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Today's Sports

  • East hosts volleyball camp then...

     Before getting down to business with their own practices this summer, the Bullitt East Lady Charger volleyball team recently hosted a camp for young players in the area.

    For two nights the elementary and middle school players worked on fundamentals and played games under the direction of Bullitt East head coach Ed Fisher and the members of his team.

    After conducting the camp, Bullitt East got down to business with practice for the upcoming season. This past weekend the team played in the Bluegrass State Games in Lexington.

  • Action doesn’t stop even when...

     SHEPHERDSVILLE –Back and ready for action!

    That is the feeling here as the Sports Editor is back from vacation and ready for the fall sports season to begin for the area high schools.

    Actually, the high school golf season started on Friday with Bullitt East hosting the Charger Open at Heritage Hill Golf Course. You can see the results from that event in Wednesday’s edition.

  • First Summer of Baseball

     The Mount Washington Under-6 All-Star team, the youngest All-Star team that the league names has had a strong summer.

    Unlike some of the older All-Star teams, the U-6 squad does not have tourneys in the Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth series. Instead, the machine-pitch group plays in some independent tournaments. On July 11-12, the team won the Die Hard Invitational at Valley Sports Complex. The team also finished second in the Firecracker Tournament at Fern Creek.  The team still has a tournament at Germantown.

  • TAKE AIM

     HEBRON ESTATES - Freedom Elementary students got to the point during one of the school’s summer camps.

    The Family Resource Center sponsored an archery camp for students in grades 3-5, led by instructors April Sharpe and Lisa Jett.

    The camp was designed as a way to increase student interest in the school’s archery program and hopefully find some new team members for the upcoming school year.

    See more photos of the Freedom Archery Camp in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Bullitt East 5th, Cedar Grove...

     NASHVILLE -- Six teams from Bullitt County went to Nashville over the weekend to participate in the NASP World Archery Championships.

    Bullitt East placed tied for fifth out of 78 teams in the high school division and had one who placed fifth overall in the boys’ competition.

    Morgan Vaughn tied with five other shooters for third place. Out of 2,633 male shooters, the 11th grader placed fifth overall after a shootout.

    For 11th graders alone, Vaughn was second out of 165 competitors.

  • Contribute to the kids of Kosair

     The Mount Washington FOP Lodge 82 raised $6,253 at the annual Fishing for Kosair Kids Crappie Tournament held this spring.

    The tournament had 78 participants despite some hot weather.

    (left to right) Det. Dan Kelty, Sgt. Becky Hill and Sgt. Tim Morris with the check.

  • Hitting the spotlight: Sale...

     HURRICANE HILLS, TENN. -- Hillview’s Devin Sale recently made his dream come true.

    The 15-year-old dirt bike racer has qualified for the largest amateur motocross race in the world, the 34th Annual Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship presented by AMSOIL at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch. Sale took on over 22,000 hopefuls from across America to earn one of just 1,482 qualifying positions. This will be his fourth year to qualify.

  • Eagle Scout to honor Korean War...

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Eagle Scout projects have always been beneficial to the community, putting in countless hours of service. 

    And Boy Scout Robby Smith’s project will be no exception; however, his will hold a special significance.

    “I was talking to my grandpa (Robert E. Younger) about all of the monuments (in Bullitt County) and we didn’t have one for the Korean War so I wanted to do one,” he said.

    Younger, a Mount Washington resident, was a staff sergeant in the Navy during the Korean War.

  • East hosts the oldest and...

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Just before the start of the high school ‘dead period’, Bullitt East once again opened its gyms to both boys and girls for the oldest and largest of the summer basketball camps in the area.

    Bullitt East Lady Charger head coach Chris Stallings welcomed over 200 younger campers to the two-a-day sessions for five days of work on fundamentals and team play in the three gyms at the school’s campus. The girls went in the morning session while the boys were in action during the afternoons of that week.

  • Three area teams compete in Ohio...

     FERN CREEK – A trio of Bullitt County All-Star teams competed last week in the Ohio Valley Regional Softball Tournaments at Fern Creek Park.

    This was the second Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth event for all three of the squads. Two weeks earlier, the teams had taken part in the West Kentucky State Tournament in Glasgow (including additional teams from the Blue Lick league) with mixed results.