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High School Sports

  • Panthers beat Raiders to lock in playoff bid

    The Carroll County Panthers secured a spot in the district playoffs Friday night, defeating Trimble County 52-22 at Panther Field. With a week 11 bye, the Raiders end the season winless, 0-10.

    Trimble head coach Justin Franklin said it was more disappointing not being in the playoffs than it was being shutout this season.

  • Carroll athletes named to All-District, All-Regional tourney teams
  • Gallatin denies Carroll a repeat district crown

    Carroll County was unable to score points late in each of the sets as they dropped a 3-0 (25-21, 25-18, 25-23) decision to the Gallatin County Lady Wildcats in the 31st District championship game Oct. 21.

    Gallatin took control midway through the first set opening up a 20-10 lead before Carroll played themselves back into the set behind the serving of Abby Evans as Carroll scored six straight points to pull with in four at 20-16.

  • Simon Kenton too much to handle for Carroll in regional tournament

    The Lady Panthers gave it their all, but it was not enough to pull off the upset, as the Simon Kenton Lady Pioneers swept (25-6, 25-7, 25-14) in the first round of the 8th Region Tournament Tuesday, Oct. 27.

    “They came back in that third game and that was nice to see that there at the end, going out with a lot of fight,” head coach Lynn Eaglin said.

  • OT goal propels Panthers to first regional win

    The Carroll County Panthers soccer team continued its historic run Monday night, as the team earned its first 8th Region Tournament victory in school history. The Panthers defeated Grant County 1-0 in overtime Oct. 19, at Owen County High School.

  • Football Panthers fall on the road to Owen, 30-18

    Coming out of the bye week, the Carroll County Panthers suffered a disappointing loss Friday night to district rival Owen County (4-4). The Panthers (3-5) lost on the road, 30-18.

    Head coach Lee Downey said he felt very strongly that they let a win slip away. “In the second half, we let them get to us emotionally, and they outplayed us physically,” he said. “Our players knew some of their players, and, as it always goes, a lot of discussion prior to the game going on. I think it actually helped them out.”

  • Season ends for Lady Panthers soccer in districts

    The Lady Panthers’ soccer season came to an end Oct. 14, as the girls lost 5-0 to eventual 31st District champion Gallatin County in the opening round of district play. Carroll finished the season 3-14.

    The district game began Monday, Oct. 12, but was suspended due to lightning in the area, followed by storms. Play resumed two days later with 17:03 left in the first half.

    The Lady Panthers started the game Monday with a lot of intensity, as Carroll’s Kelsey Wallace took the first shot on goal within the first minute.

  • Carroll holds Oldham in check, fall 3-0 in the 8th Region Tournament

    The Carroll County Panthers “played for pride” Tuesday night in the second round of the boys soccer 8th Region Tournament. Faced with the David vs. Goliath scenario, the Panthers faced No. 4-ranked Oldham County and opted for a defensive strategy, packing it in and playing five defenders on the back line. This limited the team’s offensive capabilities, as the Panthers took just two shots on goal in the first half and none in the second. Colonel senior Clayton Wirth scored a hat trick, as the Colonels won the game 3-0.

  • Moving on: Lady Panthers edge out Lady Wildcats to advance

    The Carroll County Lady Panthers reached deep and found a way to pull out a hard fought 3-2 victory over Henry County in the 31st District Tournament Oct. 20.

    In the final set of the match, Carroll County started out hot, scoring the first three points. Henry County scored their first point of the set when they were able to put away a kill off a Carroll County block. The Lady Wildcats then reeled off five more points, forcing Carroll County head coach Lynn Eaglin to call a timeout to settle down her troops.

  • Panthers win fourth straight 31st District title

    The Carroll County High School boys soccer team continues to make history, as the Panthers defeated Owen County, 2-0, Oct. 15, to win its fourth straight 31st District Championship. Carroll County took on Grant County in the first round of the 8th Region Tournament Oct. 19, at Owen County High School.