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Today's Sports

  • Billings ready to make the...

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – One of the ‘smart’ answers that football coaches get when it comes to tough decisions is ‘that’s why you get paid the big bucks.’

    For North Bullitt head coach Adam Billings, he could be getting paid twice as much and it still wouldn’t be enough for the coach and the really tough decision that he has to make this week when it comes to his starting quarterback. The only good part of the process is that there appears to be no wrong answer.

  • Stallings, Bowles retire; youth...

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Two of the most successful coaches in Bullitt East history, girls’ basketball coach Chris Stallings and baseball coach Jeff Bowles have already or will soon be retiring.

    Let that sink in for a moment.

    OK, Bullitt East fans can take a deep breath and Charger foes can drop the raised eyebrow. Neither Stallings nor Bowles is going to stop coaching.

    What both have done is retire from their teaching positions. Both will remain as the head coach of their respective programs.

  • Big sports week ahead

        SHEPHERDSVILLE – Following two weeks to get their feet under them, the high school fall sports campaign shifts into high gear this week with the first of the intra-county contests of the season.
        Perhaps the biggest of the fall will be on Monday of this week in girls’ soccer when North Bullitt travels to Mount Washington for a showdown with Bullitt East.

  • Touchdown at :19 sinks East in...

        SHELBYVILLE – For the second time in as many games, the Bullitt East Chargers rallied to take the lead late only to have an even later rally by the opposition decide the outcome of a close game.

  • Heat, Southern can’t bottle up...

        OKOLONA-- The only thing that could slow up the North Bullitt Eagles Friday night was the weather.
        With hot temperatures and high humidity, kickoff was delayed 20 minutes.
        Don’t worry.
        Head coach Adam Billings’ Eagles were ready when the whistle blew as they dispatched the host Southern Trojans 55-7.
        The Eagles would score on every possession and its only punt turned into a touchdown.

  • Cougars take a bite out of the...

        SHEPHERDSVILLE – For the second time in as many weeks, the tortoise got the win on Friday as the Bullitt Central Cougars went on the road and beat Fairdale 21-6.
        This was the second straight game in which the Cougars’ defense did not allow any points. The only score for Fairdale came just after Bullitt Central had gone up 21-0 midway through the third quarter when the Bulldogs returned the ensuing kick-off 83 yards for a touchdown.

  • Week 2 offers traditional...

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The long running rivalry for a Bullitt County football team outside of playing each other will be renewed on Friday when North Bullitt makes the short trip up Preston Highway to battle the Southern Trojans.

    Fans heading to this game should realize that the game will start at 7 p.m. in Okolona. Some Jefferson County teams have started kicking off games earlier than in the past.

  • Rain falls on second week of...

     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.

  • East girls hosting major tourney...

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – After hosting the Kentucky Women’s Open in July, Heritage Hill Golf Course will be the site on Saturday of one of the state’s top female high school events as Bullitt East hosts the Bluegrass Invitational.

    This year’s event will start at 8:30 a.m. The event is being co-sponsored this year by Schmid Funeral Home, Beacon Credit Union and L&N Credit Union.

  • Lady Cougars seeking to dethrone...

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – After four straight seasons of finishing as the runner-up to North Bullitt in the 23rd District, the Bullitt Central volleyball program has its eye firmly on the prize of reversing that outcome in 2016.

    This is an older group of Lady Cougars who are tired of finishing second in the district.