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Today's Sports

  • Boys golf team young, but has...

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    As the long-time boys golf coach at Carroll County High School, Warren McEuen doesn’t mind saying he taught some of the parents of the boys on his team when they were in high school.

    “This is a young team,” McEuen said. His two oldest players are juniors this year; many of their teammates are in middle school.  

    And because he is planning to retire in about three years, McEuen knows he will not see some of his youngest players make it to their senior year.

  • Lady Panthers take 3rd place in...

    By ANGELA WOODS

    CCHS Correspondent

    On Friday afternoon, Aug. 22, Carroll County High School students momentarily stopped their classworkfor  an announcement on the intercom: “All CCHS volleyball players, please report to the gym to leave for your tournament.”  

    With lots of “good luck” wishes from their peers, the team traveled four hours to McCreary Central High School Invitational Tournament.  

  • Lady Panthers win season&...

    By ANGELA WOODS

    CCHS Correspondent

    The Carroll County High School varsity volleyball team passed, set and spiked their way to victory in the first match of the season Tuesday, Aug. 12.

    The girls volleyball team played at Williamstown, winning the first game 25-11 and second game – and the match – 25-23.

    It was the Lady Panthers’ first step toward the team’s goal of taking the championship this year.

  • Bowlarama jamboree set for...

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    A middle school football jamboree and a digital photography class are joining forces Saturday, Aug. 16 for a first ever Bowlarama.

    Twelve middle school teams will invade Panther Field at the Carroll County High School complex and Tim Hendricks will be conducting a photography class using the football games as the subject matter.

  • Trimble Raider Gilder to play in...

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    While some Trimble County High School students spent the summer relaxing and hanging out with their friends, Megan Gilder was spending time on a softball field making her dreams come true.

    Gilder, who will be a senior at Trimble County High School this year, has been given an opportunity to do something many dream of the first time they play catch in the front yard or step up to the plate in their inaugural Little League game. She is competing in the Softball World Series.

  • Unmotivated fish spoil...

    Living in a river town, it would seem that everybody should know how to fish. It’s the same reasoning that would require everyone living in the Swiss Alps to know how to ski.

    But I have lived on the Ohio River – in both directions from Cincinnati – for 25 years, and I still “fish” on a blanket with a book.

    I have baited my children’s hooks and removed fish from those same hooks, but as far as sitting there with a pole in my hand waiting for something to bite the other end –  not so much.

  • Panther Select team puts all-...

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    The under-10 Panther Select baseball team finished its season Tuesday, July 29, with a bang, putting the Carroll County minor league all-star team through its paces as the team gears up for tournament season.

    Both teams consist of players under 10 years old; but the Panther Select team, with 9- and 10-year-olds, has been playing together since March. The extra experience was obvious at the  July 22 scrimmage at Robert Westrick Memorial Park.

  • Vannarsdall, 10, reels in 7-...

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    Dakota Vannarsdall, a young local angler, doesn’t have to tell any “fish tales” about the one that got away.

    It took three tries, but Dakota and his brother, Logan, finally dragged in a large-mouth bass weighing almost 7 pounds to the edge of a local farm pond. The fish measured 21 inches long.

    Dakota is the 10-year-old son of Keith and Missy Vannarsdall, and said he loves to fish almost as much as he loves playing basketball.

  • Carroll’s U10, U12...

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    It was all softball all weekend at the county’s Robert Westrick Memorial Park.

    Thirteen teams took the fields in two tournaments Saturday and Sunday for the Under 10 and Under 12 age groups.

    Carroll County fielded three teams in the weekend marathon, one in U10 and two in U12.

    Saturday was devoted to pool play in both divisions. Winners of those games determined the brackets in Sunday’s games.

  • NFL star Moss debuts racing team...

    By PAUL GABLE

    Landmark News Service

    SPARTA, Ky. – Having accomplished everything shy of winning the Super Bowl as a wide receiver of the New England Patriots, Randy Moss turned his attention to another form of competition Saturday.

    Moss, who bought a 50-percent share in Morgan-Dollar Motorsports several weeks ago, made his debut as a truck owner on July 19 at the Built Ford Tough 225 at Kentucky Speedway, accomplishing a dream.

    The debut marked the end of six months of hard work.