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High School Sports

  • Seniors squeak Cougars to region win over Fairdale

      SHEPHERDSVILLE – Doing everything in their power to win a big game, the Bullitt Central Cougars rode a 47-point combined scoring effort from seniors Brett Bourland, Zack Humphrey and Jacob Wampler to a 61-59 victory over Fairdale on Wednesday in the first-round of the Sixth Region Tournament on their home court.

  • Lady Eagles beat PRP in regional opener

     HEBRON ESTATES - The hurdle has been cleared. It just too five extra minutes to make it happen.

  • Region tournaments have to change schedules

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Who didn’t see this coming??

    After a season in which it seemed that every week in January and February had some weather hurdles to clear, this week’s Sixth Region Tournaments didn’t get started on time because of snow on Sunday night. This came after one of the few complete weeks of the season as the district tournaments went off without a hitch.

  • Cougars win ‘battle’ to earn regional berth

     OKOLONA - It’s tournament time, guys.

    It’s time to tighten up the shoe laces and bring it. 

    Just bring it.

    That was the message delivered by Bullitt Central basketball coach Joe Pat Lee.

    And his Cougars brought it.

    In a hard-fought semifinal contest, the Cougars didn’t gain a lead until late in the third quarter and held off the Southern Trojans 52-47.

  • Mercy shoots lights out as they turn the tables on East girls

     JEFFERSONTOWN – It was raining three-pointers on the Bullitt East Lady Chargers Thursday night in the championship game of the 24th District Tournament and there was nothing the red and gold could do about it.

    In a showdown between two of the best teams in the state, the Mercy Jaguars connected on half of the 20 three-pointers they took in the game including four straight from beyond the arc in a three minute span midway through the third quarter.

  • Chargers put it all together in beating Fern Creek 73-59

      JEFFERSONTOWN – Trailing by two points at halftime, the Bullitt East Chargers felt they had the Fern Creek Tigers right where they wanted them on Friday in the championship game of the boys’ 24th District Tournament at Jeffersontown High School.

    The Chargers were right. Bullitt East scored the first basket of the second half and with an 8-0 run midway through the third quarter, the red and gold took control and then pulled away with 30 points in the fourth quarter for a 73-59 victory.

  • Grit, toughness keys Cougar win in district finale

      OKOLONA - For winning coach Joe Pat Lee, his Bullitt Central Cougars were able to cut the nets down on Friday night due to its grit and toughness.

    For North Bullitt coach Brian Courtney, the mood of the game may have been disrupted before the first second ticked off the clock.

    But for Brett Bourland, the big man in the middle, the game hinged on his stolen pass late in the contest and his desire to claim every rebound that was up for grabs.

  • 6th Region Basketball Tournaments: Local teams ready to make noise on a much bigger stage

     UPDATE (03/05): Monday's Sixth Region Tournament basketball games have been postponed due to school cancellations.

    All scheduled games will move back one day, meaning the Monday scheduled games on the Girls' tournament are scheduled for Tuesday night, while Boys' first-round games are now scheduled for Wednesday night.

    All scheduled game times remain the same. Continue to check www.pioneernews.net for Sixth Region Tournament updates and results.

  • Lady Eagles apply pressure, get three-peat

     OKOLONA - When you talk about pressure, don't talk about it from the perspective of North Bullitt Lady Eagle coach Amber Courtney.

  • Roby takes sprint speed to Bellarmine University

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Bullitt East senior Meghan Roby had a lot of options when it came to her college future, but as is her way, she made a fast decision.

    Lots of things that Roby does are fast. She proved that last year when after competing in track after a four-year hiatus, she darted to runner-up finishes at both 100- and 200-meters in the Class AA Kentucky State Championships last spring.