High School Sports

  • Baseball sends five seniors out with victory over Williamstown

    Carroll County’s 6-0 victory over Williamstown put the team two-thirds of the way towards its season goal of a triple crown.

    “To the best of my knowledge tonight’s win made us the North Central Kentucky Conference champions,” Carroll County head coach Jimmy Ray said.

    The NCKC, 8th Region All “A” and 31st District titles make up the Triple Crown. The Panthers have won the NCKC and All “A” titles and started playing for the district championship earlier in the week.

  • CC track team recognizes seniors and hosts CC Invitational

    Carroll County track and field hosted its Carroll County Invitational meet May 13. The team thanked its seniors with a short ceremony before the meet. Recognized were Jadyn Bailey, Sarah Holloway, Maricela Martinez, Kelsey Wallace, Cody Damron, Dillon Ellis, Brett Hall, Kolt Hickey, Clay Keeton, Hunter Mayo, and Erick Nava.

    Mallary Bickers placed third in the 100-meter dash with a time of 15.07 seconds and Jadyn Bailey placed fourth with a time of 15.09.

  • 2016 News-Democrat Student-Athletes of the Year

    Congratulations to the 2016 News-Democrat Student-Athletes of the Year: Miranda Groseclose (basketball) and Justin Ray (golf and baseball). Feature stories will be in next week's edition.

  • Two-out hitting helps carry Carroll over Ludlow, 7-5

    Timely two-out hitting carried Carroll County to a 7-5 win over the visiting Ludlow Panthers May 16.

    “We had six runs batted in with two outs,” Carroll County head coach Jimmy Ray said.

  • Ray strikes out 12 in 2-1 win over Campbell Co.

    Throwing and strikes once again won the ballgame for the Carroll County Panthers (16-6), as they held off a late rally to beat Campbell County, 2-1, Saturday, May 14.

    The Panthers bounced back after letting a win slip through their fingers the night before at Spencer County and were without three starters against the Camels (20-10).

  • Carroll softball defeats foe Gallatin County, 9-4

    Since rain has played havoc with softball schedules this spring Carroll County made up a district seed game against Gallatin County May 11, and came out with a 9-4 victory.

    The game started out as a pitchers duel between Carroll’s Andrea Searcy and Gallatin’s Abby Humphries.

    Gallatin scratched out runs in the second and fourth innings to take a 2-0 lead after three and a half innings.

  • Carroll falls to Owensboro Catholic in state All ‘A’

    For the second year in a row, the final score did not tell the whole story of what happened at the All ‘A’ state baseball tournament for the Carroll County Panthers. A six-run seventh propelled Owensboro Catholic over the Panthers, 9-2, in the round of eight Saturday, May 7, at Whitaker Bank Ballpark. The Aces fell in the second round Sunday to eventual champion Beechwood.

  • Lady Panthers wait too late to get offense going, fall 6-4

    After being shutout through six innings, the Lady Panthers plated four runs in the bottom of the seventh against Simon Kenton. But it was too little, too late for the home team, losing 6-4 Thursday, May 5.

  • Panthers bounce back with post-All ‘A’ win

    Carroll County baseball used a strong pitching performance by junior Evan McMahan to defeat Gallatin County in a district matchup, 6-0, Monday.

    McMahan turning a strong pitching performance as he allowed four hits and no walks in his complete game shutout. He also stuck out six batters.

  • 2016 Student-Athlete of the Year nominees

    The two award winners will be selected by the staff of The News-Democrat. Each varsity head coach was asked to nominate at least one member of their team for the award, based on the student’s athletic and academic performance for the school year. Eligible nominees were students in high school playing on a varsity team of any sport. Underclassmen who win the award are not eligible to win again. Last year’s winners were Mackenzi Hawkins and Zakk Hicks.