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Today's Sports

  • BE’s Davenport follows baseball...

     MOUNT WASHINGTON –Life is good when the college that you want to attend, wants you.

    That was the story earlier this summer for Bullitt East senior pitcher Hayden Davenport when Spalding University head coach Jeremy Sleetlinger came calling. The Golden Eagles were exactly the school that Davenport was looking to attend.

    That desire had been present since former Bullitt East teammate Jacob Woodruff joined the Spalding program two years ago. A year ago, Bullitt East pitcher Chase Patton also joined the Golden Eagles’ program.

  • Truck, tractor pulling series at...

     CLERMONT -- It’s time for the big trucks to return to the Bullitt County Fairgrounds.

    The Battle of the Bluegrass pulling series will again bring the big machines to the fairgrounds on Saturday, Aug. 8.

    Despite a hot and humid night last year, a big crowd showed up and were treated at a great evening.

    Tom McConnell and Kevin Fulks own the regional truck and tractor pulling series which competes from spring through fall.

    A number of the events are televised by NBC Sports.

  • Fall sports previews to start in...

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Summer is over!

    I can now make that official statement as I begin to work on previews for all the fall sports teams. The previews will start in Monday’s edition and that will allow basically four issues for golf, soccer, volleyball and football previews.

    I really can’t give you any type of order in which they will run other than to say that football previews won’t run until the week of Aug. 17.

  • East golfers make run at own...

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Finishing with four scores in the 70s normally means great things during a high school golf match.

    While certainly not disappointed with the opening results of the seasons, the Bullitt East Chargers found they still have some work to do this season after shooting an impressive 303 in The Charger Open Presented by Schmid Funeral Home only to finish 11 strokes behind Franklin County for the top spot overall.

  • Area schools think alike with...

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Happy Halloween.

    If it seems like a good idea to a few, then others will follow suit.

    That was how the three high area high schools approached football scheduling under the new alignment that goes into affect starting this season.

  • 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.

  • Blue Lick runs out of gas in...

     SAUK PRAIRIE, WIS. -- Heading into the Ohio Valley 16-18 Regional tournament, Blue Lick manager Tommy Parker didn’t have a lot of extreme hopes.

    With nine players on the trip after winning the state tournament, Parker knew it would be tough to bring home a championship.

    However, the local team surprised everyone by reaching the championship game last Sunday.

    But with a lot of tired bodies and sore arms, Blue Lick fell just short, losing 4-0 to the host Sauk Prairie team.

  • 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.