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High School Sports

  • Carroll falls to Gallatin, 12-8

    What appeared to be a blown call by the umpire at second base could have been the difference in the rivalry match-up between the Carroll and Gallatin baseball teams.

    Top of the third, two outs; the game is still tied 0-0 and Gallatin’s Curtis Flynn is on first. He attempts to steal and catcher Austin Dunn throws to shortstop Trey Boles, who is running over for the tag. The runner appeared to be out by a couple feet, but was called safe by the umpire.

  • Panthers collapse in extra innings

    Deadlocked at 1-1, the Carroll County and Henry County baseball teams headed into extra innings Tuesday, April 17.

    The Panthers had an opportunity in the eighth to end the game. With one out, Jacob Wise hit a slow roller to third base and beat out the throw to first. Dillon Craig drew a walk, but both runners were left stranded on base.

  • Lady Panthers relay team wins first

    The Lady Panthers 4x800 meter relay team — Nikki Hill, Sierra Martinez, Kirsten Arvin and Jenna Richmond — won first place with a time of 13:32.6 in the Henry County track meet April 17. Overall, the girls finished in sixth place, while the boys finished in seventh place.

    Head coach Joe Creager said several players set new personal bests or season bests, despite not finishing as high as the team is used to seeing.

  • Pascual wins No. 1 singles in NCKC

    Carroll County High School’s Sergio Pascual won the No. 1 singles category in the NCKC tournament. Overall, both the boys and the girls finished in second place, with the boys losing to Trimble County by two points and the girls losing to Walton-Verona by one point.

    Head coach Juan Fernandez said Pascual cruised through the tournament without dropping a set. Pascual lost a combined nine games for the tournament, with no one coming close to his level, he said.

  • Softball drops two away, rebounds with home win

    After two road losses, the Lady Panthers softball team got back on track with an 11-5 win against Holmes High School at home Saturday.

    Carroll traveled to Owen County on Tuesday, April 17 and lost 10-0. The Lady Panthers notched just two hits in the game, a single apiece from Kelsey Ogden and Sarah Hawkins.

    The girls started hot on the road at Trimble County on Wednesday, April 18, scoring three runs in the top of the first. But they fizzled out after that, ultimately falling 7-3.

  • Track sends off six seniors, Richmond breaks record

    The Carroll County track and field team had plenty to celebrate Friday night at the fourth annual Carroll County Invitational. The team honored their six graduating seniors, and a new school record was set in the girls 800 meter run.

  • Panther tennis team defeats Gallatin, 3-2

    The Carroll County boys’ tennis team clinched its second win over Gallatin County this season, 3-2, on Tuesday, April 17.

    Sergio Pascual cruised past Gallatin’s No. 1 singles player, 6-1, 6-2, and has not lost this season in singles. “He is playing very well and getting better as the season progresses, due mainly to his recovery from breaking his leg during soccer season where he was told he would not be able to play tennis due to his injury,” head coach Juan Fernandez said.

  • Panthers win Indiana tourney

    The Carroll County baseball team won three games in two days to be crowned champions of the Madison Courier Invitational Tournament over the weekend. Zakk Hicks was named MVP of the tournament.

    The Panthers (11-8) have been struggling at the plate lately, but head coach Josh Mefford is hopeful that the team has turned the corner. “I think we finally got out of the slump, and everyone hit the ball at the same time,” he said. “I knew we could do it because I throw to them every day in the cage and they hit the crap out of the ball.”

  • Girls fall to Owen in All-A tourney

    The Lady Panthers had hoped this would be the year their fortunes turned around in the All-A Classic tournament. Unfortunately, they will have to wait another year for a chance at the title, as the girls fell 12-2 in six innings to Owen County Friday, April 13. 

    Head coach Dennis Hawkins said his team had the “Friday the 13th Blues.” “We played like it was Friday the 13th,” he said, “and we had two left feet and two left hands.”

  • Lady Panthers dominate Ladycats for ‘sweet’ victory

    Head coach Dennis Hawkins was beaming after the game Thursday night, and for good reason. His softball Lady Panthers had just defeated the Henry County Ladycats 9-1, Carroll County’s first victory in the series since 2003.

    “It’s sweet, that’s all I can say is sweet,” Hawkins said. “That was a district game, and the girls earned it. They just played softball.”