http://www.mytrimblenews.com/sports/rss.xml en Raider football season gets underway tomorrow http://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/raider-football-season-gets-underway-tomorrow <img src="http://www.mytrimblenews.com/sites/www.mytrimblenews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/football_08-17.jpg" alt="Pictured is TCHS Sophomore Russ Crawford running for a touchdown during a scrimmage at Grant County High School last Friday night." title="Pictured is TCHS Sophomore Russ Crawford running for a touchdown during a scrimmage at Grant County High School last Friday night." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> By TODD POLLOCK<br /> Special to The Trimble Banner<br /> Youth League Football season opens http://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/youth-league-football-season-opens <img src="http://www.mytrimblenews.com/sites/www.mytrimblenews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/8under_youth_league.jpg" alt="8U Raider Segar Ralston running for the game winning touchdown late in the fourth quarter against Bracken County last Saturday at the high school." title="8U Raider Segar Ralston running for the game winning touchdown late in the fourth quarter against Bracken County last Saturday at the high school." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> By TODD POLLOCK<br /> Special to The Trimble Banner<br /> Trimble County Youth League Football opened their season at the Trimble County High School on Saturday August 12, 2017 against the Tigers from Bracken County. The teams are divided up into three groups consisting of ages of 8U, 10U, and 12U. The &ldquo;U&rdquo; stands for under.<br /> HomeStreet Miss Madison wins Seattle race amid controversy http://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/homestreet-miss-madison-wins-seattle-race-amid-controversy <img src="http://www.mytrimblenews.com/sites/www.mytrimblenews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/hydros_08-10.jpg" alt="Jimmy Shane, driving the Miss HomeStreet/Miss Madison, leads Andrew Tate in the U-9 Les Schwab Tires entering the backstretch of the Bill Cantrell Memorial Race Course during one of the heats in last month’s Madison Regatta. The two drivers battled again in the championship heat Sunday on Seattle&#039;s Lake Washington." title="Jimmy Shane, driving the Miss HomeStreet/Miss Madison, leads Andrew Tate in the U-9 Les Schwab Tires entering the backstretch of the Bill Cantrell Memorial Race Course during one of the heats in last month’s Madison Regatta. The two drivers battled again in the championship heat Sunday on Seattle&#039;s Lake Washington." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> By ANDREW MUNTZ<br /> Special to The Trimble Banner<br /> Seattle---Jimmy Shane in the U-1 Miss HomeStreet/Miss Madison and Andrew Tate in the U-9 Les Schwab Tires battled side by side through the final lap of a wild Albert Lee Appliance Cup winner-take-all final heat on Lake Washington. Tate, the winner of last year&rsquo;s Seattle race, managed to pass Shane on the last lap and again in the final stretch, but it turned out to be all for naught. Tate was assessed a one-minute penalty for dislodging a buoy before the start.<br /> Fogle succeeds Ruth Staples as TCHS volleyball coach http://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/fogle-succeeds-ruth-staples-tchs-volleyball-coach <img src="http://www.mytrimblenews.com/sites/www.mytrimblenews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/vanitafogle_edited.jpg" alt="Former assistant volleyball coach Vanita Fogle returns to the program this year as head coach succeeding Ruth Staples who has retired." title="Former assistant volleyball coach Vanita Fogle returns to the program this year as head coach succeeding Ruth Staples who has retired." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> By KRISTIN BECK<br /> The Trimble Banner<br /> After eight years of combined experience being a middle school head coach and high school assistant coach, Vanita Fogle was ready to take the reigns as TCHS volleyball head coach after her mentor, Ruth Staples, retired.<br /> &ldquo;I love Trimble County volleyball, and I want us to continue to be successful,&rdquo; she said.<br /> Graham Trucking wins HAPO Columbia Cup in Wash. http://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/graham-trucking-wins-hapo-columbia-cup-wash <img src="http://www.mytrimblenews.com/sites/www.mytrimblenews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/graham_trucking_0.jpg" alt="J. Michael Kelley (insert) brings the Graham Trucking hydroplane back to the dock during the 2016 Madison Regatta. Kelly and the Graham Trucking with the new team number U-12 came back to the dock victorious in Sunday&#039;s HAPO Columbia Cup race in Tri-Cities, Wash." title="J. Michael Kelley (insert) brings the Graham Trucking hydroplane back to the dock during the 2016 Madison Regatta. Kelly and the Graham Trucking with the new team number U-12 came back to the dock victorious in Sunday&#039;s HAPO Columbia Cup race in Tri-Cities, Wash." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> By ANDREW MUNTZ<br /> Special to The Trimble Banner<br /> TRI-CITIES, Wash.--J. Michael Kelly, driver of the U-12 Graham Trucking, started outside of most of the other competitors on the Columbia River Sunday, beat them to the first turn, and ran away to victory in the winner-take-all final heat of the 2017 HAPO Columbia Cup for Unlimited hydroplanes in the Tri-Cities, Washington. The U-3 Grigg&rsquo;s Ace Hardware finished second, the defending champion U-1 Miss HomeStreet/Miss Madison was third, and the U-9 Les Schwab Tires was fourth.<br /> Hydroplane season resumes this weekend in Tri-Cities, Wash. http://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/hydroplane-season-resumes-weekend-tri-cities-wash <p> By DAVE TAYLOR<br /> The Trimble Banner<br /> The H1 Unlimited hydroplane fleet will contest the HAPO Columbia Cup on the Columbia River in the Tri-Cities, Wash., this weekend.<br /> The Tri-Cities event will be the first points race of the season and eight of the big boats are expected to be in attendance.<br /> With Madison electing to pay H1 for only four boats to compete for the Indiana Governor&rsquo;s Cup earlier this month, the local race did not earn points races for the hydros which competed in a series of match races and a final.<br /> Kentucky requiring protective headgear in high school softball http://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/kentucky-requiring-protective-headgear-high-school-softball <img src="http://www.mytrimblenews.com/sites/www.mytrimblenews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/out_at_first.jpg" alt="Trimble County Lady Raiders pitcher Abby Ponder throws out a runner at first base in this softball action from this past season. Ponder and third baseman Autumn Ames are shown wearing the protective face masks that will be required headgear for high school pitchers, first basemen and third basemen beginning with the 2018 softball season." title="Trimble County Lady Raiders pitcher Abby Ponder throws out a runner at first base in this softball action from this past season. Ponder and third baseman Autumn Ames are shown wearing the protective face masks that will be required headgear for high school pitchers, first basemen and third basemen beginning with the 2018 softball season." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> By Josh Moore<br /> Lexington Herald-Leader<br /> Protective face masks will be mandatory for high school softball pitchers, first basemen and third basemen in Kentucky beginning with the 2018 season.<br /> The KHSAA adopted the new requirement as part of its first organized meeting of the 2017-18 school year in Covington. The change makes Kentucky the first state to require protective headgear in high school softball.<br /> ‘Runnin’ Raiders’ gearing up for cross country season http://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/%E2%80%98runnin%E2%80%99-raiders%E2%80%99-gearing-cross-country-season <p> While most youths stay inside and away from the high temperatures that have been the norm lately in the Ohio River Valley, one local athletic team can still be found &ldquo;putting in the miles&rdquo; six days a week around Trimble County and the surrounding parks.<br />