https://www.mytrimblenews.com/sports/rss.xml en Lady Raiders show strength to start 2019 season https://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/lady-raiders-show-strength-start-2019-season <img src="https://www.mytrimblenews.com/sites/www.mytrimblenews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/softball_cmyk.jpg" alt="The 2019 Trimble County Lady Raiders are (front row, left to right) Lauren Haney, Maggie Ginn, Kinley Kunkel, Kaylee Payton, Maddie Nixon, Kaila Lira, (back row) Assistant Coach Jason Ginn, Abby Ponder, Harley Coursey, Aleah Cull, McKenna Ritchie, Bailyn Clifford, Emma Ginn, Rachael Liter and Coach Randy Wilson." title="The 2019 Trimble County Lady Raiders are (front row, left to right) Lauren Haney, Maggie Ginn, Kinley Kunkel, Kaylee Payton, Maddie Nixon, Kaila Lira, (back row) Assistant Coach Jason Ginn, Abby Ponder, Harley Coursey, Aleah Cull, McKenna Ritchie, Bailyn Clifford, Emma Ginn, Rachael Liter and Coach Randy Wilson." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Last year&rsquo;s Lady Raiders fast-pitch softball team had a season full of highs and lows. The team earned the title of Eighth Region All &ldquo;A&rdquo; Champions and brought home eight wins, but had 10 losses, five of which were mercy ruled. However, new head coach Randy Wilson said the future looks bright.</p> New coach, new players look for fresh start in 2019 https://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/new-coach-new-players-look-fresh-start-2019 <img src="https://www.mytrimblenews.com/sites/www.mytrimblenews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/tchs_baseball.jpg" alt="JACOB BLAIR/The Trimble Banner The Trimble County High School 2019 baseball team. Pictured front row (left to right): Jesse Peak, Dalton Penick, Weston Sizemore, Joseph Hemmingway, Braden Wilson, Cameron Blackaby, (middle row) Dusty Wright, Landon Sutherland, Matthew Fessenden, Austin Cissell, Mitchell Sparks, Seth Brewer, Matthew Saylor, Michael Kainer, Ray Paton, coach Dustin Fryman, coach Brent Taylor, (back row) coach Keith Goodin, Spencer Stark, Logan Clifford, Grant Weaver, Duncan Ralston, Ryan Goody, Bryce Rose and Evan Stevens." title="JACOB BLAIR/The Trimble Banner The Trimble County High School 2019 baseball team. Pictured front row (left to right): Jesse Peak, Dalton Penick, Weston Sizemore, Joseph Hemmingway, Braden Wilson, Cameron Blackaby, (middle row) Dusty Wright, Landon Sutherland, Matthew Fessenden, Austin Cissell, Mitchell Sparks, Seth Brewer, Matthew Saylor, Michael Kainer, Ray Paton, coach Dustin Fryman, coach Brent Taylor, (back row) coach Keith Goodin, Spencer Stark, Logan Clifford, Grant Weaver, Duncan Ralston, Ryan Goody, Bryce Rose and Evan Stevens." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Following the retirement of long-time coach Frank Ragland and the departure of several experienced Raiders during transfers after canceling football last season, new head coach Brent Taylor and the 2019 Trimble County Raiders have an uphill battle to face.</p> <p> But Taylor said the team is ready for the challenge.</p> Limited scoring leads to Lady Raiders loss vs. Oldham https://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/limited-scoring-leads-lady-raiders-loss-vs-oldham <img src="https://www.mytrimblenews.com/sites/www.mytrimblenews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/colby_c.jpg" alt="Oldham County’s Madison Clark, left, takes a shot as Trimble County’s Colby O’Conner defends." title="Oldham County’s Madison Clark, left, takes a shot as Trimble County’s Colby O’Conner defends." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The 2018-19 high school basketball season came to a grinding halt for the Trimble County Lady Raiders in the opening round of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association&rsquo;s 29th District Tournament Feb. 19 as the ladies were eliminated from postseason play by Oldham County, 63-21.</p> <p> The Lady Raiders were outmanned from the beginning, falling behind 27-5 after the first eight minutes of play. The Lady Colonels continued to overwhelm young Trimble in the second stanza, 19-4 to take a 46-9 lead at halftime.