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Today's Sports

  • UPDATE: Sixth Region draw works...

      UPDATE (Tuesday, Feb. 28): On Wednesday at Valley High School, one Bullitt County high school basketball team will remain alive in the post-season.

    Bullitt East will face North Bullitt in the second round of the 2017 Sixth Region Girls' Basketball Tournament following big first-round wins at home.

    The Lady Chargers won 93-27 over Doss, while the Lady Eagles earned an equally impressive 81-37 victory over Fairdale.

  • Lady Eagles have more than...

      HEBRON ESTATES – For the sixth straight year, the North Bullitt Lady Eagles took home the 23rd District basketball championship.

    For Bellarmine University signee Lauren Deel, her fourth consecutive title is sweet.

    But, losing a number of seniors last spring, Deel admitted that she had just a little bit of concern about this season.

    Worry no more as North Bullitt goes into the first round of the Sixth Region tournament tonight sporting a 25-7 record.

  • Big fourth quarter lifts East...

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – The Mercy Jaguars seem to bring out the best from Bullitt East in the fourth quarter.

    For the second time this season, the two Sixth Region powers slugged it out and for the second time the Lady Chargers rallied at the end to claim the win.

    On Thursday, it was a 75-69 victory in the championship game of the Girls’ 24th District Tournament. It was a second straight district title for the Lady Chargers after four straight titles for Mercy, beating Bullitt East each time.

  • 2016-17 DISTRICT BASKETBALL...

     Local high school basketball teams are now appearing in their respective district tournaments.

    The top two teams from each district tournament will advance to regional tournaments.

    Continue to check www.pioneernews.net for scores and updates, and see full stories in next week’s editions of The Pioneer News.

     

    GIRLS’ BASKETBALL:

    23RD DISTRICT TOURNAMENT at North Bullitt High School

    Tuesday, Feb. 21:

  • Hoops action will be hot all week

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – After single games on Monday night in both the 23rd and 24th District Tournaments, the basketball will really heat up as the week progresses.

    In the 23rd District, the Bullitt Central boys’ moved into the semi-finals with a win over Evangel on Monday. The Cougars will now take on Moore on Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. in the first semi-final. North Bullitt will take on Southern in the second semi-final.

    The two winners on Wednesday will advance to Friday’s championship game that has a start time of 6:30 p.m. at North Bullitt.

  • Both district hoops’ tournaments...

      SHEPHERDSVILLE – Local basketball fans won’t have to travel very far this week as the 2017 high school basketball post-season starts with the 23rd District Tournament at North Bullitt and the 24th District event being contested at Bullitt East.

    While each of the two local districts have one five-team event and one four-team event and the days for the boys’ and girls’ events are the same from Tuesday forward, there are some time differences so area fans need to check the brackets in this issue for the time schedules.

  • Teams are getting ready

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – During the final week of the regular season, the thoughts of area basketball coaches is more on preparation than domination as all thoughts are focused on the upcoming post-season play when every team will start with a 0-0 record.

    On Tuesday, the Bullitt Central Cougars played at home against Fairdale, a team that just a week earlier had taken Bullitt East to double overtime before losing. This time the Bulldogs just needed regulation time and beat the Cougars 68-49.

  • Chargers do it all in one big...

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Just do it all in one night.

    Homecoming? Check.

    Senior Night? Check.

    National Guard Game of the Week? Check.

    Beating Elizabethtown? Check.

    Check Mate!

    Bullitt East did all of that and even some more on Thursday as the Chargers played host to visiting Elizabethtown. There was a whole lot going on but when the evening was finally over, the Chargers had closed out the regular season with an 81-63 victory.

  • Chargers jump ahead early in win

     HEBRON ESTATES – Holding arch-rival North Bullitt to just 11 points in the first half and 24 points through three quarters, the Bullitt East Chargers won for the second time in as many nights on Friday, securing a 63-47 win.

    Often in basketball, offense and defense is in the eye of the beholder. Bullitt East fans could point to a strong defensive performance as the reason for the North Bullitt scoring woes. Conversely, North Bullitt fans were frustrated at the output from the offense.

  • East wins double OT thriller...

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Rallying from a 53-41 deficit after three quarters, the Bullitt East Chargers pulled victory from the jaws of defeat on Thursday as the red and gold defeated visiting Fairdale 91-88 in a double overtime marathon.

    Bullitt East despite the fact that the team is going through another serious bout of injuries and illness. Against Fairdale, seniors Konnor Polson (mono), Derrick Donigan (hamstring) and Grant Skaggs (sprained ankle) either didn’t even dress for the contest or were very limited in their participation in the game.