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High School Sports

  • Girls tennis nets win over Western Hills

    The Carroll County High School tennis teams took on Western Hills Friday night at the county park. The girls won their match 4-1, but the boys lost 4-1.

    The Panthers teams have not played very many matches because of weather-related cancelations and spring break.

    The Lady Panthers “totally dominated” Western Hills, head coach Juan Fernandez said in an email. The girls are 5-0 this season and keep getting better. He said he sees nothing but upside with the team.

  • Carroll County bests visiting St. Henry in eight innings

    On a cool Thursday evening at Panther Field, the home team kept things exciting until the very end. After building a three-run lead, the Panthers stumbled in the seventh, allowing the visiting St. Henry Crusaders to tie the game. But the Panthers did not fall, scoring in the bottom of the eighth off a line drive down the third baseline by Zakk Hicks to win the game, 8-7.

  • Burgin ranked 8th in Class A pole vault

    The Carroll County Panthers are pleased to announce that junior Tre Burgin is ranked No. 8 in Class A Track and Field for pole vault in the first official weeks rankings posted by kytrackxc.com, head coach Joe Creager anounced.

     Burgin has only been able to vault once this weather shortened season, but he acheieve a personal best of 8 feet at Henry County. He looks to improve on his previous vault this week when the Panthers are in action at Henry County for the Wildcat Relays on Thursday.

  • Softball ends slump with win over Grant

    Mackenzie Ogden’s two-run homer over the centerfield fence helped lift Carroll County to a 4-0 victory over Grant County at home Monday, April 8.

    Both teams struggled at the plate against two different types of pitchers. Carroll’s Sarah Hawkins excels at keeping the ball on the ground, allowing her infield to take care of business. She struck out four batters, while allowing just two hits and one walk.

  • Panthers Perseverance: Win 11-5 over Gallatin

    The Panthers overcame a 5-0 first-inning deficit and the ejection of their head coach to rally together and win 11-5 over district rival Gallatin County in a rare weekday afternoon game, Friday, April 5.

    Starting pitcher John Michael Adams struggled early on, allowing four hits and three walks in the top of the first, leading to Gallatin’s five runs. But the junior rebounded, fanning six batters and giving up just one hit the rest of the way. Adams finished with eight strikeouts, five hits, five walks and one hit-by-pitch.

  • Baseball briefs | April 3, 2013

    Carroll crushes Eminence, 29-0

    The Panthers scored 15 runs in the first inning, cruising to a 29-0 landslide victory over Eminence Thursday. Chase Osborne earned the win on the mound, pitching three innings. The senior lefty struck out seven, walked one and gave up two hits.

    Fellow senior A.J. Dixon pitched two innings, giving up just one hit, striking out four and hitting one batter.

    The Panthers collected 23 hits, and the Warriors also gave up seven errors.

  • Softball Briefs | April 3, 2012

    Ladies lose lead, fall to Gallatin in nine

    After leading the entire game, the Lady Panthers left the door open for the visiting Lady Wildcats, who swept past and stole a 4-3 win in nine innings Thursday, March 28.

    Carroll struck first as Kayla Williamson reached on an error and Kelsey Ogden brought her home with a homerun over the centerfield fence. Gallatin answered in the top of the second as Hayden Seng hit a leadoff triple to right field and scored off a Carroll error.

  • Track competes at Walton-Verona

    Ashley Srouder threw a season-best 27 feet 6.25 inches in the shot put, good enough for fifth place for Carroll County in a track meet Saturday, March 23 at Walton-Verona Sports Complex.
    The Panthers competed against some of the best teams in the state, including a team from Dearborn, Mich., head coach Joe Creager said. Srouder was the only Panthers, male or female, to break the top 6 and earn points for the team.
    There were nearly 20 teams in competition.
    Brandon Franklin finished in ninth place in the shot put.

  • Carroll surprises Highlands, winning 6-4

    The baseball Panthers jumped out to an early 6-1 lead and managed to hang on for a 6-4 win over Highlands Friday.

    The Panthers almost gave the game away in the top of the sixth, committing five errors and giving up three runs.

    Senior Derrick Nickell earned the win on the mound, pitching 5 2/3 innings, striking out five batters, walking one and giving up three hits. Sophomore Zakk Hicks came in from right field to finish out the game and earn a save, striking out three batters and giving up just one hit in 1 1/3 innings of work.

  • Baseball Panthers knock off Raiders, 12-2

    The baseball Panthers finally got the bats rolling Wednesday against the visiting Raiders, as back-to-back two-out rallies in the third and fourth innings set up a walk-off two-RBI singles by John Michael Adams in the fifth inning to win the game, 12-2.

    Carroll County (3-2) registered 11 hits, compared to six by Trimble County (0-3). However, the Panthers still had their share of struggles, striking out nine times, compared to just twice by Trimble County.