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High School Sports

  • McMahan hits 1,000 point-mark on senior night

    Evan McMahan scored his 1,000th career point on senior night Feb. 14, in a manner not often seen in a 70-60 loss to Louisville Collegiate.

    McMahan toed the foul line with 0.2 seconds left on the clock after being fouled on a 3-point attempt, needing all three to reach 1,000 points. “I am never nervous, until I stepped up to the free throw line,” McMahan said. “I knew that I had to breathe and the way I had been making them tonight I would make these.”

    And that he did, as all three shots were nothing but net.

  • Breaking the curse: Panthers end 15-game skid with double OT win

    The Carroll County Panthers finally broke the curse of their 15-game losing streak with a 79-71 double-overtime win-to-remember on homecoming night Friday, Feb. 10. The Panthers led Williamstown most of the game, thanks to a 17-9 first quarter. The Demons chipped away at the lead over the next four quarters and tied the game at 63 at the end of regulation. Both teams scored four points in the first overtime, sending it into a second four-minute period. Carroll scored baskets on their first two possessions and hit clutch free throws down the stretch to hang on to the win.

  • Lady Panthers pick up third straight win

    The Carroll County Lady Panthers put together a complete team win Friday night, fending off an almost single-handed effort by Williamstown senior Michaela Kennedy. The Lady Panthers won the game, 55-49, in front of a loud homecoming crowd.

  • Lady Panthers come up short in home finale, 52-47

    The Carroll County Lady Panthers lost a hard fought contest to the Shelby County Lady Rockets, 52-47, Feb. 13.

    Early in the first quarter neither team demonstrated basketball skills as Carroll County had five turnovers before hitting a shot. Shelby County missed the first five shots they took, yet Carroll County only led 5-4 with 4:12 left in the first quarter.

    Junior Abigail Aulbach scored five of her game-high 20 points as Carroll jumped out to a 9-4 lead.

  • 2017 Basketball Homecoming

    The annual Homecoming Crowning will be held between the Carroll County High School varsity basketball games against Williamstown Friday, Feb. 10. The boys play at 6 p.m. followed by the homecoming crowning and then the girls’ game. 

  • Lady Panthers hit win number 10 on senior night

    The Lady Panthers basketball team notched back-to-back wins for the first time this season, defeating North Oldham, 44-28, Feb. 7. It was the team’s 10th win of the season and even more sweet because it was on senior night.

    After taking a 26-21 lead at halftime, Carroll County held North Oldham to just one point in the third quarter and extended their lead to 13, 35-22.

  • Lady Panthers lock in No. 3 seed

    Carroll outscored Eminence every quarter, winning 45-31 on the road Saturday, Feb. 4. With the win, the team locked up the No. 3 seed outright in the 31st District Tournament, which begins Feb. 20, at Henry County High School.

    The Lady Panthers were 17-23 from the free throw line and opened the game with a 14-6 lead, extending it a little each quarter.

  • Panthers fall to Anderson County on the road, 86-58; Senior night Feb. 14

    Carroll County hung tough for three quarters before falling on the road to Anderson County, 86-58, Feb. 7.

    The Panthers were tied after the first quarter, 19-19 and trailed by six points at the half, 40-34.

    Anderson opened an 11 point lead after three quarters of play, 58-47. A huge 28-point fourth quarter for Anderson County where Carroll only managed 11 points broke open the ball game.

  • Panthers outpaced in fourth quarter, fall to North Oldham

    The Carroll County Panthers played well for the majority of the game against the favored North Oldham Mustangs and trailed by just five points heading into the fourth quarter. But the Panthers couldn’t make a final comeback. They were outscored 24-13 in the fourth quarter, falling 70-54 at home Feb. 3.

  • Ryle pulls away in second half, 80-51

    After a competitive first half of basketball against 6A opponent Ryle High School, the wheels fell off in the third quarter for the Carroll County Panthers. Outscored 23-5, they could not make up the deficit in the fourth, falling 80-51 Jan. 25.

    “We played pretty well [the] first half against probably either [the] first or second-best team we’ve played all year,” head coach Brian Crank said. “It’s the biggest team we’ve played all year, and we were right there. Just didn’t come out ready to go in the second half.”