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Today's Sports

  • East volleyball battling youth...

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – After years of being the team given the best chance to force national power Mercy to at least break a sweat, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers have a somewhat different mindset this season.

    A year after reaching the 24th District final, and losing to Mercy for the fourth straight season, the Lady Chargers are looking to replace five starters this fall. Mercy may not have to break a sweat this year.

  • Lady Chargers reloading for run...

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Sometimes changes is good.

    That is certainly what Bullitt East girls’ soccer coach Steve Gentry is hoping as his program enters the 2017 season with a new philosophy.

    Over the past several seasons, the Lady Chargers have had some of the top individual talent in the area. The line goes back to Lexi Higgenbotham, Meghan Roby and Alnee Tutson all the way to Christian Foster. The game plan was to feed those players and to let those players dictate the flow of the game.

  • Senior-laden BE thinking titles

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – The Bullitt East Chargers probably won’t be the best team in the state this fall, but coach Mike Branger’s 2017 squad could well be the oldest team in Kentucky.

    With 11 seniors on the roster this season, the Chargers have both experience and talent. Not all of the seniors will start, but they form the core unit of what should be the best team Brangers has had since Bullitt East moved to the Sixth Region in 2012.

    This is Brangers’ 14th season at the helm of the program and there are lofty expectations for the fall.

  • North set to host Shelby on...

     HEBRON ESTATES – For the only time during the regular season, there will be just one football game this week as both Bullitt Central (3-0) and Bullitt East (1-2) take the week off before resuming action on Sept. 15.

    The team that will be playing on Friday, North Bullitt, will be playing at home as the Eagles try to bounce back from a difficult 40-25 loss last Thursday to Jeffersontown, a game in which the green and gold led 19-6 with less than two minutes remaining in the first half.

  • Cougars pull away late for shut-...

     OKOLONA – For the third time in as many weeks, the Bullitt Central Cougars looked like a different team after halftime on Thursday as the maroon and gray rolled to three touchdowns after the break for a 27-0 win over Southern.

    It was the 10th straight victory for the Cougars over their northern neighbors.

    The win was the third straight to open the season for the Cougars heading into a ‘bye’ date before the team returns to action on Sept. 15 at home against North Oldham for the final tune-up before the team starts district play.

  • North gets (on-sides) kicked to...

      JEFFERSONTOWN – Just call it the Perfect Storm before the real storm.

    Playing on Thursday night last week because of concerns for heavy rain on Friday, the North Bullitt Eagles went into Jefferson County to take on longtime rival Jeffersontown. It was a horrible compilation of miscues at just the wrong time as the green and gold dropped a surprising 40-25 decision to the Chargers.

  • East exercises some past demons

     TAYLORSVILLE -- Mark Sander will tell you as a coach, he’s not worried about wins and losses. He is looking for his team to make progress each week.

    But, he also knows that high schools are worried about the scoreboard.

    That’s way Thursday night’s 56-8 victory over Spencer County was so important.

    There were a lot of high fives and smiles in Taylorsville as the Bullitt East Chargers improved its record to 1-2 on the young season.

  • Mother Nature smiles on league...

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Once again this season The Pioneer News will run the results from the Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League in each Wednesday edition during the season.

    The statistics used each week are provided to the newspaper by the league and the individual teams. Questions about yardage, scoring and tackles should be directed to the league and those teams.

  • UPDATE: Road week for football...

     Editor's Note: Due to the remnants of Hurricane Harvey expected to reach the area and causing a flood watch, Friday's football games have been rescheduled for Thursday night. All game times have been moved up to a 7 p.m. start.

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    SHEPHERDSVILLE – The trips are all short, but all three Bullitt County football teams will be on the road on Friday as they continue to prepare for the start of the important Class 5-A, Region 3 games that begin on Sept. 22.

  • North and East set for another...

      SHEPHERDSVILLE –Two of the top three girls’ soccer teams in the Sixth Region will collide on Wednesday when Bullitt East travels to North Bullitt for the only regular season meeting this season between the two rivals.

    In each of the past five years, both the Lady Eagles and Lady Chargers have reached the semi-finals of the Sixth Region Tournament. Bullitt East, with four wins over North Bullitt, has advanced to the championship game each time before eventually losing to Mercy. A year ago, North Bullitt lost to Mercy in the semi-finals.