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High School Sports

  • ‘Calm’ Bullitt Central defends district championship title

      OKOLONA — When you reach the post-season, it is often the team that wants “it” more that comes home with the big trophy.

    For a second straight year, the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars may have wanted to win the 23rd District volleyball championship a little more than North Bullitt.

    After losing a pair of regular season matches against the Lady Eagles, Bullitt Central coach Karen Vogt had the opportunity to enjoy her team’s second straight district title.

  • STATE-BOUND: North Bullitt wins regional title 1-0 over BE

     HIGHVIEW — During her four years at the helm, Amber Mink told her players that some day the North Bullitt Lady Eagles could advance to the state soccer championships.

    After a victory over perennial power Mercy on Monday in the Sixth Region opener, Mink felt her players finally started to believe.

    On Friday, that belief became reality as North Bullitt defeated Bullitt East 1-0 to win the Sixth Region title. 

  • Post-season seedings hinge on Oldham at BE

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – While South Oldham has already wrapped up the number one seed from Class 5-A, District 3, the other three spots are still up for grabs between Bullitt East, Bullitt Central and Oldham County.

    At this point, North Bullitt and Nelson County are out of play-off contention no matter the outcomes on Friday.

    The key game this week is now Oldham County visiting Bullitt East. At the same time, Bullitt Central will be playing host to Nelson County.

  • Fern Creek shuts down BE

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Bullitt East’s dreams of a 24th District soccer title came up short last week, but the Chargers played well enough to advance and battle anther day in this week’s Sixth Region Tournament at DeSales High School.

    Forced back a day because of wet conditions, the Chargers battled Fern Creek in the championship game on Thursday. That ended up being three days after the Chargers had defeated Whitefield Academy 4-0 in the opening game of the three-team event.

  • UPDATE: Lady Eagles vanquish Mercy from post-season

     UPDATE (10/20): The North Bullitt Lady Eagles have won the 2017 6th Region Girls' Soccer Tournament.

    The Lady Eagles defeated Bullitt East 1-0 in the refional championship game at Mercy Academy.

    Check Monday's edition of The Pioneer News and www.pioneernews.net for a full story.

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    HIGHVIEW -- Amber Mink felt that in the team’s 3-1 loss to Mercy Academy during the first-ever regular season meeting that things could have been different.

  • East breaks the curse -- beats Mercy for title

     LOUISVILLE – The game started under gray and damp conditions, but it was all sunny for the Bullitt East Chargers on Thursday as the red and gold ended over five years of frustration with a 3-1 girls’ soccer victory Mercy in the championship game of the 24th District Tournament.

  • NB girls once again Queens of the 24th District

      HIGHVIEW -- You really can’t complain about your team winning the 23rd District girls’ soccer title for the sixth consecutive year.

    But, North Bullitt head coach Amber Mink is looking toward a bigger goal — the Sixth Region title this week.

    Her team kept its goal of winning both district tournament games with a shutoff by senior Delayna Holman.

    After defeating Southern 10-0 in the opener, North Bullitt held off a much improved Bullitt Central 6-0 in the championship game at Moore High School.

  • North gets first shot at Mercy. East awaits

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The Girls’ Sixth Region Soccer Tournament gets underway on Monday with all three Bullitt County teams represented for the fifth time in the past six seasons.

    The game everyone will focus on right out of the gate will be on Monday when North Bullitt collides with five-time defending Sixth Region champion Mercy. The two teams met in the semi-finals last season with the Jaguars pulling out a 1-0 victory.

  • Dragons breath fire on Cougars early, then roll

     PEEWEE VALLEY – For the second time in as many weeks, the South Oldham Dragons started fast and never looked back in defeating a play-off bound team from Bullitt County.

    On Friday, it was Bullitt Central that the Dragons jumped on top of 21-0 in the first quarter en route to a 42-7 victory.

    South Oldham wrapped up the number one seed for Class 5-A, District 3 with the win despite having a district game remaining with North Bullitt this Friday. It is the third straight district title for the Dragons.

  • East beats North to claim Bullitt Cup

     HEBRON ESTATES – Scoring on four of its first five possessions of the second half, the Bullitt East Chargers pulled away from arch-rival North Bullitt on Friday for a 40-19 victory in the 39th meeting between the two schools on the gridiron.

    Besides the obvious importance of beating your county rival, the win had multiple overtones for the Chargers.