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Today's Sports

  • Eagles looking to return to the...

     HEBRON ESTATES – For the past few years, North Bullitt head coach Brian Wise has felt like the hunted.

    With two appearances in the state baseball tourney and a consistent participant in the Sixth Region tournament, North Bullitt has had a target on its back.

    This season, that target can go to another program.

    For Wise, it is a total rebuilding year as none of the eight starters will return to the same positions as a year ago.

  • Chargers have plans to reload,...

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – 2016 was another banner season for the Bullitt East baseball program.

    Under veteran head coach Jeff Bowles, the Chargers got hot over the second half of the season and then rolled in the post-season. The red and gold won a 24th District title and then captured their first regional title since 2008 with a 14-6 win over DeSales in the championship game of the Sixth Region Tournament.

  • East and North played plenty of...

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – You can bet that on this past Sunday and Monday that Bullitt East girls’ head coach Chris Stallings and his North Bullitt counterpart, David Marion, were very popular coaches.

    I have no doubt that the two coaches had a very busy few days working through their email accounts, answering many requests for information and scouting reports on teams from other teams that are playing in this week’s St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls Sweet Sixth Basketball Tournament at Northern Kentucky University.

  • Inspired effort comes up just...

      VALLEY STATION – The effort was stellar, but the shooting was lacking on Saturday for the Bullitt East Lady Chargers in the Championship Game of the Girls’ Class Act Sixth Region Tournament at Valley High School.

    The defensive performance was remarkable as Bullitt East held the state’s top-ranked team to 21 points below their season average. However, the Lady Chargers just could not overcome 29.5 percent shooting from the field along with 56 percent shooting at the foul line.

  • Power of the presses beats power...

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Don’t get me wrong. Nobody is more disappointed than me that this issue of The Pioneer News only has the semi-final round game from the Girls’ Sixth Region Tournament included in the sports section.

    Yes, the regional final was played on Saturday night. That contest with Bullitt East taking on defending state champion Butler will be fully covered in Wednesday’s edition.

  • East again has more than enough...

     VALLEY STATION – Second verse, same as the first.

    Bolting to a 25-10 advantage after just one corner, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers rolled to a 66-38 victory over North Bullitt on Wednesday in the semi-finals of the Class Act Girls’ Sixth Region Basketball Tournament.

  • Lack of a local boys’ team in...

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – While this is certainly ‘Girls’ Basketball Week’ in Bullitt County with the big game on Wednesday, it is also a frustrating week locally with the lack of a boys’ team in the Sixth Region Tournament for the first time since 2009.

  • 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.