High School Sports

  • Boys golf wins All ‘A,’ advance to state; Hamilton qualifies for girls

    Carroll County is heading to the state All ‘A’ tournament, as the Panthers won first place in the 8th Region match Aug. 24, at Fairway Golf Course and Lady Panther senior Ciara Hamilton qualified for state as an individual. The Lady Panthers finished in second place. The state tournament is Sept. 9, at Eagles Nest Country Club in Somerset, Ky.

  • EKU selected as host All ‘A’ Classic tourney

    The Kentucky All “A” Classic is coming back to Eastern Kentucky University.

    Eastern hosted the small-school basketball tournament for boys’ and girls’ teams from 1991 to 2011. The Frankfort Convention Center has hosted the event the past six years.

    The decision, which followed a meeting of the All “A” Classic Board of Directors, was announced Aug. 12, at a news conference at Alumni Coliseum, which will serve as the event venue.

  • Cross country team features full girls squad, but no boys

    For the second year in a row, Carroll County has enough girl runners to field a full cross-country team. However, the other extreme is the boys’ team does not have any runners.

    Head coach David Otte said he has been recruiting runners for the boys’ team, but has been unable to receive any firm commitments from anyone wanting to run. He said he has had some “verbal” commitments, but they have not shown up at practice yet. Runners have until the end of next week to commit to the team.

  • Ladies fall to Walton-Verona, 10-0

    The Carroll County Lady Panthers (0-5) showed signs of improvement Monday, despite being mercy-ruled by a more experienced Walton-Verona squad. The Lady Bearcats (2-1) won 10-0 with 4:35 remaining in the game.

  • Panthers’ offense clicks, but team falls short of comeback win, 56-39

    The Carroll County Panthers football team came back from a 20-point second half deficit to pull to within nine in the fourth quarter, but came up just short against the visiting Ludlow Panthers, 56-39, Aug. 18.

    First-year head coach Hunter Cantwell said he was proud of his team’s effort the entire game.

  • Volleyball comes back to win season opener, 3-2

    Carroll County’s volleyball team rallied from losses in games two and three to win games four and five and take the match against Williamstown, 3-2, Aug. 15, at home.

    Despite playing eight preseason games-six at the Bluegrass Games in early August and in scrimmages against Shelby County and Trimble County–head coach Lynn Eaglin said her team still had a few “jitter bugs to work out” in the season opener.

  • Golf results | Aug. 24, 2017

    Carroll County girls’ golf defeated Gallatin County 229-245, Aug.15. Medalist for Carroll County was Senior Ciara Hamilton with a 45, Grace Long carded a 54, Kaileigh Burgess scored a 60 and Gabriella Hembree rounded out the scoring with a 70.

  • Girls soccer falls to Connor, Whitefield

    Two games into the Carroll County Lady Panthers soccer season and head coach Josh Noble has seen both sides of his team.

    The team hosted Connor High School from Boone County Monday night and took one on the chin as they were defeated in a mercy shortened game 10-0. Tuesday night saw a different team take the field against Louisville’s Whitefield Academy in a 7-2 loss.

  • Panthers golf wins season opener Aug. 10

    Carroll County boys golf won its season opener against Anderson County Aug. 10, winning 164-171 at home. Blake Belcher (pictured against Trimble County Aug. 15) and Caleb Stephenson led the team with 39 strokes each. Eli Yocum and Garrett Sanders tied with 43 to round out the team score. Evan Oney finished close behind with a 45.

  • New coach, new system for Carroll County football

    The Panthers football team is ready to hit the field under the lights Friday night, opening its season at home against Ludlow.

    First-year head coach Hunter Cantwell said the preseason has gone well, but it’s hard to judge to where the team currently stands since this is his first year coaching high school football. Cantwell previously coached quarterbacks and special teams at Campbellsville University.