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High School Sports

  • Panthers aim to control the ball, defend district title

    The Carroll County Panthers’ soccer team looks to carve out a new identity this season, while maintaining its stranglehold on the 31st District.

    The Panthers graduated five seniors last year, including the school’s all-time scoring and assists leaders, David Marshall and Guillermo Cruz, respectively. While the team had to replace seven starters last season, it has seven returning this season.

  • New coach, new system for Carroll County football

    The Panthers football team is ready to hit the field under the lights Friday night, opening its season at home against Ludlow.

    First-year head coach Hunter Cantwell said the preseason has gone well, but it’s hard to judge to where the team currently stands since this is his first year coaching high school football. Cantwell previously coached quarterbacks and special teams at Campbellsville University.

  • Panthers golf wins season opener Aug. 10

    Carroll County boys golf won its season opener against Anderson County Aug. 10, winning 164-171 at home. Blake Belcher (pictured against Trimble County Aug. 15) and Caleb Stephenson led the team with 39 strokes each. Eli Yocum and Garrett Sanders tied with 43 to round out the team score. Evan Oney finished close behind with a 45.

  • Girls soccer falls to Connor, Whitefield

    Two games into the Carroll County Lady Panthers soccer season and head coach Josh Noble has seen both sides of his team.

    The team hosted Connor High School from Boone County Monday night and took one on the chin as they were defeated in a mercy shortened game 10-0. Tuesday night saw a different team take the field against Louisville’s Whitefield Academy in a 7-2 loss.

  • Lady Panthers pick up two road wins

    Ladies notch first win

    The Carroll County Lady Panthers golf team won its first match under head coach Allison Burgess Aug. 2. The girls defeated Gallatin County, 228 to 231.

    “They were surprised but I knew they had the ability to do it this year,” Burgess said.

    The girls did not have any penalty strokes during the match, which helped them earn the win, she said. Senior Ciara Hamilton medaled, shooting a 51.

  • Trio of seniors leads experienced Lady Panthers volleyball team

    Carroll County Lady Panthers volleyball begins its season against NCKC opponent Williamstown with an Aug. 15, home match.

    Carroll County head coach Lynn Eaglin said she has a lot of expectations for the team. Carroll County hosts the 31st District tournament, and the district winner will host the regional tournament.

    “We can play a lot of post season volleyball on our home floor,” Eaglin said.

  • Ladies learning to possess, work the ball around field

    The Carroll County High School Lady Panthers bring a young team to the soccer field this season, but it will be one that is likely to improve as the season goes on and one that does not lack in leadership.

  • Goals are high this season for Panthers golf team

    The 2017 edition of the Carroll County High School boys golf team features a lineup full of experience and a CCHS alum in the head coaching spot.

  • Girls golf team gaining experience, confidence; looks to improve record

    With at least a season’s worth of experience for five of the six girls, things are looking up for the Lady Panthers’ golf team.

    The Lady Panthers return all five golfers from last year’s squad: senior Ciara Hamilton, junior Kaileigh Burgess, and freshmen Grace Long, Taylor Franklin and Gabriella Hembree. New to the team this season is junior Caitlin Mullins. She has never played golf before, but the entire team has been very supportive, head coach Allison Burgess said, especially the freshmen because they were in her shoes last year.

  • Ky. becomes first state to require protective headgear in high school softball

    By JOSH MOORE

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    Protective face masks will be mandatory for high school softball pitchers, first basemen and third basemen in Kentucky beginning with the 2018 season.

    The KHSAA adopted the new requirement as part of its first organized meeting of the 2017-18 school year in Covington. The change makes Kentucky the first state to require protective headgear in high school softball.