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High School Sports

  • Panthers soccer goes for ‘gold’

    For the Panthers’ soccer team, second place is no longer good enough.

    The Carroll County High School boys have finished second in NCKC the last two years in a row and are determined to hang a banner this season.

    “We didn’t maximize our full potential with our seniors class and junior class,” head coach Ben Crutcher said, whose team ended last season with an 8-11-1 record. “… This year, we expect a lot of good things, especially from our senior class.”

  • Juniors McMahan, Childs lead youthful golf team

    By SARAH BEACH

    The News-Democrat Intern

    The girls golf team has a new coach for the upcoming 2012-13 season.

    Tamara Cady, an English and drama teacher at Carroll County High School, will begin her second year as a teacher this fall, in addition to being the girls golf team’s new coach.

  • CCHS Soccer Veterans Night

    CCHS soccer will host a Veterans Night Aug. 20 during a varsity doubleheader against Henry County. Active duty and retired military in the area will be recognized for their service. The girls will play at 6 p.m. followed by the boys at 7:30 p.m. The Carroll County High School Honor Guard will present the colors and perform a gun routine. Girls head coach Greg Damron said he also has gotten approval for the National Guard armory to bring tanks to the field if they wish. Carroll players will switch out their normal home uniforms for camouflage t-shirts. 

  • Ladies set sights on district banner

    Entering its third year of existence, the Carroll County High School girls soccer team is feeling strong and ready to add some hardware.

    Following the annual black and gold intrasquad scrimmage July 28, head coach Greg Damron said he and assistant coach Vernon States agreed that this year’s team is “at the point we were at the end of last fall. It’s like we picked right back up and kept going.”

  • Carroll defeats Trimble in first match of season

    The Lady Panthers golf team defeated the visiting Lady Raiders 224-226 in their season-opening match Monday at General Butler State Resort Park.

    Freshman Jayden Bailey shot Carroll’s lowest score with a 52, followed closely by freshman Taylor Hayden. Junior Hannah McMahan shot a 55, and seventh grader Ciara Hamilton shot a 64 to round out the scoring for Carroll. Also competing were junior Ashli Childs, 65, and freshman Natalie Bennett.

    Trimble’s Kate Staples medaled, shooting a 45.

  • Kickin’ it old world

    The Carroll County High School Soccer team held its annual British Soccer Camp through Challenger Sports from August 23--27.

    British coaches Alan Urquhart, of Scotland, and Michael Doherty, of Liverpool, provided instruction for two three-hour sessions daily, including work on fundamentals, strategy and gameplay.

  • Fresh start for ladies after dismal 2011

    After finishing near the bottom of the region last season (5-18), the Lady Panther volleyball team has re-grouped and is ready to wipe the slate clean.

    “I’m excited and ready to start anew,” head coach Kristen Hooper said. “I think we’re going to be a really strong team this year. I feel like we get a lot of energy from our younger ones and experience from our older ones. It makes for a very good combination to drive us towards our goals and succeed.”

  • Black and Gold

      The Carroll County High School soccer teams’ intersquad scrimmages took place Saturday, July 28 on the high school practice field.

  • Boys golf looks to improve behind seniors, new coach

    With the retirement of long-time Carroll County High School boys golf head coach Warren McEuen, first-year head coach Josh Mefford takes the reins of a team with both experience and up-and-coming talent.

    Seniors Nick Abbott and Zach Beckham lead this year’s squad of about nine players; however Mefford said he expects to pick up a few more when school is back in session.

  • XC practice begins Mon

    Cross Country practice starts Monday, July 30 at 9 a.m. at General Butler State Resort Park. Meet at the war memorial.
    Students must have a current physical on file to start practice. Cross Country is open to students in 3rd-12th grade.
    Contact head coach Joe Creager at joseph.creager@carroll.kyschools.us.