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High School Sports

  • Boys golf competes in tourney, beats Raiders

    The Panthers golf team finished 12th out of 17 teams in the fourth annual Bulldog Classic Saturday, hosted by John Hardin High School. Head coach Josh Mefford said it was the team’s first tournament of the season, and they were nervous about playing bigger schools. The conditions also were bad, with the weather very hot and the course wet.

    Levi Stephenson led the Panthers, shooting an 84. Justin Ray shot a 91, followed by Clint Burgess and Chase Hartman with 97 and Blake Belcher with 98.

  • Lady Panthers lose 8-0 at Villa Madonna

    The Lady Panthers soccer team lost their season opener Saturday at Villa Madonna, 8-0. “While our first game doesn’t look great in the score book, it did present us with what we need to work on and where we currently are and where we want to be,” head coach Greg Damron said. “I am proud of the girls for sticking with it and not giving up. We will take what we learned and use it to make us better for the next.”

  • Carroll falls 1-0 to Shelby

    The Panthers soccer team came up just short in their home opener against Shelby County Aug. 21, losing 1-0. Carroll County hung with the visiting Rockets the entire game, except for one brief mental lapse to start the second half. Shelby County took advantage and scored their only goal within the first 50 seconds of the half.

    “We lost focus right off the bat in the second half,” head coach Ben Crutcher said. “We didn’t come out with the intensity that we had hoped and they put one on the board real fast in the second half.

  • Serving hinders Lady Panthers, drop home opener to Grant

    The Lady Panthers struggled serving in game three and were unable to pull out a victory in their home opener, losing to Grant County, 2-1, Aug. 20.

    “I felt that they played OK together, but we just made a few mental mistakes with serving and so forth that unfortunately cost us,” head coach Lynn Eaglin said.

  • Panthers soccer takes second in Calvary Christian tourney

    Carroll County High School boys soccer finished in second place last weekend in the Calvary Christian tournament. The Panthers lost their first game to Walton-Verona, 3-2, on Monday, Aug. 18, but rebounded with back-to-back wins Friday against Covington Latin, 4-2, and Saturday over host Calvary Christian, 5-1.

    Sophomore David Marshall (pictured) scored in all three games, seven goals overall, and was named to the All-Tournament Team.  Head coach Ben Crutcher said Marshall really stepped up to lead the team.

  • Carroll County football off to good start, 1-0

    By TIM HENDRICK

    The News-Democrat

    Carroll County opened their 2014 season with a hard fought 47-34 win over the visiting Pendleton County Wildcats.

    After the game, which wasn’t decided until after the final Pendleton County possession, head coach Mike Weedman told his team that they took a huge step forward. “You are a young team that stepped up in an emotional game,” he said. “… We still have a lot of work to do, and we still have to get a lot better.”

  • Golf News | Aug. 21, 2014

    Girls win over Williamstown

    The Lady Panthers golf team defeated Williamstown by default Thursday, Aug. 14, as the Lady Demons only had two of the four players required for a team score.

    Williamstown’s Hannah Scroggins shot a 38, beating some of the boy players who were also competing on the course. Sarah Hicks of Williamstown shot a 51.

    Jadyn Bailey led the Lady Panthers with a 56, followed closely by Natalie Bennett and Taylor Napier, who each shot a 58. Ciara Hamilton finished with a 69, while Amelia Napier shot a 74.

  • Panthers football team young, but determined as season starts Friday

    The Carroll County Panthers football team may be small in numbers this season, but the team is making up for it with hard work and dedication.

    “It’s a very young team, but I’m encouraged by the accountability,” head coach Mike Weedman said. “They all show up, for the most part, and don’t make excuses.”

  • Sports Briefs | Aug. 21, 2014

    Boys soccer falls to Walton-Verona

    The Panthers soccer team lost 3-2 to Walton-Verona Monday in their season opener. The teams competed at the Calvary Christian Invitational Tournament.

    Sophomores Tyler Stewart and David Marshall scored for the Panthers.

    Carroll will play Shelby County at home Thursday and then travel back to Calvary Christian to battle the home team.

    Volleyball loses season opener

    The Lady Panthers volleyball team lost 2-0 at Lloyd Memorial Tuesday. The scores were 25-19 and 25-23.

  • Volleyball sets sights on Triple Crown

    The Lady Panthers volleyball team enters the 2014 season with big goals: to win the All ‘A’, the NCKC and the 31st District tournament, also referred to at Carroll County as The Triple Crown.