High School Sports

  • Panthers soccer comes close, but falls to Shelby

    The Panthers soccer team was four minutes away from tying or defeating the Shelby County Rockets for the first time in program history. Unfortunately for Carroll County, it wasn’t meant to be, as Caleb Patten scored what would be the game-winner on a through pass, 3-2, Tuesday, Aug. 30.

    “We did a lot better of controlling the ball,” head coach Kevin States said. “We took it to them. The past few games we’ve let the other team take it to us, and we did a good job today of staying on top. We were unlucky to not win.”

  • Carroll loses to Calvary Christian, 4-2
  • Lady Panthers fall to visiting Bellevue Tigers, 2-1

    Despite logging a season-high 27 kills, Carroll County lost its home match to Bellevue 2-1 (22-25, 25-23, 17-25) on Aug. 24.

    Serve-receive was the difference in game one, as the Lady Panthers had seven errors, along with seven dig errors.

    “They had a lot of decent servers, some with a jump serve that floated and our defense didn’t adjust quick enough, so they kept on capitalizing on that,” head coach Lynn Eaglin said.

  • Young girls soccer team continues to improve early on in the season

    Despite another lopsided final score, the Lady Panthers soccer team showed noticeable improvement, especially offensively, with just a couple days of practice. Carroll lost its home match Saturday to Fleming County, 6-0.

    The Lady Panthers ripped 10 shots on goal compared to 26 for Fleming County. In her second career start in goal for injured keeper Houston Lindsay, Hannah Polley notched 12 saves and gave up five goals. JV keeper Tracey Rosell entered the game late in the second half and made three saves and gave up one goal.

  • Lady Panthers fall to Dayton, 8-0

    In just the second game of the season, the Lady Panthers soccer team has taken a significant hit with the loss of its starting keeper Houston Lindsay. The senior tweaked her knee during the opener Aug. 15, against Villa Madonna and underwent an MRI. “She’s out until further notice,” head coach Josh Noble said.

    In her absence, senior midfielder Hannah Polley took over in goal, a position she has never played before.

  • Sports Shorts | Aug. 25, 2016

    Girls soccer gets first win of the season

    The Lady Panthers soccer team won their first game of the season, defeating Bellevue 5-0 on the road Aug. 22. The two teams went head-to-head again two days later in Carrollton. Sophomore Amelia Service scored four goals, and senior Hannah Polley scored one goal. Senior Savanna Martinez, sophomore Taylor Lair and junior Mary Smith each had an assist.

  • Grant benefits from short field, defeat Carroll 28-12

    Turnovers and penalties hurt Carroll’s chances of defeating Grant County in the Panthers’ home and season opener Friday, Aug. 19. The Braves only had one scoring drive longer than 30 yards, defeating the Panthers 28-12.

    It was the first career varsity start for freshman quarterback Andre Mumphrey. Throughout the summer, he and junior Dylan Groves battled for the position, and when the lights came on Friday night, Mumphrey was under center and Groves was taking handoffs at fullback.

  • Girls cross country fields full team, boys looking for one more

    The Carroll County Cross Country teams will kick off their season Aug. 24, at the Switzerland County, Ind., Invitational. The teams will run in nine meets before the regional meet Oct. 29.

    Head coach Mollie Shirley said the girls will field a team for the first time in several years and she is still trying to recruit another boy runner so they would also have a team this season.

    Shirley said she is excited about the teams this year. There is plenty of experience on both.

  • Juniors lead Panthers golf team

    Carroll County boys golf returns a solid core of four juniors this season: Blake Belcher, Caleb Stephenson, Evan Oney and Garrett Sanders. Carroll graduated two seniors, Justin Ray and Dru Walker, with Ray being the scoring leader on the team last season.

    Carroll County head coach Duke Boles said he expects Belcher to take over the “Mr. Consistency” role that Ray played last year. “He will be the player to go out and play a solid round of golf,” Boles said. “I expect him to card a score that could be the medalist every time out.”

  • Panthers football looks to improve on last year’s record

    In his second year as head coach of the Carroll County Panthers football team, Lee Downey hopes to continue building the program and improving on last season’s 5-5 regular season record and first round playoff loss.