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Today's Sports

  • East falters down the stretch in...

    SHEPHERDSVILLE-- An all too familiar finish jumped up and bit the Bullitt East Chargers again and it couldn't have come at a worse time.
        Battling DeSales in the opening round of the Sixth Region Baseball Tournament, coach Jeff Bowles' team could not close the door on the Colts, giving up three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to lose 4-3.
        It was a refrain that the Chargers could not get out of their heads this season.

  • Lady Chargers fail to find...

    LOUISVILLE-- There is never a good time to play a bad game and that goes double for the post-season.
        That lesson came home for the Bullitt East Lady Chargers on Wednesday as the red and gold left their 'A' game in Mount Washington during a 6-1 loss to Holy Cross in the semi-finals of the Sixth Region Softball Tournament at the University of Louisville's Ulmer Stadium.

  • Mercy rolls early against NB

    LOUISVILLE-- The North Bullitt Lady Eagles were in rarified air on Wednesday, reaching the semi-finals of the Sixth Region Softball Tournament for the first time since 2009.
        Waiting for the green and gold were two monoliths-- state-power Mercy and Ulmer Stadium on the University of Louisville campus.
        The nerves were obvious as the young team gave up seven runs over the first three innings before settling down and making a better showing down the stretch before losing 8-1 to the Jaguars.

  • North Bullitt repeats regional...

    LOUISVILLE -- With two runners on and one out in the seventh inning, North Bullitt head coach Brian Wise went to the mound.
        He told starter Chase McKenzie and the rest of the infield that in five minutes he would be meeting the team in a dog pile as they would be selecting their second straight Sixth Region baseball title.
        Two outs later, Wise would indeed be celebrating with his team which had secured its second straight trip to the Rawlings/KHSAA state baseball tournament in Lexington.

  • Hopkinsville will be opening foe...

    LEXINGTON -- North Bullitt head coach Brian Wise assured his players that there would be a lot of good teams assembled in Lexington to participate in the Rawlings KHSAA state baseball tournament.
        "But they need to know that we're good, too," said Wise, whose team will open play at 11 a.m. on Monday.
        For a second straight year, North Bullitt will represent the Sixth Region. Last June, the Eagles fell in the semifinals to eventual champs, St. Xavier.

  • UPDATE: Back to the State...

     UPDATE (Wednesday, June 3): 

    The North Bullitt run came to an end in the second round of the state baseball tournament.

    The Eagles lost in the second round against Highlands by a score of 3-1.

    Read the full story in Monday's edition of The Pioneer News and www.pioneernews.net.

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  • Eagles take advantage of miscues

     LOUISVILLE -- There were some similarities Tuesday night when the North Bullitt Eagles took the field against Butler.

  • BE’s Brown jumps to pair of...

     LEXINGTON – A pair of second place finishes in the long jump and triple jump was quite a day for Bullitt East senior TeeKay Brown in the Kentucky Class 3-A Track and Field Championships on Saturday at the University of Kentucky.

    In fact, it was the best finish ever for a Bullitt County athlete in those two events.

    Still, with all of that good news, there was a tinge of frustration for Brown in that she could not get to the top of the podium.

  • Late rally pushes BE past Butler

      SHIVELY – Scoring three times in the top of the seventh inning, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers exorcised some past demons on Monday, beating Butler 4-1 in the first round of the Sixth Region Softball Tournament.

    In each of the past two seasons the Bearettes have frustrated Bullitt East in the post-season, knocking the red and gold out of post-season play each of the past two seasons including a 4-3 setback a year ago. Butler had played in the last four Sixth Region finals including an 8-2 loss to Bullitt East back in 2012.

  • Lady Eagles outrun rain,...

     HEBRON ESTATES -- The message was pretty simple -- don’t worry about the opponent; just worry about ourselves.

    Facing an Iroquois team with a 3-9 record on the season, the North Bullitt Lady Eagles took care of business in the opener of the Sixth Region softball tournament by a count of 17-0.

    The biggest question of the day wasn’t the outcome of the ball game. Instead, it was weather the four softball sites could all get their fields ready to play after steady rains.