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High School Sports

  • Leaving A Legacy | Guillermo Cruz

    An unselfish player and a strong leader, Guillermo Cruz has learned how to play to his strengths in order to succeed–both as an individual player and for his team. His great vision on the field, knowledge of the game and unspoken connection with Carroll County High School career scoring leader David Marshall helped him become the school’s career assist leader. He finished his senior season with 11 assists, adding to his career total of 48, ranking him 14th in the state record books.

  • Leaving A Legacy | Jacob Wise

    There’s more to stealing bases than just being fast. Talk to Carroll County head coach Jimmy Ray and he will say you also need to be aggressive and read pitchers well–two characteristics CCHS 2014 alum Jacob Wise had.

    But he was also fast.

    “He was zero to full speed in a couple steps,” Ray said.

    More than two years after graduating, Jacob now finds himself stealing a slot in the state record books, as his 37 consecutive stolen bases from 2013-2014 is good enough for fifth on the list.

  • Newport Central Catholic defeats Carroll in playoffs

    The Carroll County Panthers needed to make something happen early in the Class 2A Kentucky high school football playoff game against powerhouse Newport Central Catholic Friday night. Senior defensive back Colton Groves did that when he intercepted Catholic’s Patrick Henschen in the red zone on the first possession of the game. Unfortunately, the Panthers were unable to take advantage of the turnover and the speed of the Thoroughbreds doomed the Panthers, 43-6.

  • Cruz, Richmond named the school winners in Wendy’s Heisman contest

    There are some students who set the bar. They work harder, show more passion and lead by example—in the classroom, on the field and within the community. Today, Wendy’s High School Heisman recognizes Guillermo Cruz and Jenna Richmond from Carroll County High School and their dedication to never cutting corners by naming them School Winners.

  • Triple threat: Dermon is a state qualifer for third year
  • Panthers football defeats Dayton in regular season finale

    The Carroll County Panthers football team ended the regular season with a win, defeating Dayton on the road, 27-25.

    Orlando Vasquez had a strong all-around game, leading the team in rushing with eight carries for 82 yards, an interception and eight tackles, tied for second highest on the team.

    Dylan Groves was 6-18 for 161 yards through the air, with one touchdown and four interceptions. Colton Groves caught three passes for 104 yards and the touchdown. Evan McMahan caught two passes for 54 yards, and Vasquez caught one pass for three yards.

  • Groves, McMahan connect for game-winning TD

    Border rivals Carroll and Trimble County battled for a final playoff berth in their annual football matchup Friday. The contest wasn’t decided until the final seconds as the Panthers clawed their way to a 19-12 victory, scoring the winning touchdown with only 24 seconds remaining in regulation play.

    Trimble’s Raiders, having won only one game during the season, were playing their final game of the regular season so the game was a “do or die” contest for them. Win and you live to play another day; lose and the season goes into the history books.

  • XC runs at Horse Park

    Carroll County High School cross country runners Haley Dermon and Lauren Cox competed in the 38th Lexington Catholic Invitational Oct. 17, at the Kentucky Horse Park. Carroll County competes in the girls 5K run - A and AA small school meet. Dermon finished 112nd with a time of 23 minutes 29.68 seconds, while Cox finished 232nd with a time of 31 minutes and 46.83 seconds.

  • Carroll falls in nail-biter to Owen in district tournament

    The Lady Panthers volleyball team played their best game all season Tuesday night against the No. 1 seed Owen County in what some are calling the best high school volleyball game they have ever seen. The No. 5 seed Lady Panthers left everything they had out on the court. Unfortunately, the girls fell just short in the intense fifth set, 3-2 (20-25, 25-20, 25-23, 21-25, 16-18).

  • Carroll falls to Collins in first round of regional

    The Carroll County boys soccer season came to an end Monday, Oct. 17, in the 8th Region Tournament, as the Panthers lost 4-2 to Collins at Panther Field.

    Collins outshot Carroll 32-10. Carroll keeper Blake Reynolds had 12 saves. The Panthers came out on their heels, but turned things around as the game wore on, especially in the second half.