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High School Sports

  • Ladies smother North with ‘D’

    In the huddle before breaking for the start of the fourth quarter against North Oldham, Carroll head coach Paul Stone told his team, “Defense wins this game.”

    The girls must have listened.

    The Lady Panthers’ defense shutdown the Lady Mustangs late, allowing just six points in the fourth quarter, to win 54-40, on Tuesday, Feb. 5. This was the girls’ fourth win in five games.

  • Carroll falls at Eminence

    The Warriors outscored the Panthers 29-7 in the third quarter to win, 72-66, on their home floor Feb. 4.

    Before the game began, the district rivals demonstrated their sportsmanship and goodwill toward one another. When the captains met at midcourt, Carroll junior Dakota Corbin and Eminence senior Daishon Moore came forward as well. The two student-athletes had been involved in a fight when Eminence visited Carroll on Jan. 26. Corbin and Moore met with the officials and coaches, apologized to one another and shook hands.

  • Carroll wins big over Williamstown, 68-35

    The Panthers outscored the Demons 47-21 in the second half to cruise to a 68-35 victory Friday, Feb. 8 on homecoming night.

    Carroll County ramped up their defensive pressure in the third quarter with a full court press that garnered six steals, as well as an offensive foul drawn by Patrick Booth to help extend their seven-point halftime lead to 18 points.

    The Panthers stayed hot in the fourth, scoring on 11 of their first 13 possessions of the quarter, putting the game out of reach.

  • Girls fall to W’town, 60-39

    The Lady Panthers cut an eight-point halftime deficit to one point with 1:37 to go in the third quarter. Unfortunately for the home team, that was as close as they would get, as the Lady Demons outscored them 22-2 the rest of the way to win, 60-39, Feb. 8.

    “What got us back in the game is we started playing better defense,” head coach Paul Stone said. “We stopped leaving our feet all the time and stopped giving up all those easy baskets until the very end of the third quarter.”

  • Lady Panthers take down Trojans, 58-56

    The Lady Panthers hung on against visiting Covington Latin to win their third straight game Tuesday, 58-56.

    Head coach Paul Stone said his team did a nice job on offense, especially working the ball inside.

    Carroll built a 51-33 lead at the end of the third quarter. The Lady Panthers tried to slow down and run some clock, but that wasn’t their style. They committed some turnovers and Covington Latin hit a few key 3-pointers down the stretch to tie up the game 52-52 with two minutes to go.

  • Gibson joins 1,000-point club; Panthers beat Raiders

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    Landmark News Service

    It was a game that, while running the gamut of emotions, gave each team an opportunity to give the spectators a clinic to demonstrate the excellence of both an offensive effort for one and a defensive effort for the other. In the end, Carroll County took home the laurels of the second round of the annual border rivalry match-up with the Trimble County Raiders. Final score: 73-65.

  • Teams set rivalry aside for one of their own

    Good sportsmanship is still alive and well in Carroll and Trimble counties.

    Despite being border rivals, the two teams put aside their differences for the betterment of one of their own.

    Carroll County senior Dallas Gibson was well on his way to hitting the magical 1,000-point mark for his high school career. Averag-ing 19.5 points per game, along with 10.4 rebounds per game, he was just 13 points away from reaching 1,000 points.

  • Rebel ‘O’ too much for Panthers

    Owen County’s inside-outside offensive attack was too much for Carroll County to handle, as the Panthers fell 60-42 at home Thursday, Jan. 31.

    Rebel sharp shooter senior Zach Ripy connected on six 3-pointers, leading Owen County (18-5) with 22 points, while freshman Carson Williams pounded the inside for 16 points and 12 rebounds.

    Panthers (13-9) head coach Carroll Yager said he thought his team played well in the first half, but after a couple of bad possessions to start the third quarter, his team had dug themselves into a hole.

  • Stone: Team shows growth in Owen loss

    Lady Panthers head coach Paul Stone said he does not believe in moral victories. But that does not mean he has turned a blind eye to all of the progress his team has made since their last match up with Owen County.

    Despite losing 53-33 Thursday, Jan. 31, to the visiting Lady Rebels, the young Lady Panthers showed how much they had grown since their visit to Owenton Dec. 7. In that game, the Lady Panthers never had a chance, falling behind big in the first half in what would be a 42-point loss.

  • Track issues to be addressed before meets

    Carroll County High School home track meets were canceled this season. But less than 12 hours later, they were back on again.

    Head coach Joe Creager sent out an e-mail at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, announcing the cancellation due to issues with the track: “There are several issues on the track that have caused the home meets scheduled for this season to be canceled. We will not reschedule. Thank you.”