High School Sports

  • Newport Central Catholic defeats Carroll in playoffs

    The Carroll County Panthers needed to make something happen early in the Class 2A Kentucky high school football playoff game against powerhouse Newport Central Catholic Friday night. Senior defensive back Colton Groves did that when he intercepted Catholic’s Patrick Henschen in the red zone on the first possession of the game. Unfortunately, the Panthers were unable to take advantage of the turnover and the speed of the Thoroughbreds doomed the Panthers, 43-6.

  • Cruz, Richmond named the school winners in Wendy’s Heisman contest

    There are some students who set the bar. They work harder, show more passion and lead by example—in the classroom, on the field and within the community. Today, Wendy’s High School Heisman recognizes Guillermo Cruz and Jenna Richmond from Carroll County High School and their dedication to never cutting corners by naming them School Winners.

  • Triple threat: Dermon is a state qualifer for third year
  • Panthers football defeats Dayton in regular season finale

    The Carroll County Panthers football team ended the regular season with a win, defeating Dayton on the road, 27-25.

    Orlando Vasquez had a strong all-around game, leading the team in rushing with eight carries for 82 yards, an interception and eight tackles, tied for second highest on the team.

    Dylan Groves was 6-18 for 161 yards through the air, with one touchdown and four interceptions. Colton Groves caught three passes for 104 yards and the touchdown. Evan McMahan caught two passes for 54 yards, and Vasquez caught one pass for three yards.

  • Groves, McMahan connect for game-winning TD

    Border rivals Carroll and Trimble County battled for a final playoff berth in their annual football matchup Friday. The contest wasn’t decided until the final seconds as the Panthers clawed their way to a 19-12 victory, scoring the winning touchdown with only 24 seconds remaining in regulation play.

    Trimble’s Raiders, having won only one game during the season, were playing their final game of the regular season so the game was a “do or die” contest for them. Win and you live to play another day; lose and the season goes into the history books.

  • XC runs at Horse Park

    Carroll County High School cross country runners Haley Dermon and Lauren Cox competed in the 38th Lexington Catholic Invitational Oct. 17, at the Kentucky Horse Park. Carroll County competes in the girls 5K run - A and AA small school meet. Dermon finished 112nd with a time of 23 minutes 29.68 seconds, while Cox finished 232nd with a time of 31 minutes and 46.83 seconds.

  • Carroll falls in nail-biter to Owen in district tournament

    The Lady Panthers volleyball team played their best game all season Tuesday night against the No. 1 seed Owen County in what some are calling the best high school volleyball game they have ever seen. The No. 5 seed Lady Panthers left everything they had out on the court. Unfortunately, the girls fell just short in the intense fifth set, 3-2 (20-25, 25-20, 25-23, 21-25, 16-18).

  • Carroll falls to Collins in first round of regional

    The Carroll County boys soccer season came to an end Monday, Oct. 17, in the 8th Region Tournament, as the Panthers lost 4-2 to Collins at Panther Field.

    Collins outshot Carroll 32-10. Carroll keeper Blake Reynolds had 12 saves. The Panthers came out on their heels, but turned things around as the game wore on, especially in the second half.

  • Late fumble costly as Carroll loses 14-12 to Owen Co.

    Senior night did not end the way 12 Carroll County senior football players wanted as the Panthers lost a nail biter to the Owen County Rebels 14-12.

  • Carroll loses senior night match to Shelby Co.

    The Carroll County Lady Panthers’ volleyball senior night ended with Carroll on the wrong side of the score as they dropped a match against Shelby County 2-0 (25-17, 25-17).

    Carroll honored senior players, Cheyenne Lawrence, Abby Miracle, Kaylan Myers and senior manager Austin Beach before the game.

    Carroll did not have an answer for Shelby’s junior outside hitter Melody Lane. The left-handed hitter was able to keep Carroll from gathering any momentum with timely kills and closed out the match at the service line.