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Today's Sports

  • TC Raiders take victory at CCHS...

    The Trimble County Raiders, Carrollton's border rival, came into the Panther home court last Thursday and got off to a blistering start.

    “They were hitting and we weren’t hitting ours,” Head Coach Carroll Yager said. “We made some good adjustments, and we were able to cut the lead to two points.”

    The first quarter ended with the Panthers down 19-9, but at one point the score was 16-2.

    “The game was closer than the score indicates, because at the end we had to foul to get the ball back,” Yager added.

  • Black and Gold scrimmage...

    The Panthers and Lady Panthers were let loose Tuesday night for the Black and Gold scrimmage, and everyone went home winners.

    “This was a fun night for Lady Panther and Panther basketball,” Lady Panther head coach Randy Mefford said.  This is a night when we get to showcase what our kids can do and friends and family can come and get a preview of the season.

  • Ballinger named Mid-South...

    Whitney Ballinger is flying high with the Campbellsville University Lady Tigers, since being named the Mid-South Conference Women’s Basketball player of the week.

    The 2006 graduate of Carroll County High School and former Lady Panther received the honor last week after averaging 15.3 points, 7.7 rebounds and three assists in three Campbellsville wins last week, according to the university’s Web site.

    Ballinger spent the holiday weekend at home in Carrollton with her parents, Gerald and Elaine.

  • From Raiders to Panthers

    By LARRY SULLIVAN, JR.

    Special to The Trimble Banner

    Former Trimble County High School football stars Justin Hawkes and Corey Jones are shinning bright outside their hometown.

    Since graduating last year, Hawkes has taken his Raider experience across the river to play safety for Hanover College in Indiana. And Jones now holds his own as a defensive tackle for Kentucky Wesleyan.

  • With 10 returning varsity...

    The Carroll County Lady Panthers are looking forward to a new season, with 10 of 12 varsity players returning and experience galore in post-season play.

    The girls team ended the 2007-08 season as North Central Kentucky Conference champions and runner up in the 31st District tournament.

    “Our main loss from last season is point-guard Amber Girdy, a member of the All 8th Region team,” Head Coach Randy Mefford in an interview last week. “She averaged 11 points per game, three assists and three steals.”

  • Lady Panthers team, coaches host...

    The coaching staff and players of the Lady Panthers will join junior Panther coaches for a girls junior Panther basketball clinic from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7 at Carroll County High School.

    The clinic for teams in first through fourth grades is 4 to 5:30 p.m. The clinic for teams in grades five and six is 5:30 until 7 p.m.

    The clinic will focus on the fundamental skills of the game to help the girls become better players.

  • Debuting as head coach for boys...

    The new head coach of the Carroll County High School Panthers boys basketball team predicts an entertaining season, and invites the community to come watch.

    “We will play multiple offenses and multiple defenses,” said Carroll Yager, former district superintendent. Yager retired in June and was hired this summer to coach the team.

    “We will do some pressing, man-to-man half-court, and we’re going to do a variety of zones,” Yager said. It’s really going to dictate who we are playing as to how we want to best adapt to what they do.

  • Championship pits Bengals...

    By CRAIG LACEFIELD

    Special to The Trimble Banner

    The championship of the Trimble County Flag Football League was held Nov. 1, with the Bengals facing the Cowboys.

    The Bengals first play from the line of scrimmage had Duncan Ralston rumble for 10 yards, followed by a nice 25-yard gain by Grant Weaver. Quarterback Dane Lacefield punched it in from the 5 yard line for the first score of the game. Weaver then scampered in for the extra point to make it 7-0 Bengals.

    The Cowboys then got their first shot at a touchdown.

  • Football Raiders fall in playoff...

    By LARRY SULLIVAN, JR.

    Special to The Trimble Banner

    The Trimble County Raider football squad has been on display all year long, primarily because of their unique A-11 offense. The Raiders technique has been publicized in the New York Times, the Lexington Herald, the San Fransisco Chronicle and the Louisville Courier Journal, among others.

  • Lady Raiders run to sixth place...

    Coming off their fifth consecutive regional championship, the Trimble County girls cross country team found a competitive state field waiting on them in Lexington last weekend.

    Probably the most competitive Kentucky Girls Class “A” State race in the past decade occurred at the Kentucky Horse Park Saturday, Nov. 15. Only 14 points separated third place from ninth in the state meet and just four 4 points kept the sixth place Lady Raiders from finishing third overall.