High School Sports

  • Senior Hicks throws first career no-hitter

    Carroll County High School senior pitcher Zakk Hicks struck out 15 batters en route to his first career no-hitter, as Carroll County defeated Owen County, 11-0, March 24. Hicks threw 102 pitches in the victory.

    When that last out was called, Hicks said he felt “happy, excited because it didn’t get jinxed.”

    Head coach Jimmy Ray said Hicks had a no-hitter into the seventh inning last season against Trimble County.

  • Lady Panthers drop home opener

    The Lady Panthers softball team is experiencing growing pains early this season, suffering back-to-back double-digit losses. Carroll County opened the season with a 15-1 loss at Henry County Monday, and took on Williamstown at Lady Panthers Field Tuesday, falling 13-3.

  • Downey named new CCHS football head coach

    After spending his entire coaching career in Madison, Ind., Lee Downey has finally made it to the Kentucky side of the Ohio River, taking the reins as the new head football coach for Carroll County High School. Downey was formally introduced to players and community members Tuesday, after being officially hired March 18.

    Downey replaces Mike Weedman, who coached the Panthers for eight seasons, posting an overall 44-45 record, 3-8 last year.

  • Girls tennis team is plagued with injuries early on

    Carroll County girls’ tennis team found out this week that No. 1 singles player Sarah McArter will be out the rest of the year with a back injury.

  • Baseball drops opener to Boone

    Walking the leadoff batter rarely has a positive result. The Carroll County Panthers’ baseball team found out the hard way on opening day March 18, walking the leadoff in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings and losing 5-2 to Boone County.

  • Carroll falls to Spencer after 10 innings in the freezing cold

    Carroll County and Spencer County played a game of “Can you do one better?” for 10 innings before Spencer County prevailed, 7-4, Monday, March 23.

    Spencer County scored a run in each of the first two innings against Carroll County starter Alex Burns.

    In his first ever varsity start Burns struggled to find the plate in the first inning. Spencer led the game off with a single. Burns struggled to throw strikes and walked in Spencer’s lone run in the inning.

  • Showing their strength
  • CCHS cross country runner Cruz invited to participate in Australian meet in June

    Occasionally, athletics provides a student a possible once in a lifetime opportunity.

    Guillermo Cruz, a Carroll County High School sophomore, has been invited to participate in a cross country meet in Australia this summer.

    The 18th annual event, sponsored by Down Under Sports, invites high school athletes from across the world to compete in the international event.

  • Tennis depending on underclassmen this season

    Add Carroll County’s boys and girls tennis teams to the list of athletic teams experiencing growing pains this spring.

    Even though some of the players have been in the program for a while, head coach Juan Fernandez said both teams are still young, as neither team has any senior players.

    Junior Sarah McArter, who played number one singles last year, leads the girls’ team. She is currently nursing a back injury, but Fernandez said the injury has allowed others to show what they can do.

  • Track team to take this year’s show on the road

    Carroll County track and field starts the 2015 season in transition. The teams will have its third coach in three years, and the team will not have a home meet this season due to the impending athletic field improvement project.

    “The numbers are low this year,” new track and field head coach Ben Crutcher said.

    Crutcher said the coaching changes and no home meets did not make it an inviting sport.