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High School Sports

  • Panthers knock off No. 19 Henry Clay

    Carroll County traveled to Lexington May 10, and knocked off Henry Clay High School, 4-2. The Blue Devils (19-7) were ranked No. 19 in the state at the time, according to PrepBaseballReport.com.

    “The kids fought hard and proved that no matter the school enrollment, they can not only compete but can win,” head coach Kevin Goins said. “This was a statement win for this program and I couldn’t be prouder.”

  • Results of the Carroll County All-Comers track meet

    100 METER DASH

    14.42 SB Mallory Bickers 2nd

    15.77 SB Kacey Ogburn 5th

    DISCUS

    56-7.25 Kacey Ogburn 4th

    43-11.5 SB Mallory Bickers 11th

    SHOT PUT

    22-8.75 SB Mallory Bickers 4th

    21-11.75 SB Kacey Ogburn 6th

    BOYS ATHLETE PLACE

    100 METER DASH

    11.59 SB Darrius Watson 1st

    12.56 SB Guillermo Cruz 2nd

    14.98 Ravi Patel 5th

    200 METER DASH

    33.48 Darrius Watson 3rd

    400 METER DASH

    59.00 Guillermo Cruz 1st

  • Softball falls to Western Hills

    Despite the attempted seventh inning heroics of eighth grade Bailey Mefford’s first varsity homerun Carroll County Lady Panthers dropped a 6-3 decision to the visiting Western Hills Lady Wolverines, May 8.

    Each team had nine baserunners and one fielding error but Western Hills was more efficient with its opportunities.

  • Carroll softball drops one-run loss to Shelby County

    Carroll County played its ninth one-run game of the season dropping a 7-6 decision to Shelby County, May 9. Carroll has four wins and five losses in the nine one-run games.

    Shelby jumped on the Lady Panthers early as they scored two runs in the first inning on a walk and two hits.

    Carroll answered back in the bottom of the first when Haley Dermon doubled off the fence in right centerfield. Andrea Searcy followed with a single to score Dermon to halve the lead 2-1.

  • 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.