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Today's Sports

  • Hunting season preview available...

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – The first fall hunting season in Kentucky opens in less than a month. Here are some highlights of what’s to come:

    The 2011-2012 Kentucky Hunting & Trapping Guide is being printed and will be mailed to license vendors statewide next week.

    The 66-page guide is free, and details the season dates, bag limits and regulations for deer, elk, bear, turkey, small game and furbearers.

  • William Blair named to helm...

    By LISA CLONTZ
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    There’s a new coach in town. The newly hired interim football coach for the Trimble County High School football team is William K. Blair.

    “I feel that I fit into this great community and am excited to take over a program that I care so much about,” Blair said. “I’m seeing a lot of enthusiasm from players, parents and supporters, and am grateful for the support shown for the program.”

  • 1952-53 Milton Panthers

    Members of Milton High School’s last varsity basketball team enjoyed a reunion last week. This group of Milton Panthers enjoyed a highly successful schedule during the 1952-53 basketball season.

    Team members present were Bobby Bebout, Gayle “Pete” Maddox, Bill Ward, J.D. “Skeeter” Long, Gary Rowlett, Leroy Liter, Ted Taylor, Phillip Detmer and Kenneth Burkhardt.

    Rowlett, Long, Ward and Phil Detmer were four of the five seniors on the team. The other senior, Joe Brown, is deceased.

  • Baird signs with Union

    Mike Baird, a 2011 Trimble County High School graduate, received an athletic scholarship to ride for the Union College cycling team in Barbourville, Ky.

    Union, a one-time Division 2 National Champion and two times National runner up, competes against the top cycling schools in the country.

  • Regatta fans treasure Miss...

    Editor’s note: Following is the conclusion of Milton resident Fred Farley’s review of Miss Madison’s hometown win in the 1971 Gold Cup.

    From the standpoint of driving, Jim McCormick was clearly outperforming Terry Sterett. But only twice in Miss M’s career had she ever finished 60 miles in one day.

  • Local race may see a real ‘miss...

    The Indy Racing League has been overwhelmed with lady drivers in recent years. Danica Patrick, Sarah Fisher, Milka Duno, Anna Beatriz, Pippa Mann and Simona de Silvestro have been scoring headlines in the open wheel cars for the last few years.

  • New powerboat series will see U....

    Powerboat P1 USA will launch the much anticipated P1 SuperStock Series in the United States at this weekend’s Madison Regatta.

    The dramatic format enhancements from traditional powerboat racing, coupled with the spectacular new boats in the world’s largest one-make class of powerboat racing, provide the broadcasters and legion of fans with the change and excitement that the sport has been seeking.

    The P1 events will include endurance racing on Sunday and rapid fire, head-to-head Match Racing on Saturday.

  • The fleet’s in: 12 Unlimiteds...

    As reported last week, driver Dave Villwock is looking to become the sport’s all-time winningest driver as the Air National Guard Series starts its 2011 season at the 61st annual Madison Regatta in Madison, Indiana over the Fourth of July weekend.

    But to get the record, Villwock will have to overcome the most competitive fields in decades.

  • Villwock targets all-time career...

    Unlimited hydroplane fans could see the record books re-written next weekend when the checkered flag flies at the conclusion of the Lucas Oil Indiana Governor’s Cup championship heat.

    The H1 Unlimited Air National Guard Series opens the 2011 hydro tour in Madison on July 1-3 and features the world’s fastest craft on water.

  • Panther ‘Leeps’ to take Raider...

    Trimble County High School basketball fans will see a familiar face in an unfamiliar role on the team bench when cage season dribbles in this fall.

    John Leep III has spent quite a bit of time pacing the floor and directing his teams on the sidelines of Trimble’s high school and middle gymnasiums. But always in the past Leep was plotting strategies to beat the Trimble County Raiders in previous roles as middle school coach and junior varsity coach with archrivals the Carroll County Panthers.