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  • Walls, Bennett come up just...

    FRANKFORT - When your hopes and expectations rest solely on one prize, anything else is a disappointment.

    That was the situation Bullitt Central wrestlers Jeremiah Walls and Akeem Bennett found themselves in Saturday at the Kentucky State Wrestling Tournament in Frankfort.

    Each of the seniors had medaled a year ago and were ranked amongst the top wrestlers in their weight classes this season.

    But, the ultimate prize eluded both wrestlers before they could get to Saturday night’s championship matches.

  • Fairdale stuns Lady Cougars;...

    HEBRON ESTATES - There was nothing but heartbreak for the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars on Wednesday as their dream season came to a premature end when they were upset by Fairdale by a 62-58 count in the semi-finals of the 24th District Tournament which was being played at North Bullitt.

    The Lady Cougars had beaten Fairdale twice during the regular season, although, both games were decided by less than nine points.

  • 24th District Basketball...

    HEBRON ESTATES - When the season began, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers had a lot of goals. The most pressing of those goals being to win the first Girls’ 24th District title by a Bullitt County team.

    Coach Chris Stallings’ squad got that check mark out of the way on Friday as they pulled away late from three-time defending champion Fairdale for a 58-41 victory.

    Bullitt East (22-8) seemingly had control of the game from the outset, but it wasn’t until the last four minutes that the team could take a deep breath and start celebrating.

  • Fairdale turns the tables on...

    HEBRON ESTATES - The Fairdale Bulldogs made it three straight 24th District titles on Saturday when they reversed a pair of regular season losses to the Southern Trojans and beat them 63-57.

    The game marked the first time in at least 35 years that a Bullitt County team did not play for the boys’ district title in its own tourney final.

  • Schedules for 2009-10 football...

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - While there has already been a lot of discussion over Bullitt Central football’s move from Class 6-A to Class 5-A starting in the fall of 2009, less has been said about all three local teams making major changes to their schedules.

    That was made possible since almost all football decisions come on two- or four-year rotations. That allows schedules to be worked out in two-year blocks on a home-and-home basis.

    So, 2009 starts a new two-year rotation. That is what allowed Bullitt Central’s move down one class.

  • Stillwell gets a full ride for...

    HEBRON ESTATES - North Bullitt senior Heather Stillwell turned her 24/7 affection for soccer into gold last week when she signed to play NCAA Division I soccer at the University of Evansville.

    The four-year starter for the Lady Eagles plays more than just high school soccer. She has played on the select team at Mockingbird Valley for the past seven years, competing on teams that have won three state championships.

    It was at one of her summer tournaments in Florida that she first drew the attention of the coaches at Evansville.

  • NB's Elmore signs to play...

    HEBRON ESTATES - North Bullitt senior D.J. Elmore will get his dream as he will play football at the next level after signing a National Letter of Intent last week to attend Kentucky Wesleyan University in Owensboro.

    Kentucky Wesleyan made the first contact with the Eagle football program according to North Bullitt head coach Brett Newton and they knew what they were looking for. The team already has former North Bullitt player Corey Downing on its roster.

  • BC's Walls, Bennett win...

    LOUISVILLE - The drive to the Kentucky State Wrestling Championships stayed on the main road on Saturday for Bullitt Central standouts Jeremiah Walls and Akeem Bennett as both won titles at the Region 3 meet at the Hoops Sports Academy.

    With the top finishes of Walls and Bennett, Bullitt Central accumulated enough points to finish fifth overall. While the two seniors were the only regional winners, the Cougar program had six wrestlers total advance to the this week’s Kentucky State Championships in Frankfort along with one alternate.

  • UPDATE: BE advances in 6th...

    LOUISVILLE – The Bullitt East Chargers move on to the second round of the 2009 Girls' Sixth Region Basketball Tournament with a 49-33 victory over Pleasure Ridge Park.

    The Lady Chargers (23-8) will play again Friday against the Iroquois/Central winner. Iroquois is the top ranked team in the state at 26-1. Central is 14-12.

    The game will take place at Bellarmine University at 6:30 p.m.

    Check Wednesday's edition of The Pioneer News and www.pioneernews.net for a full story on the Bullitt East/PRP contest.

  • Creason's hot-shooting...

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Trailing 17-4 after the first quarter of Monday's opening round game of the Boys' 24th District Tournament, the situation appeared dire for the Bullitt Central Cougars against arch-rival North Bullitt.

    Apparently, it really is darkest before the dawn.

    Connecting on three consecutive three-pointers over the first 2:30 of the second quarter, the Cougars got back in the game, finally pulling even at 23-23 before heading to the locker room with the score knotted at 25-25.