http://www.mytrimblenews.com/sports/rss.xml en There’s a new kid in town: Oberto driver Jimmy Shane http://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/there%E2%80%99s-new-kid-town-oberto-driver-jimmy-shane <img src="http://www.mytrimblenews.com/sites/www.mytrimblenews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/shirley_shane_hooton.jpg" alt="New Oberto/Miss Madison driver Jimmy Shane (center) chatted with crew members Cindy Shirley and Mark Hooton Saturday while getting fitted for the cockpit of the community-owned hydroplane. Shane, 28, was hired to succeed longtime fan favorite Steve David who retired following the 2013 season after 12 years at the helm of the local boat. Saturday was the Renton, Wash. resident&#039;s first opportunity to visit the U-6 boat shop to get acclimated to his new ride. Shane is the defending National Champion driver, having driven the Graham Trucking to the title last season." title="New Oberto/Miss Madison driver Jimmy Shane (center) chatted with crew members Cindy Shirley and Mark Hooton Saturday while getting fitted for the cockpit of the community-owned hydroplane. Shane, 28, was hired to succeed longtime fan favorite Steve David who retired following the 2013 season after 12 years at the helm of the local boat. Saturday was the Renton, Wash. resident&#039;s first opportunity to visit the U-6 boat shop to get acclimated to his new ride. Shane is the defending National Champion driver, having driven the Graham Trucking to the title last season." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> New Oberto/Miss Madison driver Jimmy Shane spent Saturday in the team&rsquo;s boat shop in downtown Madison getting fitted for the cockpit and acclimating himself to his new surroundings. The 2013 H1 Unlimited Series High Point Driving Champion was hired during the off-season to succeed longtime fan favorite Steve David who retired at the end of last year&rsquo;s campaign.<br /> <br /> NASCAR invades Kentucky this weekend http://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/nascar-invades-kentucky-weekend <img src="http://www.mytrimblenews.com/sites/www.mytrimblenews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/jeff_gordon.jpg" alt="Jeff Gordon leads the Sprint Cup Series points chase coming into the Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts race this weekend." title="Jeff Gordon leads the Sprint Cup Series points chase coming into the Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts race this weekend." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Kentucky Speedway<br /> SPARTA, Ky. - When NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Brian Vickers learned Kentucky Speedway&rsquo;s 1.5-mile tri-oval is being billed as the roughest track on the circuit, he quickly replied with an affirmative, &ldquo;mission accomplished. It&rsquo;s extremely rough, extraordinarily rough.&rdquo;<br /> Racing teams gearing up for 2014 Unlimited hydroplane campaign http://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/racing-teams-gearing-2014-unlimited-hydroplane-campaign <img src="http://www.mytrimblenews.com/sites/www.mytrimblenews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/kipbrown83_0.jpg" alt="Kip Brown" title="Kip Brown" align="left" hspace="6" width="62" height="85" /><p> By DAVE TAYLOR<br /> The Trimble Banner<br /> The 2014 H1 Unlimited Hydroplane racing season gets underway in two weeks. Hydro enthusiasts from all over the country will descend on the local area for the Madison Regatta, featuring the Indiana Governor&rsquo;s Cup Race, over the July 4 weekend.<br /> Volunteers with Madison Regatta, Inc., hope for outstanding weather and river levels for this year&rsquo;s event after high water cancelled the racing activities a year ago.<br /> Shore anglers can get a foothold on muskellunge fishing http://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/shore-anglers-can-get-foothold-muskellunge-fishing <p> By KEVIN KELLY<br /> Kentucky Afield Magazine<br /> FRANKFORT, Ky. &ndash; The weather can be erratic and water levels can fluctuate wildly, but spring brings with it some of the best muskellunge fishing of the year.<br /> Anglers looking to tangle with a big muskie are fortunate to have an abundance of options in Kentucky &ndash; from Cave Run, Buckhorn and Green River lakes and their tailwaters to native muskie streams like the Licking River along with Tygarts and Kinniconick creeks.<br /> Not having a boat doesn&rsquo;t mean you have to sit idly during this active time. Comings and goings in the Miss Madison race team http://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/comings-and-goings-miss-madison-race-team <img src="http://www.mytrimblenews.com/sites/www.mytrimblenews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/jimmyshane_0.jpg" alt="Jimmy Shane" title="Jimmy Shane" align="left" hspace="6" width="63" height="85" /><p> Staff Report<br /> After rumors flew for several months, the Miss Madison Racing Team announced last week that Jimmy Shane, the 2013 H1 Unlimited Driver Champion, will be piloting the Oberto Unlimited hydroplane in 2014. Shane raced his first full season in the Unlimited series in 2012. He has quickly become the sport&rsquo;s rising star with six race wins, including back-to-back U.I.M. World Championships.<br /> 2014 H1 Unlimited schedule set http://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/2014-h1-unlimited-schedule-set <p> Staff Report<br /> A boat isn’t necessary for productive early spring sauger and walleye fishing http://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/boat-isn%E2%80%99t-necessary-productive-early-spring-sauger-and-walleye-fishing <p> By LEE McCLELLAN<br /> Kentucky Afield magazine<br /> FRANKFORT, Ky. &ndash; The cold, muddy water coursing through many rivers in Kentucky right now brings another round of dread in anglers. This situation seems depressing, but for anglers with level 10 cabin fever after this long, dark winter, it is good news.<br /> When the rivers clear and stabilize, the sauger and walleye fishing will take off downstream of Green River Lake, Lake Cumberland, Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley.<br /> Hanover College to host tennis camps http://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/hanover-college-host-tennis-camps <p> Hanover College&rsquo;s tennis program will host advanced singles and doubles&nbsp;&nbsp; strategy camps in August. The Hanover Match Play and Strategy Camps are designed for serious tournament players who are interested in competing at the collegiate level.<br /> The camps, directed by Hanover&rsquo;s newly appointed head coach Ryan Miller, will feature intense drilling sessions, singles and doubles match play and a question-and-answer session addressing the transition between high school and college tennis.<br />