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High School Sports

  • Panthers fall in second round of All-A Classic

    Walton-Verona played what their coaches said was the best game they had played all year, defeated Carroll County 71-42 in the second round of the All-A Classic Friday, Jan. 18 at Williamstown.

    “They played very, very well and they did a lot of things that caused us to struggle,” Panthers head coach Carroll Yager said.

  • Basketball briefs | Jan. 9, 2013

    Lady Panthers fall to eventual champ Gallatin in All-A

    The Lady Panthers lost, 71-28, to Gallatin County in the opening round of the All-A tournament at Eminence High School Tuesday, Jan. 8.

    Head coach Paul Stone said he saw improvement over the Jan. 4 game against the Lady Wildcats, especially rebounding.

  • Boys hang close, but fall to Anderson Co., 63-54

    Decimated by injuries, the Carroll County boys basketball team easily could have hung their heads and given up on the remainder of the season. But the Panthers refused and have accepted their new roles and played tough against the No. 2-ranked team in the 8th Region Thursday night.

    Carroll hung with the Anderson County Bearcats the entire way and was within four points at the start of the fourth quarter. But the home team could not get enough shots to fall, while the Bearcats ran down the clock and hit enough free throws down the stretch to defeat Carroll 63-54.

  • Boles scores 33 of team’s 53 in win

    Three starters injured within a span of five games. It was unheard of. But that was the challenge the Panthers faced as they entered a home match-up against Evangel Christian Monday, Jan. 7.

    Senior Brandon Stewart fractured his wrist Dec. 27 against Crittenden County in the National Guard Holiday Classic. Head coach Carroll Yager said they hope to have Stewart back in a couple of weeks, but if he does return he will be playing with either a brace or a cast, limiting what he can do.

  • Embs and Gibbs receive All-State honor

    Two members of the Carroll County High School football team were recently recognized by the Courier Journal in Louisville for the fantastic seasons they had. Running back Tyshaun Embs and offensive tackle Josh Gibbs were named Honorable Mention All-State by the paper, which published Christmas Day. This marks the first time since 1994 that Carroll County has had a player named to the All-State team. 

  • Basketball briefs | Jan. 9, 2013

    Panthers lose Gibson for season in win

    The Panthers won the game, but lost big at Henry County Jan. 2.

    Starting center senior Dallas Gibson injured his knee with less than five minutes to go in the game after he collided with a Henry County defender while driving to the basket for a layup, head coach Carroll Yager said. Gibson and his family found out Friday that he had torn his ACL, which would require surgery and put an end to his senior season.

  • Ladies defeat Ballinger’s Cards

    The Lady Panthers ended the North American Steel Basketball Classic on a high note, defeating the Taylor County Lady Cardinals, 43-38. The Lady Cardinals are coached by former Lady Panther Whitney Ballinger, the career-leader in both points and rebounds at Carroll County. This is her first year as head coach at Taylor County following her collegiate career at Campbellsville University.

  • Panthers disappointed with tourney finish, Stewart injured

    The Carroll County boys basketball team finished 1-2 in the National Guard Holiday Classic in LaRue County Dec. 27-29, a disappointing finish after high expectations coming in. But the Panthers may have a bigger problem to worry about.

    Starting point guard senior Brandon Stewart fractured his wrist during the tournament opener against Crittenden County and will be out at least three weeks, but likely could be longer. Head coach Carroll Yager said the original estimate was 3-8 weeks, and Stewart is now sporting a cast.

  • Boys take second in holiday classic

    The boys basketball team took home second place in Bellevue High School’s Swauger Holiday Classic, held Dec. 21-22.

    The Panthers (6-3) defeated Berea and Menifee County, but lost in the championship to Newport High School, 73-72.
    Carroll won its round one match-up against Berea, 57-31, on Friday, Dec. 21. The Panthers were up 34-15 at the half and held the Pirates (3-6) to just four points in the third quarter.

  • Girls lose in opening round of NAS tourney

    For the Lady Panthers, Thursday’s game against Villa Madonna was a missed opportunity.

    First half fouls and turnovers were contributing factors in Carroll’s 46-23 loss Thursday Dec. 27, in the opening round of the North American Stainless basketball tournament at Carroll County High School.