High School Sports

  • Early runs, 16 strikeouts help Panthers repeat

    The Carroll County High School baseball team got on the scoreboard early against Henry County and rode Zakk Hicks’ 16 strikeouts to a 7-2 victory in the 31st District Championship May 20, winning the title back-to-back years. This completes the team’s year long goal of winning back-to-back “Triple Crowns,” a name given to the 31st District Tournament, the 8th Region All ‘A’ title and NCKC conference title.

  • 2015 Student-Athlete of the Year: Mackenzi Hawkins

    Imagine that you have played your entire varsity-level high school softball career with the same core group of girls. Over the past six years, you have grown together as a team and a softball family, celebrating the highs and dealing with the lows together.

    Then, the next year, everyone is gone. They have graduated, and you are the lone senior left on a team of inexperienced underclassmen and middle schoolers, attempting to compete on the varsity level.
    How do you respond?

  • 2015 Student-Athlete of the Year: Zakk Hicks

    People say that sports are just a game. But to some, it can be so much more.

    For Zakk Hicks, baseball changed his life.

  • CCHS volleyball camp June 10-12

    Carroll County High School volleyball hosts its youth camp June 10-12 at the high school. Camp will be held from 9 a.m.-noon. Girls heading in to third through eighth grades are welcome.

    The cost is $45 for all three days if pre-registered by June 5, or $50 at the door. Campers will learn from CCHS coaches, players, college-level players and CCHS alumni. They also will receive a t-shirt.

  • CCHS football hosts golf scramble

    Carroll County High School football boosters will host a golf scramble May 30, at Cardinal Hills Golf Course, 335 Starks Lane, Bedford. Tee time is 9 a.m.

    The cost is $240 for a team of four or $220 if pre-registered by May 16. The maximum number of teams is 20.

    The event includes a meal, prizes, a live DJ, silent auction, 50/50 raffle and contests including Wear a skirt at the red tee, longest drive and closest to the pin.

  • Lady Raiders win over Lady Panthers on Senior Night

    The Trimble County Lady Raiders closed out their regular season by claiming a 5-2 win over border rival Carroll County while sending their four seniors out in a big way on Senior Night.

    Carroll County’s Kyra Kane scored a run in the first inning to put the Lady Panthers on the scoreboard. Kane drew a walk, was advanced to second on a fielder’s choice ground out, then scored on a single by Mackenzie Hawkins.

  • Hawkins, Hicks named 2015 Student-Athletes of the Year


     Congratulations to Mackenzi Hawkins and Zakk Hicks, the 2015 Student-Athletes of the Year, as chosen by the staff of The News-Democrat.

  • Carroll offense hot, then stalls as Bellevue steals a win, 5-4, May 15

    After taking a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the second, the Carroll County High School baseball team allowed visiting Bellevue to get back in the game and steal a 5-4 win Friday, May 15. 

    “We’ve been like that all year,” head coach Jimmy Ray said. “I don’t know how many times this season we’ve got a big lead on somebody and never put them away.”

  • Panthers advance to district title with 7-1 win over Gallatin

    Carroll County took the first step towards repeating as 31st District champions as the Panthers defeated Gallatin County 7-1.

    The Panther received another strong pitching performance from sophomore Seth Hicks as he allowed only two hits while striking out 10 and walking two. He picked up his fourth win of the season.

    The Panthers came out a little flat at the start of the game as Gallatin freshman pitcher Austin Spada kept them off balance through the first two innings.

  • Hawkins named All-Conference