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High School Sports

  • East and North played plenty of top teams

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – You can bet that on this past Sunday and Monday that Bullitt East girls’ head coach Chris Stallings and his North Bullitt counterpart, David Marion, were very popular coaches.

    I have no doubt that the two coaches had a very busy few days working through their email accounts, answering many requests for information and scouting reports on teams from other teams that are playing in this week’s St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls Sweet Sixth Basketball Tournament at Northern Kentucky University.

  • Inspired effort comes up just short for East

      VALLEY STATION – The effort was stellar, but the shooting was lacking on Saturday for the Bullitt East Lady Chargers in the Championship Game of the Girls’ Class Act Sixth Region Tournament at Valley High School.

    The defensive performance was remarkable as Bullitt East held the state’s top-ranked team to 21 points below their season average. However, the Lady Chargers just could not overcome 29.5 percent shooting from the field along with 56 percent shooting at the foul line.

  • Power of the presses beats power of the Press

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Don’t get me wrong. Nobody is more disappointed than me that this issue of The Pioneer News only has the semi-final round game from the Girls’ Sixth Region Tournament included in the sports section.

    Yes, the regional final was played on Saturday night. That contest with Bullitt East taking on defending state champion Butler will be fully covered in Wednesday’s edition.

  • East again has more than enough for North

     VALLEY STATION – Second verse, same as the first.

    Bolting to a 25-10 advantage after just one corner, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers rolled to a 66-38 victory over North Bullitt on Wednesday in the semi-finals of the Class Act Girls’ Sixth Region Basketball Tournament.

  • Lack of a local boys’ team in regional play is a rarity

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – While this is certainly ‘Girls’ Basketball Week’ in Bullitt County with the big game on Wednesday, it is also a frustrating week locally with the lack of a boys’ team in the Sixth Region Tournament for the first time since 2009.

  • UPDATE: The stage is set - East vs. North in semis

     UPDATE: Butler proved too much for Bullitt East in the finals of the 2017 Sixth Region Basketball Tournament.

    With a final score of 50-42, Butler advances to the Sweet 16 state championship.

    A full story on the game will be available in Wednesday's edition of The Pioneer News and at www.pioneernews.net.

    Also continue to check upcoming editions for seasons in review by Mike Farner.

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  • Lady Chargers score early and often in routing Doss

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – There is a reason that Bullitt East Lady Charger head coach Chris Stallings doesn’t schedule Doss during the regular season.

    The reason was on clear display on Monday as the Lady Chargers folded, bent, spindled and mutilated the Lady Dragons 93-27 in an opening round game of the Girls’ Sixth Region Basketball Tournament.

  • Fairdale no match for North

     HEBRON ESTATES – Most high school basketball coaches love to talk about ‘playing one game at a time’ and that often includes North Bullitt head coach David Marion.

    Most of the time, but not all the time.

  • NB rambles on, beats Southern; Central girls get eliminated

     HEBRON ESTATES -- It was a tale of two seasons for teams competing in the 23rd District girls’ basketball tournament.

    For North Bullitt, there were sights set on the Sixth Region tournament.

    For Bullitt Central, there were sights set for next season where a very young team will return with a lot more experience.

    In the semifinals of the district tournament Tuesday, North Bullitt advanced to the final with an easy victory over Southern.

  • Second half breakdowns cost East against J-town

      MOUNT WASHINGTON – You can never have a big enough lead at halftime.

    That was the story for the Bullitt East Chargers on Wednesday in the opening round of the Boys’ 24th District Tournament. The red and gold were up 38-29, but had left points on the court.