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High School Sports

  • Lady Panthers play best game of season, win over Lloyd

    The Carroll County Lady Panthers played one of their most complete games of the year as they defeated the Lloyd Memorial Lady Juggernauts 45-38 Feb. 4.

    “This was a great win,” head coach Paul Stone said. “We finally played two halves.”

    Carroll squared off against a 15-6 Lloyd team that was off to one of its best starts in school history.

    Carroll jumped out to an early 8-2 lead behind three baskets by senior forward Miranda Groseclose and a short jump shot by junior guard Jenna Richmond.

  • Panthers offense, defense clicking; beat Raiders, 66-34

    The Carroll County Panthers shot 55 percent from the field–including 8-15 from 3-point range–and allowed just 14 points in the first half to defeat visiting Trimble County, 66-34, Feb. 2.

    It was Carroll’s third straight win, their longest streak of the season thus far. “We finally got to the top of the hill, it looks like,” head coach Brian Crank said. “We knew it was coming, just a matter of time.”

  • Taking care of business: Carroll beats district foe Eminence by 30

    The Carroll County Panthers were firing on all cylinders Saturday night, cruising to a 30-point victory in a crucial district match up against Eminence.

    “Offense clicked, defense clicked, everything clicked tonight,” head coach Brian Crank said.

    The Panthers shot 58 percent from the field (39-67) and 47 percent from behind the arc (9-19). They doubled up the Warriors in rebounds (36 to 18) and finished the game with 22 assists.

  • Lady Panthers struggle with slow start, lose 51-29 to Collins

    Another slow start put the Carroll County Lady Panthers in a deficit they could not battle out of as they fell to the Collins High School Lady Titans 51-29.

    For the second Saturday in as many weeks Carroll County came out flat and unprepared to battle. Carroll County head coach Paul Stone said he would have to rethink Saturday games as the Lady Panthers have not played well in those games.

  • Trimble girls win hardwood border battle, 60-36

    A game of extremes allowed Trimble County to race out to a huge halftime lead and ultimately defeat Carroll County, 60-36, Saturday, Jan. 23.

    Carroll County head coach Paul Stone said the loss was on him.

    “I decided that we needed to stop Trimble’s big two and played a triangle-and-two defense,” he said. “We let Bailey Duke have the outside shot, and it did not work.”

  • Scoring drought dooms ladies

    A second half scoring drought doomed the strong effort of the Carroll County Lady Panthers as they fell to the visiting Williamstown Lady Demons, 53-37.

    Carroll County started the game strong and played a back and forth first quarter until a late five-point run gave Williamstown the lead, 17-11 at the end of the first quarter.

  • Dragons bring hot hand to Panther gym, win 88-49

    The South Oldham Dragons shot lights out Tuesday night at Carroll County, knocking down 16-39 (41 percent) from three-point range and 51 percent overall to defeat the Panthers, 88-49. 

    “That’s their game,” Panthers head coach Brian Crank said. “If they’re hitting, you’re not going to beat them; if they’re off, you’ve got a chance. Today they were on. That’s them in a nutshell.”

  • Road Report | Jan. 28, 2016

    Second half dooms Carroll at Owen

    Owen County’s monster second half was the difference in the district re-match in Owenton Jan. 19, as the Lady Rebels defeated the Lady Panthers, 61-34.

  • Lady Panthers fall to W-V in All ‘A’ tournament

    Despite a tremendous effort from the Lady Panthers, it was not enough to defeat eventual 8th Region All ‘A’ champion Walton-Verona, falling 65-45 in the semifinal Jan. 13, at Owen County High School. The Lady Bearcats defeated Trimble County two days later, 60-48, to advance to the state tournament.

    Miranda Groseclose and Abigail Aulbach were named to the All ‘A’ All-Tournament Team.

  • Lady Panthers lack intensity, fall to Central Hardin

    The Lady Panthers were within six points in the third quarter, but could not pull any closer, losing at home to Central Hardin, 54-40, Saturday, Jan. 16.

    Head coach Paul Stone said the team (4-12) looked flat after a strong effort in the 8th Region All ‘A’ semifinal against Walton-Verona earlier in the week.