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High School Sports

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Meeting individual goals is main focus of girls golf team

    The Lady Panthers golfers look to continue their growth as individual players and as a team this season.

    With the graduation of Hannah McMahan, head coach Tamara Cady said she will look to senior Jadyn Bailey to step into the leadership role. Bailey, who is on track to graduate high school one year early, is always on the golf course practicing and is “super dedicated,” Cady said. “She’s constantly challenging herself. She has fun, but she takes [school and golf] very seriously.”

  • Preparing for the season

    The Carroll County High School soccer teams participate in British Soccer Camp July 28-Aug. 1, at the high school.

  • Ray named to regional All-Star team

    Carroll County High School baseball player Justin Ray was selected to play in the Sophomore East/West All-Star game. The game was held at 10 a.m. June 18 at Bryan Station High School in Lexington. A total of 32 sophomores from the state were chosen, two from each region. Those players will be put on opposing teams for the game. The team was picked from coaches in each region. The other player joining Ray to represent Region 8 is Garrett Lehkamp of Walton-Verona.