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High School Sports

  • Big fourth quarter lifts East past Mercy year

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – The Mercy Jaguars seem to bring out the best from Bullitt East in the fourth quarter.

    For the second time this season, the two Sixth Region powers slugged it out and for the second time the Lady Chargers rallied at the end to claim the win.

    On Thursday, it was a 75-69 victory in the championship game of the Girls’ 24th District Tournament. It was a second straight district title for the Lady Chargers after four straight titles for Mercy, beating Bullitt East each time.

  • Local wrestlers just can’t find winning groove at state meet

     LEXINGTON – After a strong showing in the Region Three Wrestling Championships a week earlier that saw 13 Bullitt County competitors advance to the Kentucky State Wrestling Championships, the good fortune melted away last week as no wrestler reached the podium, signifying a top eight finish.

    At the local level, reaching the podium is a powerful goal. A handful of Bullitt Central wrestlers have reached that level over the past dozen years, but it has eluded any wrestlers from either Bullitt East or North Bullitt.

  • NB’s Brown set for ‘air raid’ at Kentucky Christian

     HEBRON ESTATES – When it comes to football, North Bullitt senior Andrew Brown loves the passing game.

    It helps a lot that the Eagle signal caller the past two seasons has the arm to go with his fondness for throwing the ball.

    With that at the forefront, Brown had no trouble falling for the ‘air raid’ style of offense used at Kentucky Christian University in Grayson, about 20 miles west of Ashland.

    In the end, Brown made the decision to attend Kentucky Christian after giving a lot of consideration to Kentucky Wesleyan.

  • 2016-17 DISTRICT BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS

     Local high school basketball teams are now appearing in their respective district tournaments.

    The top two teams from each district tournament will advance to regional tournaments.

    Continue to check www.pioneernews.net for scores and updates, and see full stories in next week’s editions of The Pioneer News.

     

    GIRLS’ BASKETBALL:

    23RD DISTRICT TOURNAMENT at North Bullitt High School

    Tuesday, Feb. 21:

  • Central runs and guns to opening victory

     HEBRON ESTATES – Just three days removed from a horrendous 29-point outing in the regular season finale against Spencer County, the Bullitt Central Cougars bounced back in high fashion on Monday, opening the post-season with an 81-37 victory over Evangel.

    Playing in the 23rd District Tournament at North Bullitt, the Cougars advanced with the win and will play top-seeded Moore on Wednesday at 5:45 p.m.

  • Hoops action will be hot all week

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – After single games on Monday night in both the 23rd and 24th District Tournaments, the basketball will really heat up as the week progresses.

    In the 23rd District, the Bullitt Central boys’ moved into the semi-finals with a win over Evangel on Monday. The Cougars will now take on Moore on Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. in the first semi-final. North Bullitt will take on Southern in the second semi-final.

    The two winners on Wednesday will advance to Friday’s championship game that has a start time of 6:30 p.m. at North Bullitt.

  • Both district hoops’ tournaments to be held locally

      SHEPHERDSVILLE – Local basketball fans won’t have to travel very far this week as the 2017 high school basketball post-season starts with the 23rd District Tournament at North Bullitt and the 24th District event being contested at Bullitt East.

    While each of the two local districts have one five-team event and one four-team event and the days for the boys’ and girls’ events are the same from Tuesday forward, there are some time differences so area fans need to check the brackets in this issue for the time schedules.

  • Teams are getting ready

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – During the final week of the regular season, the thoughts of area basketball coaches is more on preparation than domination as all thoughts are focused on the upcoming post-season play when every team will start with a 0-0 record.

    On Tuesday, the Bullitt Central Cougars played at home against Fairdale, a team that just a week earlier had taken Bullitt East to double overtime before losing. This time the Bulldogs just needed regulation time and beat the Cougars 68-49.

  • Chargers do it all in one big final flurry

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Just do it all in one night.

    Homecoming? Check.

    Senior Night? Check.

    National Guard Game of the Week? Check.

    Beating Elizabethtown? Check.

    Check Mate!

    Bullitt East did all of that and even some more on Thursday as the Chargers played host to visiting Elizabethtown. There was a whole lot going on but when the evening was finally over, the Chargers had closed out the regular season with an 81-63 victory.

  • East sweeps North in rivalry

     HEBRON ESTATES – Midway through the second quarter of Friday’s intra-county girls’ showdown between Bullitt East and North Bullitt, Lady Eagle head coach David Marion had seen enough.

    Often a coach who stalks the sidelines and barks out plays and encouragement, on this night Marion had already seen enough. For the rest of the game he took a seat, only rarely getting up to signalin substitutes.