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Today's Sports

  • Alex Young named new Eagle hoops...

     HEBRON ESTATES – After two months without a head coach, North Bullitt last Monday removed the ‘interim’ tag from Alex Young and promoted the top assistant the last several years under Korey Craddock to the top job in the boys’ basketball program.

    At one point in June, the school did not have a principal, athletic director or boys’ basketball coach. Once those dominos started falling, Young stood out amongst a strong group of candidates.

  • BC’s Tanner Schmidt signs to...

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – A fourth place finish at the UCA National Championships in February was frustrating for Bullitt Central cheerleader Tanner Schmidt and his teammates, but it ended up having a silver-lining for the senior.

    After the team returned home, Schmidt was contacted by the cheerleading coaching staff at Western Kentucky University. The interest quickly became mutual and Schmidt made several trips to Bowling Green to participate in clinics.

  • Babe Ruth experimenting with new...

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The summer baseball All-Star season is in full swing now with teams from both the Mount Washington Youth Baseball and Softball League as well as the Blue Lick Optimist League all in action this month.

  • Lady Charger Hoops Camp

     The oldest and largest of the summer sports camps in Bullitt County is the Lady Charger Basketball Camp. Almost 200 young players took part in this year’s four-day event held in two gyms at Bullitt East with both a morning and afternoon session.

    There was plenty of work on fundamentals of the game as well as plenty of ‘knock-out’, ‘hot shot’ and free throw shooting contests along with the traditional camp shirt signings on the final day.

    The camp was once again under the direction of Bullitt East head coach Chris Stallings.

  • Summer All-Star play in full...

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The summer All-Star trail for local area Cal Ripkin league teams will start this week with games in both Louisville and Mount Washington.

    Some first round games will start as early as Wednesday with action in most age groups finishing up by Sunday.

  • 2018 Cougar Hoops Camp

     There was a strong turn out recently for the Bullitt Central Cougar Hoops Camp. This was the second year that the annual event has been under the direction of Jessie Curry.

    The biggest event o the four-day camp was the Camp Game on the last day. The large number of campers were split into two teams with each age group playing for five minutes with the score carrying over as older and older players rotated onto the court. The game even brought out a large number of parents to watch.

  • Elementary teams do well at NASP...

     LOUISVILLE – At the recent National Archery in Schools Program (NASP) World Tournament at the Kentucky Exposition Center, a number of Bullitt County elementary schools took part with some impressive finishes.

    (While all three Bullitt County high schools and all six of the middle schools have archery programs, not all of the county’s elementary schools have formed competitive programs. Results for the local high school and middle school archers have been in previous editions of The Pioneer News.)

  • 2018 Bullitt East Baseball Camp

     The annual Bullitt East Baseball Camp was held last week at the Kentucky Sports Academy in Mount Washington.

    Under the direction of long-time Bullitt East head coach Jeff Bowles, the event has been going strong for a dozen years.

    The young players got three days of intensive baseball work including instruction on throwing, hitting and base running.

    There was also a healthy dose of ‘whiffle’ ball play which seemed to suit the young players just fine.

  • East & North show well at...

     LOUISVILLE – As a sport that has roughly as many participants at each school as football, albeit Co-Ed, archery has become a major sport in Bullitt County over the past decade.

    At the recent National Archery in Schools Program (NASP), all three Bullitt County high schools had teams taking part. In fact, both Bullitt East and Bullitt Central had two teams in the field of 88 squads.

  • Bernheim finishes 10th at NASP...

     LOUISVILLE – With archery in Bullitt County, a major reason for the success at the high school level is that many of the feeder programs also have archery teams.

    In fact, all six of the middle schools in Bullitt County had archery programs. As far back as 2010, Eastside Middle School was finishing as high as second in the National Archery in Schools Program (NASP) World Tournament.