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High School Sports

  • Panthers take third in Bracken Co. tourney

    The Carroll County Panthers basketball team won two of three games to finish third in the Bracken County Holiday Classic, held Dec. 26-28. The tournament started off on a high note, as the Panthers got a big win over the Bracken County Polar Bears (6-3), 72-60.

    Head coach Carroll Yager praised the effort of senior transfer Blake Kruzan who posted a double-double with 15 points and 15 rebounds and tying Austin Crowell with a team-high four steals. “Blake played the best game he has all year for us,” Yager said.

  • Moore NCKC Player of the Week
  • Lady Panthers drop home game to Shelby

    A 12-4 third-quarter comeback was not enough to pull out a win for the Lady Panthers Dec. 21. The girls lost 47-37 to the visiting Shelby County Lady Rockets.

    The Lady Panthers were down 30-19 at the half, but outscored the Lady Rockets in the third to cut the lead to three, 34-31. Unfortunately for the home team, they could not keep up that momentum down the stretch.

    Shelby junior Katie Hudgens and sophomore Justus Martin led all scorers with 12 points each.

  • Cheerleaders not pictured
  • Road unfriendly for Carroll girls, boys basketball

    Girls struggle from the outside in loss

    Double-digit second and third quarters helped Henry County (5-1) pull away from the visiting Carroll County Lady Panthers (2-3), as the Lady Cats won 35-26 Dec. 17.

    “They did a nice job on defense of forcing us to shoot lots of outside shots,” head coach Paul Stone said in an email. “We didn’t make very many [shots] and no threes. We need to push the ball more to try and create easier scoring opportunities.”

  • Girls fall 56-33 to Jaguars

    The Lady Panthers scored just nine points in the second half, falling 56-33 to East Jessamine Saturday at home.

    “East Jessamine was a very good team,” head coach Paul Stone said in an e-mail. “We held them below their 74 points per game average, but were unable to convert some of our shots in the second half.”

    The Lady Panthers handled the press well early on, which led to some easy shots, Stone said. However, the team failed to make a run in the second half. “We never could score two possessions in a row,” he said.

  • Panthers run out of magic in tight contest with Rebels

    It just wasn’t meant to be Friday night for the Carroll County Panthers. Senior Jacob Wise hit two game-tying shots – one at the end of regulation and the other at the end of the first overtime – to send the game into double-overtime, but the Panthers were unable to come away with the victory, losing 63-61 to the visiting Owen County Rebels.

  • Ladies defeat Rebels for first time since 2009

    For the first time since the 2008-09 season, the Lady Panthers basketball team defeated the Lady Rebels, winning 57-37 Friday night on their home floor.

  • Turnovers plague girls in loss at Trimble Co.

    The Lady Panthers committed an estimated 35 turnovers in their 70-37 road loss to the Trimble County Lady Raiders. The game was originally scheduled for Friday night, but moved to Saturday afternoon due to severe weather.

    “We weren’t getting any loose balls. They were outhustling us to every ball, and we didn’t take care of the ball,” head coach Paul Stone said. “When those two things happen, it’s going to be a long night. We’ve got to take better care of the ball.”

  • Panthers conquer Demons for third straight win

    Saturday night wasn’t the Panthers’ best game of the week, but it was good enough to get the win and a 3-0 start to the 2013-14 season. The Carroll County boys defeated the visiting Williamstown Demons, 60-44.

    “They had a good game plan, and we’re fortunate to be able to get the win,” head coach Carroll Yager said.

    Senior Dakota Corbin posted his third straight double-double with 19 points and 13 rounds, while senior transfer Blake Kruzan had his best showing of the season so far with five points and 11 rebounds.