RAIDERS HONORED: Trimble County’s volleyball team held its annual banquet recently. Award winners for 2013 were (from left): front row — Maranda Ward, Kate Staples, Kayla Greenwood, Autumn Ames, Bonnie Wilson, Miranda Lewis and Raven Hudson; second row — Shelbe Black, Megan Turner, Sydney Weaver, Kayla Baker, Destiny Schroeder, Katie Gonterman and Katie Via; back row — Kayla Jones, Diane Payton, Cheyenne Riddle, Paige Black, McKenna Ginn and Kaylee Clifford. (Submitted photo)
RAIDERS HONORED: Trimble County’s volleyball team held its annual banquet recently. Award winners for 2013 were (from left): front row — Maranda Ward, Kate Staples, Kayla Greenwood, Autumn Ames, Bonnie Wilson, Miranda Lewis and Raven Hudson; second row — Shelbe Black, Megan Turner, Sydney Weaver, Kayla Baker, Destiny Schroeder, Katie Gonterman and Katie Via; back row — Kayla Jones, Diane Payton, Cheyenne Riddle, Paige Black, McKenna Ginn and Kaylee Clifford. (Submitted photo)
- Trimble County volleyball recently held its annual awards banquet for the 2013 season.

Senior hitter Paige Black was named the team's Most Valuable Player along with being the recipient several other honors including the Four-Year Award, Net Award, Serving Ace Award, 29th District All-Tournament Team, 8th Region Class "A" All-Tournament Team and North Central Kentucky Conference All-Conference.

Other award winners were: McKenna Ginn, Four-Year Award, Best Serving Ace Percentage Award, Academic Award and 8th Region Class "A" All-Tournament Team; Kayla Baker, Best Setting Award and 8th Region Class "A" All-Tournament Team; Kayla Greenwood, Lady Raider Award and NCKC All-Conference Team; Sydney Weaver, Best Defense Award, 8th Region Class "A" All-Tournament Team and NCKC All-Conference Team; Katie Gonterman, Academic Award and 110 Percent Award; Kate Staples, Academic Award and NCKC All-Conference.

Other Academic Award winners included Miranda Lewis, Autumn Ames, Kayla Jones, Diane Payton and Maranda Ward.

The Raiders were 16-12 on the season, won the All "A" Classic 8th Region Tournament and went a perfect 12-0 in the NCKC for their third straight NCKC title. Trimble ran its conference win streak to 36 straight league games and 44 straight over league opponents.



- The Madison Roughnecks, an elementary traveling wrestling team, recently competed in the Perry Meridian duals.

The Roughnecks placed 10th out of 16 teams, going 2-3 on the day. The Roughnecks opened up competition defeating Columbus East 53-21 but fell to Westfield 60-40 in the next match. Madison lost to Perry Meridian Blue 62-6 in the third round. In the ninth place match, the Roughnecks battled toe-to-toe with Warren Central before losing 54-42.

Wrestling for the Roughnecks at Perry Meridian were: 40-pound-Bricen Spears, 45-Brendan Bentz, 55-Bryce Stone, 60-Bryce Turner, 65-Zane Skinner, 70-Braedon Spears, 75-Clifton Hendrickson, 80-Garrett Gatke, 90-Van Skinner, 95- Dalton Berry, 130-Noah Foster, 150-Ashton Hartwell, Austin Chandler and J.J. Stone. Coaches are Youth Director Dustin Bentz, Chris Turner, John Turner and Tyson Skinner.

The Roughnecks, who have already won the Red Alert Duals this season, improve 4-3 on the season. They are back in action Dec. 22 at Columbus East.



- Madison's boys junior high basketball teams split with New Albany Hazelwood on Tuesday with the seventh graders losing 42-24 and the eighth graders winning 56-36 in a battle of two unbeaten teams going into that game.

The seventh graders (4-3) were led by Cooper Yancey with eight points while Jon Motenko scored six and Daulton Tingle had four.

The eighth graders (7-0) were led by Braydon Perry with 21 points. Carson Howser scored 11 and Connor Thurnall had 10 for the Bears.



- The Madison Elk's Lodge 524 Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest will be contested in two sessions on Monday at the Lide White Memorial Boys & Girls Club.

The first session will start at 10 a.m. and the second session will start at 5 p.m. All contestants should arrive 30 minutes early to register.

The competition is open for boys and girls that are ages 8-9, 10-11, and 12-13 by April 1, 2014. Winners from each division will advance to higher levels of the competition. The contest is available to all boys & girls in the above age groups that reside in Madison, Jefferson County and any surrounding counties without an active Elk's Lodge Club in their county.

For more info, call Boys & Girls Club Executive Director Ray Black, Jr. at (812) 265-5811.