Today's Sports

  • Fewer fouls mean more offense...

    HEBRON ESTATES - After the two teams combined to commit 66 fouls in their first meeting of the season three weeks ago, just about anything would have been an improvement when Bullitt East traveled to North Bullitt on Friday.

    Well, for Bullitt East it was a great improvement. The Chargers were in control from the start and blitzed North Bullitt 85-35 in one of the most lopsided scores in the rivalries’ 30-year history.

  • Key threesome scores for Lady...

    HEBRON ESTATES - Who needs practice?

    Apparently not the North Bullitt Lady Eagles.

    In an unusual move, head coach Bill Robinette did not have his team practice for the three days prior to the team taking the court Monday night in the first round of the Girls' 24th District Tournament. The team had played a game on Thursday and then stayed out of the gym.

    This time it worked. North Bullitt put together perhaps its best game of the season, particularly on offense, as they blasted Southern 57-26.

  • East programs end regular season...

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - The final week of the regular season meant four games against top-flight competition for the teams from Bullitt East.

    For coach Troy Barr’s Chargers, it was a pair of regularly scheduled games that presented tough hurdles that it is hoped will prepare the team for this week’s 24th District Tournament at North Bullitt as well as the rest of the post-season road.

  • Bullitt Central splits games...

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - It was a perfect way to end the regular season for one Bullitt Central team but it was another night of frustration for another.

    Bullitt Central entertained the Valley Vikings to close out the regular season and to celebrate Homecoming.

    Bryan Bates’ Lady Cougars jumped out to an early lead and never looked back in an 80-21 victory.

    “It’s a feel good game,” Bates said of his 19-7 squad, which will go into the district tournament as the second seed. “It’s a good game to end the regular season on.”

  • District basketball action...

    HEBRON ESTATES - The five schools in the 24th District will converge on North Bullitt starting on Monday for the Boys’ and Girls’ basketball tournaments.

    This will be the fourth year for this alignment and the first time that the tournaments have been held at North Bullitt.

    The school did make some slight adjustments to the format this year. The event will once again start on Monday night with the two games involving the fourth- and fifth-seeded teams playing each other.

  • Lady Cougars stay hot in regular...

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt Central Lady Cougars appear to be peaking at just the right time as they recorded two more victories last week, pushing their winning streak to four games as they have won nine of their past 11 contests.

    On Tuesday, the maroon and gray had no trouble dispatching Waggener, winning 67-39. It was expected to be a tougher game on Wednesday, but the Lady Cougars pulled away in the second half to beat visiting Doss 67-51.


    HEBRON ESTATES -- The Bullitt East Lady Chargers won the 24th District Baskettball Tournament Friday with a 58-41 win over Fairdale at North Bullitt.

    Bullitt East (22-8) advances to next week's 6th Region Tournament.

    See Monday's edition of The Pioneer News and www.pioneernews.net for full stories on both the girls' and boy's tournament games.


    HEBRON ESTATES – The top seeds advanced to the 24th District Boys' finals.

  • Lady Chargers put the clamps on...

    HEBRON ESTATES - Defense was the name of the game on Friday for the Bullitt East Lady Chargers as they made an unplanned trip to North Bullitt and beat the Lady Eagles 56-16.

    The contest was supposed to be played in Mount Washington and be homecoming for the Lady Chargers. Instead, work on some damage to the roof of the Bullitt East gym forced a quick move to North Bullitt. The move was not known until Friday morning.

    That didn’t seem to bother coach Chris Stallings’ team. Bullitt East was up 13-1 after one quarter and were never challenged.

  • Recent successes seem so long-...

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - One victory for the North Bullitt Eagles seemed like a month ago early last week as the green and gold dropped two more games, leaving head coach Lee Barger frustrated.

    It was just the previous Friday night that the Eagles beat Southern, the number one seed for the upcoming 24th District Tournament. Since that night, North Bullitt lost three straight games in four days, erasing all the positive thoughts from that earlier outcome.

  • East squads stay hot with two...

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Two nights equaled two wins for the Bullitt East basketball programs over Holy Cross.

    On Monday, it was the Lady Chargers that traveled into Jefferson County and beat the Lady Cougars 53-49 in a game that was closer than many thought it would be.

    A night later, Holy Cross brought their boys’ team to Mount Washington and they were treated rudely on the court as Bullitt East jumped on top early and never looked back as they rolled to an 89-59 victory.