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Today's Sports

  • Top-ranked Cov. Catholic too...

     COVINGTON -- On a cold, breezy November night, the Bullitt East Chargers learned a valuable lesson.

    No matter the effort, it is hard when a team has been riddled with injuries to go onto an opponent’s field and come out the victor.

    And, when that opponent is the top ranked team in at least one poll, that task borders on the impossible.

    Covington Catholic displayed why many think the Colonels is the best team in Kentucky with a 56-14 victory.

    This came in the first round of the Class 5A post-season tournament.

  • Big pass plays lift Cougars past...

     BARDSTOWN – Scoring three times in the third quarter, the Bullitt Central Cougars rallied from a 14-0 halftime hole on Friday and defeated Dixie Heights 18-14 in the first round of the Class 5-A, Region 2 football play-offs.

    The win marks the third time in the last four seasons that Bullitt Central has won its opening round contest in the post-season.

  • It’s play-off time for youth...

      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.

  • BC’s ‘home’ game moved to Nelson...

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – A perfect storm of bad weather is forcing Bullitt Central to play its ‘home’ play-off game on Friday in the opening round of the Class 5-A tourney against Dixie Heights at Nelson County High School.

  • East has tall task on the road

     MOUNT WASHINGTON  – Bullitt East head coach Mark Sander is not going to hide anything from his players.

    He’s not going to sugarcoat the task at hand this Friday night.

    But he’s not going into the first round Class 5A Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl thinking that his Chargers will lose.

    The task at hand is facing the top ranked team in the Litkenhous ratings. That is number one for all six classes.

    “Anything can happen,” said Sander. 

  • Cougars open at ‘home’ against...

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – It will be run, run, run and maybe a pass or two when Bullitt Central tangles with Dixie Heights in the opening round of the Class 5-A, Region 3 Tournament in a game that will be played on Friday at Nelson County High School starting at 7:30 p.m.

    Over the past two weeks, Bullitt Central has completed one pass. Over its first eight games, the Colonels completed less than three passes a contest.

  • Two Mount Washington residents...

     By Griffin Coop | Special to the Pioneer News

           Two Mount Washington residents are headed to the Breeders’ Cup. Thanks to one of the year’s biggest upsets, Mount Washington’s Wayne Spalding and Faron McCubbins will start five-year-old gelding Bullards Alley in the $4 million Longines Turf at Del Mar Race Course on Saturday. 

           Post time is 7:37 p.m. EDT for the race, which will air on NBC Sports Network.

  • BC at home; East on the road...

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With no real surprises on Friday night, the tie-breaking system for the three-way tie in Class 5-A, District 3 did not change, favoring Bullitt Central as the Cougars nabbed the number two spot and will be staying at home in the first-round of the play-offs.

    With Bullitt Central, Bullitt East and Oldham County all finishing with 3-2 records in the district, the KHSAA tie-breaking procedure has the teams adding together the wins of any four team that they have beaten not in the tie.

  • BC learns it still has work to...

     VALLEY STATION – Taking on one of the premier volleyball programs in the country, the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars learned on Wednesday that they still have a lot of work to do to match-up with the Mercy Jaguars.

  • Early goals sink North at state

     LOUISVILLE – Just when you clear one hurdle in life another seems to pop-up.

    Hence is the life of the North Bullitt Lady Eagle soccer program. After finally clearing its two biggest hurdles of the past five years – beating Mercy and then Bullitt East for the Sixth Region title -- the Lady Eagles discovered that there are more hurdles to clear.