http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sports/rss.xml en Ambassador Chixx http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/ambassador-chixx <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dixie_chixx_with_mayor.jpg" alt="Carrollton Mayor Gene McMurry presented members of the Dixie Chixx with a key to the city Friday, July 11, in recognition of their win in the Indiana State 12U Babe Ruth Championship over the Fourth of July weekend in Corydon, Ind. Team members pictured counterclockwise, above, are: Savannah Payton, Mallory Besselman, Allison Harris, Gracie Craig, Andrea Searcy, Hailey Austin, Kristyn Yeary, Allie Beach, Shellie Payton and Bailey Mefford. Coach David Craig, above at right, is pictured with his team. McMurry said by awarding the members the key, the girls are now ambassadors of the city of Carrollton. He asked the team members to continue setting good examples for others in the community." title="Carrollton Mayor Gene McMurry presented members of the Dixie Chixx with a key to the city Friday, July 11, in recognition of their win in the Indiana State 12U Babe Ruth Championship over the Fourth of July weekend in Corydon, Ind. Team members pictured counterclockwise, above, are: Savannah Payton, Mallory Besselman, Allison Harris, Gracie Craig, Andrea Searcy, Hailey Austin, Kristyn Yeary, Allie Beach, Shellie Payton and Bailey Mefford. Coach David Craig, above at right, is pictured with his team. McMurry said by awarding the members the key, the girls are now ambassadors of the city of Carrollton. He asked the team members to continue setting good examples for others in the community." align="left" hspace="6" /> Softball tourney raises money for 3-Day journey http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/softball-tourney-raises-money-3-day-journey <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/softballtourney1.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /> 5K walk/run July 19 http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/5k-walkrun-july-19 <p> Brittany Belcher of Carrollton is hosting a 5K Walk/Run Saturday, July 19, at the back entrance of General Butler State Resort Park. Funds will benefit her participation in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day walk Nov. 7-9, in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. Registration begins at 7 a.m., and the run/walk starts at 8 a.m. The cost is $25.&nbsp;</p> 2014 Yellow Jackets sign ups http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/2014-yellow-jackets-sign-ups <p> The Carroll County Yellow Jackets Football teams will hold sign-ups from 7-8 p.m., July 22 and 24, at the County Park. Children ages five to 12 years of age as of Aug. 1 are eligible to play. For more information, contact Scott Rose (502) 523-6856.</p> 2014 CCMS football sign ups http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/2014-ccms-football-sign-ups <p> Carroll County Middle School football practice will begin on Monday, July 21, from 5-7 p.m. at the Carroll County High School Conditioning Center. Players MUST have physical form present.&nbsp;</p> Oberto/Miss Madison mishap leads to Shane’s Regatta win http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/obertomiss-madison-mishap-leads-shane%E2%80%99s-regatta-win <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/race_front.jpg" alt="J Michael Kelly in the U-1 Graham Trucking (left) and Jimmy Shane in the U-6 Oberto/Miss Madison charge out of turn two headed for the start of Sunday’s Indiana Governor’s Cup final heat. Shane was early on the start and was given a one-lap penalty. Kelly went on to the win." title="J Michael Kelly in the U-1 Graham Trucking (left) and Jimmy Shane in the U-6 Oberto/Miss Madison charge out of turn two headed for the start of Sunday’s Indiana Governor’s Cup final heat. Shane was early on the start and was given a one-lap penalty. Kelly went on to the win." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> By DAVE TAYLOR</p> <p> Landmark News Service</p> <p> J. Michael Kelly took advantage of a rare miscue by rival Jimmy Shane to claim the spoils in 2014 Indiana Governor&rsquo;s Cup Race Sunday at Madison.</p> Dixie Chixx capture 12U state softball championship http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/dixie-chixx-capture-12u-state-softball-championship <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dixiechixxchamps7-10.jpg" alt="The Dixie Chixx won the Indiana State 12U Babe Ruth Championship July 6, in Corydon, Ind. The Dixie Chixx are made up of all Carroll County players. Pictured from left: (front) Shellie Payton, Savannah Payton, Maddie Sanders, Allison Harris, Gracie Craig, Mallory Besselman and Allie Beach; (back) Coach David Craig, Bailey Mefford, Kristyn Yeary, Coach Jeremy Mefford, Andrea Searcy, Hailey Austin and Coach D.C. Craig. Not pictured: Coaches Dillon Craig, Jamie Sanders and Chelsea Roy." title="The Dixie Chixx won the Indiana State 12U Babe Ruth Championship July 6, in Corydon, Ind. The Dixie Chixx are made up of all Carroll County players. Pictured from left: (front) Shellie Payton, Savannah Payton, Maddie Sanders, Allison Harris, Gracie Craig, Mallory Besselman and Allie Beach; (back) Coach David Craig, Bailey Mefford, Kristyn Yeary, Coach Jeremy Mefford, Andrea Searcy, Hailey Austin and Coach D.C. Craig. Not pictured: Coaches Dillon Craig, Jamie Sanders and Chelsea Roy." align="left" hspace="6" width="154" height="85" /><p> Dixie Chixx head coach David Craig asked his team two questions at the beginning of the season: How will you handle failure? What do you want people to think about you when they watch you play or practice?</p> <p> He told them he didn&rsquo;t want them to tell him the answers, just to show him on the field. The Carroll County girls responded in a big way, rallying to win the Indiana State 12U Babe Ruth Championship over the Fourth of July weekend in Corydon, Ind. The Dixie Chixx defeated Corydon, 12-8, Sunday in the championship.</p> How secure is Kentucky Speedway’s hold on its NASCAR Sprint Cup date? http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/how-secure-kentucky-speedway%E2%80%99s-hold-its-nascar-sprint-cup-date <p> By Mark Story</p> <p> Lexington Herald-Leader</p> <p> Just four years after the Sprint Cup Series finally came to Kentucky Speedway, should NASCAR fans in the commonwealth be concerned about losing the long-sought Cup date?</p> <p> Noting the ample number of empty seats at Kentucky Speedway for the Quaker State 400, then harkening back to the Car-mageddon traffic fiasco in Sparta in 2011, Charlotte Observer motorsports writer Jim Utter raised the prospect that Bruton Smith&rsquo;s Speedway Motorsports, Inc., might move Kentucky&rsquo;s Cup date to Las Vegas.</p>