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Today's Sports

  • Chargers move past Portland...

    LOUISVILLE - The Bullitt East Chargers had a tight game for a couple of innings Monday before pulling away for a 14-4 victory over Portland Christian in the opening round of the Sixth Region baseball tournament.

    Coach Jeff Bowles' team advances to a 5 p.m. game on Wednesday against DeSales, which turned back Holy Cross behind the pitching of Bullitt Countian Jay Barnett.

    The winner on Wednesday will advance to the championship game on Thursday at 8 p.m. at University of Louisville's Patterson Field, site of the semifinal match as well.

  • Bullitt East Baseball advances...

    HODGENVILLE - The Bullitt East Chargers baseball team advances to the state tournament with a win in the deciding game of the Section 3 Semi-State Baseball Tournament.

    Bullitt East took two out of three from Elizabethtown, winning the final game 6-0 Saturday night.

    The win qualified Bullitt East for the state tournament hosted at Applebee's Park in Lexington. They are scheduled to play Thursday against South Laurel at 1:30 p.m.

    Bullitt East enters the state tournament with a 30-8 record.

    Justin Jones was named Semi-State Tournament MVP.

  • 2009 Regional Track and Field...

    NEW CASTLE - Bullitt East track coach Lenny Raley wasn’t a very optimistic coach an hour into Saturday’s Class AA Regional Championships at Henry County High School.

  • Section 3 Semi-State Baseball...

    HODGENVILLE - Game two of the best-of-three Section 3 Baseball Tournament will be played on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at LaRue County High School.

    Bullitt East will have to win to stay alive and force a deciding game on Thursday.

    The first game loss will force Bullitt East to send junior Matt Bowles to the mound on Wednesday, but he will only be able to pitch for six innings. High school pitching rules permit a player to only work 15 innings in a calendar week. Bowles threw nine innings last Thursday in the Sixth Region championship game against Butler.

  • UPDATE: Elizabethtown is next...

    Section 3 Semi-State Baseball Tournament

    At LaRue County High School

    GAME 1 (June 1): Elizabethtown 6, BULLITT EAST 1.

    Check Wednesdsay's paper and www.pioneernews.net for the full story.

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    Elizabethtown is next foe starting Monday

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - The Bullitt East Chargers will face a familiar foe this week in the Section 3 Semi-State Baseball Tournament at LaRue County High School.

  • Knight at state tennis

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Bullitt East sophomore Makaela Knight will open play in her first Kentucky State Tennis Tournament on Thursday at the University of Kentucky.

    At 9 a.m. that morning, Knight will take the court against Zunilda Lynch, a senior from Onieida Baptist Institute. Neither player is amongst the 16 seeded players in the 64-player field.

    A victory in the opening match would probably lead to a match against Anne Marie Lyon of Lexington Christian. She is one of the eight players seeded between 9th and 16th.

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  • UPDATE: 24th District Baseball/...

     

    Congratulations to Bullitt East baseball and North Bullitt Softball on winning the 24th District Tournaments.

    The North Bullitt and Southern softball teams advance to the Sixth Region Championship taking place next week at the University of Louisville. Bullitt East and North Bullitt baseball both advance to the first round of the Sixth Region Tournament hosted at St. Xavier High School.

    Check Monday's edition of The Pioneer News and www.pioneernews.net for full tournament coverage.

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  • Rain, prom win Charger Challenge

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - The eighth week of the high school baseball season had more frustration than success for the Bullitt East Chargers last week as they got to play just two games.

    Most of the frustration came over the weekend as the team ended up playing just one game in the Charger Challenge, an event that head coach Jeff Bowles put together to showcase four of the top baseball programs in the state.

    In the end, Trinity, Harrison County and Lexington Catholic each got to take a crack at each other while Bullitt East pretty much sat on the sideline.

  • North wins 3 of 4 and gets...

    HEBRON ESTATES -- Unlike just about every other team in the area last week, the North Bullitt Eagles came close to playing a full schedule, managing to get in four games with three of those being victories.

    The only setback came on Saturday when the Eagles dropped a 5-4 decision to Oldham County in the first game of a four-team tournament at Kentucky Country Day. The green and gold rebounded later in the afternoon to take third place with an 11-1 victory over Portland Christian.

  • 24th District Softball: Early...

    FAIRDALE - It was worth the wait.

    Forced to stand around for over an hour waiting for umpires, the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars unleashed that pent-up energy with seven runs over the first two innings as they rolled past Fairdale 8-1 on Monday in the first game of the 24th District Softball Tournament.

    The victory moved Bullitt Central into Tuesday’s semi-finals where the maroon and gray were to play top-seeded North Bullitt.

    Bullitt Central had beaten Fairdale 10-3 in their only meeting during the regular season.