High School Sports

  • Tonight’s showdown a big event for local hoops

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Put on your seat belt and cinch it up tight because we’re going for a fun ride tonight.

    For the second time in as many years, after it had never happened in basketball before, two Bullitt County teams will meet in the semi-finals of a regional tournament when North Bullitt and Bullitt East clash tonight (Wednesday) at Valley High School at 5 p.m.

  • Mercy brings merciful end to Lady Cougars’ season

     OKOLONA – A season dominated by injuries came to an end for the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars on Monday as they were beaten in the first-round of the Girls’ Sixth Region Tournament 60-19 by Mercy.

    The last six weeks of the season just collapsed around the maroon and gray as five different players were lost for the remainder of the season due to injuries. Three of those injuries were serious knee situations that have required surgery.

  • Coaches use different tactics to advance their teams to the girls' sixth region basketball tournament

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- David Marion and Kyle Roach came into Tuesday night's District 23 basketball game with different things on their minds.
        But they both had the same goal.
        At the end of semifinal action, both accomplished their goals and both of their teams advanced to the Sixth Region girls' basketball tournament, which starts on Monday.
    Bullitt Central advances

  • Girls' 23rd--Lady Eagles claim fourth straight title

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- In his first year at the helm of the North Bullitt Lady Eagles, David Marion admits downplaying his team's quest of a fourth straight District 23 title.
        Both Marion and the team were looking for much higher goals.
        But, the first-year head coach admitted as the championship game Thursday neared tipoff, he was feeling a few butterflies.
        Any apprehension was gone quickly as North Bullitt put the defensive heat on the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars.

  • North and East get opening wins but BC falls hard

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Facing a pair of athletic teams from Jefferson County, North Bullitt and Bullitt Central were looking to repeat an epic rematch of last year's District 23 final.
        However, it was not to be as one survived by playing its best game of the year and the other couldn't rebound.
    North Bullitt wins
        First-year coach Korey Craddock could not have been much happier than after his Eagles avenged a regular season loss and completely dismantled the Southern Trojans 91-72.

  • East and North swim teams get regional points

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Both Bullitt East and North Bullitt scored team points in the recent Region Two event at the Ralph Wright Natatorium on the campus of the University of Louisville.

    Bullitt Central also competed in the Region Two event, but has only two swimmers and failed to score.

    Unlike any other high school sport in Bullitt County, the three Bullitt County High Schools have one overall coach and the teams practice and train together. However, when it comes to meets, the swimmers compete only for their area school.


     A list of updated scores from the 2015 6th Region Boys' and Girls' Basketball Tournaments, as well as the 23rd and 24th District Basketball Tournaments involving Bullitt County schools. For full coverage continue to check upcoming issues of The Pioneer News and online at www.pioneernews.net.


    TUESDAY, MAR. 10:

    Boys' 6th Region Tournament at Valley HS:

    Doss 65, BULLITT EAST 61


  • State wrestling postponed by winter weather

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – The Kentucky State Wrestling Tournament, which was scheduled to include 12 from Bullitt County, was postponed over the weekend because of the cold and snowy weather conditions.

         The decision was made on Wednesday as the KHSAA would have had to start preparation for the event at the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park the following day. The actual wrestling was scheduled for Friday and Saturday.

  • District hoops action starts Monday...weather allowing

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – With the cooperation of Mother Nature, one of the most exciting times of the high school sports season will start this week with district basketball tournaments across the state.

         For Bullitt Central and North Bullitt, that means 23rd District action. This year’s event will be in the Big House as Bullitt Central will be hosting despite construction at the school.

  • Smith ready to anchor Ky. Wesleyan's offensive line

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – The Kentucky Wesleyan Panthers were looking for big linemen in their 2015 recruiting class and coach Brent Holsclaw signed one of the biggest recently when Bullitt Central’s Zack Smith signed with the school in Owensboro.

         At 6-3 and 305 pounds, Smith was one of the biggest and best offensive lineman in the area.