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High School Sports

  • Panthers run over Raiders, 59-13

    By JAMES LINE

    Landmark News Service

    In an eagerly anticipated game between two close rivals, the Carroll County football team defeated the Trimble County Raiders 59-13 on Friday, Oct.19.

    The Raiders faced an onslaught of tough offensive plays from the Panthers, as Carroll scored two touchdowns by John Michael Adams and Tyshaun Embs minutes after kickoff, 13-0.

  • Season ends for volleyball team in regionals, 3-0

    Carroll County rolled into the 8th Region volleyball tournament for the first time in school history Tuesday, Oct. 16 at Shelby County High School. Their time in the tournament was brief as Anderson County rolled to a 3-0 (18-25, 14-25, 22-25) victory.

    “The girls admitted that they were nervous, and it showed up in our play,” head coach Kristen Hooper said. “… We were not mechanically on our game. … We were mediocre at best with our passing; when you don’t pass well then you are mediocre at setting.”

  • Carroll County wins its first-ever district volleyball championship

    Carroll County wrapped up its first ever 31st District Volleyball Championship with a 3-0 victory over Henry County.

    Carroll County came out aggressive scoring first in all three sets. Coach Kristen Hooper said the Lady Panthers wanted to be aggressive at the net and with their serving, accomplished that goal.

    “I wanted us to counteract the nerves and emotions that effected us at the start of our last two matches,” Hooper said. “We knew that Henry County was an excellent team.”

  • Soccer team brings home 31st District championship

    The Carroll County High School Panthers finished the regular season with a road loss at Owen County. On Thursday night, they returned to Owenton and came home with the 31st District championship.

    The Panthers scored in the first five minutes and again late in the contest to come away with a 2-0 win. Josh McCarty netted both goals for Carroll County and Cody Damron  stopped every shot Owen County sent his way to earn the shutout.

    “This is 10 years worth of work,” Carroll County Head Boys Soccer Coach Ben Crutcher said.

  • Carroll’s season ends with loss in regionals

    Carroll County’s magical season came to an end with a 5-0 loss to Oldham County (9-9-1) in the quarterfinals of the 8th Region boys soccer tournament Monday night. Carroll County finishes its season with a record of 15-8-0.

    Coach Ben Crutcher said he was so proud of his team. They battled all night against a very good soccer team. Oldham County is a very fundamentally sound team.

  • Carroll County falls to Owen, 59-41, in last home game

    Pre-game festivities honored 12 senior football players, one sports trainer, three cheerleaders and three choir members before the game fireworks began Friday night as the Panthers faced Owen County.

    The Rebels claimed the win, 59-41, in a game that was heavy on offense.

    But Carroll put the first score on the board for senior night.

  • Girls soccer season ends Monday in district shoot-out against Henry

    The stage was set Monday night for an exciting game, as Carroll County and Henry County battled for the third time this season for a spot in the 31st District Championship against host Owen County.

    The two teams split regular season matches, with Henry winning in a shootout at Carroll Aug 20, 4-3, and Carroll responding 10 days later at Henry with a 3-0 shutout.

    The Lady Panthers came ready to play and had improved their defense and ball skills since senior night just a little more than a week before and greatly since August.

  • Team rides ‘emotional roller coaster’ Senior Night against Collins

    Senior Night is always an emotional time for parents, players and the outgoing seniors. It wasn’t any different Thursday night for the four seniors at Carroll County High School. Amongst the hugs and the tears, there was a volleyball game that also was an emotional roller coaster.

    Collins High School (11-18) took advantage of the emotions in the first game jumping out to a quick 6-0 lead, prompting a time out from Carroll head coach Kristen Hooper.

  • District Playoffs

    Volleyball - No. 1 seed, will play winner of No. 4/5 seed on Oct. 10 at 6 p.m. at Carroll County

    Girls soccer - No. 2 seed vs. No. 3 Henry County on Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. at Owen County

    Boys soccer - No. 1 seed vs. No. 4 Henry County on Oct. 9 at 6 p.m. at Owen County

  • NCKC All-Conference teams

    The following student-athletes were named to the NCKC All-Conference team for their respective sports:


    Girls golf: Hannah McMahan


    Boys golf: Zach Beckham and Levi Stephenson


    Boys soccer: Brandon Stewart, Denis Perez and Josh McCarty. Team MVP: Michael Hall