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High School Sports

  • 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.”

  • Baseball falls in All-A

    For the first time in four years, the Carroll County Panthers did not return home with the 8th Region All-A Classic trophy.

    After defeating Williamstown Thursday 2-1 in nine innings, the Panthers struggled at the plate and lost 3-0 to Owen County. The game began on Saturday, but was rain delayed after just one inning and continued on Sunday.

    Head coach Josh Mefford said his team did not play badly, they just failed to score. “You can’t win games if you don’t score any runs.”

  • Track and field competes at Henry Co.

    Carroll County track and field visited conference rival Henry County for a six-school meet Tuesday, April 10.

    Devin Gray led the Panthers with a second-place finish in the 800-meter run, and Blake Newby set a new personal best in discus, finishing in fourth place.

    In the girls events, three Lady Panthers took first place: Andie Hardesty won the high-jump event, Kirsten Arvin won the pole-vault event and Jessie Smith won the triple-jump event.

  • Panthers hang onto 3-2 victory Monday

    Bottom of the fourth. With two outs and Brandon Franklin on second base, Jacob Wise hit a ground ball to the Holmes shortstop. He boots it, but makes the throw to first. Not in time.

    With a full head of steam, Franklin rounds the corner and barrels toward home plate. The throw home is in time, and the catcher prepares to make the tag. But Franklin will not be denied. He leaps over the catcher like a hurdler on the track team and lands on home plate, giving the Panthers a 3-0 advantage.