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High School Sports

  • CCHS Cheerleaders bring home championship

    The Carroll County High School cheerleaders were named JamFest 2012-2013 National Champions.

    “The kids were really excited,” head coach Ashlea Ramsey said, after hearing the news of the championship. “It was unbelievable!”

    The competition was held March 22-23 at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville. It hosted more than 112 teams from across the country.

  • Walk-off RBI single lifts ladies over Walton-Verona in opener

    Brittany Yocum hit a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Lady Panthers a 2-1 win over Walton-Verona in their season and home opener Tuesday, March 19.

    “We needed that one to start off with,” head coach Dennis Hawkins said.

    The RBI single was set up by a blast to centerfield by junior Sarah Hawkins that was within a foot of going over the fence. “It was almost out,” the head coach said. “The other coach said, ‘Well, that’s ballgame,’ but it hit the fence.”

  • Without 3 starters, softball 1-3 in weekend tourney

    The Lady Panthers defeated Lloyd Memorial, but lost to Bishop Brossart, Nock PA and Dixie Heights in the Uncle Pete Noll Invitational Friday and Saturday.

    The team was without starting pitcher Sarah Hawkins, who performed in the high school play, and eighth-grade outfielders Haley Dermon and Jenah Roberts, who were on a field trip.

    “We played pretty good, but without three starters, it was challenging,” head coach Dennis Hawkins said.

  • Burgin, Schirmer get PRs at Henry

    Tre Burgin and Taylor Schirmer each had personal bests as the Panthers competed at Henry County Tuesday, March 19.

    On a very windy and chilly evening, the track and field team competed against the North Oldham girls and NCKC rivals Henry, Owen and Trimble counties.

    The Panthers had a rough start with senior Nora Fremin and junior Michael Burns both taking pretty nasty falls in their races (100-meter dash for Nora and 4x100-meter relay for Michael), head coach Joe Creager said in an email.

  • Girls take 2nd at Owen

    The Panthers track and field team was in action as a full team for the first time in the 2013 outdoor season March 14 at Owen County against Owen County, Grant County and Williamstown.  

    The Lady Panthers finished in second place behind Owen County with a total of 87 team points. The team was helped by sophomore Stevie Ogburn, who took first place in the 300-meter hurdles, despite a terrible fall with only two hurdles left in the race, head coach Joe Creager said in an email. She also finished in second place in the 100-meter dash.

  • Panthers win opener, 6-1, over Oldham Co.

    The Carroll County Panthers defeated Oldham County, 6-1 on the road Monday. It was the first game of the season for the Panthers, and the first career high school win for head coach Jimmy Ray.
    Senior Dillon Craig pitched five innings of scoreless baseball, and senior Derrick Nickell pitched two strong innings in relief.
    Craig also led the team at the plate, going 4-5 with four RBIs.
    Ray said he thought the team pitched well and played pretty solid defense. If the team does those things, they will win some games, he said.

  • Tennis battles Trimble, Gallatin on home court

    The Carroll County High School tennis teams took on Trimble County (March 13) and Gallatin County  (March 14) at home last week.

    The girls defeated the Lady Raiders 3-2. No. 1 singles Lyndie Burns defeated Alex Lawhorn, 7-6 (6), 6-4; No. 2 singles Sarah McArter defeated Elisabeth Moore, 6-3, 6-0; and No. 3 singles Jessi Dermon defeated Ciarra Harmon, 6-1, 6-0.

    In No. 1 doubles, Taylor Courtney and Megan Harris lost to Kalee Cook and Micah Hess, 0-6, 0-6. In No. 2 doubles, Kendall Conley and Emilee Walker lost to Diane Payton and Whitney Wingham, 2-6, 2-6.

  • Meet the new CCHS baseball head coach Jimmy Ray

    JIMMY RAY

    • Graduated from Carroll County High School in 1989
    • Served in the U.S. Navy from 1989-1992
    • Attended Northern Kentucky University
    • Coaching experience: 10 years

    Favorite player: Rickey Henderson
    Favorite team: Cincinnati Reds
    Favorite baseball movie: “Bad News Bears”
    Favorite baseball quote: “The Panther Way: Pride, Passion, Perseverance and Perspiration”
    “Whatever it takes.”

  • Boys, girls tennis teams return experience, drive to succeed

    The Carroll County tennis program continues to grow under the tutelage of sixth-year head coach Juan Fernandez. Fernandez began coaching the boys and became the girls coach last season.

  • Baseball returns all starters for first-year coach Ray

    First-year Carroll County High School baseball head coach Jimmy Ray takes the reins of a senior-laden team that returns all nine starters from last season. Last year’s team finished 15-16 and lost a heartbreaker to Owen County in the second round of the 31st District tournament.

    Ray is not new to the Carroll County baseball program.