Today's Sports

  • East’s Macie Brown returning to...

     ELIZABETHTOWN – Rain forced a two-day delay in the Girls’ Third Region Golf Tournament last week, but that didn’t slow Bullitt East eighth-grader Macie Brown from qualifying for a second consecutive trip to the state tournament.

    Even on Wednesday, after torrential rain on Monday pushed everything back, the playing conditions were still difficult as the ground was soft and it had been several days since the Elizabethtown Country Club golf course had been mowed. The tourney was played with ‘lift, clean and place’ rules in effect.

  • Colonels have too much for Eagles

     HEBRON ESTATES — Are there plays in football where a touchdown might be worth more than seven points?

    Quite possibly.

    On Friday night, North Bullitt was trailing the visiting Oldham County Colonels 21-7 late in the second quarter.

    From its own 23, Conner Abnee hit Cole Durbin on a short pass that would end up 77 yards in the end zone. However, a holding call would nullify the touchdown and change the complexion of the game.

    The Colonels would go on to a 48-14 victory.

  • The Final 12 -- BC again rallies...

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Finding themselves trailing 17-6 after the first play of the second half, the Bullitt Central Cougars responded with 21 unanswered points on Friday and claimed The War with a 27-17 victory over Bullitt East.

    Bullitt Central was still down 17-12 entering the fourth quarter, but then scored twice in the final 7:17 to get the win, the team’s fifth in six outings this fall.

    It was just a week earlier that the Cougars trailed North Bullitt until the final play of the third quarter 14-12 before rallying to win 47-21.

  • Lots of questions leading into...

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Unlike the past 30 years, high school football teams no longer ‘trade’ film with upcoming opponents.

    Instead, game film is uploaded to sites like HUDL and coaches can access that information as needed.

  • Oldham next for North

     HEBRON ESTATES – Failing to ‘fire’ in the second half despite moving head 14-12 midway through the third quarter on Friday against arch-rival Bullitt Central and eventually losing 47-21, the North Bullitt Eagles will have to pick up the pieces this week as they face another strong challenge as Oldham County visits.

  • Football players get a little...

      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.

  • Post-season changes surprising

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The news last week that the Kentucky High School Athletic Association was going to make some major alterations to the post-season for baseball and softball was a little bit of a surprise.

    It was just several years ago that baseball split its 16-team state tournament to two weekends in Lexington. All the talk at that time was that the move would help smaller schools as there would need to be less pitching required as there would be just two games a week instead of the four needed the previous few seasons.

  • Late goal lifts Mercy past Lady...

     HEBRON ESTATES – A goal with less than 15 minutes remaining in the game was the only score of the match on Wednesday as Mercy got the best of North Bullitt 1-0.

    The game was played in unusually warm weather for late September. Because of that, there were additional 10-minute ‘water’ breaks midway through each half.

  • Rain plays havoc on Monday’s...

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Torrential rains on Monday forced the postponement of several major area high school events that day.

    East vs. Mercy Girls’ Soccer

    First, the Bullitt East vs. Mercy girls’ soccer match scheduled for Monday in Mount Washington has been pushed back to Wednesday. The contest will be played at 5:30 p.m.

  • Post-season for golf teams...

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- As is always the case, golf will be the first sport to enter the post-season.

    Once again, the boys’ and girls’ regional tournaments will be held on the last Monday and Tuesday of September, just two months after the season started at the beginning of August.

    The Girls’ Third Region Tournament will be held first with action starting on Monday morning at the Elizabethtown Country Club.