Sports briefs | Sept. 5, 2012

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By Kristin Beck

Cross-country runs at Williamstown


The Panthers cross country team competed in the first of six weekly NCKC meets at Williamstown Tuesday, Aug. 28. Also running in the meet were Walton-Verona and Owen County.

Juniors Austin Crowell and Brad Osborne and freshman Austin Crank led the team. Crowell finished in 13th with a time of 20:08.3, followed by Crank in 15th with a time of 21.19.0 and Osborne in 21st with a time of 23:01.1.

For the girls JV team, Krystin Doan finished in 10th with a time of 29.43. Matthew Beach also finished in 10th for the boys JV team with a time of 19.26.4, followed by his brother Josh at 21.13.8 (12th place). Right on his heels was Alex Jeffrey, 21.22.0, who finished in 13th place.

Head coach Joe Creager said everyone’s times improved from last week’s meet at Switzerland County, showing that the continued efforts by the Panthers at practice are making strides in the right direction.


Girls golf wins over Gallatin at Sugar Bay

The Lady Panther Golf Team defeated Gallatin County at Sugar Bay Golf Course Tuesday Aug. 28, 230-233. Standouts for the match were Carroll’s Jadyn Bailey, who shot a 54, and Kaitlyn from Gallatin County, who shot a 53, head coach Tamara Cady said.


Volleyball wins over Eminence

Carroll County volleyball defeated Eminence 3-1 on Tuesday, Aug. 28. Senior Ashley Gentry served 6 aces, sophomore Kelly Layton had 9 kills and senior Caitlyn Burke had 22 assists. The Panther’s junior varsity team also won this evening, extending their undefeated record of 7-0.


Beckham leads team in close loss to Owen

The Panthers golf team lost by three strokes, 173-176, to Owen County in the All-A Regional at Fairway Thursday, Aug. 23. Zach Beckham led the team with a 38. “The boys didn’t play their best, but (I’m) proud of them for not just giving up,” head coach Josh Mefford said in an e-mail. “Beckham had a great game, best of the year so far.”

The following were the team’s other scores: Nick Abbott, 43; Levi Stephenson, 46; Blake Belcher, 49; Kyle Supplee, 51; and Clint Burgess, 54.


Panthers pounce Wildcats, 7-1, away

Michael Hall scored four goals, three before halftime, in Carroll’s 7-1 win over Henry County Thursday, Aug. 30. In their two matchups this season, Hall has scored seven goals.

“That was the best game we’ve played this season,” head coach Ben Crutcher said. “We passed the ball well, we possessed the ball well, we worked it around … I was really pleased with the effort and the way we played.”

Also scoring for the Panthers were Brandon Stewart, Josh McCarty and Mark Ogburn.

Crutcher subbed in his reserve players with 20 minutes to go in the match, and the Panthers were up 7-0 until the Wildcats scored with about 30 seconds remaining in the game.

“It was an overall great team effort,” Crutcher said.


Sweet revenge: Lady Panthers shut out Henry for first win

After losing in a shootout during their first meeting this season, the Carroll County girls soccer team traveled to Henry County determined to not be beaten twice. The girls returned with a victory, shutting out the Lady Cats, 3-0, Thursday, Aug. 30.

Lyndie Burns and Alex Skirvin scored goals in the first half for Carroll (1-4), while Lidia Jimenez scored in the second half. Head coach Greg Damron said the defense had a strong showing, and the team did a good job of working the ball up the field through the midfielders and up to the forwards.


Football team beats Ludlow on the road

The Panthers continued their winning ways Friday night at Ludlow, coming home with a 31-6 win. Carroll held the home team scoreless until the fourth quarter.

Carroll returns home to Panther Field this week for a game against Kentucky Country Day Friday night.

Senior Tyshaun Embs rushed for 207 yards on 20 carries and three touchdowns in the Panther victory. Junior Blake Newby also scored a touchdown on the ground and carried the ball nine yards on six carries on the night.

Junior quarterback John Michael Adams had a productive night, 7-9 for 136 yards, including a 48-yard touchdown to senior Dillon Craig. Adams also rushed seven times for 31 yards.

Also running the ball for Carroll was Cameron Smith (five for 11 yards), Cameron Rose (two for 7 yards) and Kyle Prosser (one for one yard).

Craig pulled down four catches for 104 total yards. Newby caught two passes for 12 yards and Embs caught one pass for 20 yards.

The Carroll defense held Ludlow to 130 total yards of offense (69 rushing and 61 passing).

The following are the defensive statistics for the Carroll County Panthers:

Caleb McCarty     3 solo

Blake Newby     2 Asst 1 sack

Zach Birch         2 solo 3 asst 2 pass break up

Spencer Snyder  1 solo 2 asst

Dillon Craig        1 solo 2 pass break ups

Cam Smith          5 solo 1 asst 1 TFL

Raven Labrada    3 asst

Matt Bartley        5 asst 1 Fumble recovery

Will Wallace        3 asst 2 sacks

Cam Rose             1 solo 2 asst

Casey Breeden     2 solo 4 asst 1 sack 1 forced fumble 1 fumble recovery

Tae Mumphrey    3 asst 1 TFL

Keifer McIntyre    2 solo 2 asst 1 TFL 3 sacks

Ryan Davidson     1 solo

Ramsey Gordon     1 asst

Austin Courtney    1 solo 1 asst

Josh Gibbs              1 solo

Zach McBurney    1 TFL

Simon Guo            1 solo 5 asst 1 sack  


Carroll  7   18   6   0   31

Ludlow 0   0     0   6     6

Carroll soccer booted out of All-A by Owen

Owen County had Carroll’s number in the All-A, as both the girls and boys lost Saturday to the Rebels. The girls lost 4-0, while the boys lost 3-1.

Boys head coach Ben Crutcher said he thought his team out-played the Rebels the entire game. However, the heat was not a friend to the Panthers.

Because of the temperatures, the game’s second half was divided into two 20-minute sections with a 10-minute break in between. Down 1-0 at the half, Carroll tied the game within the first 5-6 minutes on a goal by Mark Ogburn, assist to Taylor Byrd. Crutcher said things were going well, and Carroll had all the momentum going their way.
And then the break happened.

Crutcher said that was enough time to allow Owen to re-group and get enough juice to get back in the game and eventually win. He said the game was very physical, but the referees allowed the players to keep at it.

He said while there were no cards given out, several players could have been ejected, but were not.

“The guys played really well. … We just came out on the losing end,” he said. “For some reason Owen County has our number. We’ve only beaten them once in the last 10 years.”

Because the game does not count toward districts, Carroll (5-4) and Owen (6-6) still sit tied atop the 31st District.

The boys traveled to Gallatin County Tuesday night, but results were unavailable by press time. They will play Frankfort at home Thursday, Sept. 6, and will host the Two Rivers Invitational Saturday.

Now 1-5, the girls continued their road schedule with a game against Frankfort Tuesday, but results were unavailable by press time.

The team will travel back to Owen for a re-match Wednesday and will play Collins and Grant County on the road before returning home Sept. 17 for another match with Owen.