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Today's Sports

  • Kentucky Panthers take World...

    The Kentucky Panthers 15U baseball team recently won the Greater Midwest Baseball wood bat World Series played July 19-21 in St. Louis, Mo. The team consists of kids from Walton Verona, Trimble County, Owen County, Gallatin County and Carroll County. Pictured are front row (from left to right):  Boo Donahue, Zakk Hicks, Michael Stewart, Justin Ray, Mason Wilson and Cameron McAnally. Back row, left to right: Coach Jeff Lehkamp, Garrett Lehkamp, Nolan Tackett, Michael Dunaway, Austin Dunn, Coach Mike Dunaway and Head Coach Jimmy Ray. Not pictured Daniel West.

  • Fall ahead: School sports gear...

    With temperatures feeling more like September and less like the final weekend in July, Owen County sports fans can take heart that the fall sports season is coming.
    Practice has begun for the fall sports seasons. The football, volleyball, golf, cross country and soccer teams are getting ready for the 2013 campaigns. With practice comes expectations of another successful season for each team.
    The football team will be looking for a third-straight winning season and another trip to the playoffs.

  • Young rebels take title
  • Runnin’ Rebels to host golf...

    The defending 31st District champion Owen County High School Runnin’ Rebels basketball team will be hosting a fund-raising golf scramble Sept. 28 at the Fairway Golf Course in Wheatley.
    The proceeds from this event will help support the Rebels as they travel to Orlando, Fla. this upcoming season for a holiday basketball tournament at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports.
    The event will include a longest drive contest, a closest to the pin contest and other prizes.
    Mulligans will be available.

  • Middle school jumping into...

    Girls at Maurice Bowling Middles School will have another option when it comes to sports this year. The school will have a volleyball team this fall.
    The team will be coached by Ann Carter with Connie Shelton as the assistant coach. The team will have its first practice on July 22 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at MBMS.
    All girls are encouraged to come out and participate.
    Owen County High School Volleyball Coach T.J. Wesselman is excited about having a team where girls can play and learn the game at the middle-school level.

  • NCKBA champions

     

    The 2013 Northern Central Kentucky Baseball Association tournament began June 22 with the Owen County Maroon Team beating the Carroll County Pirates 6-0 and Gallatin County Red Legs 9-1. The championship game was held June 25 against the Gallatin County Red Legs, the Owen County Maroon Team won 13-9 to become the 2013 NCKBA Minor 60’ Tournament Champions.

  • Nascar Nation returns

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    The Trimble Banner

  • NASCAR Nation focuses on...

    NASCAR is coming back to Kentucky.
    The Kentucky Speedway will be the place to be this weekend as fans will descend upon Sparta for three races beginning on Thursday night.
    The first race of the weekend will be the Camping World Truck Series UNOH 225.
    Matt Crafton will come to Sparta as the points leader. He is 23 points ahead of Jeb Burton, who won the Winstar World Casino 400 at the Texas Motor Speedway June 7.

  • Ten things to watch for this...

    01 Austin Dillon has to be looking forward to his return trip to Kentucky Speedway. Dillon has not captured the checkered flag since winning both Nationwide Series events last year at the track. Like Dillon, James Buescher is also excited about his return to Kentucky. Buescher also won both Camping World Truck Series races last year in Sparta but has yet to reach victory lane since.

    02 If Dillon does win on Friday night he would match Joey Logano as the only driver to win the Nationwide Series event three straight times. Logano won the race from 2008 thru 2010.

  • Owen Co. athletic director earns...

    The National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association recently announced Owen County High School Athletic Director T.J. Wesselman has been recognized by NIAAA as a certified athletic administrator.
    To earn this distinction, Wesselman demonstrated the highest level of knowledge and expertise in the field of interscholastic athletic administration. The voluntary certification process included a thorough evaluation of the candidate’s educational background, experience and professional contributions, as well as a rigorous, comprehensive written examination.