High School Sports

  • Williamson wins state title

    Dylan Williamson won first place in long jump at the Class 1A state track and field championship May 20, at the University of Kentucky Outdoor Track and Field Complex. He jumped a distance of 19 feet, 9.5 inches, which was almost four feet further than the second place finisher, in the unified event. His partner was Ravi Patel.

    Williamson also finished fifth in shot put with a throw of 39 feet, 3.5 inches and fifth in the 2x50 meter run with Patel with a time of 16.83 seconds.

  • Oldham JV coach named Lady Panthers head coach

    With 11 years of experience coaching girls basketball in Oldham County, Ron Henderson is excited for his first opportunity to be a high school head coach. Carroll County High School athletic director and former girls basketball head coach Paul Stone announced Henderson as his successor at a meet and greet with players and parents May 22.

  • Glauber, Stephenson finish 47th in state championship

    Carroll County High School bass fishing team juniors John Glauber and Caleb Stephenson finished 47th out of 64 teams at the KHSAA State Bass Finishing Championship May 12-13, at Kentucky Lake, Kentucky Dam Marina in Gilbertsville, Ky.

    Glauber and Stephenson caught a total of eight fish–five on day one weighing 10 pounds and three on day two weighing 6 pounds 12 ounces–totaling 16 pounds 12 ounces.

  • Baseball run rules Lloyd Memorial on senior night, 11-1

    Carroll County senior Evan McMahan ended his home baseball career with a game ending drive to the right center field fence. He came to the plate with two outs, bases loaded and Carroll County needing three runs to the end the game in five innings with a mercy rule. His double scored Austin Beach, Deaton Oak and Seth Hicks as Carroll downed Lloyd Memorial 11-1.

    The win evened Carroll County’s record 14-14 as the Panthers head into 31st District play May 23.

  • Hicks’ walk-off homer keeps Panthers alive in districts

    Carroll County’s “Cardiac Kids” did it once again.

    Down 2-1 in the bottom of the ninth with one out and Deaton Oak on first base, Seth Hicks crushed a two-run walk-off home run over the left field fence to win the game over Gallatin County May 23. With the win, the Panthers advanced to the 31st District championship game May 24, against Owen County.

    It was the baseball team’s fifth walk-off win of the season.

  • Errors lead to Carroll’s 10-1 loss in 31st District play

    Carroll County Lady Panthers softball season came to an abrupt end as they dropped a 9-1 decision to Owen County in the first round of the 31st District tournament.

    “Today was not our day,” Carroll County head coach Chelsie Roy said. “We got down and did not get back up.”

  • 2017 Student Athlete of the Year | Haley Dermon

    A career three-sport athlete, Carroll County High School senior Haley Dermon has excelled in cross country, basketball and softball and is a proven leader on all three teams and at the high school. For these reasons and more, she has been named The News-Democrat’s 2017 Female Student-Athlete of the Year. Earl Floyd Ford sponsored the award.

    Haley said she was excited when she heard she had won. “I’ve been nominated every year, so I was kind of hoping I would get it.”

  • 2017 Student Athlete of the Year | Evan McMahan

    Scoring 1,000 career points in basketball, catching the game-winning touchdown in football and hitting a walk-off home run and earning the win on the mound in baseball–not many people can say they have had a more successful senior year in three major sports than Evan McMahan. It hasn’t always been easy, but Evan has worked hard and been a leader throughout, earning him the title of The News-Democrat’s 2017 Male Student-Athlete of the Year. Earl Floyd Ford sponsored the award.

  • Softball scores big win on Senior Night Tuesday

    After a slow start, Carroll County’s bats started rolling against Frankfort Tuesday night, as the Lady Panthers sent their seniors off with a 22-3 blowout win on Senior Night. It was the final home game for Haley Dermon, Kyra Kane and Cheyenne Lawrence.

    “This is a good group of seniors,” head coach Chelsie Roy said. “They bond well with the team. I’ve enjoyed coaching them the past three years, and they’ve grown within the last three years, I feel like, and they’ve grown as leaders.”

  • Baseball falls to KCD, 10-1

    The Panthers’ baseball team fell behind early and could never get back on track, falling 10-1 to visiting Kentucky Country Day May 9.

    KCD scored two runs in the top of the first, and Carroll scored their only run of the game in the bottom of the first. Leadoff Deaton Oak reached on an error by the shortstop and advanced to second on a groundout by Seth Hicks. Evan McMahan hit a grounder to shortstop, but the throw to first was low, allowing Oak to score, 2-1.