</p> In step early, Raiders can't match South Oldham late in 29th District tourney https://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/step-early-raiders-cant-match-south-oldham-late-29th-district-tourney <img src="https://www.mytrimblenews.com/sites/www.mytrimblenews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_8691.jpg" alt="Ben Stevens goes for the block against South Oldham’s Jason King on Wednesday night in the opening round of the 29th District tournament." title="Ben Stevens goes for the block against South Oldham’s Jason King on Wednesday night in the opening round of the 29th District tournament." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> South Oldham defeated the Trimble County Raiders by 32 points in their first contest of the season on Dec. 17. All season long, coach Ron Couch had reiterated that no matter the game, it was all about getting ready for districts.</p> <p> The first quarter Trimble was able to keep up with the formidable Dragons. After the Dragons opened with an 8-2 run, multiple baskets by Reece Webster and Grant Weaver allowed Trimble to take a 10-8 advantage. By the end of the first quarter, Trimble trailed by only two points, 21-19.</p> Raiders get revenge over Wildcats in New Castle https://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/raiders-get-revenge-over-wildcats-new-castle <p> After last Monday&rsquo;s loss to Gallatin County, Raiders head coach Ron Couch said he knew the team had the ability to defeat neighboring Henry County, to exact revenge on an 88-61 loss last month at home.</p> Lady Raiders put up fourth quarter fight in loss to Carroll https://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/lady-raiders-put-fourth-quarter-fight-loss-carroll <img src="https://www.mytrimblenews.com/sites/www.mytrimblenews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/abbyponder_c.jpg" alt="Abby Ponder drives around a Carroll County defender during Friday&amp;#039;s 53-49 loss at home. The junior scored all nine of her points in the final quarter." title="Abby Ponder drives around a Carroll County defender during Friday&amp;#039;s 53-49 loss at home. The junior scored all nine of her points in the final quarter." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> It was a bittersweet home opener for the Trimble County Lady Raiders Friday night in that they fell victim to border rivals Carroll County but not before a frenetic final six minutes of play that brought the home team within striking distance. Carroll survived the onslaught to capture a 53-49 win.</p> Raiders fall in final home appearance to Gallatin https://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/raiders-fall-final-home-appearance-gallatin <img src="https://www.mytrimblenews.com/sites/www.mytrimblenews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc_2049.jpg" alt="Beau Turner, under pressure from Gallatin’s Bryant Caldwell and Troy Coomer, kicks the ball back out to a Raider teammate." title="Beau Turner, under pressure from Gallatin’s Bryant Caldwell and Troy Coomer, kicks the ball back out to a Raider teammate." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The seniors took to Trimble&rsquo;s basketball court for a competition one final time on Monday night. Unfortunately, it was not the finale the home team had hoped for as the Raiders fell to Gallatin, 76-42, the second loss of the week to the Wildcats.</p> ‘Pink Night’ ends in sea of maroon as Lady Raiders fall to Owen in final home game https://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/%E2%80%98pink-night%E2%80%99-ends-sea-maroon-lady-raiders-fall-owen-final-home-game <img src="https://www.mytrimblenews.com/sites/www.mytrimblenews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/trimble_cissell_shoots.jpg" alt="Senior guard Ashlynn Cissell was unsuccessful in this attempt at a trey but scored on a layup in the final period in the final home game of her high school career." title="Senior guard Ashlynn Cissell was unsuccessful in this attempt at a trey but scored on a layup in the final period in the final home game of her high school career." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Trimble County High School observed its annual &ldquo;Pink Night&rdquo; game Friday to benefit the Trimble County Relay for Life.</p> <p> In warm-up exercises prior to the contest both the Trimble County Lady Raiders and Owen County Lady Rebels teams were decked out in pink T-shirts emblazoned with the appropriate cancer-battling slogan: &ldquo;Ready for the Fight, Determined to Win!&rdquo;</p>