Community Sports

  • Tractor, truck pulling series on circuit’s fastest track
     CLERMONT -- Competitors on the Howes Lube/Battle of the Bluegrass Pulling Series will bring their high-powered vehicles to the fastest track in Kentucky on Saturday evening. After being rained out in August, the Battle of the Bluegrass series was rescheduled for Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Bullitt County Fairgrounds. The first race begins at 7 p.m.
  • Youth football made the right call with change
     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Change is never easy, even when it is obviously necessary. That is where the Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League has found itself in recent years. From all sides the group was getting signals that it needed to move more toward a ‘middle school’ type model for their oldest age division.
  • Youth football has a major new look in 2014
     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Addition by subtraction. The Greater Bullitt County Football League, making fundamental changes for the first time since the creation of the Little Bullitts age group and the addition of the Pleasant Grove program more than 15 years ago, will work to make the ‘A’ Division a more competitive group this fall by realigning that age group into six teams instead of the nine programs that will continue to make up the other three age divisions.
  • Last Camps of Summer
     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Before school started today in Bullitt County there was a rush to get in the last of the summer youth camps that have become the staple for area families. At Zoneton Middle School, boys’ basketball coach Casey Bannon held her Sixth Annual Timberwolf Camp and had a strong turnout. One of the highlights of the four-day event was a guest appearance by former University of Louisville women’s basketball player Tia Gibbs who talked about what it takes to play at the next level.
  • Young soccer players get basic training at BE camp
     MOUNT WASHINGTON - With the World Cup Soccer Tournament filling TV screens earlier this summer, Bullitt East soccer coach Mike Brangers (right) conducted his annual camp at the school. For four nights, almost 50 young players were coached on the basics of the game including dribbling, passing and goal keeping as well as an obstacle course.
  • Blue Lick 11s advance to state tourney semi-finals
      BRANDENBURG - With a single swing of the bat, the post-season run of the Blue Lick 11 All-Stars basically came to a close. Jumping out quickly in the semifinal clash of the West Kentucky State Tournament Sunday in Brandenburg, Blue Lick had the early momentum. However, when Meade County cleanup hitter Justin Stowe stepped to the plate, a two-strike connection over the center-field fence reversed that momentum. The host team would go on to a 13-5 victory.
  • Tough state tourney for MW U-15 team
     GERMANTOWN – After going 2-2 and finishing third in the Combined District 8, 9, 10, 11 Tournament a week earlier, the Mount Washington U-15 All-Stars found life a lot more difficult last week in the West Kentucky State Tournament hosted by the Germantown Youth League. In three games, coach Mark Deetsch team struggled against good teams, failing to win a game in three tries.
  • Baseball camps at East and Central focused on diamond basics
       Both the Bullitt East and Bullitt Central high school baseball programs held their annual summer youth camps this year with a good number of young players taking part. Both camps worked on getting the basics down pat, covering, base-running, throwing, hitting and even nutrition and weight-training. Still, the biggest part of both camps was having fun and there was plenty of that to go around. See more photos from Mike Farner in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.
  • Short season, long effort for local swim team
     HILLVIEW – In Kentucky, the summer swim season is never long enough. However, this summer, with the end of the school year pushed back into second week of June, the summer swim season for the Dolphins Swim Team was really short in 2014. Veteran team coach Kathy Abell had her swimmers for only five total weeks this summer compared to as many as eight or nine weeks in the past.
  • Big swing eliminates Blue Lick in state tourney
     OKOLONA - With one swing of the bat, the season ended for the Blue Lick 16-18 All-Stars. In the top of the fifth inning, Ben Parker hit a long two-run homer to propel Okolona over Blue Lick 5-3 in the quarterfinals of the state Babe Ruth baseball tournament. The host Okolona team would go on to win the state title and advance to the Ohio Valley regional tournament later this week in Wisconsin.