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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • For three quarters, Cougars are...

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - If there had been one very minor, questionable aspect to Bullitt Central’s remarkable dream football season, it had been that the Cougars had been slow starters this year.

    In all of the team’s big wins, Bullitt East, Anderson County and North Bullitt, the maroon and gray had fallen behind and then rallied to get the win. That makes it exciting for fans, but wears on coaches at a point.

  • Doss imperfect trade for NB

    HEBRON ESTATES - The windstorm in Louisville a month ago played havoc with the high school football schedule and North Bullitt will find out just how much it hurt them on Friday when they square off with a powerful Doss team.

    This game is a replacement for the contest that North Bullitt lost with Waggener. Doss was a late replacement for this week which should have been the Eagles’ ‘open’ date.

    It has not turned out to be an ever swap. Back on Oct. 10, Doss killed Waggener 61-0. The Wildcats have not won a game this season while Doss is 6-2.

  • FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Results...

    FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Results for October 31

    BULLITT CENTRAL 21, North Oldham 17

    Doss 20, NORTH BULLITT 7

    Manual 24, BULLITT EAST 23 (OT) 

    Check Monday's edition of The Pioneer Newsand www.pioneernews.net for a full story on each game.

  • McCarthy's 89-yard fumble...

    HODGENVILLE - The Bullitt East Chargers were out of bullets on Friday in their district game with LaRue County as the clock ticked below two minutes and the red and gold trailing 19-14.

    Heck, the Chargers didn’t even have a gun since starting quarterback Matt Bowles had left the game early in the first half with a shoulder injury.

  • Tough draw leads to early exit...

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - A 17-12 advantage in the first game was not enough for the Bullitt East Lady Chargers in the first-round of the Eighth Region Volleyball Tournament on Monday on their home court.

    North Oldham rallied from that deficit to win the first game 25-21 and then rolled to a 25-19 victory in the second game to advance to Wednesday’s semi-finals at Bullitt East.

  • Play-off brackets should be done...

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - In a perfect world, the play-off pairings should have already been set for the 2008 season.

    Of course, we don’t live in a perfect world. Not even a perfect sports world.

    Sometimes the real world creeps into the sports world. That is certainly the case when it comes to the 2008 football season - on two fronts.

  • One and done for local boys...

    BARDSTOWN – What had been one of the best seasons in the program’s history came to an early end last week as the Bullitt East boys’ soccer team was knocked out of the Ninth District Soccer Tournament by Nelson County 3-2 in the semi-finals.

    Bullitt East had beaten Nelson County 4-2 during the regular season. Coach Mike Brangers’ team had beaten Nelson County in the district semi-finals each of the past two seasons and they were looking forward to another showdown with state-power Bethlehem in the championship game.

  • Manual is big hurdle for BE

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - In a season filled with tough opponents, the Bullitt East Chargers will face another this week when Class 6-A powerhouse Manual pays a visit to the Chargers’ Den.

    Of the eight teams that Bullitt East has played this season, only Butler has failed to win at least three games. In fact, only Butler and LaRue County have losing records.