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  • Calloway brings powerful offense...

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - It will be a clash of two seemingly unstoppable forces on Friday when Bullitt East plays host to Calloway County in a Class 4-A play-off semi-final.

    Calloway County brings to town a high-powered offense that has been chewing up teams in western Kentucky this season. The Lakers are averaging 36 points a contest this season. Coach Josh McKeel’s team has scored at least 21 points in each of its 13 games this season.

  • THE CIVIL WAR: Chargers continue...

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - The biggest battle ever for Bullitt County football supremacy played out in dramatic fashion on Friday as Bullitt East and North Bullitt went toe-to-toe in a slugfest for the Class 4-A, Region 2 title.

    North Bullitt got in the first punch, but it was Bullitt East that landed a series of haymakers in the second half as the Chargers rallied from a 7-6 halftime deficit to beat their arch-rivals 26-7 to advance to the state semi-finals for the first time since 2005.

  • KHSAA fumbles the ball in muddy...

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - I’ll be the first to agree that the football season in Class 4-A, District 3 was a Perfect Storm.

    No matter how anyone in Jefferson County athletics or at the Kentucky High School Athletic Association could have planned for any contingency, the way things worked out in 2008 could not have been foreseen. One of the two major events that transpired might have been planned for by someone. Not both happening in the same season.

  • Tom Givhan honored at UK Senior...

    The 1944 University of Kentucky Football Team had only one Lexington native.

    He had achieved All-State honors for his play at Henry Clay High School. His dream was to play football as a Wildcat.

    His name was Thomas “T-Bone” Givhan.

    Tom’s football ambition was only partially realized. At the conclusion of his participation on the 1944 team, Tom left for basic training, Parris Island and then for service as a Marine in the Pacific Theater during World War II.

  • Eagles' top job Friday is...

    HEBRON ESTATES – When the 2008 season began, Valley senior Gerwan Brewer was expected to be one of the area’s top running backs.

    As it has turned out, Brewer has done a lot of running this season, but much of it has come from the quarterback spot. The 5-8, 165-pound senior, who takes more than half of his team’s snaps at quarterback, rushed for just about half of the Vikings’ total rushing yards during the regular season, totaling 1,341 yards of the 2,753 that Valley accumulated this season.

  • Trio of local runners head to...

    LOUISVILLE - Just about every emotion imaginable was in play on Saturday from jubilation to frustration as local cross-country programs took part in regional meets at two different locations in Jefferson County.

    At the Class AAA meet at the old River Road Country Club, Bullitt Central had good news as freshman Rachel Thacker ran her best time of the season to become the first runner from the school to advance to the Kentucky State Championships in at least 15 years.

  • Quick momentum switch propels...

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – A quick turn of events midway through the first quarter paid long-term dividends for the Bullitt East Chargers on Friday as they whipped visiting Marion County 35-7 in the second round of the Class 4-A play-offs.

    Twice in the opening moments of the game the Knights marched inside the Bullitt East 40 yard line. The second time, the visitors got as deep as the 17-yard line. A third down pass into the endzone was just inches long and on fourth down Bullitt East senior Ricky Gray knocked down a pass at the goal line.

  • THE CIVIL WAR: East and North...

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- The game that everyone has secretly been waiting for and whispering about will finally arrive on Friday when Bullitt East and North Bullitt collide in the biggest game in Bullitt County football history.

    This will be like Christmas morning for local football fans as the two rivals meet as late in the Class 4-A play-offs as is possible. The two played last year in the post-season, but that came in the first-round. Now, the winner advances to the semi-finals with a shot at playing for a state championship within reach.

  • Unheralded Eagles fly high in...

    HEBRON ESTATES - When Western Warrior coaches were looking at game film to scout the North Bullitt Eagles, they probably didn’t focus on a guy named Travis Ridley flying around in the defensive secondary.

    And they probably didn’t see James Whitfill streaking across the field for a touchdown reception or Dalton Hadley coming into the game to spark a key scoring drive.

    And the coaches never imagined the golden-shoed David Elmore would be the leading Eagle rusher.

  • FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Bullitt...

    FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Results for November 28

    BULLITT EAST 26, North Bullitt 7

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