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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • NB rambles on, beats Southern;...

     HEBRON ESTATES -- It was a tale of two seasons for teams competing in the 23rd District girls’ basketball tournament.

    For North Bullitt, there were sights set on the Sixth Region tournament.

    For Bullitt Central, there were sights set for next season where a very young team will return with a lot more experience.

    In the semifinals of the district tournament Tuesday, North Bullitt advanced to the final with an easy victory over Southern.

  • Second half breakdowns cost East...

      MOUNT WASHINGTON – You can never have a big enough lead at halftime.

    That was the story for the Bullitt East Chargers on Wednesday in the opening round of the Boys’ 24th District Tournament. The red and gold were up 38-29, but had left points on the court.

  • 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.