Today's Sports

  • East boys ready to tee it up...

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – After playing a practice round on Monday, the Bullitt East Chargers will open play on Tuesday in the Leachman Buick-GMC-Cadillac/KHSAA Boys’ State Golf Tournament.

    Bullitt East will be competing at the Bowling Green Country Club which has a par-72 score over 6,795 yards.

  • Rain gets the best of all but E-...

    CEDAR GROVE – Elizabethtown was the big winner on Tuesday at the Girls’ Third Region Golf Tournament at Heritage Hill Golf Course, but not until Mother Nature got in a few swings of her own.

    Playing in steady rain all day, the top female high school golfers in the area had a long day of slow play despite being able to ‘lift, clean and place’ any shots in the fairways under the brutal conditions.

  • Eagles take care of OC in rain

     BUCKNER -- Despite coming off an exciting victory the previous week against a county and despite playing a team which had not won a game this season, first-year North Bullitt head coach Adam Billings was not worried about a letdown.

    Coaching a team of players hungry for success, Billings knew from the week of practice that his Eagles were ready.

    What concerned the coach a little was the weather. For a second straight week, rain and wind was a constant for the entire contest against Oldham County.

  • The War!! East slogs to win over...

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Playing football in a shower stall.

    That is pretty much what it felt like on Friday in the 27th renewal of The War, the annual battle between Bullitt East and Bullitt Central.

    Mother Nature made it a threesome on Friday as she battered both teams from the opening minute to the final horn with pelting rain and constant wind. The horrid conditions led to eight fumbles and six turnovers, although, there were no interceptions in 22 pass attempts.

  • THE WAR: District may trump...

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – It will be a clash of philosophies on Friday when Bullitt Central heads across Highway-44 to battle Bullitt East in the 27th renewal of The War.

    On one had, there is a 4-2 Bullitt Central team that will put the ball in the air most of the time, a move that lengthens games. Bullitt East on the other hand wants to keep it on the ground and shorten the game.

    Sure, Bullitt Central head coach Tye Lawson would like to run the ball more, and better, but his heart, and best player Cameron Dukes, are better suited for the air game.

  • Youth football teams hitting the...

     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.

  • Early goals are enough for BE...

     HEBRON ESTATES – A huge week for girls’ soccer within the Sixth Region ended on Thursday with Bullitt East traveling to North Bullitt and pulling out a 2-1 victory.

    The win by the Lady Chargers came three days after they had lost to Mercy by the same score.

    Over the past three seasons, Mercy and Bullitt East have met for the Sixth Region title with North Bullitt reaching the semi-finals each of those years only to fall to the Chargers.

  • Last big bounce favors Central

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Rare are the times when a soccer ball bounces over a goalie’s head and goes into the netting.

    However, that event happened not once, but twice, on Wednesday in the only regular season meeting this season between Bullitt Central and Bullitt East. Each team scored a goal on the odd occurrence minutes apart in the second half.

    It was the second one, with just 5:30 remaining in the game, when Bullitt Central scored, that ended up being the most important as the Cougars pulled out a 3-2 win.

  • Back-to-back! Chargers return to...

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – All season long, Bullitt East boys’ golf coach Kyle Downs has been working with his team on how to handle themselves when they don’t get off to good starts in matches.

    It must have worked.

    Down and trailing the top teams at the turn on Monday in the Fifth Region Tournament at Heritage Hill Golf Course, the Chargers battled back over the back nine and passed all the teams except Elizabethtown to claim the second and last qualifying spot for next week’s Kentucky State Golf Tournament in Bowling Green.

  • Road racing returns to Salem...

     SALEM, Ind. – Road racing returns to Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 4th, as the second annual Redneck Enduro 100 on the Roval takes center stage on the tricky half-mile layout.

    The 100-lap event for the Portland Recycling Front Wheel Drive Stocks utilizes both the infield short-track and a portion of the half-mile high banks.  Drivers navigate the road course, which includes both left and right-hand turns, from the high banked track to the short-track and back.