High School Sports

  • Second-ranked Butler next for BE

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – It will be a Clash of the Titans on Wednesday as Butler and Bullitt East collide in the semi-finals of the Girls’ Sixth Region Tournament.

    The showdown will take place at 8:15 p.m. at Valley High School.

    Butler, the state’s second-ranked team, advanced to the meeting with a 77-28 win over Bullitt Central on Monday while Bullitt East was defeating Fairdale 83-58. The Lady Chargers are ranked 16th in the state.

  • Hoops Hysteria

     There’s nothing better than basketball action when it reaches the post-season.

    In the District 23 final, the North Bullitt Eagles went to Moore on its home court and came out with the victory.

    It was the first district championship since 2006.

    From the fans to the band to the cheerleaders, it is always an energized game in the post-season.

    Continue to check www.pioneernews.net for post-season basketball updates, and look for full stories from each game in upcoming editions of The Pioneer News.

  • Powerful Butler has too much for Bullitt Central

     SHIVLEY – What was a very trying season for players, coaches and fans of the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars came to a merciful end on Monday as the maroon and gray dropped a 77-28 decision to Butler in the opening round of the Girls’ Sixth Region Tournament.

    Bullitt Central battled injuries, defections and even an illness to its head coach over the past three months. While the team battled to get above the .500 mark for three months, but was just not a goal that they could reach, finishing the season 13-16.

  • NB’s furious late rally falls short to Mercy

     HEBRON ESTATES -- At some point in the season, shooting 60 percent from the foul line will catch up with you.

    For the North Bullitt Lady Eagles, that point came in the first round of the Sixth Region tournament.

    Shooting just eight of 22 from the charity line, North Bullitt lost 61-55 in a very physical game to Mercy.

    “We knew that at some point, it would come back to hurt us,” said Lady Eagle head coach David Marion. “Unfortunately, we couldn’t over come that tonight.”

  • Lady Chargers avoid the ‘trap’, beat Fairdale

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – The ultimate ‘trap’ game didn’t trap the Bullitt East Lady Chargers on Monday as the red and gold kept their heads on the prize and beat Fairdale 83-58 in an opening round game of the Girls’ Sixth Region Tournament.

    Coming just four days after the Lady Chargers beat Mercy for the 24th District title and happening just two days before an expected showdown with Butler in the regional semi-finals, Fairdale (16-13)could have caught Bullitt East (21-5) off-guard.

  • Nothing easy for local teams in regional clashes starting Monday

     HEBRON ESTATES --  Leaving  the Moore High gym on Friday night holding the first district trophy in 10 years, North Bullitt head coach Korey Craddock already knew who his team would play in the first round of the Sixth Region tournament.

    Twelve hours before the actual draw, Craddock knew his Eagles would be hosting cross-county rival Bullitt East.

    And, he was correct.

    The lone two Bullitt County teams in the Sixth Region boys’ tournament will face off at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

  • Defense, hot shooting leads NB to first title since 2006

     HIGHVIEW -- The North Bullitt Eagles were hitting on all cylinders on Friday night.

    And, as a result, the Eagles won a district title for the first time in 10 years.

    Led by an aggressive defense and hot shooting from the field, North Bullitt never trailed as Travis Dunnavan got the night started with a three-pointer just 20 seconds into the game.

    After needing overtime to win the regular season encounter, North Bullitt took home the 23rd District title with a 72-47 victory.

  • North, Central take care of business; advance to regionals

     HIGHVIEW – Sometimes the only goal during a basketball game in the post-season is to win and advance.

    That was certainly the case on Tuesday in the two semi-finals of the 23rd District Tournament at Moore High School. Both North Bullitt and Bullitt Central went into the games as heavy favorites and had little to gain and everything to lose.

    As it turned out, both teams took care of business, advancing to meet each other on Thursday night in the championship game for the third straight season. 

    Lady Cougars Win

  • Bullitt East goes deep into bench in early romps

     LOUISVILLE – The difference between the haves and the have nots in the 24th  District this season was on clear display in the opening rounds of the tournament as the Bullitt East Chargers and Lady Chargers rolled to incredibly easy wins.

    On Tuesday in the girls’ opening round at Christian Academy, the top-seeded Lady Chargers never needed to break a sweat as the red and gold pounded Jeffersontown 72-25.

    The win moved Bullitt East into the championship game on Thursday where they were to face Mercy, a team that plowed over Fern Creek 76-30.

  • Tigers stun Bullitt East

     LOUISVILLE – Bullitt East’s run of six straight district titles came to a abrupt end on Friday as Fern Creek put together a stellar performance and upended the Chargers 60-50 in the championship game of the 24th District Tournament played at Mercy High School.

    The Chargers had beaten Fern Creek in the last three 24th District finals. In fact, Bullitt East had not lost a district game to one of the other three teams since the present alignment came about for the 2011-2012 season.