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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Sign-ups under way for youth...

    Yellow Jacket football

    Children ages 6-14 are eligible to sign up for Yellow Jacket football.

    Sign-ups are 7-8 p.m. July 14-15 and 23-24 on the field behind Cartmell Elementary School.

    Parents must be present during sign-ups and will receive all forms that evening.  For more information, call Coach Scott Rose at (502) 732-6382; Coach Steven Doll, 732-0573; or Coach Pat Butcher, (502) 643-4016.

    County youth soccer

  • Local Little Leaguer has big...

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    It is the dream of Little Leaguers like 7-year-old Blake Belcher to make it to the big show and play in an all-star game.

    I caught up with the young second-baseman and his family at the Triple A all-star game at Slugger Field in Louisville.

  • Signups start this month for...

    Carroll County Parks and Recreation will be having soccer sign-ups July 21 through August 1 for children 3-13 years old. Sign-ups will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday in the third-floor office in the Carroll County Courthouse, downtown Carrollton.

    Fees for the leagues are: children 5 and younger, $15; children in the four leagues for 6- through 13-year-olds, $25, plus $15 for each sibling.

  • Brawner preps for tournament

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    Look for the “Gone fishing” sign at the home of Matt and Lacy Brawner on Aug. 2.

    Early that morning, Matt Brawner will be competing in the Bass Fishing League sponsored by Wal-Mart at Point Park in Carrollton.

  • Yager to lead boys hoops team at...

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    After several months of interviews, rumor and innuendo, it’s official: Newly retired Carroll County Schools Superintendent Carroll Yager last week was named new head coach for the Carroll County High School Panthers boys basketball team.  

    The appointment was confirmed by CCHS Principal John Leeper on Wednesday, July 2, after his candidate for the position passed the final hurdle – a vote of approval from the school’s site-based council.

  • CCMS girls volleyball tryouts

    Tryouts for the Carroll County Middle School girls volleyball team are set for 3-6 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, and 2-4 p.m. Thursday, July 17, in the school gymnasium.

    Girls entering sixth, seventh and eighth grades this fall are eligible, but must already have had a sports physical to participate in the tryouts.

    Teams will be posted by 5 p.m. Friday, July 18, at the CCMS gym. For more information, call Head Coach Kirsten Arainger at (419) 250-2486 or Paula Curry at (502) 732-0533.