.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's Sports

  • Panthers overcome Trimble in...

     “It was a real good game, an enjoyable game to watch!”

    Carroll Yager and Bob Lauster, head boys’ basketball coaches for Carroll County and Trimble County, nearly echoed each other’s sentiments following Thursdays’ renewal of the neighboring county rivalry, won by the Panthers, 63-58, in Bedford.

    Trimble came out strong, opening a 14-9 lead midway through the first quarter before the Panthers regrouped to outpace their hosts 9-2 over the final minutes to lead 18-16 at the quarter stop.

  • Panthers edge Williamstown in...

    Carroll County defeated Williamstown 56-54 in the basketball season opener at Carrollton on Tuesday, Dec. 1. The Panthers stormed back from a 17-point deficit midway through the first half to pull with 12 at halftime.

    Carroll played aggressively on defense early in the second half allowing the Panthers to scratch back into the game, pulling within two, 39-37, at the third quarter stop. Carroll County held Williamstown to four field goals in the second half, including only one in the final quarter.

  • Ballinger Conference Player of...

    Campbellsville University junior center Whitney Ballinger is the Mid-South Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the conference announced today.

    The award is Ballinger’s first of the season and the third of her career.

     The Carrollton native, averaged 32 points and 14.5 rebounds in a pair of wins for the Lady Tigers last week.

  • Lady Panthers shock Shelby'...

    The Carroll County Lady Panthers opened their season Monday with a nail-biting 63-59 win in overtime over the Shelby County Lady Rockets. This marks the first time Head Coach Randy Mefford has beaten them in his seven-year tenure as head coach.

    “I’m elated,” Mefford said. “It’s exciting to be able to pull off a win against Shelby County. Our girls played their hearts out.”

  • Whitney Ballinger leading Lady...

    Whitney Ballinger is leading the Campbellsville University Lady Tigers in scoring and rebounding even though hamstrung by foul trouble while CU has rung up three impressive wins.

    A former star player at Carroll County High School, Ballinger transferred to Campbellsville after spending a year at Western Kentucky University.

    “Whitney has been a terrific addition to our program,” said Campbellsville Coach Ginger Colvin. “She is an excellent student, player and person.”

  • Panthers’ quickness...

    When the Panthers hit the hardwood in their season opener on Dec. 1, they may look a little different from the team last seen in February.

    While the 2008-2009 team played a slower half-court set offense and defense, this year will be all about shooting well and running the floor.

    “This year, we’re going to get the ball up and down the floor and extend our defense more,” Carroll County Head Coach Carroll Yager said.

  • Rousing sendoff for Runnin&...

    SPECIAL TO THE BANNER Everyone seemed to get into the spirit Friday to send off the Trimble County Runnin’ Raiders cross-country team to the state competition, held Saturday at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. Parents and other team supporters gathered around the courthouse about 10 a.m. Friday to wave as the team bus trav

  • Madison’s Oberto seals...

    DOHA, Qatar—Steve David, driving the city-owned U-1 Oh Boy! Oberto from Madison, Ind., survived a spectacular 360-degree blowover accident in a preliminary heat Saturday and went on to capture the 2009 H1 Unlimited National High Points Championship for the second year in a row. The race, in Doha Bay in the Persian Gulf, was the first Unlimited hydroplane race held outside the Americas.

  • CCMS basketball in action
  • Coach Mefford: Experience is key...

    Carroll County High School girls’ head coach and athletic director Randy Mefford is looking ahead to the 2009-2010 basketball season with great enthusiasm.

    “Our strengths will be experience and the fact that our girls like each other,” Mefford said. “They are very coachable which makes it fun to be around them.”