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High School Sports

  • 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.

  • Eagle Homecoming

     Eagle Homecoming Court - North Bullitt seniors Maria George and Lucas Humphrey were crowned 2014 North Bullitt Hoops Homecoming Queen and King on Friday night during a ceremony during the school’s basketball game with Kentucky Country Day.


  • Lady Cougars 'survive' tough opening game

     OKOLONA - Bullitt Central girls' coach Kyle Roach knew what he would see in Wednesday night's district tournament semifinal game against Southern.

  • BC’s Bray ready to be a WR at Campbellsville

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – No amount of snow or frigid temperatures could keep Bullitt Central senior Tyler Bray from signing a national letter of intent to play football at Campbellsville University.

    At first, Bray was scheduled to do all the official paperwork in front of family, friends and teammates in a ceremony at Bullitt Central on the first day of the signing period. Unfortunately, snow cancelled classes in Bullitt County on that day.

  • Lady Eagles taking care of business as one

     OKOLONA - When you face an overmatched opponent, the worst thing to do is to let them hang around.