http://www.pioneernews.net/sports/rss.xml en Blue Lick wins title, starts in tourney tonight http://www.pioneernews.net/content/blue-lick-wins-title-starts-tourney-tonight <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/team_photo_1.jpeg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> HILLVIEW -- What started out with an egg ended up with as a golden goose for the Blue Lick 12-year-old All-Stars.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;After opening defense of its 2014 district title with a less-than-stellar performance, Blue Lick came back to win for elimination games.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;This gave Blue Lick the District 8/9 title as it opens state tournament play tonight.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Blue Lick will seek to advance further than last year&#39;s semifinal setback.<br /> BC's Byler and Calvert sign with EKU's cheer program http://www.pioneernews.net/content/bcs-byler-and-calvert-sign-ekus-cheer-program <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/bc_cheer_15_-_calvert_signs.jpg" alt="Cheering for Colonels--Bullitt Central seniors Jacob Calvert and Sean Byler were all smiles after recently signing with Eastern Kentucky University cheerleading coach Beth Bruner. The families were present for the big event as well as BC head coach James Moore." title="Cheering for Colonels--Bullitt Central seniors Jacob Calvert and Sean Byler were all smiles after recently signing with Eastern Kentucky University cheerleading coach Beth Bruner. The families were present for the big event as well as BC head coach James Moore." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> SHEPHERDSVILLE-- Eastern Kentucky University cheerleading director Beth Bruner recently had a good day in Bullitt County as she picked up a pair of Bullitt Central seniors to join her program starting in August.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;During a ceremony in the new Bullitt Central Media Center, both Sean Byler and Jacob Calvert signed to cheer for the Colonels.<br /> UK players provide insight into future for Old Mill kids http://www.pioneernews.net/content/uk-players-provide-insight-future-old-mill-kids <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/ball.jpg" alt="Sam Malone gives a student a chance to shoot for prizes." title="Sam Malone gives a student a chance to shoot for prizes." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> MOUNT WASHINGTON--Old Mill Elementary had some special visitors at the end of the school year&mdash;former UK players: Jon Hood, Tod Lanter, Sam Malone and Jeff Sheppard.</p> <p> The group told the kids it&rsquo;s important to work hard on and off the court, to push through tough times and to find a way to help someone else.</p> <p> Lanter spoke about he was a &ldquo;little guy&rdquo; so he had to work twice as hard to be good in basketball, but he also worked hard in the classroom so he could have a career after basketball.</p> Porter signs with Morehead http://www.pioneernews.net/content/porter-signs-morehead <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/bc_cheer_15_-_porter_signs.jpg" alt="Small is Good - Bullitt Central senior Brianna Porter recently signed to join the cheerleading program at Morehead State University. Porter’s grandmother was also present at the signing as were her past and future cheer coaches." title="Small is Good - Bullitt Central senior Brianna Porter recently signed to join the cheerleading program at Morehead State University. Porter’s grandmother was also present at the signing as were her past and future cheer coaches." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;SHEPHERDSVILLE &ndash; Sometimes, even in the sports world, small is good&hellip;and in high demand.</p> <p> That was certainly the case for Bullitt Central senior cheerleader Brianna Porter when it came to continuing doing what she loves to do at the next level. That first step was recently completed when Porter signed to join the cheerleading program at Morehead State University.</p> BC’s McDonald to play volleyball at Midway http://www.pioneernews.net/content/bc%E2%80%99s-mcdonald-play-volleyball-midway <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/bc_v-ball_15_-_mcdonald_signs_2.jpg" alt="McDonald to Midway - Buliltt Central senior Darian McDonald recently signed to play volleyball at Midway College in central Kentucky. McDonald’s mother and sister were present for the signing as was Midway coach Buddy Gallemore, a former coach at BC." title="McDonald to Midway - Buliltt Central senior Darian McDonald recently signed to play volleyball at Midway College in central Kentucky. McDonald’s mother and sister were present for the signing as was Midway coach Buddy Gallemore, a former coach at BC." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;SHEPHERDSVILLE &ndash; Never give up.</p> <p> That was the way Bullitt Central senior Darian McDonald handled things when it came to finding the right fit for her college volleyball career.</p> <p> As it turned out, McDonald had friends in the right places.</p> Are the Lady Chargers ready to dethrone Mercy? http://www.pioneernews.net/content/are-lady-chargers-ready-dethrone-mercy <p> &nbsp;MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Talk about your broken records.</p> <p> (For those readers under the age of 30, that is a reference to a long lost method of sound reproduction. When a vinyl record would become broken, then the needle that rode across it to create the sound would skip, jumping back, and playing the same part of the recording over and over.)</p> Summer Soccer Camp Fun http://www.pioneernews.net/content/summer-soccer-camp-fun-0 <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/be_soc_camp_15_-_just_fun.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;The Women&rsquo;s World Cup isn&rsquo;t the only soccer being played this summer.</p> <p> Both Bullitt Central and Bullitt East recently hosted soccer camps for young players and there was a strong turnout at both events.</p> <p> The young players got to work on some fundamentals in learning the game and played some games as well as also just getting to have some fun picking up the basics of the game.&nbsp;</p> Help needed with summer diamond All-Stars http://www.pioneernews.net/content/help-needed-summer-diamond-all-stars <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; SHEPHERDSVILLE-- It&#39;s here again.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;It is time for the summer baseball and softball All-Star season.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Normally, my internal clock for covering such things tells me that around the July 4th holiday that All-Star action will begin. Often times, it is the first weekend after the holiday.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;This year, word is trickling in that some leagues and age groups are getting a jump on that, starting play as early as this week.<br />