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Today's Sports

  • Panthers win season opener on...

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    The teams were stoked, the crowd was huge, and everything was ready for the Carroll County High School Panthers’ first football game of the season.  

    But Mother Nature had some tricks up her sleeve. The game against the Gallatin County Wildcats was supposed to start at 7:30 p.m., but several lightning delays pushed kickoff to 10:10. Despite the delay, most of the crowd stayed until the bitter end.

  • Fall hunting season open in...

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    Clean out the freezer and grab your gun or bow: Deer season has arrived in Kentucky.

    Archery season for deer opens Saturday, Sept. 6, and the animals are plentiful in Trimble County and the surrounding region, says Matt Whalen, an officer with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

    Whalen said last year’s outbreak of chronic wasting disease does not appear to have taken a toll on the population in this area, or elsewhere in the state.

  • ‘Patriot’...

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    One way to honor and support fallen and injured U.S. soldiers is to play golf at a state park golf course on Aug. 30. On that day, players will be able to donate to Wounded Warriors Inc.

    With backing from the U.S. Golf Association and the PGA of America, all Kentucky state park golf courses will be participating in Patriot Golf.

    Money raised also benefits the Fallen Heroes Foundation.

  • 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.