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Today's Sports

  • Rodgers' big day gives...

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Coach Tommy Hodge’s last game with the Maryville Patriots will go down as a victory as his team turned back Pleasant Grove 34-12 on Saturday in the ‘A’ Division Championship Game for the Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League.

    A pair of big plays in the first half set the stage for the Patriots winning for the 10th time in 11 games this fall.

  • North Bullitt faces mystery team...

    HEBRON ESTATES -- Which team will the North Bullitt Eagles face on Friday in the first-round of the Class 4-A play-offs?

    That is the question that Eagle head coach Brett Newton was asking himself all weekend as he watched film of the Western Warriors, the team that will visit North Bullitt on Friday for the 7:30 p.m. showdown.

    Needless to say, it has been a topsy-turvy season for the Warriors. On the field, coach Lavell Boyd’s team got off to a 4-1 start. That stretch included a 47-0 loss to Lexington Bryan Station, but also a 12-8 victory over Louisville Central.

  • Cougars rally to defeat unbeaten...

    GOSHEN - This season, you almost get the impression that the Bullitt Central Cougars like to fall behind early in games.

    The maroon and gray did it again on Friday, and again the Cougars rallied to pick up another spectacular victory as they beat previously undefeated North Oldham 21-17.

  • Failed conversion foils East...

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - The Bullitt East Chargers have won games this season in which it took a late miracle for the winning points.

    The red and gold have also won games when the opponent fumbled inside the 1-yard line when driving for the go-ahead touchdown.

    On Friday, it was the reverse as Bullitt East did everything in their power to upset Manual, the state’s 20th-ranked team, only to come up short on a two-point conversion attempt at the end of the second overtime.

  • Bourbon Barrel on the line as BE...

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - The Bullitt East Chargers will try to shake off the effects of a tough loss and also build momentum for the post-season on Friday as they close out the regular season with a trip to Bardstown to take on Nelson County.

        This has become a friendly rivalry in recent years. This will be the sixth meeting in the series between the two schools with Nelson County holding a 3-2 advantage. Bullitt East did win 41-28 last season in Mount Washington.

  • Doss just has too many athletes...

    HEBRON ESTATES - Looking at the final statistics, the North Bullitt Eagles had enough yards and played well enough on the defensive side to win Friday night’s encounter against the Doss Dragons.

    However, three big plays haunted the host Eagles on this Halloween encounter with their former district foes.

    As a result, the Eagle fans went home 20-7 losers.

    “Doss is a talented team,” said head coach Brett Newton. “They’re probably the quickest team we’ve seen. It’s hard to face such a quick line.”

  • Regional cross-country Saturday

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – The area cross-country teams will move into the post-season on Saturday with the regional meets held at two different locations in Jefferson County.

    Bullitt East and North Bullitt, in Class 2-A, will be competing at McNeely Lake Park in southern Jefferson County. That course is basically the home course for both teams as they often practice there and have run in a handful of meets there this season including the DeSales Invitational less than two weeks ago.

  • FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Results...

    FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Results for November 7

    BULLITT EAST 51, Nelson County 14

    NORTH BULLITT 31,  South Oldham  13

    Check Monday's edition of The Pioneer News and www.pioneernews.net for full stories on each game.

  • DeSales Invitational provides...

    LOUISVILLE - The final key tune-up before regional cross-country meets are contested on Nov. 8 was the DeSales Invitational on Saturday at McNeely Lake Park involved all three of the Bullitt County programs.

    For both Bullitt East and North Bullitt, it was another chance to get on the course that will be the site of the Class AA regional next Saturday. For both programs, the course is basically their home away from home as none of the local teams has a home course.

  • Time for Eagles to build play-...

    HEBRON ESTATES - The name of the game will be momentum on Friday when the North Bullitt Eagles travel to Crestwood to close out the regular season with a game against the South Oldham Dragons.

    This is the last game before the Eagles play host to some play-off team next Friday in the first round of the Class 4-A play-offs. So, with losses in four of their last five games, the Eagles will be looking to regain some lost swagger.