https://www.pioneernews.net/sports/rss.xml en Central doesn’t renew Cravens’ contract https://www.pioneernews.net/content/central-doesn%E2%80%99t-renew-cravens%E2%80%99-contract <img src="https://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/bc_lady_hoops_camp_18_-_cravens_with_girls.jpg" alt="Bullitt Central girls’ basketball coach Josh Cravens, shown above at his youth camp last summer, did not have his coaching contract renewed for the upcoming season by the school." title="Bullitt Central girls’ basketball coach Josh Cravens, shown above at his youth camp last summer, did not have his coaching contract renewed for the upcoming season by the school." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;SHEPHERDSVILLE &ndash; Josh Cravens will be the first to tell you that his Bullitt Central Lady Cougar basketball teams have not been very good the past few seasons.</p> <p> Still, after playing a number of younger girls the past two seasons, the prospects for the immediate future were looking better. The program has had just two seniors each of the past two seasons so a lot of players with a lot of game experience are in the pipeline.</p> Central wins NASP 3D State Championship https://www.pioneernews.net/content/central-wins-nasp-3d-state-championship <p> &nbsp;SHEPHERDSVILLE &ndash; After finishing as the runner-up team a year ago, Bullitt Central took that final big step recently when they won the big trophy at the National Archery in Schools Program Kentucky 3D State Championship event held at the Kentucky Exposition Center in late March.</p> Elementary NASP State scores https://www.pioneernews.net/content/elementary-nasp-state-scores <p> &nbsp;<em>(Editor&rsquo;s Note &ndash; This story contains the results from the elementary division of the National Archery in School&rsquo;s Program (NASP) State Tournament that was held recently. The results for the high school and middle school events were covered in last Monday&rsquo;s edition and can be found <a href="https://www.pioneernews.net/content/bullitt-central-finishes-second-nasp-state">here</a>.)</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> North’s Clay Snead signs to swim at Asbury https://www.pioneernews.net/content/north%E2%80%99s-clay-snead-signs-swim-asbury <img src="https://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/nb_swim_19_-_snead_signs_with_asbury.jpg" alt="North Bullitt senior Clay Snead was surrounded by family, coaches, teammates and friends at a recent signing ceremony in the school’s Media Center where he signed to continue his swimming career at Asbury University." title="North Bullitt senior Clay Snead was surrounded by family, coaches, teammates and friends at a recent signing ceremony in the school’s Media Center where he signed to continue his swimming career at Asbury University." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;HEBRON ESTATES&nbsp; &mdash; Being a swimmer is a little different than being an athlete in other sports.</p> <p> The competitive drive is the same. The art of teamwork is often the same. And the dedication is no different.</p> <p> However, getting up before dawn to practice, going to school and then returning to the pool for more practice well past sunset is challenging.</p> <p> For North Bullitt senior Clay Snead, the hard work and dedication has paid off. The 18-year-old son of Paul and Theresa Snead has signed with top 10 NAIA swimming powerhouse Asbury University.</p> Local tennis teams loaded for regional quarters https://www.pioneernews.net/content/local-tennis-teams-loaded-regional-quarters <p> &nbsp;LOUISVILLE &mdash; Bullitt County tennis players have taken full advantage of a newly-aligned Sixth Region.</p> <p> Post-season play for the tennis teams started with girls&rsquo; action last Monday with the boys&rsquo; taking the courts the next day.</p> <p> Quarter-final round action is now set for Monday for both the boys and the girls with semi-finals on Tuesday and the finals on Wednesday.</p> <p> For the girls, eight of the 16 quarterfinal spots in singles and doubles are occupied by a Bullitt County entry.</p> Schank’s 15 K’s power BC past East 7-3 https://www.pioneernews.net/content/schank%E2%80%99s-15-k%E2%80%99s-power-bc-past-east-7-3 <img src="https://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/bc_base_19_-_be1_schank_wide_pic.jpg" alt="In the Zone -- Bullitt Central senior pitcher Lucas Schank was in the zone on Tuesday as he struck out 15 Bullitt East batters as the Cougars picked up their biggest win of the regular season with a 7-3 victory at home." title="In the Zone -- Bullitt Central senior pitcher Lucas Schank was in the zone on Tuesday as he struck out 15 Bullitt East batters as the Cougars picked up their biggest win of the regular season with a 7-3 victory at home." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;SHEPHERDSVILLE &ndash; Riding the strong right arm of senior pitcher Lucas Schank, the Bullitt Central Cougars put together a full game on Tuesday and beat Bullitt East, the state&rsquo;s 13-ranked team, by a 7-3 score.</p> <p> Bullitt Central finished with ten hits, twice as many as the Chargers, and the maroon and gray did not have an error to help pick up the team&rsquo;s seventh win of the spring.</p> Softball teams adding wins as post-season nears https://www.pioneernews.net/content/softball-teams-adding-wins-post-season-nears <p> &nbsp;SHEPHERDSVILLE &ndash; The schedules and the rain last week meshed together just well enough for all three area softball teams to get some much needed work before post-season play begins on Sunday.</p> <p> In fact, all three programs picked up at least one victory against some pretty highly rated competition.</p> <p> <strong>North Bullitt</strong></p> <p> Coach Chad Laswell&rsquo;s team had a busy week after a few slow weeks recently. The green and gold played six games in six days, picking up a pair of victories.</p> NB boat finishes 13th at state fishing https://www.pioneernews.net/content/nb-boat-finishes-13th-state-fishing <p> &nbsp;CALVERT CITY &ndash; The two-day format of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association State Bass Fishing Championship suited the North Bullitt boat of Samantha Johnson and Cole Johnson just fine on Friday and Saturday as the pair finished 13th out of the 88 boats that took part.</p> <p> The State Championship was held at Kentucky Dam Marina.</p> <p> This was quite a jump for the pair as they just barely qualified for the state finals after finishing 35th in the Region Two Tournament, an event in which the top 36 boats advanced to the state finals.</p>