https://www.mytrimblenews.com/sports/rss.xml en Southwestern's Wilson selected to lead Lady Raiders softball https://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/southwesterns-wilson-selected-lead-lady-raiders-softball <img src="https://www.mytrimblenews.com/sites/www.mytrimblenews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/wilson_c.jpg" alt="Randy Wilson (center) talks with parents and players during a meet-and-greet session Wednesday evening." title="Randy Wilson (center) talks with parents and players during a meet-and-greet session Wednesday evening." align="left" hspace="6" width="61" height="85" /><p> Randy Wilson is no stranger to softball, having been involved with the sport for nearly a decade, watching his daughter move through the ranks.</p> <p> &ldquo;I found a passion and love for it,&rdquo; Wilson said. &ldquo;And that&rsquo;s where we&rsquo;re at.&rdquo;</p> <p> Wilson was a coach at Southwestern Middle School and moved up as an assistant coach at the varsity level. However, this year, his daughter&rsquo;s senior year at Southwestern Jefferson County Schools in Hanover, he&rsquo;s taking a different direction to become the Lady Raiders varsity softball coach.</p> Extra points first set propels Lady Raiders to home win https://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/extra-points-first-set-propels-lady-raiders-home-win <img src="https://www.mytrimblenews.com/sites/www.mytrimblenews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc_7892_c.jpg" alt="The Lady Raiders (top) pose for a group photo with a handmade banner for Volley for a Cure night as the backdrop. Also pictured with the team is Toni Huff." title="The Lady Raiders (top) pose for a group photo with a handmade banner for Volley for a Cure night as the backdrop. Also pictured with the team is Toni Huff." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> 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.</p> <p> 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.</p> Lady Raiders look for momentum in final home game tonight https://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/lady-raiders-look-momentum-final-home-game-tonight <img src="https://www.mytrimblenews.com/sites/www.mytrimblenews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc_7684_k.jpg" alt="Mia Rodgers makes a play during Monday’s home game against the Walton-Verona Bearcats. Rodgers was 3 for 3 on serving with an ace, 3 for 3 in serve receive, 6 for 9 in attacking, 18 for 21 in setting." title="Mia Rodgers makes a play during Monday’s home game against the Walton-Verona Bearcats. Rodgers was 3 for 3 on serving with an ace, 3 for 3 in serve receive, 6 for 9 in attacking, 18 for 21 in setting." align="left" hspace="6" width="61" height="85" /><p> As the first set of Monday&rsquo;s game against the Walton-Verona Bearcats took shape, the teams were neck and neck with the Lady Raiders holding its own against the second place team in the region. However, it was the Bearcats that walked out of the gym victorious 2-0, with scores of 25-21 and 25-13.</p> Lady Raiders unsuccessful in search for victory at home https://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/lady-raiders-unsuccessful-search-victory-home <img src="https://www.mytrimblenews.com/sites/www.mytrimblenews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc_7460_c.jpg" alt="Kaila Lira (above) was 8 for 11 on passing, 17 serves and 28 sets during Wednesday’s game against Gallatin County. " title="Kaila Lira (above) was 8 for 11 on passing, 17 serves and 28 sets during Wednesday’s game against Gallatin County. " align="left" hspace="6" width="61" height="85" /><p> Last week&rsquo;s three-game home stand for the Lady Raiders didn&rsquo;t offer much of a home court advantage, falling in matches to Oldham County, Gallatin County and Williamstown.</p> <p> Oldham County</p> <p> 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.</p> Lady Raiders defeat rival Lady Panthers at home https://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/lady-raiders-defeat-rival-lady-panthers-home <img src="https://www.mytrimblenews.com/sites/www.mytrimblenews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc_6416_c.jpg" alt="Trimble&amp;#039;s Emalin Cull (left) goes to tip the ball over the net while Carroll&amp;#039;s Lauren Watkins (right) is ready for the play." title="Trimble&amp;#039;s Emalin Cull (left) goes to tip the ball over the net while Carroll&amp;#039;s Lauren Watkins (right) is ready for the play." align="left" hspace="6" width="119" height="85" /><p> BY JACOB BLAIR</p> <p> The Trimble Banner</p> <p> With three home losses already this season, the Lady Raiders were looking to turn things around as the Carroll County Lady Panthers traveled to Bedford on Aug. 22.</p> <p> They did just that with the varsity Lady Raiders squad pulling off the victory 2-0 with a score of 25-14 in each set.</p> <p> &ldquo;They played awesome,&rdquo; said Lady Raiders head coach Vanita Fogle. &ldquo;This was the team that was at the (Frankfort Invitational) tournament. They pulled it together tonight.&rdquo;</p> Lady Raiders runner-up in tourney https://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/lady-raiders-runner-tourney <img src="https://www.mytrimblenews.com/sites/www.mytrimblenews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/emalincull.jpg" alt="Emalin Cull had three kills and two kill blocks during Monday night’s game." title="Emalin Cull had three kills and two kill blocks during Monday night’s game." align="left" hspace="6" width="61" height="85" /><p> 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&rsquo;s game against the Beth Haven Lady Bearcats.</p> <p> The team&rsquo;s tournament play included beating Frankfort&rsquo;s Lady Panthers twice and emerging victorious over Danville Christian&rsquo;s Lady Warriors. The team finished as the tournament runner-up to CEC, a home-school club team from Louisville.</p> Lady Raiders runner-up in tourney https://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/lady-raiders-runner-tourney <img src="https://www.mytrimblenews.com/sites/www.mytrimblenews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/emalincull.jpg" alt="Emalin Cull had three kills and two kill blocks during Monday night’s game." title="Emalin Cull had three kills and two kill blocks during Monday night’s game." align="left" hspace="6" width="61" height="85" /><p> 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&rsquo;s game against the Beth Haven Lady Bearcats.</p> <p> The team&rsquo;s tournament play included beating Frankfort&rsquo;s Lady Panthers twice and emerging victorious over Danville Christian&rsquo;s Lady Warriors. The team finished as the tournament runner-up to CEC, a home-school club team from Louisville.</p> Lady Raiders fall short against Warriors at home https://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/lady-raiders-fall-short-against-warriors-home <img src="https://www.mytrimblenews.com/sites/www.mytrimblenews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/alexisengland.jpg" alt="Alexis England was 4 for 4 while serving with an ace, 10 for 13 passing and 2 for 3 attacking. " title="Alexis England was 4 for 4 while serving with an ace, 10 for 13 passing and 2 for 3 attacking. " align="left" hspace="6" width="61" height="85" /><p> 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.</p>