http://www.mytrimblenews.com/sports/rss.xml en SWEET VICTORY http://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/sweet-victory <img src="http://www.mytrimblenews.com/sites/www.mytrimblenews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/victory.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> By KRISTIN BECK | Landmark News Service</p> <p> It was a pitchers&rsquo; duel all night long, with Carroll&rsquo;s Andrea Searcy (10 strikeouts) and Trimble&rsquo;s Abby Ponder (eight strikeouts) dominating at the mound. Trailing 3-2 heading into the top of the seventh, Carroll County tied the game, but Trimble County answered, scoring the game-winning run to win the All &ldquo;A&rdquo; 8th Region Championship, 4-3, April 11, at Gallatin County High School. The Lady Raiders will compete in the All &ldquo;A&rdquo; state tournament April 28-29 in Owensboro.</p> SWEET VICTORY http://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/sweet-victory <img src="http://www.mytrimblenews.com/sites/www.mytrimblenews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/victory.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> By KRISTIN BECK | Landmark News Service</p> <p> It was a pitchers&rsquo; duel all night long, with Carroll&rsquo;s Andrea Searcy (10 strikeouts) and Trimble&rsquo;s Abby Ponder (eight strikeouts) dominating at the mound. Trailing 3-2 heading into the top of the seventh, Carroll County tied the game, but Trimble County answered, scoring the game-winning run to win the All &ldquo;A&rdquo; 8th Region Championship, 4-3, April 11, at Gallatin County High School. The Lady Raiders will compete in the All &ldquo;A&rdquo; state tournament April 28-29 in Owensboro.</p> Trimble baseball opens All 'A' Classic with shutout victory http://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/trimble-baseball-opens-all-classic-shutout-victory <img src="http://www.mytrimblenews.com/sites/www.mytrimblenews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/4-12_spt_evan_kunkel.jpg" alt="Trimble senior Evan Kunkel is shown warming up on the mound prior to Monday’s Eighth Region All A Classic matchup with Eminence. Trimble went on to win 11-0. " title="Trimble senior Evan Kunkel is shown warming up on the mound prior to Monday’s Eighth Region All A Classic matchup with Eminence. Trimble went on to win 11-0. " align="left" hspace="6" width="119" height="85" /><p> The Trimble County Raiders drew blood early and often in Monday&rsquo;s opening round of the Eighth Region All A Classic, claiming a 11-0 shutout victory over Eminence in five innings.</p> Fair weather finally arrives for start of Trimble's baseball season http://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/fair-weather-finally-arrives-start-trimbles-baseball-season <img src="http://www.mytrimblenews.com/sites/www.mytrimblenews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/4-12_spt_poe_scores.jpg" alt="Senior Reece Poe slides into home to score Trimble’s first run Thursday in the Raiders’ 5-4 win over rival Carroll County in Bedford. " title="Senior Reece Poe slides into home to score Trimble’s first run Thursday in the Raiders’ 5-4 win over rival Carroll County in Bedford. " align="left" hspace="6" width="119" height="85" /><p> Local baseball teams finally beat the weather odds and got in some valuable field time last week. Carroll County&rsquo;s Panthers motored Thursday to Bedford and finally battled with Trimble County in a game that was postponed from March 26, due to weather. The contest was an exciting match-up with the two teams trading the lead back and forth as the innings progressed.</p> Trimble triumphs in softball season opener with 2 wins http://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/trimble-triumphs-softball-season-opener-2-wins <img src="http://www.mytrimblenews.com/sites/www.mytrimblenews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/screen_shot_2018-04-11_at_3.20.58_pm.png" alt="Trimble second baseman Kalia Lira snagging a pop fly early in the second game of Trimble&#039;s double-header with Eminence last Thursday. Trimble won both contests, 4-3 and 8-1." title="Trimble second baseman Kalia Lira snagging a pop fly early in the second game of Trimble&#039;s double-header with Eminence last Thursday. Trimble won both contests, 4-3 and 8-1." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> After nearly three weeks of dealing with weather cancellations, the Trimble County Lady Raiders finally got the 2018 fast pitch softball season underway Thursday with not one, but two wins over Eminence. The wins were the first varsity triumphs for new head coach Kala Judy.</p> Miss Madison announces team's first female crew chief http://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/miss-madison-announces-teams-first-female-crew-chief <img src="http://www.mytrimblenews.com/sites/www.mytrimblenews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cindy_shirley.jpg" alt="A Louisville native, new Miss Madison Crew Chief Cindy Shirley grew up in Oldham County. " title="A Louisville native, new Miss Madison Crew Chief Cindy Shirley grew up in Oldham County. " align="left" hspace="6" width="61" height="85" /><p> The Miss HomeStreet/Miss Madison hydroplane team has announced Kentucky native Cindy Shirley as the new crew chief, becoming the first woman to ever hold the leadership position on a championship-level team in the turbine-era (or modern era) of professional hydroplane racing.</p> <p> Shirley, who has been with the Miss HomeStreet/Miss Madison team for 15 years, most recently served as the boat chief. Shirley has been in charge of driver safety systems, general cockpit maintenance and also communicates with the driver during races.</p> New coach, young team ready to start the season http://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/new-coach-young-team-ready-start-season <img src="http://www.mytrimblenews.com/sites/www.mytrimblenews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/screen_shot_2018-03-21_at_3.22.54_pm.png" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Kala Judy steps into her first season as a high school varsity softball coach with high hopes in the potential she sees in a young, but determined Lady Raiders team. The 2018 edition of the Lady Raiders lacks one thing their predecessors enjoyed &ndash; seniors.</p> <p> &ldquo;We actually do not have any seniors on the roster this year and only three juniors,&rdquo; Judy said. &ldquo;The rest are underclassmen &ndash; even a handful of middle schoolers. We are basically rebuilding the team after losing so many senior starters last year.&rdquo;</p> Returning Raiders looking for success http://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/returning-raiders-looking-success <img src="http://www.mytrimblenews.com/sites/www.mytrimblenews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/screen_shot_2018-03-14_at_4.17.53_pm.png" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> With all but one player returning from last year&rsquo;s team the Trimble County Raiders show promise of an improved season on the baseball diamond this spring.</p> <p> The 2017 Raiders soldiered through a 7-17 campaign overall, winning only 5 of 21 games against Eighth Region foes. The Raiders closed their season abruptly in the opening game of the postseason, falling 11-0 in five innings to South Oldham in 29th District Tournament.</p>