High School Sports

  • Lady Panthers drop match to Eminence

    It was a night of runs and Carroll County came up short in all three games as they dropped a home match 3-0 (29-31, 23-25, 22-25) to district opponent Eminence Thursday.

    Carroll fell behind early in the first set, prompting a timeout with Carroll down 9-3. Carroll battled back with a three-point run to tie the match at 24. Neither team could get the winning point to fall as each team battled to five more ties before a Carroll County hit went long to give Eminence the first set at 31-29.

  • Panthers football survives Eminence, win 48-38

    After taking a 21-8 lead into halftime, the Panthers survived a second-half shootout with the Eminence Warriors, holding on to win, 48-38.

    The Panthers opened the game with the ball and managed one first down on a run by Orlando Vasquez before a block in the back penalty set the drive back and forced a punt. Fortunately, a penalty ruined a good defensive effort for the Warriors, as they were flagged for roughing punter Zakk Wilson. Both teams drew another flag on the drive, and a sack on quarterback Dylan Groves killed the drive, forcing a punt.

  • Carroll boys notch first win of the season with victory over Henry

    The Panthers soccer team took care of business Thursday night, winning 4-0 against Henry County at Panther Field. It was the team’s first win of the season and first-year head coach Kevin States’ first career win.

    “It was good,” States said. “We played really well. We didn’t give them a lot of chances. We took our chances, and they played really well. For the first time all year we started strong and ended strong, and that’s what we need to keep doing for the rest of district [play].”

  • Lady Panthers unable to score for its defense, fall 2-0 to Henry

    The Lady Panthers soccer team played its heart out on defense Thursday night, forcing a Henry County shutout through the first half. Unfortunately, it could not sustain the barrage, ultimately losing the game 2-0. The Lady Cats outshot the Lady Panthers 36-4, and Carroll senior keeper Houston Lindsey notched 25 saves.

  • Volleyball falls to Walton-Verona

    The Lady Panthers volleyball team showed some fight in game two, but otherwise had a poor performance Monday against a tough Walton-Verona squad, falling 2-0 (25-8, 25-16).

    “We definitely played the second game better than the first game,” head coach Lynn Eaglin said. “[The girls] came out timid. Walton’s got some really good outside and attack hitters, and we couldn’t capitalize on the blocks.”

    Carroll kept the game within reach early, highlighted by an Abby Evans kill, but two serving streaks put the game out of reach.

  • Panthers fall to Frankfort, 2-1

    Carroll County fell to Frankfort 2-1 in a boys soccer match Saturday, Sept. 17.

    The match was a tale of two halves as the first half played out fairly evenly, with Carroll and Frankfort tied 1-1 at the break.

    The match started out with both teams taking runs at the goal in the first few minutes without any success.

    Carroll County senior David Marshall had three runs that ended with shot attempts, but the Frankfort keeper was able to keep him from scoring.

  • Football Panthers fall to Kentucky Country Day, 50-21

    It was a tough night for the Carroll County Panthers’ football team, as they fell to the visiting Kentucky Country Day Bearcats, 50-21, Sept. 9.

    “Going in, we knew KCD was going to be a tough opponent,” head coach Lee Downey said. “We did the best we could to prepare. They have a number of athletes that are being looked at at the college level.”

  • Belcher competes at state
  • Halftime honors for the KU crew
  • XC girls run at Grant Invitational

    The Carroll County High School girls cross country team competed in the Grant County Invitational Sept. 3. Haley Dermon finished with a time of 24 minutes 22.2 seconds, followed by Sarah Marshall with a time of 25 minutes 35.8 seconds. Savanna Martinez, Lauren Cox and Abby Blankenship finished close together in the race. Martinez finished in 33 minutes 3.5 seconds, Cox finished in 33 minutes 33.1 seconds and Blankenship finished in 34 minutes 14.1 seconds.