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High School Sports

  • 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.

  • Lady Panthers defeat Lady Warriors in six innings

    Home runs by Kelsey and McKenzie Ogden propelled the Lady Panthers to an 11-1 victory in six innings over the visiting Eminence Lady Warriors Monday night.

    The team (11-8) collected 12 hits and committed no fielding errors in the win, a vast improvement over their previous game against Owen County in the All-A Classic.

    “I’m pretty well pleased coming back from Owen County the other night,” head coach Dennis Hawkins said. “They came in with a good attitude, ready to play.”

  • Lady Panthers reach semifinals at tourney

    Carroll finished in fourth place at the Oldham County Spring Break Classic over the weekend.

    The Lady Panthers lost their first two pool games against Central Hardin, 7-6, and Holy Cross (Louisville), 3-2, putting them in last place.

    However, the girls bounced back Saturday  in the tournament, defeating Bracken County, 6-3, and then taking down Mercer County, 5-4, which was ranked No. 1 in the other pool.

    Carroll reached the semifinals of the tournament, but was knocked out by Pickerington Central, out of Ohio, 6-1.

  • Baseball rebounds from loss, splits games Saturday at W-V

    After a Friday night loss on the road to district foe Gallatin County, the Panthers baseball team split a doubleheader Saturday at Walton-Verona, putting them at 6-6 on the season.

    Carroll struggled to put the bat on the ball against the Wildcats, managing just one hit in the game – a bunt single by Chase Osborne.

    Head coach Josh Mefford said his team had poor pitch selection against Gallatin pitcher Brady Lawrence, who struck out three and walked three in a complete game.

  • Gray, Jack top eight in state

    Carroll County seniors Devin Gray and Dylan Jack ranked in the top eight in the state in their respective events in the first Outdoor Power Rankings of the 2012 season. Gray is currently ranked eighth in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:10.81. He has his sights set on the school record in the boys 800 meter that was set by D’Anthony Collins at the 2008 State Track Meet with a time of 2:03.46.

  • Changing of the guard

    Carroll County High School teacher and alum Josh Mefford has taken the reins as the new baseball head coach. The former ball player has learned how to balance his new position with his career and family life and what it takes to step up from JV to varsity coach.
     

    Watch the video on Josh on the homepage under Multimedia.

  • Lady Panthers finish second at home meet

    Carroll County celebrated multiple first-place finishes in their second All Comers meet Tuesday, March 27. The Panthers hosted Grant County, Boone County and Covington Holmes. The girls finished in second place overall, while the boys came in fourth place.

    For the Lady Panthers, Karly Prosser had strong showings in the shot put (first place) and discus (second place to Carroll’s Raenah Hawkins), and helped her 4x100 meter relay team in a strong race, head coach Joe Creager said.

  • Changing of the guard

    Carroll County High School teacher and alum Josh Mefford has taken the reins as the new baseball head coach. The former ball player has learned how to balance his new position with his career and family life and what it takes to step up from JV to varsity coach.
     

  • Girls tennis team sweeps Williamstown at home

    The Lady Panthers defended their home court Thursday, March 29, beating the visiting Lady Devils 5-0. While the team was still not at full strength, the girls played well, head coach Juan Fernandez said.

    Seventh grader Jessi Dermon competed in her first match as a singles player. She came back in the first set to force a tie breaker, but ultimately came up short. However, she dominated in the second set and finished out to win in the third, he said.