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Today's Sports

  • Move to Thursday was right call

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – North Bullitt football coach Adam Billings put it best when he was asked about his team’s game last week being moved from Friday night to Thursday in an attempt to avoid the remnants of Hurricane Harvey which was set to hit the area early on Friday.

    “I didn’t like moving the game,” the third-year head coach said late on Thursday. “But I didn’t like the weather report even more.”

  • Cougars pull away late for shut-...

     OKOLONA – For the third time in as many weeks, the Bullitt Central Cougars looked like a different team after halftime on Thursday as the maroon and gray rolled to three touchdowns after the break for a 27-0 win over Southern.

    It was the 10th straight victory for the Cougars over their northern neighbors.

    The win was the third straight to open the season for the Cougars heading into a ‘bye’ date before the team returns to action on Sept. 15 at home against North Oldham for the final tune-up before the team starts district play.

  • North gets (on-sides) kicked to...

      JEFFERSONTOWN – Just call it the Perfect Storm before the real storm.

    Playing on Thursday night last week because of concerns for heavy rain on Friday, the North Bullitt Eagles went into Jefferson County to take on longtime rival Jeffersontown. It was a horrible compilation of miscues at just the wrong time as the green and gold dropped a surprising 40-25 decision to the Chargers.

  • East exercises some past demons

     TAYLORSVILLE -- Mark Sander will tell you as a coach, he’s not worried about wins and losses. He is looking for his team to make progress each week.

    But, he also knows that high schools are worried about the scoreboard.

    That’s way Thursday night’s 56-8 victory over Spencer County was so important.

    There were a lot of high fives and smiles in Taylorsville as the Bullitt East Chargers improved its record to 1-2 on the young season.

  • Mother Nature smiles on league...

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Once again this season The Pioneer News will run the results from the Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League in each Wednesday edition during the season.

    The statistics used each week are provided to the newspaper by the league and the individual teams. Questions about yardage, scoring and tackles should be directed to the league and those teams.

  • Bullitt Central building behind...

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The Bullitt Central Lady Cougars snapped North Bullitt’s five-year reign at the top of the 23rd District a year ago and now with that hurdle cleared, veteran head coach Karen Vogt is looking for new goals to set.

    Still, Bullitt Central will be doing some rebuilding this season as the program has just one senior – left side hitter Emily Harp.

  • UPDATE: Road week for football...

     Editor's Note: Due to the remnants of Hurricane Harvey expected to reach the area and causing a flood watch, Friday's football games have been rescheduled for Thursday night. All game times have been moved up to a 7 p.m. start.

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    SHEPHERDSVILLE – The trips are all short, but all three Bullitt County football teams will be on the road on Friday as they continue to prepare for the start of the important Class 5-A, Region 3 games that begin on Sept. 22.

  • Lady Eagles rally past Central...

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – After losing the first game, a game in which they gave up the final seven points, the North Bullitt Lady Eagles could have faltered in front of a large and boisterous crowd last Wednesday at Bullitt Central.

    But coach Keith Higgs’ team reversed the situation in the second game, scoring the final three points and then rolled to a 3-1 victory over the Lady Cougars by a 18-25, 25-22, 25-21, 25-23.

  • North and East set for another...

      SHEPHERDSVILLE –Two of the top three girls’ soccer teams in the Sixth Region will collide on Wednesday when Bullitt East travels to North Bullitt for the only regular season meeting this season between the two rivals.

    In each of the past five years, both the Lady Eagles and Lady Chargers have reached the semi-finals of the Sixth Region Tournament. Bullitt East, with four wins over North Bullitt, has advanced to the championship game each time before eventually losing to Mercy. A year ago, North Bullitt lost to Mercy in the semi-finals.

  • East battles but Central Hardin...

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – The outcome still wasn’t what anyone wanted, but Bullitt East head coach Mark Sander was much happier with the effort before his Chargers dropped a 44-10 decision to Class 6-A power Central Hardin.

    Coming on the heels of the 53-0 season-opening loss to Butler during which the team failed to rally from an early 13-0 deficit, this week the red and gold stayed the course and stayed in the game against another powerful foe.