https://www.mytrimblenews.com/sports/rss.xml en Truex Jr. repeats victory at Kentucky https://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/truex-jr-repeats-victory-kentucky <img src="https://www.mytrimblenews.com/sites/www.mytrimblenews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/truexjrburnout.jpg" alt="Martin Truex Jr. climbs out after a burnout to talk with the NBC Sports Network crew. While climbing out, his car was in gear and rolled down the banked frontstretch." title="Martin Truex Jr. climbs out after a burnout to talk with the NBC Sports Network crew. While climbing out, his car was in gear and rolled down the banked frontstretch." align="left" hspace="6" width="119" height="85" /><p> <strong>BY CHASE CAMPBELL</strong> | Landmark News Service</p> <p> SPARTA &ndash; At the annual Quaker State 400 Saturday at Kentucky Speedway, Martin Truex Jr. showed the rest of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers how one completely controls a race.</p> MISS MADISON TAKES GOVERNOR’S CUP IN REGATTA https://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/miss-madison-takes-governor%E2%80%99s-cup-regatta <img src="https://www.mytrimblenews.com/sites/www.mytrimblenews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/start_of_final.jpg" alt="Three hydros charge out of the second turn toward the start of the Unlimited final heat at Sunday&amp;#039;s Madison regatta. From left they are Tom Thompson in the U-11 Reliable Diamond Tool presents J&amp;amp;Ds, Andrew Tate in the U-9 Delta/RealTrac and eventual winner Jimmy Shane in the U-1 Miss HomeStreet/Miss Madison. The fourth boat, U-440 driven by Dustin Echols, is hidden in the spray." title="Three hydros charge out of the second turn toward the start of the Unlimited final heat at Sunday&amp;#039;s Madison regatta. From left they are Tom Thompson in the U-11 Reliable Diamond Tool presents J&amp;amp;Ds, Andrew Tate in the U-9 Delta/RealTrac and eventual winner Jimmy Shane in the U-1 Miss HomeStreet/Miss Madison. The fourth boat, U-440 driven by Dustin Echols, is hidden in the spray." align="left" hspace="6" width="135" height="85" /><p> MADISON, Ind. &mdash; Race fans at last weekend&rsquo;s Madison Regatta enjoyed pleasant weather, cool breezes in the shade and sizzling hot racing on the river that culminated in a big win for the hometown team.</p> Miss Madison takes 2nd in near-photo finish at Guntersville https://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/miss-madison-takes-2nd-near-photo-finish-guntersville <p> The fleet may have been small and weather conditions wreaked havoc on Friday and Saturday activity, but race fans finally got to enjoy thrilling race action Sunday at Guntersville Lake. In the final, Andrew Tate driving the U-9 Delta/Realtrac and Jimmy Shane in the U-1 Miss HomeStreet/Miss Madison battled nearly deck to deck for five heart-stopping laps before Tate edged ahead by less than half a boat length at the finish line to win the inaugural Southern Cup in Alabama.</p> After 2018, track team has high expectations for next year https://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/after-2018-track-team-has-high-expectations-next-year <img src="https://www.mytrimblenews.com/sites/www.mytrimblenews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_3322.jpg" alt="Paul Bird, Alex Nichols, Ryan Long and Troy Greishaber (above) were the NCKC 4x200-meter champions this season. " title="Paul Bird, Alex Nichols, Ryan Long and Troy Greishaber (above) were the NCKC 4x200-meter champions this season. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Special to the Banner</p> <p> 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.</p> Miss Madison begins H1 championship defense in Alabama https://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/miss-madison-begins-h1-championship-defense-alabama <img src="https://www.mytrimblenews.com/sites/www.mytrimblenews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/regatta_file.jpg" alt="Miss HomeStreet/Miss Madison (left) will race in Guntersville, Ala. this weekend to open the 2018 hydroplane racing season. Many teams participating this weekend will also be at the Madison Regatta." title="Miss HomeStreet/Miss Madison (left) will race in Guntersville, Ala. this weekend to open the 2018 hydroplane racing season. Many teams participating this weekend will also be at the Madison Regatta." align="left" hspace="6" width="119" height="85" /><p> The community-owned Miss HomeStreet/Miss Madison team will begin the defense of their 2017 H1 Unlimited National Championship this weekend when the Unlimited hydroplane fleet opens the 2018 racing season.</p> High school selects Isley for athletic director role https://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/high-school-selects-isley-athletic-director-role <img src="https://www.mytrimblenews.com/sites/www.mytrimblenews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/football_2_2.jpg" alt="Head football coach Mike Isley was selected to succeed athletic director Frank Ragland." title="Head football coach Mike Isley was selected to succeed athletic director Frank Ragland." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Going into his third season as head basketball coach, Mike Isley will also have another hat to wear: Athletic director for Trimble County High School.</p> <p> Isley, who has been employed with the district since 2002 and teaches physical education at both Milton and Bedford elementary schools, is taking over the role following the retirement of Frank Ragland. Ragland also talked to Isley about the role before he decided to pursue the vacancy.</p> Tilley is state champion https://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/tilley-state-champion <img src="https://www.mytrimblenews.com/sites/www.mytrimblenews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/6-7_tilley.jpg" alt="Sophmore Mason Tilley gets a photo after the 100-meter dash May 17 at the state track and field meet. Tilley is pictured with a KHSAA official and Trimble County Track and Field head coach Stuart Barnes." title="Sophmore Mason Tilley gets a photo after the 100-meter dash May 17 at the state track and field meet. Tilley is pictured with a KHSAA official and Trimble County Track and Field head coach Stuart Barnes." align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p> <strong>BY THOMAS CIFRANIK</strong> | The Trimble Banner</p> <p> Trimble County sophomore Mason Tilley came home a state champion and state record holder for the boys adapted 100-meter dash after the 1A KHSAA State Track and Field Meet on May 17 in Lexington.</p> Oldham defeats Trimble in thunderstorm-prolonged game https://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/oldham-defeats-trimble-thunderstorm-prolonged-game <img src="https://www.mytrimblenews.com/sites/www.mytrimblenews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ponder_homers.jpg" alt="The Lady Raiders wait at home plate to congratulate Abby Ponder after she launched a home run in the fourth inning." title="The Lady Raiders wait at home plate to congratulate Abby Ponder after she launched a home run in the fourth inning." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> It took three days to decide the outcome, but the Trimble County Lady Raiders, hosting the Kentucky High School Athletic Association&rsquo;s 29th District Tournament, fell to defeat in first round action at the hands of Eighth Region powerhouse Oldham County by a 14-4 score.</p>