http://www.pioneernews.net/sports/rss.xml en Lady Cougar hoops is a work in progress http://www.pioneernews.net/content/lady-cougar-hoops-work-progress <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/bc_girls_17_-_m_cravens_in_huddle.jpg" alt="Second-year Bullitt Central head coach Josh Cravens will have to do a lot of coaching this season as his Lady Cougars have just four players returning with varsity experience." title="Second-year Bullitt Central head coach Josh Cravens will have to do a lot of coaching this season as his Lady Cougars have just four players returning with varsity experience." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;SHEPHERDSVILLE &ndash; Rome wasn&rsquo;t built in a day.</p> <p> The same goes for the Bullitt Central Lady Cougar basketball program as they work to become significant again in the highly competitive Louisville area.</p> <p> As head coach Josh Cravens enters his second season at the helm, the painful building process is back at square one. You can&rsquo;t even call it a &lsquo;rebuilding&rsquo; job as the Lady Cougars went 6-23 last season.</p> BE’s Roby finally makes it all official with Louisville http://www.pioneernews.net/content/be%E2%80%99s-roby-finally-makes-it-all-official-louisville <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/be_soft_17_-_taylor_signs.jpg" alt="Bullitt East senior Taylor Roby was all smiles after signing to play softball at the University of Louisville recently. Roby was flanked by her parents while her older sister, Meghan, looks on." title="Bullitt East senior Taylor Roby was all smiles after signing to play softball at the University of Louisville recently. Roby was flanked by her parents while her older sister, Meghan, looks on." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;MOUNT WASHINGTON &ndash; Over three years after announcing that she would play softball at the University of Louisville, Bullitt East senior Taylor Roby got to make it official recently when she signed all the paperwork during a ceremony in the school&rsquo;s Media Center.</p> <p> Louisville head coach Nancy Pearsall was the first major college coach to offer Roby after the pitcher had attended camps at the college for a number of years. While Roby also heard from Ohio State and Florida State, her heart was always with the Lady Cards.</p> Roby will be at UL in the spring, not with BE http://www.pioneernews.net/content/roby-will-be-ul-spring-not-be <p> &nbsp;MOUNT WASHINGTON &ndash; While Taylor Roby went through the signing ceremony at Bullitt East recently, she will not be playing softball for the Lady Chargers in the spring.</p> <p> At the suggestion of the University of Louisville, Roby will graduate from Bullitt East at the end of the first semester in December and will then start taking classes at Louisville in January. She will then redshirt next spring with the Lady Cards before becoming a full member of that team in the spring of 2019.</p> East’s Poole makes quick work of picking Spalding http://www.pioneernews.net/content/east%E2%80%99s-poole-makes-quick-work-picking-spalding <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/be_girls_soccer_17_-_poole_signs.jpg" alt="Bullitt East senior Julia Poole made it official recently when she signed to join the women’s soccer program at Spalding University. She was flanked by her parents at the ceremony as well as her sisters along with BE head coach Steve Gentry." title="Bullitt East senior Julia Poole made it official recently when she signed to join the women’s soccer program at Spalding University. She was flanked by her parents at the ceremony as well as her sisters along with BE head coach Steve Gentry." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;MOUNT WASHINGTON &ndash; When the high school soccer season ended on Oct. 20 for Julia Poole, she thought she had played her last competitive game.</p> <p> But in short order, feelings of look not playing the sport she loved started to creep into her mind. A couple of phone calls later Poole was in contact with Spalding head coach Shilo Rayburn and a visit was arranged. On the spot, Poole committed to the Golden Eagles.</p> <p> On Nov. 9, at a ceremony in the Bullitt East Media Center, Poole made it all official, signing with the school located in downtown Louisville.</p> Dolphins end perfect LB season by beating Colts 18-7 http://www.pioneernews.net/content/dolphins-end-perfect-lb-season-beating-colts-18-7 <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/youth_foot_17_-_lb_pg_no._57_tackled_best.jpg" alt="Carrying the Load - Pleasant Grove’s Jack Pope had 20 carries for 126 yards and three touchdowns on Saturday in the Little Bullitt’s title game that the Dolphins won 18-7." title="Carrying the Load - Pleasant Grove’s Jack Pope had 20 carries for 126 yards and three touchdowns on Saturday in the Little Bullitt’s title game that the Dolphins won 18-7." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;SHEPHERDSVILLE &ndash; Capping off a perfect season, the Pleasant Grove Dolphins controlled the time of possession on Saturday and beat the Mount Washington Colts 18-7 for the championship in the Little Bullitt&rsquo;s Division of the Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League.</p> <p> Pleasant Grove controlled the time of possession, scoring in the final ten seconds of the first half to take a 12-7 lead into the break. The Dolphins then scored on the first of just two possessions they had in the second half to secure the win.</p> State’s top girls’ teams converge on BE Saturday for Hooparama http://www.pioneernews.net/content/state%E2%80%99s-top-girls%E2%80%99-teams-converge-be-saturday-hooparama <p> &nbsp;MOUNT WASHINGTON &ndash; It will be Louisville versus the rest of Kentucky on Saturday when Bullitt East plays host to the annual Lady Charger Hooparama.</p> <p> This year&rsquo;s event has 12 teams taking part in scrimmages for the upcoming basketball season. Each of the six encounters will have a one-hour junior-varsity scrimmage and then a two-hour varsity workout.</p> <p> Both gyms at Bullitt East will be in use for this event.</p> Vikings prove inches do matter in winning B title http://www.pioneernews.net/content/vikings-prove-inches-do-matter-winning-b-title <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/b_div._you_be_the_judge.jpg" alt="You can be the official - Pleasant Grove Dolphin Jack Zwernemann was stopped just shy of the goal line on an extra point run that would have tied the score at 7-7. The Cedar Grove Vikings defense held at the goal line and won the B division championship by a score of 7-6." title="You can be the official - Pleasant Grove Dolphin Jack Zwernemann was stopped just shy of the goal line on an extra point run that would have tied the score at 7-7. The Cedar Grove Vikings defense held at the goal line and won the B division championship by a score of 7-6." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;SHEPHERDSVILLE &mdash; Who says a game can&rsquo;t be determined by inches?</p> <p> Depending on which sideline you may have been rooting for on Saturday, the B division championship of the Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League may go down as one of the best battles of all time.</p> <p> The Cedar Grove Vikings scored on the opening kickoff and its defense had to stop the Pleasant Grove Dolphins on an extra point to secure the 7-6 victory.</p> <p> In between&nbsp; the two scores, the defenses reigned supreme.</p> Title game truly Golden for undefeated East http://www.pioneernews.net/content/title-game-truly-golden-undefeated-east <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/a_better_raley.jpg" alt="Rely on Raley - East Gold’s Yared Raley (11) ran for a touchdown, threw a touchdown pass and nearly kicked a 44-yard field goal as the undefeated team finished off the season with a 30-6 victory over the Central Wildcats in the title game Saturday." title="Rely on Raley - East Gold’s Yared Raley (11) ran for a touchdown, threw a touchdown pass and nearly kicked a 44-yard field goal as the undefeated team finished off the season with a 30-6 victory over the Central Wildcats in the title game Saturday." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;SHEPHERDSVILLE&nbsp; &mdash; Coming into the championship game for the A Division of the Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League, veteran head coach Joe Sohm knew it would take a perfect game to defeat the unbeaten East Gold.</p> <p> Sohm was right as the East Gold rolled to a 30-6 victory in the finale of championship Saturday.</p> <p> On its first drive, the Gold marched 79 yards in 11 plays, taking over six minutes off the clock.</p>