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  • UPDATE: The stage is set - East...

     UPDATE: Butler proved too much for Bullitt East in the finals of the 2017 Sixth Region Basketball Tournament.

    With a final score of 50-42, Butler advances to the Sweet 16 state championship.

    A full story on the game will be available in Wednesday's edition of The Pioneer News and at www.pioneernews.net.

    Also continue to check upcoming editions for seasons in review by Mike Farner.

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  • Lady Chargers score early and...

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – There is a reason that Bullitt East Lady Charger head coach Chris Stallings doesn’t schedule Doss during the regular season.

    The reason was on clear display on Monday as the Lady Chargers folded, bent, spindled and mutilated the Lady Dragons 93-27 in an opening round game of the Girls’ Sixth Region Basketball Tournament.

  • Fairdale no match for North

     HEBRON ESTATES – Most high school basketball coaches love to talk about ‘playing one game at a time’ and that often includes North Bullitt head coach David Marion.

    Most of the time, but not all the time.

  • North, Central play well but can...

     HEBRON ESTATES – Seldom will you have two coaches who are so upbeat after suffering season-ending tournament losses.

    But that was the case on Wednesday as a pair of outmanned teams gave the victors all they wanted.

    In the semifinal opener of the 23rd District boys’ basketball tournament, Bullitt Central fell to the top-seeded Moore Mustangs 68-48.

    And, in the nightcap, North Bullitt fell to Southern 64-53.

  • 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.