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High School Sports

  • Defending our home court: Volleyball beats Owen, Gallatin

    Carroll County High School volleyball knocked off two district opponents back to back at home last week to improve their record to 5-3 in the district, 9-11 overall.

    The Lady Panthers defeated Owen County, 3-0, Wednesday and Gallatin County, 3-1, Thursday. 

    Carroll County dominated Owen County in games one and two, winning by wide margins, 25-17 and 25-9.
    After falling behind at the start 4-0, the Lady Panthers tied the game at 7 on a kill by Stevie Ogburn and never looked back. The girls served 79 percent and had an 88 percent serve-receive.

  • Boys finish third, girls fourth in NCKC Tournament

    The Carroll County High School golf teams competed in the NCKC tournament Tuesday at Fairway Golf Course.

    Senior Hannah McMahan, junior Clint Burgess and eighth-grader Blake Belcher were named to the All-Tournament Team.

    Competing in the tournament with Carroll County were Trimble, Gallatin, Owen and Henry counties and Walton-Verona and Williamstown. The top four golfers from each team contributed to the team score.

    The Panthers finished in third place with a score of 346. Walton-Verona won with a score of 324.

  • Volleyball rolls over Lady Demons, 3-0

    The Lady Panthers volleyball team dominated with its serving in games one and two and were able to hold on in game three to sweep Williamstown (25-10, 25-11, 25-21) Tuesday at home.

    “I saw a lot of movement, covering,” head coach Lynn Eaglin said, referring to the girls shifting with the ball and moving behind hitters in case of a block. “I saw a lot of communication, too.”

  • Panthers soccer ties Holy Cross (Covington)

    The matchup on the pitch between Carroll County and Holy Cross (Covington) was one of those games you wish would have gone into overtime, just to see how it all played out in the end. Unfortunately, it was not a district contest, and the game ended Thursday, Sept. 19, knotted in a 3-3 tie.

    “I thought that was a great game, great effort by us,” head coach Ben Crutcher said. “I was pleased with the tie to be our third game in three nights.”

  • Ladies soccer falls to Gallatin

    The Lady Panthers soccer team is still looking for that spark to help turn their season around and to make the game fun again. The girls lost, 3-1, at home Tuesday to district opponent Gallatin County.

    “I’ve got a group of girls right now that’s beating themselves up,” head coach Greg Damron said. “We came out a little more forceful this time, a little more intense. Intensity still isn’t where I need it to be, but we did come out with a little more intensity tonight.”

  • Football falls to Bellevue

    Friday night’s game at Bellevue (3-2) is probably one the Panthers would rather forget. Carroll County lost 48-6 in the pouring rain.  

    “We got taken to the woodshed, plain and simple,” head coach Mike Weedman said. “We weren’t ourselves. We had inopportune penalties that hurt us, and I think the weather also played a factor.”

  • Hall ties scoring records in shutout

    Carroll County boys soccer senior Michael Hall put on a clinic Tuesday night against district foe Gallatin County, scoring five first-half goals to tie the school record for most goals in a game and tying his own school scoring record for most goals in a season at 21 – and he still has eight regular season games plus tournament play to put it further out of reach.

  • Boys, girls cross country wins home meet

    Carroll County cross country girls and boys teams both won Tuesday night at the only home meet of the season, held at the high school against Trimble County and Gallatin County.

    Head coach Brian Crank said the boys team has been working hard and has improved greatly. Michael Burns finished in second place overall while setting a school record with a time of 17:22. The new record is 12 seconds faster than the previous mark.

  • Panthers fight back, beat KCD

    Carroll County football overcame a 14-0 first quarter deficit to outscore Kentucky Country Day, 34-7, the rest of the way to win, 34-21, on the road Friday.

    “Really proud of the team, once again, for fighting back,” head coach Mike Weedman said. “It was another close, emotional game, but this time we were able to pull out the win.”

  • Henry hangs district loss on Carroll volleyball, 3-2

    The Carroll County volleyball team suffered a heartbreaking loss, 3-2, to Henry County Tuesday, Sept. 10. 

    “Unfortunately it was a big district loss for us,” head coach Lynn Eaglin said. “Our hitting killed us.”

    The Lady Panthers amassed 27 hitting errors over the five games. 

    A historically slow team at the start this season, the Lady Panthers improved in that area, thanks to a new warm-up routine. Eaglin said the team did not start the game out flat-footed; they were ready to play.