High School Sports

  • All three area teams ready for a big Friday at home

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – After opening the season with all three teams on the road, Week II will have all three Bullitt County football teams at home on Friday.

  • Lady Chargers learn they have work to do before post-season

     CEDAR GROVE – It wasn’t exactly the performance that Bullitt East Lady Charger head coach Larry Steinmetz was looking for on Saturday in the Schmid Funeral Home Bluegrass Invitational at Heritage Hill Golf Club, but there were enough bright spots to give the coach hope for the rest of the season.

    The not so good news was that the team finished with a 466 total on the day, well off the winning score of 313 shot by both Elizabethtown and Paul Dunbar. That was only good for 16th in a field of 19 teams.

  • BE playing volleyball in Jaguars’ tall shadow

      SHEPHERDSVILLE – The Bullitt East Lady Chargers may have thought they were ready to make a move on national power Mercy this season in volleyball, but at least after the first eight days of the season, coach Ed Fisher’s team still has a lot of work to do just to be competitive with one of the top program’s in the country.

  • Clark Teague takes over BC athletic program

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – After spending 28 years on the sidelines, Clark Teague stepped from the playing field to an office job over the summer, becoming the new athletic director at Bullitt Central.

    Teague takes over for Mike Gossett who stepped down after two years to return to the sidelines as the head football coach at Southern High School.

    Despite the move of Gossett to Southern, his wife, Tiffany, remains at Bullitt Central and is now Teague’s administrative assistant.

  • Miscues costly as Chargers fall in season opener

     MIDDLETOWN –Three turnovers and a pair of botched punt attempts that resulted in 60 yards of net losses were more than Bullitt East could overcome on Friday as the red and gold opened the 2015 season with a 28-14 loss to Eastern.

    While any loss is disappointing, veteran Charger head coach Darrell Vincent saw enough of a silver lining to believe that his team is headed in the right direction.

  • Defense rallies late to secure a Cougar victory

     STANFORD, KENTUCKY – Bullitt Central’s high-powered offense was just that on Friday in the season-opening game against Madison Southern, but it was the Cougars’ defense that stepped up at the end to secure a 35-27 victory over the Eagles.

    The game was played at Lincoln County High School as part of the Death Valley Bowl.

    Bullitt Central scored on its first four possessions and seemingly had the game in hand up 14-0 after one quarter and leading 35-21 heading into the fourth quarter.

  • North sets off fireworks in win over Woodford

     VERSAILLES -- Any coach can draw up the plays to make his or her team successful.

    But what does it take to go on the road and ruin the home team’s fireworks display on the opening night of the season?

    It takes a coaching staff with a team full of players who have heart, determination and fight.

    For Adam Billings, in his first game at the helm of the North Bullitt Eagles, he got all of that and a lot more.

    His team was singing the fight song in front of a stunned Woodford County fan base after an exciting 37-32 victory.

  • All three area teams hit the road for week one battles

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The start of the high school football season on Friday will mean road trips for all three Bullitt County teams this week.

    This will be the third straight season that  a Bullitt County team has played in the Death Valley Bowl at Lincoln County High School. The past two years it was Bullitt East (posting a 1-1 mark) and now Bullitt Central has taken that spot as they will take on Madison Southern in the second of the two games on Friday.


      A list of updated scores from Bullitt County high school football games during the 2015 season. Check Monday's edition of The Pioneer News and www.pioneernews.net for full coverage of all games.


    OCTOBER 9:

    BULLITT CENTRAL at Oldham County, 7:30 p.m.

    BULLITT EAST at South Oldham, 7:30 p.m.

    NORTH BULLITT at Nelson County, 7:30 p.m.


  • Five practice games then five contests that count

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Area high school football coaches don’t often agree on a lot, but in the pre-season interviews with each of them this season, each pretty much sang the same tune when it came to the schedules they will be facing.

    The KHSAA may say that a school can only scrimmage once before the season starts on Aug. 21, but all three coaches feel like the first five games of the season are little more than scrimmages before the teams enter district play starting on Sept. 25.