High School/Middle School

  • Southwestern's Wilson selected to lead Lady Raiders softball

    Randy Wilson is no stranger to softball, having been involved with the sport for nearly a decade, watching his daughter move through the ranks.

    “I found a passion and love for it,” Wilson said. “And that’s where we’re at.”

    Wilson was a coach at Southwestern Middle School and moved up as an assistant coach at the varsity level. However, this year, his daughter’s senior year at Southwestern Jefferson County Schools in Hanover, he’s taking a different direction to become the Lady Raiders varsity softball coach.

  • Extra points first set propels Lady Raiders to home win

    The Lady Raiders have some momentum for the final road games of the season after emerging victorious over Brown Thursday night at home, 2-1.

    It took an enormous effort to put the first set away after Brown tied it up at 24 points, with each team trading extra points. However, the Lady Raiders found a stride and emerging victorious 30-28. Brown battled back to win the second set 25-17, but the Lady Raiders took the third, 25-13.

  • Lady Raiders unsuccessful in search for victory at home

    Last week’s three-game home stand for the Lady Raiders didn’t offer much of a home court advantage, falling in matches to Oldham County, Gallatin County and Williamstown.

    Oldham County

    The Lady Raiders varsity squad opened the three-game home stay with a match against the Lady Colonels. However, the team struggled, failing to finish a set with a double digit score. The Lady Colonels won 3-0, with scores of 25-9, 25-7 and 25-6.

  • Lady Raiders runner-up in tourney

    Fresh off the heels of the Frankfort Invitational Tournament on Saturday, the Lady Raiders were hopeful to carry some of the momentum into Monday night’s game against the Beth Haven Lady Bearcats.

    The team’s tournament play included beating Frankfort’s Lady Panthers twice and emerging victorious over Danville Christian’s Lady Warriors. The team finished as the tournament runner-up to CEC, a home-school club team from Louisville.

  • Easter tackles new role at Trimble as junior high athletic director

    Trimble County Junior High has a new leader for the school’s seventh and eighth grade athletics program.

    During the summer, Nick Easter was announced as the school’s athletic director. In addition to his role with the young athletes, Easter also serves as the district’s director of special education.

  • Lady Raiders fall short against Warriors at home

    The Trimble County Lady Raiders were lock-step to open the season Monday night in competition against the Eminence Warriors,, but were unable to clinch the win at home, losing both sets with scores of 25-19 and 25-13.

  • Trimble high school football program on hiatus

    Citing low roster numbers, Trimble County school officials announced Wednesday the Raiders’ junior varsity and varsity football teams would not take to the gridiron this fall.

    A last ditch effort to save the team and dispel rumors resulted in a parent meeting Friday night, but the decision was made Monday to uphold the previous cancelation. Twenty players showed up for Monday’s 8 a.m. mandatory practice, according to a social media post from the school’s athletics program.

  • Friday night football meeting gauges interest

    UPDATE: The decision has been made to cancel the Trimble County Raiders 2018 high school football season. Twenty players attended a mandatory practice at 8 a.m. Monday. 

    The original story is below.

    After Trimble County Schools announced Wednesday it was suspending the junior varsity and varsity football program due to low participation, the reaction was almost immediate, from nine current players to interested players to community members.

  • Trimble sacks JV, varsity football for 2018 season

    Editor's note: This article appeared in the 8/6 sample edition and was printed prior to Trimble County Schools announcing it would reevaluate the team on Monday, Aug. 6 and determine whether or not to have the 2018 high school football season. For the most recent story following this topic, click the link in the breaking news bar.

    Citing low roster numbers, Trimble County school officials announced Wednesday the Raiders’ junior varsity and varsity football teams would not take to the gridiron this fall.

  • After 2018, track team has high expectations for next year

    Special to the Banner

    Track coach Stuart Barnes experienced a growing team and added some conference, regional, and state top finishes in his second season as head coach of the TCHS track team.