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High School Sports

  • Panthers football team young, but determined as season starts Friday

    The Carroll County Panthers football team may be small in numbers this season, but the team is making up for it with hard work and dedication.

    “It’s a very young team, but I’m encouraged by the accountability,” head coach Mike Weedman said. “They all show up, for the most part, and don’t make excuses.”

  • Panthers capable state qualifiers, ladies program continues to grow

    With all but one runner who scored toward the team total returning, Carroll County High School cross country teams hope to build on last season’s success.

    “I think the boys team can be good,” second-year head coach Brian Crank said. The Panthers finished in third place last year at the NCKC meet, but was the first school to have a complete team cross the finish line. Unfortunately, the runners were too far back. But Crank said he expects the boys to improve this year.

  • Volleyball sets sights on Triple Crown

    The Lady Panthers volleyball team enters the 2014 season with big goals: to win the All ‘A’, the NCKC and the 31st District tournament, also referred to at Carroll County as The Triple Crown.

  • Sports Briefs | Aug. 21, 2014

    Boys soccer falls to Walton-Verona

    The Panthers soccer team lost 3-2 to Walton-Verona Monday in their season opener. The teams competed at the Calvary Christian Invitational Tournament.

    Sophomores Tyler Stewart and David Marshall scored for the Panthers.

    Carroll will play Shelby County at home Thursday and then travel back to Calvary Christian to battle the home team.

    Volleyball loses season opener

    The Lady Panthers volleyball team lost 2-0 at Lloyd Memorial Tuesday. The scores were 25-19 and 25-23.

  • Young Lady Panthers will gain experience through long season

    After graduating eight seniors, including seven members of the program’s first four-year class, the Lady Panthers soccer team will be inexperienced this season. Led by five seniors, including team captains Teresa Garrett and Satori Drake, the team has seven juniors, five sophomores, three eighth graders and seven seventh graders.

  • Panthers boast strong defense, need offensive leader to step up

    This year’s soccer Panthers are probably the best passers in head coach Ben Crutcher’s tenure and will return a lot of experience, particularly on defense. But the key to Carroll County’s success this season will be finding someone to step up and put the ball in the back of the net.

     “The big question is who is going to score goals after losing Michael Hall,” Crutcher said. Hall graduated last year as the program’s all-time leading scorer, netting 36 last season and 70 goals in his career.

  • Upcoming Sports | Aug. 14, 2014

    Thursday, Aug. 14

    CCHS boys golf vs. Walton-Verona, 4:30 p.m.; CCHS girls golf vs. Williamstown, 4:30 p.m.

    Friday, Aug. 15

    CCHS football scrimmage vs. Ludlow, 7 p.m.

    Monday, Aug. 18

    CCHS boys golf at Gallatin, 5 p.m.; CCHS girls soccer at Calvary Christian Tournament, TBD;

    Tuesday, Aug. 19

    CCHS boys golf vs. Henry, 4:30 p.m.; CCHS volleyball at Lloyd Memorial, 7 p.m.

    Wednesday, Aug. 20

    CCHS volleyball vs. Grant County, 7 p.m.

    Thursday, Aug. 21

  • Soccer alumni prevail in double-header

    Alumni of Carroll County High School’s soccer program were victorious over this year’s team in an exhibition double-header Saturday, Aug. 2. The girls game ended 6-0 in favor of the former players and the boys game ended 3-3, but the alumni team won 4-3 in penalty kicks.

  • Trimble defeats Carroll in golf season opener

    Carroll County Girls Golf team came up short on the links in its first match of the season with Trimble County Monday, Aug. 4 at Fairway Golf Course in Wheatley.

    Trimble defeated the Lady Panther team by a 35-stroke margin, 212-247.

    Jadyn Bailey had the low score, finishing with a 55 for Carroll County. Ciara Hamilton followed with a 61, while Natalie Bennett shot a 64 and Taylor Napier had a 67.

    The Lady Raiders all held their scores in the fifties: Meg Turner, 50; Sidney Gossom, 51; Hayley Baker, 53; and Courtney Clifford, 58.

  • Panther golf returns four veterans, wants to win All ‘A’

    Four seniors will lead this year’s edition of the Carroll County High School boys golf team, and their coach has high expectations.

    “Our big goal is to win the Class A and go to the Class A state tournament,” third-year head coach Josh Mefford said. “I think we have a good chance of doing that this year.”

    The team will lean on seniors Levi Stephenson and Clint Burgess, who are the team captains, to post good scores on matches, Mefford said.