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High School Sports

  • Football kicks-off this weekend

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Friday Night Lights will kick off with a full slate of three games this weekend for the area high school teams.

    The only team playing at home is Bullitt East and they will play host to Butler on Friday at 7:30 p.m. The Bears posted a 4-7 record a year ago, losing to Lexington Lafayette in the first-round of the Class 6-A play-offs. Butler replaces Eastern, the team that Bullitt East opened with each of the two previous seasons.

  • Central’s numbers still on the rise for boys’ soccer

      SHEPHERDSVILLE – Instead of going for the quick fix when he took over the program a little over a year ago, Bullitt Central boys’ soccer coach Aaron Shaw has been working from the ground up to build a strong foundation.

    The progress is obvious as the Cougars have 38 players this season, perhaps the largest number in the program’s history. Shaw is pretty much planning on having completely separate varsity and junior-varsity squads this fall.

  • Nfor takes over the North Bullitt boys’ soccer squad

     HEBRON ESTATES – A desire to get a little closer to his ‘other’ soccer job in Louisville has brought Emmanuel Nfor to the boys’ job at North Bullitt.

    A 14-year resident of the United States who was born in Cameroon, Nfor coaches soccer in the United program in Louisville. After graduating from Campbellsville University, Nfor was also coaching high school soccer in Frankfort at Western Hills High School. When the commute just got to be too much, Nfor looked into coaching jobs in the Louisville area and the North Bullitt position was posted.

  • Bullitt Cup Saturday

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- While the regular season started on Monday, the first ‘big’ event for the three area boy’s soccer teams comes on Saturday with the revival of the Bullitt Cup.

    The area teams will compete against each other for the Bullitt Cup and there will be an All-Tournament team selected.

    Action will start at 8 a.m. at Bullitt East with the Chargers taking on North Bullitt. At 10 a.m. Bullitt Central will play Bullitt East and then the final game at noon will have North Bullitt and Bullitt Central squaring off.

  • North looking to continue winning ways in ‘17

     HEBRON ESTATES – After two seasons of getting too -- and winning -- post-season games, North Bullitt head coach Adam Billings has the program heading in the right direction.

    The coach doesn’t see any reason why that success should not continue this fall, but he does admit that there will be a little bit of a learning curve as the program has just six seniors and several of them are new to football.

  • 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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    NOVEMBER 10 (Play-offs):

    Covington Catholic 49, BULLITT CENTRAL 0

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    NOVEMBER 3 (Play-offs):

    BULLITT CENTRAL 18, Dixie Heights 14

  • 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.