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High School Sports

  • FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL 2017

     A list of updated scores from Bullitt County high school football games during the 2017  season. Check Monday's edition of The Pioneer News and www.pioneernews.net for full coverage of all games.

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    BULLITT CENTRAL 17, NORTH BULLITT 14 (THE GAME)

    BULLITT EAST 65, Nelson County 12

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  • North looking to regain top spot in 23rd District

    HEBRON ESTATES – After a somewhat disappointing 9-23 record a year ago and a runner-up finish in the 23rd District after five straight championships, North Bullitt volleyball coach Keith Higgs is working on the philosophy this season that less is more.

    After keeping 32 players in the program a year ago, the second-year head coach this year opted to keep just 24 players. At this point, the varsity roster has just nine names, but some junior-varsity players could move up if needed.

  • A better start would greatly benefit BE in 2017

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – A year ago, the Bullitt East Chargers gave up 196 points in losing the first four games of the regular season.

    Unfortunately, that pretty much set the tone for the season, the first under head coach Mark Sander. The Chargers did go on to post three victories (a fourth win later had to be forfeited) and they did reach the play-offs, but lost the opening round game 32-13 to Madison Central.

    That left the program with a final 3-8 record.

  • Talent present at BC, but Kuehn seeking depth

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – With winning records each of the past three seasons, two Bullitt Cup titles in the same span as well as two post-season wins, the Bullitt Central football program has succeeded recently despite having three different head coaches over that span.

    Now, the program is stable at the top with the return of head coach Matt Kuehn for a second season. The coach also feels that there is enough talent to add to the recent success story – barely.

  • Schedule woes; new track/CC alignment

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – A situation that local football coaches and athletic directors are watching closely involves the football program at Nelson County High School.

    While nobody has visited and watched, the word on the grapevine at this point is that the Class 5-A school is having a serious numbers crunch. The word earlier this week was that the team had not had more than 19 players show up for any one practice.

  • Lady Eagles ready for run at Sixth Region title

     HEBRON ESTATES – Seldom have the expectations for the North Bullitt girls’ soccer program been as high as the hopes are for 2017.

    Even after a serious setback, head coach Amber Mink and her team still fell that they can hoist a regional championship trophy for the first time in school history.

  • East volleyball battling youth and inexperience

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – After years of being the team given the best chance to force national power Mercy to at least break a sweat, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers have a somewhat different mindset this season.

    A year after reaching the 24th District final, and losing to Mercy for the fourth straight season, the Lady Chargers are looking to replace five starters this fall. Mercy may not have to break a sweat this year.

  • Lady Chargers reloading for run at 6th Region title

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Sometimes changes is good.

    That is certainly what Bullitt East girls’ soccer coach Steve Gentry is hoping as his program enters the 2017 season with a new philosophy.

    Over the past several seasons, the Lady Chargers have had some of the top individual talent in the area. The line goes back to Lexi Higgenbotham, Meghan Roby and Alnee Tutson all the way to Christian Foster. The game plan was to feed those players and to let those players dictate the flow of the game.

  • Senior-laden BE thinking titles

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – The Bullitt East Chargers probably won’t be the best team in the state this fall, but coach Mike Branger’s 2017 squad could well be the oldest team in Kentucky.

    With 11 seniors on the roster this season, the Chargers have both experience and talent. Not all of the seniors will start, but they form the core unit of what should be the best team Brangers has had since Bullitt East moved to the Sixth Region in 2012.

    This is Brangers’ 14th season at the helm of the program and there are lofty expectations for the fall.

  • Backyard basketball for a good cause

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Now in its 13th year, the Matt Allen Scholarship program hands out awards each summer to college-bound seniors from all three Bullitt County high schools.

    Recently, the program awarded ten scholarships. The recipients included Morgan Gentry (Bullitt East), Savannah Glass (Bullitt East), Sydney Hill (Bullitt East), Kelsin Kemble (Bullitt Central), Sarah Lyons (Bullitt Central), Emma Pressley (Bullitt East),  Rebecca Price (Bullitt Central), Hannah Robinson (North Bullitt), Zachary Taylor (Bullitt East) and Rebecca Vogt (North Bullitt).