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High School Sports

  • Back from camp
  • Coach makes ‘Leep’ to Trimble basketball post

    BEDFORD, Ky. – Trimble County High School basketball fans will see a familiar face in an unfamiliar role on the team bench when cage season dribbles in this fall.

    John Leep III has spent quite a bit of time pacing the floor and directing his teams on the sidelines of Trimble’s high school and middle gymnasiums. But always in the past, as coach of the middle school and junior varsity teams at Carroll County schools, Leep was plotting strategies to beat his then-archrivals – the Trimble County Raiders.

  • Future Panthers improve skills at camp
  • 2011 Student-Athlete of the Year nominees
  • CCHS students sign on to play college athletics
  • 2011 Student-Athlete of the Year Awards: Tyler Gross, baseball, football

    Tyler Gross is a quiet leader, a consistent pitcher, a natural lineman and a blue-collar athlete. He makes sacrifices for the good of the team and does not seek recognition or glory for the work he puts in.

    These are some of the comments made by two of the coaches who know him best and among the reasons why Gross was selected as the 2011 Male Student-Athlete of the Year, an award sponsored by The News-Democrat and Earl Floyd Ford.

  • 2011 Student-Athlete of the Year Awards: Hannah Devine, basketball

    When locals say the name “Hannah Devine,” the first images that come to mind are of a Lady Panther basketball player nailing 3-pointers from every spot outside the arch, driving hard to the basket and grabbing tough rebounds on the block.

    But what everyone may not know is that this same athlete puts in hours of extra time in the gym, earns a 4.0 grade average and is at the top of her junior class, and  volunteers much of her free time to helping others.

  • Zach Wise wins conference, district player of the year

    Zach Wise was named the 2011 NCKC player of the year and the 31st District player of the year, head coach Jay Jones announced.

    All of the awards were voted on by conference and district coaches. NCKC players were ranked 1-12 with 12 being the highest rating, and coaches were not allowed to vote for their own players.

    Dillon Craig and Tyler Gross were also voted on to the NCKC All-Conference team.

    The following players were voted on to the 31st All-District team: Wise, Craig, Gross, Ethan Stewart, Derek Williams and Brady Hill.

  • Carroll defeats Gallatin in districts, advance to championship

    It took two days to accomplish, but once the storm clouds rolled away, the Carroll County Panthers (19-9) emerged victorious over the Gallatin County Wildcats (3-21) 11-0 in the first round of the 31st District tournament on Tuesday May 24. The Panthers were leading 8-0 in the bottom of the sixth inning when Zach Wise hit a three-run walk-off homerun over the fence in right-center field to end the game by run-rule. With the win, the Panthers automatically qualify to play in the 8th Region tournament at Simon Kenton High School.

  • Softball falls to Gallatin in district tournament, 11-5

    The season ended in the district tournament for the Lady Panther softball team as they lost 11-5 to the Gallatin County Lady Wildcats on Tuesday May 24.

    The teams were able to get through four complete innings the day before and were in the top of the fifth when heavy storms delayed the game to Tuesday.

    While they notched 11 hits to Gallatin’s 13 in the game, errors and a six-run third inning by the Lady Wildcats foiled their plan for a comeback.