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High School Sports

  • Struggles at the plate lead to 4-1 loss to Grant

    A combination of missed opportunities and pure bad luck stymied the baseball Panthers’ offense Wednesday, May 9. Carroll had bases loaded two different innings and produced just one run, losing 4-1. Grant also made a number of momentum-killing plays, including a diving catch by the shortstop to end the game.

    Head coach Josh Mefford called the game a “tough loss,” especially since the Panthers defeated the Braves 11-1 on opening day.

  • Tennis teams compete in Regional, Pascual goes to state

    The Carroll County High School tennis teams competed in the 8th Region Tournament in Frankfort on May 7. Sixteen schools represented the region to qualify for the State Tournament in Lexington.

    Senior Sergio Pascual qualified for State and will learn Wednesday who he will be playing. Only the top 4 singles and doubles players in the region will qualify to play at state. Unlike other sports in which schools that play according to size, in tennis, all schools play in one tournament, head coach Juan Fernandez said.

  • Four Panthers qualify for state meet at UofL

    Despite a very difficult day on Saturday, the Carroll County Panthers track team managed to qualify four individuals for the KHSAA Class A State Track Meet. The meet will be held Thursday, May 17, at University of Louisville.

    The following student-athletes qualified for state: senior Dylan Jack, high jump; senior Andie Hardesty, high jump; senior Devin Gray, 1600-meter run; and sophomore Tre Burgin, pole vault.

  • Baseball team loses big to Owen, rebounds with win over Trimble

    Owen run-rule Carroll

    The Owen County Rebels scored 11 runs in the bottom of the first en route to a 17-0 victory over the visiting Carroll County Panthers on May 1. The Rebels rattled off seven hits, including a three-run homer by Stone Osborne. But the Panthers did not help themselves get out of the hole, committing four errors in the inning.

    The Rebels went down in order in the second, but scored six more in the bottom of the third to put the game well out of reach.

  • Lady Panthers rally down six to win over Lady Wildcats

    Down 7-1 heading into the bottom of the sixth inning, the Lady Panthers strung together a six-hit inning, including three doubles, to score seven runs in the inning.

    Sarah Hawkins, who struggled early on the mound, hit the game-winning single to score Mackenzie Ogden and give Carroll an 8-7 victory.

    “It just goes to show she’s a competitor,” head coach Dennis Hawkins said.

    The match-up was originally slated for Tuesday, but a rainy afternoon pushed it back to Wednesday.

  • Tennis competes at Regionals

    The Carroll County boys and girls tennis teams competed in regional competition this week. Senior Sergio Pascual qualified for the third round of Regionals, scheduled to play Tuesday. Full Regional results were unavailable by press time.

    Pascual also was voted the Sportsman of the Year, which is given to the mot respectable tennis player in the region, according to head coach Juan Fernandez.

  • Track and field competed in NCKCTC

    Carroll County senior Devin Gray doubled up in conference championship wins this season with a victory in the 800 meter run at the NCKCTC Thursday, May 3 held in Owen County. This was the Panthers’ last meet before Regionals on May 12.

    Senior Andie Hardesty finished 2nd in high jump—behind nationally-ranked Kelsie Courtney of Trimble County—and was part of the 4x400 meter relay team that finished 4th. The other members of the team are Kirsten Arvin, Jenna Richmond and Abigail Miracle.

  • Track News | May 9, 2012

    Carroll competes at Switzerland meet

    The Carroll County track and field team competed in the Switzerland County Vevay Newspapers Invitational on April 26. They competed against a field of all-Indiana schools: Switzerland County, Milan, Rising Sun, Jac-Cen-Del, Lawrenceburg, Shawe Memorial and Southwestern.

    Carroll was without middle school runners Jenna Richmond, Mallory Bickers and Abby Miracle and thrower Malachi Corbin because of an IHSAA rule banning middle school athletes from competing in high school athletics.

  • 2012 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 be eligible to win again.

  • Changing of the guard: Paul Stone hired as new CCHS athletic director and girls basketball coach

    It’s the beginning of a new era for athletics at Carroll County High School.

    Paul Stone, Jr., currently girls basketball head coach at Bardstown High School, will officially be announced as the new athletic director and girls basketball coach at Carroll County High School on Wednesday. He will meet with Carroll County’s current head coaches at this time.

    In an interview Tuesday, Stone said he is looking forward to the opportunity at Carroll County and “can’t wait to start.”