http://www.pioneernews.net/sports/rss.xml en East easily rolls past Central http://www.pioneernews.net/content/east-easily-rolls-past-central <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/be_girls_18_-_lit2_scott_dribbles.jpg" alt="With the post-season starting this week, Bullitt East sophomore Caroline Scott helped her team prepare with seven points in a win over BC." title="With the post-season starting this week, Bullitt East sophomore Caroline Scott helped her team prepare with seven points in a win over BC." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;MOUNT WASHINGTON &ndash; The two programs had not met since Feb. 11 in 2014 and maybe the renewal of the rivalry could have waited another year as the Bullitt East Lady Chargers rolled past visiting Bullitt Central 75-23 on Monday.</p> <p> The rivalry had been put on hold by disagreements between the schools that were over the heads of the head coaches. Finally, last spring, superintendent Keith Davis sent out a memo requiring all Bullitt County teams to play each other during the regular season.</p> District hoops tourneys start on Monday http://www.pioneernews.net/content/district-hoops-tourneys-start-monday <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/screen_shot_2018-02-19_at_11.34.11_am.png" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;LOUISVILLE &ndash; The post-season for high school basketball starts tonight across the state and district competition is scheduled for the next five nights for local teams.</p> <p> As always, there will be some expected winners and there will also be the usual flurry of upsets and tight games that make high school basketball the state&rsquo;s most popular sport.</p> Local teams compete in the Region Four swimming contest http://www.pioneernews.net/content/local-teams-compete-region-four-swimming-contest <p> &nbsp;SHEPHERDSVILLE &ndash; The three Bullitt County swimming programs recently took part in the Region Four Championships at the Ralph Wright Natatorium on the University of Louisville campus.</p> <p> All three teams actually practice together under the coaching of Curtis Fuchs and Kelsey Davis and then compete under their own school banner in meets.</p> NB’s Johnson headed to Spalding http://www.pioneernews.net/content/nb%E2%80%99s-johnson-headed-spalding <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/nb_girls_soc_18_-_johnson_signs.jpg" alt="North Bullitt senior Ally Johnson is flanked by her parents as North Bullitt coaches look on as she signs to play her college soccer at Spalding University in Louisville." title="North Bullitt senior Ally Johnson is flanked by her parents as North Bullitt coaches look on as she signs to play her college soccer at Spalding University in Louisville." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;HEBRON ESTATES &ndash; Her senior season was never what she dreamed about, but North Bullitt senior Ally Johnson isn&rsquo;t going to let that step her dreams of playing college soccer.</p> <p> Johnson suffered a serious knee injury last summer while playing for her &lsquo;club&rsquo; team and was forced to miss her entire senior season with the Lady Eagles. It had been hoped that Johnson would team with fellow senior Katlyn Andres on a juggernaut offensive team.</p> Twelve local wrestlers advance to the state finals http://www.pioneernews.net/content/twelve-local-wrestlers-advance-state-finals <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/fgjtyjtyjrtyjrtyjrjyjtg.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;SHEPHERDSVILLE &ndash; On Saturday, Bullitt Central played host to the Region Three Wrestling Championships with 13 schools taking part.</p> <p> DeSales won the overall team title with 208 points while Bullitt .East was second with 163 points. Fern Creek, the defending champions, were third with 138 points, just ahead of Valley with 136 points. Bullitt Central was fifth with 101 points.</p> East repeats as regional runner-up; BC 5th http://www.pioneernews.net/content/east-repeats-regional-runner-bc-5th <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/reg_wrestle_18_-_neck_breaker.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;SHEPHERDSVILLE &ndash; Despite not winning any of the 14 weight classes, the Bullitt East Chargers still managed to finish second overall in the 13-team Region Three Wrestling Tournament held on Saturday at Bullitt Central.</p> <p> Actually, Bullitt East had six wrestlers reach the championship match of the 14 weight classes, but could not pull out a victory.</p> Lady Chargers keep NB at a safe distance http://www.pioneernews.net/content/lady-chargers-keep-nb-safe-distance <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/be_girls_18_-_nb_ralph_over_graham.jpg" alt="Stop for Two - Bullitt East junior Emmy Ralph pulls up for a jumper in front of North Bullitt’s Sierra Graham on Friday. Ralph led all scorers in the game with 18 points as the Lady Chargers won 73-67." title="Stop for Two - Bullitt East junior Emmy Ralph pulls up for a jumper in front of North Bullitt’s Sierra Graham on Friday. Ralph led all scorers in the game with 18 points as the Lady Chargers won 73-67." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;MOUNT WASHINGTON &ndash; In a much-anticipated match-up between the third- and fourth-ranked teams in the Sixth Region this season, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers kept the North Bullitt Lady Eagles in the rear view mirror for the entire game in winning 73-67 on Friday.</p> <p> The game may have been more anticipated in the north end of the county as North Bullitt was trying to break a decade long losing streak to Bullitt East. The Lady Eagles have not beaten the Lady Chargers since Feb. 3, 2006 when they won 41-36 at home.</p> No jacket, no problem for BE’s Jason Couch http://www.pioneernews.net/content/no-jacket-no-problem-be%E2%80%99s-jason-couch <p> &nbsp;MOUNT WASHINGTON &ndash; It wasn&rsquo;t exactly a wardrobe malfunction but more an assist from a sports jacket that spurred Bullitt East to an 86-67 victory over arch-rival North Bullitt on Friday.</p> <p> As the Chargers left the floor at halftime, head coach Jason Couch angrily removed his jacket and out of sight of most fans but in full view of his team, threw it against the wall and then loudly directed his players into the locker room.</p> <p> At the time, Bullitt East was ahead 44-42, but Couch felt his team should have had a larger margin.</p>