ruin the home team’s fireworks display on the opening night of the season?

    It takes a coaching staff with a team full of players who have heart, determination and fight.

    For Adam Billings, in his first game at the helm of the North Bullitt Eagles, he got all of that and a lot more.

    His team was singing the fight song in front of a stunned Woodford County fan base after an exciting 37-32 victory.

  • All three area teams hit the road for week one battles

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The start of the high school football season on Friday will mean road trips for all three Bullitt County teams this week.

    This will be the third straight season that  a Bullitt County team has played in the Death Valley Bowl at Lincoln County High School. The past two years it was Bullitt East (posting a 1-1 mark) and now Bullitt Central has taken that spot as they will take on Madison Southern in the second of the two games on Friday.


      A list of updated scores from Bullitt County high school football games during the 2015 season. Check Monday's edition of The Pioneer News and www.pioneernews.net for full coverage of all games.



    Fern Creek 28, NORTH BULLITT 7



  • Five practice games then five contests that count

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Area high school football coaches don’t often agree on a lot, but in the pre-season interviews with each of them this season, each pretty much sang the same tune when it came to the schedules they will be facing.

    The KHSAA may say that a school can only scrimmage once before the season starts on Aug. 21, but all three coaches feel like the first five games of the season are little more than scrimmages before the teams enter district play starting on Sept. 25.

  • Girls’ golf takes center stage Saturday at HHGC

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – It will be girls’ golf that will take center stage on Saturday as Bullitt East hosts the ninth annual Schmid Funeral Home Bluegrass Invitational at Heritage Hill Golf Course.

    The tournament is under the direction of former Bullitt East head coach Andy Oder who started the event. After playing the 18-hole event at either Glenmary or Tanglewood over the first few years, the tournament has found a constant home at Heritage Hill.

  • New coach, new era for North Bullitt football

     HEBRON ESTATES – A new era in North Bullitt football will begin on Friday when head coach Adam Billings leads the Eagles onto the field at Woodford County.

    Billings takes over for former head coach Brett Newton, who guided the green and gold for the past 18 seasons, campaigns that ran the gambit from highly successful to agonizingly painful.

  • Ruff takes over North Bullitt volleyball program

     HEBRON ESTATES – The North Bullitt Lady Eagles have had a lot of success on the volleyball court in recent seasons, having won four consecutive district titles as well as twice reaching the semi-finals of the regional tournament.

    However, the green and gold have not been as successful in the coaching department. The program has had three different coaches over the past four seasons.

  • Chargers ready to rely on strong interior line play

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Can interior line play carry a high school football team?

    Bullitt East head coach Darrell Vincent is certainly hoping that can be the case, at least early in the season, as the Chargers need to rebuild their ‘skilled’ positions.

    The good news is that the Chargers have the perfect offense, the split-back veer, to let the line carry the day. This won’t be the first time over the last 30 years that the highly successful program has had to lean on its line at some point in a season.

  • Dukes/Lawson combo will make BC pass happy

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Change will certainly be evident when the Bullitt Central Cougars open the 2015 football season on Friday when the maroon and gray takes on Madison Southern in the Death Valley Bowl at Lincoln County High School.

    Gone is arguably the best senior class of the past 40 years, a group that played a big role in the program’s 9-3 record a year ago that included a Class 5-A district title along with a post-season win over Jeffersontown before the season ended with a 14-0 loss to Iroquois.

  • Football scrimmages Friday; Breeden wins top tourney

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Football fans can get a preview glimpse of their favorite team on Friday as all three Bullitt County teams will conduct their only scrimmages of the season.

    Bullitt Central will start the action as the Cougars are set to scrimmage Seneca at 6:30 p.m. That action will be at Bullitt Central under new head coach Tye Lawson.

    At 7 p.m., Bullitt East will take the field against Fern Creek. That game will be right up the road from Mount Washington at Fern Creek.