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High School Sports

  • 2016 News-Democrat Student-Athlete of the Year: Justin Ray

    Many young athletes begin their careers playing on teams coached by their parents. But not many experience that added pressure and scrutiny through their entire high school careers.

  • 2016 News-Democrat Student-Athlete of the Year: Miranda Groseclose

    From long nights at the basketball court to long nights in books, Miranda Groseclose has put in the time, the effort and the hard work necessary to meet her goals. Now a graduating senior from Carroll County High School, she will embark on the next stage of her journey–Wilmington College, where she will major in athletic training and sports management and follow her dream of playing college ball.

  • Baseball sends five seniors out with victory over Williamstown

    Carroll County’s 6-0 victory over Williamstown put the team two-thirds of the way towards its season goal of a triple crown.

    “To the best of my knowledge tonight’s win made us the North Central Kentucky Conference champions,” Carroll County head coach Jimmy Ray said.

    The NCKC, 8th Region All “A” and 31st District titles make up the Triple Crown. The Panthers have won the NCKC and All “A” titles and started playing for the district championship earlier in the week.

  • Softball team wins first district tourney game since 2004

    For the first time since 2004, the Carroll County Lady Panthers are headed to the 31st District championship game. The Lady Panthers defeated Owen County, 6-1, Monday, May 23, at Carroll County and will face Henry County Tuesday for the title. By advancing to the championship, both teams will automatically play in the 8th Region Tournament, held at Trimble County High School. Seeding will take place Sunday.

  • Panthers baseball season ends in nail-biter to Henry County, 1-0

    The Carroll County Panthers’ baseball team ended up on the losing end of a pitcher’s duel Tuesday night, falling 1-0 in a hard-fought game against Henry County in the semifinals of the 31st District Tournament at Owen County.

    It was No. 10 against No. 10, or Carroll’s Justin Ray against Henry’s Jaydon Berry on the mound. In three-and-a-half innings, batters went down in order, with the only run of the game coming in the bottom of the sixth.

  • Corbin qualifies for state in shot put

    Malachi Corbin won third place in boys shot put with a throw of 41 feet and two inches at the Class 1 A Region 5 meet at Lexington Christian Academy May 21. With this performance, he has qualified for the state meet, held May 27, at the University of Kentucky.

    Maricela Martinez placed ninth in girls’ shot put  with a throw of 22 feet and seven inches.

    Kacey Ogburn placed 11th in the discus event with a throw of 61 feet.

  • Unforced errors lead to 15-2 district loss to Henry

    Expectations did not live up to reality as Carroll County was swept by Henry County as the Lady Panthers dropped a 15-2 decision in the 31st District championship game.

    During the regular season Carroll lost to Henry by the scores of 5-2 and 5-3. In the 5-3 loss Carroll was unable to hold a late lead. Based on previous game results expectations were high for a hard fought contest.

  • Corbin qualifies for state in shot put

    Malachi Corbin won third place in boys shot put with a throw of 41 feet and two inches at the Class 1 A Region 5 meet at Lexington Christian Academy May 21. With this performance, he has qualified for the state meet, held May 27, at the University of Kentucky.

    Maricela Martinez placed ninth in girls’ shot put with a throw of 22 feet and seven inches.

    Kacey Ogburn placed 11th in the discus event with a throw of 61 feet.

  • CC track team recognizes seniors and hosts CC Invitational

    Carroll County track and field hosted its Carroll County Invitational meet May 13. The team thanked its seniors with a short ceremony before the meet. Recognized were Jadyn Bailey, Sarah Holloway, Maricela Martinez, Kelsey Wallace, Cody Damron, Dillon Ellis, Brett Hall, Kolt Hickey, Clay Keeton, Hunter Mayo, and Erick Nava.

    Mallary Bickers placed third in the 100-meter dash with a time of 15.07 seconds and Jadyn Bailey placed fourth with a time of 15.09.

  • 2016 News-Democrat Student-Athletes of the Year

    Congratulations to the 2016 News-Democrat Student-Athletes of the Year: Miranda Groseclose (basketball) and Justin Ray (golf and baseball). Feature stories will be in next week's edition.