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High School Sports

  • Carroll repeats as 8th Region All ‘A’ champs

    Carroll County Panthers repeated as 8th Region All ‘A’ Tournament champions with a 7-4 win over Walton-Verona Tuesday, April 21, at Panther Field. The Panthers will take on 7th Region champ Whitefield Academy at Whitefield later this week. The winner will advance to the state tournament, held at Whitaker Bank Park in Lexington, Ky.

  • Panthers survives 2-1 battle over Raiders

    It was a pitchers duel in the opening round of the All ‘A’ Tournament April 16, between Carroll and Trimble. The Panthers held a 1-0 lead for most of the game, adding an insurance run in the bottom of the fifth. The Raiders plated a run in the top of the sixth and had a runner in scoring position in the top of the seventh, but were not able to capitalize, as the Panthers won, 2-1.

    Carroll’s Zakk Hicks struck out 13 batters on 114 pitches, while Trimble’s Michael Dunaway struck out 11 batters.

  • Road to the title

    Another outstanding pitching performance led Carroll County (6-4) to a 7-0 win over Owen County (5-6) in an All “A” regional semi-final matchup.

    Sophomore Seth Hicks pitched five innings of no-hit baseball to get the win in the Saturday, April 18, game. Hicks walked two batters, hit another with a pitch and finished with seven strikeouts.

  • Softball falls to Owen, 16-6

    Led by senior shortstop Shelby Gambrell, Owen County dominated at the plate, en route to a 16-6 win in five innings over Carroll County April 15. Gambrell was 4-4 with six RBIs and reached in her fifth at-bat on a Lady Panther error.

    After giving up one run in the top of the first, Carroll plated two runs in the bottom half. Allie Beach singled and was knocked home on a double by Mackenzi Hawkins. Hawkins later scored after a single by Allison Harris to take a 2-1 advantage.

  • Boys Tennis | April 23, 2015

    Boys sweep Trimble

    Carroll County boys tennis swept visiting Trimble County 4-0 April 15. The No. 2 doubles match was not officially scored, as neither team had enough players to compete. However, Carroll County’s duo of Jeremy Walker and Bobby Perkins defeated Trimble’s Dylan Funk and Khris Weaver, 8-3.

    In No. 1 singles, Zeke Kates defeated Kenny Payton, 6-4, 6-2. In No. 2 singles, Perkins defeated Weaver, 6-0, 6-2. In No. 3 singles, J.J. Fernandez defeated Nathan Gibson, 8-2.

  • Nothing like game day

    April showers have canceled many of the contests in recent weeks. Here are some additional game photos from the Carroll County High School sports season so far.

  • Three Carroll hurlers combine for second no-hitter of the season

    Carroll County made it three for three in district play with its second no-hitter against district opponents, defeating Gallatin County, 3-0.

    Three pitchers, Zakk Hicks, Seth Hicks and Evan McMahan, combined to twirl another gem in the district game April 11.

    Zakk Hicks pitched the first thee innings, striking out the first eight batters he faced and coaxing a ground ball from Gallatin’s Austin Spada to shortstop McMahan for the final out of the third inning.

  • 2014-2015 Carroll County High School basketball awards

     Panthers Basketball

    Awards 2014-2015

    All Conference – Isaiah Hogan and Jackson “Boo” Donahue

    First National Bank 3-point Award: Isaiah Hogan – 24

    Team captain, Senior leadership: Taylor Schirmer

    Leading scorer: Isaiah Hogan – 13.0

    Leading rebounder: Taylor Schirmer - 139

    Most blocked shots: Austin Crank - 24

  • Lady Panthers gain experience in first Round Robin

    The Lady Panthers softball team gained some valuable experience Saturday, going 1-2 in the first Carroll County Panther Round Robin, sponsored by The News-Democrat. Tates Creek won the tournament, going undefeated. Simon Kenton was 2-1 and Bracken County was 0-3. Rainy weather Friday pushed the opening two games to Saturday morning, making it a long day for everyone.

  • Panthers fall to the Colonels, 11-1, at home Tuesday

    Carroll County struggled to string hits together, while the Oldham County offense rolled, winning 11-1 at Panther Field. Oldham County junior starter Griffin McLarty earned the win on the mound, striking out 12 batters.

    Panthers starting pitcher sophomore Seth Hicks struggled to find the strike zone, walking five batters–one called intentionally after a 3-0 count by coaches as a strategic move that resulted in an out.