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Today's Sports

  • 2016-17 DISTRICT BASKETBALL...

     Local high school basketball teams are now appearing in their respective district tournaments.

    The top two teams from each district tournament will advance to regional tournaments.

    Continue to check www.pioneernews.net for scores and updates, and see full stories in next week’s editions of The Pioneer News.

     

    BOYS’ BASKETBALL:

     

    23RD DISTRICT TOURNAMENT at North Bullitt High School

    Monday, Feb. 20:

  • Central runs and guns to opening...

     HEBRON ESTATES – Just three days removed from a horrendous 29-point outing in the regular season finale against Spencer County, the Bullitt Central Cougars bounced back in high fashion on Monday, opening the post-season with an 81-37 victory over Evangel.

    Playing in the 23rd District Tournament at North Bullitt, the Cougars advanced with the win and will play top-seeded Moore on Wednesday at 5:45 p.m.

  • Hoops action will be hot all week

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – After single games on Monday night in both the 23rd and 24th District Tournaments, the basketball will really heat up as the week progresses.

    In the 23rd District, the Bullitt Central boys’ moved into the semi-finals with a win over Evangel on Monday. The Cougars will now take on Moore on Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. in the first semi-final. North Bullitt will take on Southern in the second semi-final.

    The two winners on Wednesday will advance to Friday’s championship game that has a start time of 6:30 p.m. at North Bullitt.

  • Chargers do it all in one big...

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Just do it all in one night.

    Homecoming? Check.

    Senior Night? Check.

    National Guard Game of the Week? Check.

    Beating Elizabethtown? Check.

    Check Mate!

    Bullitt East did all of that and even some more on Thursday as the Chargers played host to visiting Elizabethtown. There was a whole lot going on but when the evening was finally over, the Chargers had closed out the regular season with an 81-63 victory.

  • Teams are getting ready

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – During the final week of the regular season, the thoughts of area basketball coaches is more on preparation than domination as all thoughts are focused on the upcoming post-season play when every team will start with a 0-0 record.

    On Tuesday, the Bullitt Central Cougars played at home against Fairdale, a team that just a week earlier had taken Bullitt East to double overtime before losing. This time the Bulldogs just needed regulation time and beat the Cougars 68-49.

  • Both district hoops’ tournaments...

      SHEPHERDSVILLE – Local basketball fans won’t have to travel very far this week as the 2017 high school basketball post-season starts with the 23rd District Tournament at North Bullitt and the 24th District event being contested at Bullitt East.

    While each of the two local districts have one five-team event and one four-team event and the days for the boys’ and girls’ events are the same from Tuesday forward, there are some time differences so area fans need to check the brackets in this issue for the time schedules.

  • East sweeps North in rivalry

     HEBRON ESTATES – Midway through the second quarter of Friday’s intra-county girls’ showdown between Bullitt East and North Bullitt, Lady Eagle head coach David Marion had seen enough.

    Often a coach who stalks the sidelines and barks out plays and encouragement, on this night Marion had already seen enough. For the rest of the game he took a seat, only rarely getting up to signalin substitutes.

  • Chargers jump ahead early in win

     HEBRON ESTATES – Holding arch-rival North Bullitt to just 11 points in the first half and 24 points through three quarters, the Bullitt East Chargers won for the second time in as many nights on Friday, securing a 63-47 win.

    Often in basketball, offense and defense is in the eye of the beholder. Bullitt East fans could point to a strong defensive performance as the reason for the North Bullitt scoring woes. Conversely, North Bullitt fans were frustrated at the output from the offense.

  • 2017 Region Three Wrestling...

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Bullitt East’s steady rise to the top of the Region Three wrestling world continued on Saturday when coach Adam Ritter’s team climbed to the number two spot behind perennial state power Fern Creek.

  • Local swimmers in Region Four...

      LOUISVILLE – Friday’s Region Four Swimming and Diving Championships at the University of Louisville’s Ralph Wright Natatorium was a chance for Bullitt County’s small, but competitive program to show off at the end of the season.

    All three Bullitt County high schools practice and condition under one coach, Curtis Fuchs, but in meets the teams break down and compete under the banner of their own school.