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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Owen’s Ball takes part in all-...

    Owen County’s Jarrod Ball was recently selected to play in the Kentucky High School Coaches Association East/West All-Star Game.
    Ball, who just wrapped up his junior year with the Rebels, was selected by the Eighth Region coaches to represent the West team. The squad was made up from players from the Region 1 through 8.
    Ball said just being named to the team was a special feeling.
    “It was a huge honor being selected to represent the Eighth Region in this event,” Ball said.

  • Taking aim at History Day

  • Kentucky offers a summer archery...

    June is the halfway point on the calendar and is highlighted by the longest day of the year: the official start of summer on Friday, June 21 this year.
    For Kentucky’s 90,000 plus archery deer hunters, the Summer Solstice seems to trigger another seasonal phenomenon - the need to get ready for the upcoming hunting season.
    Kentucky’s 136-day archery deer season opens in late summer, this year 15 days before the first day of fall. The season dates are Sept. 7, 2013 through Jan, 20, 2014.

  • MBMS announces track award...

    The Maurice Bowling Middle School track team recently honored some it best.
    Andrew Banks and Audrey Hager were recognized for scoring the most points.
     Ross Ford and Allison Burford were both named rookie of the year while Westley Johnson II and Conner Jacobs were presented the Coaches Award.
     Ford, Hager, Jacobs, Cameron Morgan and Soloman Teehan were each recognized for their work in the classroom with the GPA Award.
    Several students were honored by receiving their letter, insert and a  bar.