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High School Sports

  • Hardwork pays off for Harris as she excels in two sports

    After years of hard work and commitment, everything finally fell into place for Megan Harris during her senior year.

    As a varsity starter her junior year on the volleyball team, she only played half of the game as the team’s libero, or defensive specialist. This past season, she subbed out for only one position rather than three and set a school record for the most digs in a season with 256. She also had the third-highest serving percentage on the team with 89.6 percent and recorded the most aces with 56.

  • Three named to baseball All-Conference team

    Carroll County High School baseball players Dillon Craig, John Michael Adams and Austin Dunn were named to the 2013 NCKC All-Conference Team.

    Owen County’s Jarrod Ball was named Player of the Year.

    The following were also named to the team: Jordan Tingle (Trimble), Jared Dwyer (Walton-Verona), Sonny Berry (Owen), Aaron McClish (Henry), Wolfgang Davis (Walton-Verona), Michael Dunaway (Trimble), Travis Hearne (Owen) and Nolan Wilson (Gallatin).

  • Panthers plate three in win over Bearcats

    Sophomore Zakk Hicks struck out eight in Carroll’s 3-1 win on the road at Walton-Verona May 9. Justin Ray led the Panthers at the plate, going 3-4 with three singles.

    The Panthers scored one run in the first, third and fourth innings. The Bearcats’ only run came on a lead off homerun by Daniel Tilley in the bottom of the fourth inning.

    Hicks pitched 5 1/3 innings for eight strikeouts, five walks and three hits. Trey Boles came in for relief, pitching 1 2/3 innings, walking one and striking out two.

  • Srouder, Burgin, Burns advance to State Meet

    Carroll County High School track and field athletes Ashley Srouder and Tre Burgin earned automatic bids to the Class A State Meet.

    Michael Burns earned the final at-large bid for the state meet. The meet will be held Saturday, May 18 at the University of Louisville.

    The Panthers competed in the Class A Region 5 meet Saturday, May 11 in Danville. Srouder finished in second place in shot put, while Burgin finished in second place in the pole vault.

    Burns finished in third place in the 400-meter dash to earn his spot.

  • Sun shines long enough for Carroll to collect a district win over Owen

    The fourth time was the charm for the Panthers, as they finally completed their district matchup with Owen County. The two teams began playing April 16 and Carroll led 8-0 before rain delayed the game for almost a month.

    Neither team seemed too excited to play Monday night, head coach Jimmy Ray observed, but the Panthers were able to add to their advantage, winning 9-0.

  • 2013 Student-Athlete of the Year

    Congratulations to Trey Boles and Megan Harris, the 2013 Student-Athletes of the Year, as chosen by the staff of The News-Democrat.

  • 2013 Student-Athlete of the Year nominees
  • Moving on to the next level
  • Track third at HC meet

    Ashley Srouder threw over 30 feet in shot put for the first time in her career at the Henry County meet April 30. Stevie Ogburn also had a record night, setting a new school record in triple jump with a jump of 29 feet 1 inch.

    Cody Osborne and Michael Burns took first place in the 300-meter hurdles and 400-meter dash, respectively, both new person bests.

    Both Carroll County squads finished in third place out of four teams. They competed against Henry County, Eminence and Shelby County.

  • Hicks hits grand slam in loss

    The toil of a long baseball season may be catching up with the Panthers. Sore arms and minor injuries impacted their Thursday, May 2 match up with Grant County, which the team ultimately lost 11-8. But head coach Jimmy Ray said he is not worried and was pleased with his team’s heart.

    “We hung in there,” he said. “We were down 9-2 at one time and battled back.”

    After giving up a home run in the top of the fourth, the Panthers answered in a big way.