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Today's Sports

  • Lady Panthers scratch past Henry...

    The Lady Panthers pulled off a win in a make-up game last week against the Lady Cats of Henry County on a night when shots wouldn’t fall and rebounding was lackluster.

     

    The final score was 48-39 in the Lady Panthers’ favor, but the game played out much more closely.

    Then, in the final period, the Lady Panthers only managed 14 points from the charity stripe.

  • Season ends for CCMS boys

    The seventh- and eighth-grade boys basketball teams at Carroll County Middle School hosted their last game of the season, with the  Walton-Verona Bearcats as guests Wednesday night, Jan. 14.

    Between games, the team members and their parents were honored.

    The seventh grade team struggled in the first half of the game but got their feet under them near the end as they began to make some shots.

    At the end of the first quarter, the Panthers were down 2-14. They managed to make four field goals in the second quarter, bringing the score to 10-23.  

  • CCHS teams earn top state ratings

    The Kentucky High School Athletic Association released its top 15 state basketball rankings on Friday, and Carroll County High School’s boys and girls teams each were recognized for their achievements in the sport.

    The Lady Panthers ranked eighth in the state for team defense leaders.

    Using statistics submitted by the individual schools throughout the season for a minimum of seven games, rankings are calculated by the number of points allowed per game.

    The Lady Panthers have allowed an average of 41.2 points per game.

  • Lady Raiders fall hard

    By LARRY SULLIVAN, JR.

    Special to The Trimble Banner

    The Lady Raiders traveled to Owen County High School Jan. 14 to participate in the 8th Region Class A tournament. The trip home, however was a tough one as the girls fell 32-50.

  • Thrilling victories lead CCHS to...

    The Lady Panthers learned the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat following competition in the Class A tournament this weekend in Owen County.

    During the four-night tournament, the girls varsity basketball team had some incredible highs, defeating Williamstown in an absolute thriller in the opening game Wednesday, Jan. 14. But they lost a heartbreaker to Gallatin County in the final game, with just three-tenths of a second left on the clock.

    Head Coach Randy Mefford described the win over Williamstown as the most exciting game he’s ever been involved in.

  • Losing streak ends

    By LARRY SULLIVAN, JR.

    Special to The Trimble Banner

    The drought is finally over.

    After starting the season 5-4, the Raiders went on a five game losing streak that ended at home Jan. 12 when the team defeated Gallatin County 63-55.

    Monday night, the Raiders finally played like a team.

  • Panthers spoil Wildcats&...

    The Panthers were the spoilers of the Gallatin County High School homecoming festivities, beating the home team by 10 points in an intense battle.

    The Panthers came out determined to end their four-game losing streak, and took it to the Wildcats on every possession. The Wildcats did not score until the first period was half over; the quarter ended with the Panthers on top, 17-6.

    The Wildcats played their normal tough defense, pushing hard, playing hard, never to be dismissed as anything less than formidable.

  • Raiders fail as dragon slayers

    By LARRY SULLIVAN, JR.

    Special to The Trimble Banner

    Hitting the hardwood at South Oldham High School Saturday, Jan. 10, the senior heavy Trimble County Raider squad hoped this would be the night to turn things around.

    A win against the Dragons would have broken the team’s five-game losing streak and guaranteed the boys one of the top two seeds in next month’s district tourney.

  • Girls win red-hot game by 4

    It was frigid outside, but red-hot inside the Gallatin County gym Thursday, Jan. 8, as the Lady Panthers took one from the border rival Lady Wildcats in regulation play.

    During the contest, three Lady Panthers fouled out, and both teams went for 37 free throws combined in the fourth quarter alone.

    Playing a smart, smothering defense, the Lady Panthers also play unselfish team ball. That characteristic was certainly true in this game.

  • Win-win evening for Panthers,...

    The Owen County Rebels ventured into the Panther’s den on Saturday night for a four-game set between the boys and girl’s teams and split the bill, with Carroll County coming away with a win in the boys junior varsity and the girls varsity games.

    A large crowd, nearly filling both sides of the gym, was entertained with a night of great basketball. And each side went home with one JV and one varsity win.