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High School Sports

  • Carroll surprises Highlands, winning 6-4

    The baseball Panthers jumped out to an early 6-1 lead and managed to hang on for a 6-4 win over Highlands Friday.

    The Panthers almost gave the game away in the top of the sixth, committing five errors and giving up three runs.

    Senior Derrick Nickell earned the win on the mound, pitching 5 2/3 innings, striking out five batters, walking one and giving up three hits. Sophomore Zakk Hicks came in from right field to finish out the game and earn a save, striking out three batters and giving up just one hit in 1 1/3 innings of work.

  • Baseball Panthers knock off Raiders, 12-2

    The baseball Panthers finally got the bats rolling Wednesday against the visiting Raiders, as back-to-back two-out rallies in the third and fourth innings set up a walk-off two-RBI singles by John Michael Adams in the fifth inning to win the game, 12-2.

    Carroll County (3-2) registered 11 hits, compared to six by Trimble County (0-3). However, the Panthers still had their share of struggles, striking out nine times, compared to just twice by Trimble County.

  • Baseball briefs | March 27, 2013

    Carroll falls 10-4 at North Oldham

    The Panthers could not bounce back after giving up nine runs in the second inning, falling 10-4 to North Oldham Wednesday, March 20. The game was called after five innings due to darkness.

  • Boys beat N. Bullitt, fall to Bullitt East

    The Panthers pulled out a close 3-2 win over North Bullitt Wednesday, March 20 at home. Overall, it was a very competitive match against a team with all but one senior, head coach Juan Fernandez said in an email. North Bullitt’s experience is what kept them close.

    In No. 2 singles, Dakota Corbin came back from a set down to defeat Isaac Heines, win the second and dominate the third, 4-6, 7-5, 10-3. In No. 3 singles, Zeke Kates cruised to a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Harshel Patel.

  • CCHS Cheerleaders bring home championship

    The Carroll County High School cheerleaders were named JamFest 2012-2013 National Champions.

    “The kids were really excited,” head coach Ashlea Ramsey said, after hearing the news of the championship. “It was unbelievable!”

    The competition was held March 22-23 at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville. It hosted more than 112 teams from across the country.

  • Walk-off RBI single lifts ladies over Walton-Verona in opener

    Brittany Yocum hit a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Lady Panthers a 2-1 win over Walton-Verona in their season and home opener Tuesday, March 19.

    “We needed that one to start off with,” head coach Dennis Hawkins said.

    The RBI single was set up by a blast to centerfield by junior Sarah Hawkins that was within a foot of going over the fence. “It was almost out,” the head coach said. “The other coach said, ‘Well, that’s ballgame,’ but it hit the fence.”

  • Without 3 starters, softball 1-3 in weekend tourney

    The Lady Panthers defeated Lloyd Memorial, but lost to Bishop Brossart, Nock PA and Dixie Heights in the Uncle Pete Noll Invitational Friday and Saturday.

    The team was without starting pitcher Sarah Hawkins, who performed in the high school play, and eighth-grade outfielders Haley Dermon and Jenah Roberts, who were on a field trip.

    “We played pretty good, but without three starters, it was challenging,” head coach Dennis Hawkins said.

  • Burgin, Schirmer get PRs at Henry

    Tre Burgin and Taylor Schirmer each had personal bests as the Panthers competed at Henry County Tuesday, March 19.

    On a very windy and chilly evening, the track and field team competed against the North Oldham girls and NCKC rivals Henry, Owen and Trimble counties.

    The Panthers had a rough start with senior Nora Fremin and junior Michael Burns both taking pretty nasty falls in their races (100-meter dash for Nora and 4x100-meter relay for Michael), head coach Joe Creager said in an email.

  • Girls take 2nd at Owen

    The Panthers track and field team was in action as a full team for the first time in the 2013 outdoor season March 14 at Owen County against Owen County, Grant County and Williamstown.  

    The Lady Panthers finished in second place behind Owen County with a total of 87 team points. The team was helped by sophomore Stevie Ogburn, who took first place in the 300-meter hurdles, despite a terrible fall with only two hurdles left in the race, head coach Joe Creager said in an email. She also finished in second place in the 100-meter dash.

  • Panthers win opener, 6-1, over Oldham Co.

    The Carroll County Panthers defeated Oldham County, 6-1 on the road Monday. It was the first game of the season for the Panthers, and the first career high school win for head coach Jimmy Ray.
    Senior Dillon Craig pitched five innings of scoreless baseball, and senior Derrick Nickell pitched two strong innings in relief.
    Craig also led the team at the plate, going 4-5 with four RBIs.
    Ray said he thought the team pitched well and played pretty solid defense. If the team does those things, they will win some games, he said.