High School Sports

  • Panthers put up solid effort in win over Williamstown

    After giving up two runs in the top of the first, senior starting pitcher Evan McMahan and the Carroll County Panthers stepped up their game the rest of the way, defeating Williamstown 7-4 May 8.

  • Carroll girls tennis defeats Trimble

    Carroll County vs. Trimble County, April 27

    Girls (Carroll wins, 5-0)

    No. 1 singles: Emilee Walker, 6-0, 6-0

    No. 2 singles: Ashley Spenneberg, 6-0, 6-1

    No. 3 singles: Ashley Davidson, 6-0, 6-0

    No. 1 doubles: Jessi Dermon and Taylor Courtney, 6-1, 6-0

    No. 2 doubles: Johnica Spenneberg and Lorinda Bennett, 6-0, 6-1

  • Carroll County girls tennis sweeps Walton-Verona, 5-0

    Carroll County Lady Panthers tennis swept Walton-Verona April 24, winning 5-0 on the road. Head coach Juan Fernandez said Walton-Verona made changes to the way they were playing, which also forced Carroll to adjust and play more aggressive.

    In No. 1 singles, Emilee Walker won her match, 6-3, 6-3. Fernandez said Walker’s opponent was playing with less power, making Walker run to the net. She adjusted by moving forward and playing to the side, he said.

  • Tennis honors senior class

    Carroll County High School girls tennis sent their seniors off with a win Friday night, as Carroll defeated Spencer County, 4-0, in a pro set match. The No. 3 singles match was rained out.

    The Panthers were leading 2-1 when the rain disrupted the No. 1 doubles match. They were going to have to forfeit the No. 2 doubles match, putting them in a 2-2 tie with Spencer.

  • Hicks hits back-to-back homers in Carroll victory

    Senior Seth Hicks hit back-to-back home runs and earned the win on the mound as Carroll County defeated Franklin County, 7-3, Tuesday, May 2. “It’s been a while since I’ve done it,” he said, noting that the last time was when he was 13 years old and playing for the Tri-County Mustangs. “Feels good to get two home runs, five RBIs, pitched good. Keep on keepin’ on.”

    The first home run came in his first plate appearance in the bottom of the first and the second in his second in the bottom of the third.

  • McMahan hits walk-off home run to beat Boone

    Senior Evan McMahan hit the game-winning home run over the left field fence as Carroll County earned its fourth-walk off win of the season, defeating Boone County 8-6 April 27.

    McMahan almost hit for the cycle, going 3-4 with a single, double and home run and three RBIs. David Duncan picked up the win in relief.

    McMahan had a rough start on the mound, as the Panthers got behind early. Two lead off singles and a double scored Boone County’s first run, and a sacrifice fly brought in a second run in the top of the first.

  • College Athletes

    Carroll County High School student-athletes Guillermo Cruz, David Marshall and Evan McMahan have committed to play sports in college. An official signing day celebration was held Friday, April 28, at the high school.

    Guillermo Cruz | Soccer at Berea College

  • Ladies fall to Walton-Verona, 9-5

    Carroll County softball dropped a 9-5 decision to Walton-Verona, April 24.

    This was another game in which head coach Chelsie Roy thought the team was capable of playing better. “What upsets me is our mistakes are what we work on in practice,” Roy said. “We have to get tougher mentally. We cannot carry what happens during our at-bats in to the field and we cannot carry our fielding to our at-bats.”

  • Carroll County defeats Western Hills, 7-2, at home

    Strong pitching and timely hitting will win a lot of ball games, and that was the case for the Carroll County Panthers Tuesday night as they defeated Western Hills, 7-2, at Panther Field. Senior Seth Hicks finished the game with 11 strikeouts, giving up just two hits, three walks and two unearned runs. He also was 3-4 from the plate with a double and two singles.

  • Courtney, Dermon win NCKC doubles championship

    Doubles partners Taylor Courtney and Jessi Dermon defeated Gallatin County, 6-3, 6-4 to win the NCKC doubles championship April 19, at Gallatin County High School. The girls defeated Trimble County, Lloyd Memorial and Gallatin County’s second doubles team to advance to the title match. Gallatin County won the overall NCKC championship, 3-1, over Carroll.