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High School Sports

  • 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.”

  • Baseball briefs | May 2, 2012

    Panthers win 4-1

    Carroll County allowed one run in the bottom of the first, but shutout Eminence the rest of the way to win 4-1 on the road April 24.

    Pitcher Trey Boles struck out 11 batters and walked just one in a complete game for the Panthers. Carroll was patient at the plate, drawing seven walks in the game.

    Jacob Wise led the way with two singles and two RBIs. Austin Dunn, Dillon Craig, Zakk Hicks and Derrick Nickell also singled.

    Carroll wins 7-2 on road

  • Softball briefs | May 2, 2012

    Hawkins hits first career home run in loss to Gallatin County

    The Lady Panthers came back from a 5-1 deficit, but it was not enough to beat the Lady Wildcats on the road. Gallatin won 5-4, giving them a 12-3 record, while Carroll stands even at 12-12.

    Freshman Mackenzi Hawkins hit her first career home run, with a solo shot in the top of the third to put her team on the board.

  • Softball defeats South for first time in program history

    After injuring her finger attempting to bunt in her previous at-bat that forced her to give up her spot in right field because she could not grip the ball to throw, Michaela Culver stepped back into the box with the game on the line. Tied 5-5 with two outs, Kayla Williamson and Mackenzie Ogden were on base with a single apiece.

    Culver responded to the pressure situation, hitting an RBI single to centerfield to give the Lady Panthers softball team their first win in program history over the visiting South Oldham Lady Dragons Thursday, April 26.

  • Gray sets NCKC meet record

    Senior Devin Gray set a new NCKC meet record in the 800 meter run, finishing his race in 2:09.6 at the conference championship meet in Owen County. He bested the old record set last year by a Trimble County runner by almost four seconds. He was also the only Panther to take home a Conference Championship in any event at the meet Tuesday, April 24.

    Gray also finished sixth in what head coach Joe Creager called “one of the most closely contested 1600 meter runs that I have ever seen.”

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