http://www.pioneernews.net/sports/rss.xml en Roach seeking new programs to lead http://www.pioneernews.net/content/roach-seeking-new-programs-lead <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/gallery_-_bc_coach_kyle_roach.jpg" alt="After four seasons, Lady Cougar head coach Kyle Roach has resigned." title="After four seasons, Lady Cougar head coach Kyle Roach has resigned." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;SHEPHERDSVILLE &ndash; Sometimes at the high school level, coaches and programs just need a change of scenery.</p> <p> A different point of view on how things should be done.</p> <p> With that in mind, Bullitt Central Lady Cougar head coach Kyle Roach stepped down from his position recently after four seasons at the helm. Roach is not closing the door on coaching again, perhaps even soon, but he felt that a new perspective was needed for all involved.</p> Lee steps down after 11 seasons http://www.pioneernews.net/content/lee-steps-down-after-11-seasons <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/bc_boys_16_-_nb1_lee_points.jpg" alt="Bullitt Central boys’ basketball coach Joe Pat Lee stepped down last week after 11 years at the helm and 133 wins." title="Bullitt Central boys’ basketball coach Joe Pat Lee stepped down last week after 11 years at the helm and 133 wins." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;SHEPHERDSVILLE &ndash; There was really no surprise, but there was a lot of emotion last week when Bullitt Central basketball coach Joe Pat Lee announced that he was stepping down after 11 years at the helm of the program for which he once played.</p> <p> Lee had been thinking about making the move much earlier. The decision was actually made for him when he was named a new assistant principal at the school. The Bullitt County Board of Education does not allow principals to be coaches.</p> NB’s Vincent signs with Indiana Tech http://www.pioneernews.net/content/nb%E2%80%99s-vincent-signs-indiana-tech <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/nb_v-ball_16_-_signing_at_ma.jpg" alt="North Bullitt senior Chayse Vincent has her family and club coach with her as she signs to play volleyball at Indiana Tech." title="North Bullitt senior Chayse Vincent has her family and club coach with her as she signs to play volleyball at Indiana Tech." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;LOUISVILLE &ndash; Having friends in all the right places paid big dividends for North Bullitt senior Chayse Vincent as she found a volleyball home for the next four years at Indiana Tech, a college in Fort Wayne, Indiana.</p> <p> Recently, in a ceremony at the Mid-American Sports Academy in Jeffersontown, Vincent made it all official, signing the papers to play for the NAIA program.</p> Tredway heads to Spalding volleyball http://www.pioneernews.net/content/tredway-heads-spalding-volleyball <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/treadway_signs.jpg" alt="Emily Tredway, a senior at Rolling Hills Christian in northern Bullitt County signs to play volleyball at Spalding University." title="Emily Tredway, a senior at Rolling Hills Christian in northern Bullitt County signs to play volleyball at Spalding University." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;SHEPHERDSVILLE &ndash; The Rolling Hills Baptist volleyball program has won a lot of matches over the past four seasons and the talent level drew the attention of some area colleges.</p> <p> The Tornados, a school with only 32 students in the top 13 grades in northern Bullitt County, had never had an athlete sign with a college until recently when senior Emily Tredway signed to play at Spalding University in Louisville.</p> Regional tennis team play starts http://www.pioneernews.net/content/regional-tennis-team-play-starts <p> &nbsp;SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Few matches remain as tennis teams gear up for regional action on May 9.</p> <p> Bullitt East boys&rsquo; team will compete this week in the regional competition for the seven-member squads.</p> <p> In girls&rsquo; competition, Bullitt Central and North Bullitt will both compete on Monday in regional team championships.</p> <p> Individual play is next week.</p> <p> <strong>Boys&rsquo; tennis</strong></p> <p> North Bullitt avenged an earlier 3-2 loss to Bullitt East on Monday.</p> <p> The host Eagles reversed the score.</p> BC, NB heading on a collision course for Monday http://www.pioneernews.net/content/bc-nb-heading-collision-course-monday <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/bc_soft_16_-_27_slides_at_home_nice.jpg" alt="Safe at Home -- Bullitt Central’s Kimberly Bertuiame slides safely into home on Tuesday as the Lady Cougars beat Fairdale 7-4." title="Safe at Home -- Bullitt Central’s Kimberly Bertuiame slides safely into home on Tuesday as the Lady Cougars beat Fairdale 7-4." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.4px;">SHEPHERDSVILLE &ndash; The showdown is all but set for the Bullitt Central and North Bullitt softball programs as the two programs head to a clash next Monday at North Bullitt for the top spot in the 23rd District Tournament.</span></p> <p> Bullitt Central already has lopsided wins over both Moore and Southern, by a combined 31-0 count. North Bullitt pounded Moore last week and will face Southern on Wednesday.</p> East drops first game, but ready for Mercy showdown http://www.pioneernews.net/content/east-drops-first-game-ready-mercy-showdown <p> &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.4px;">&nbsp;MOUNT WASHINGTON &ndash; Nobody expected the Bullitt East Lady Chargers to go undefeated this season.</span></p> <p> Plus, being up 6-0 midway through the fifth inning on Wednesday, nobody thought that the red and gold, ranked fifth in the state, would lose.</p> <p> But the team did lose on Wednesday, falling 8-7 at Martha Layne Collins. So, when the second point came true, the first one was out the window as the Lady Chargers lost for the first time after 16 straight wins to open the season.</p> 10-inning classic finally goes to Chargers 7-5 http://www.pioneernews.net/content/10-inning-classic-finally-goes-chargers-7-5 <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/classic_16_-_bryant_follow_through.jpg" alt="Marathon Win -- Bullitt East senior Troy O’Brien watches the ball off the bat on Saturday in a classic game against North Bullitt. O’Brien had a single and scored twice as the Chargers pulled out a 7-5 win over the Eagles in 10 innings." title="Marathon Win -- Bullitt East senior Troy O’Brien watches the ball off the bat on Saturday in a classic game against North Bullitt. O’Brien had a single and scored twice as the Chargers pulled out a 7-5 win over the Eagles in 10 innings." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.4px;">HEBRON ESTATES &ndash; The play wasn&rsquo;t always perfect, but there was never a dull moment on Saturday as Bullitt East and North Bullitt waged a titanic struggle before the Chargers pushed across a pair of runs in the top of the 10th inning to claim a 7-5 victory.</span></p> <p> The battle between two of the top teams in the Sixth Region will be the only regular season meeting between the old rivals. Three of the past seven Sixth Region titles have been won by these two programs, including the last two by North Bullitt.</p>