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High School Sports

  • Panthers fall by 8 pts in Class A Wed.

    The Panthers were eliminated from the first round of the Eighth Region Class A tournament on Wednesday, Jan. 19. In a game played at Owen County, Carroll was upended by Trimble County by a score of 49-41. Carroll senior Ethan Stewart led the Panthers with 25 points.

    The two teams have each defeated the other once, with Trimble falling at Carroll 56-51 in the Raiders’ season opener on Dec. 2. Trimble advanced to play Eminence in the Class A second round last night. Carroll and Trimble will square off for a third time on Feb. 1 at Bedford.

  • Lady Panthers clipped in double OT

    The Carroll County Lady Panthers suffered a 56-54 double overtime loss at Williamstown Saturday. The loss was only the seventh in 19 games this season for Carroll’s ladies.

    Junior guard Hannah Devine led Carroll County with 29 points and 10 rebounds. Senior Kyndal Curry contributed 12 points and pulled down seven caroms. Senior forward Tasha Hunter chipped in five points and grabbed six boards. Junior forward Nikki Hill cleared the boards with four rebounds and added a two-point basket. Freshmen guards Kelsey and Makenzie Ogden scored three points apiece.

  • Hudgins, Smith awarded Touchstone Energy All “A” Classic scholarship

    Sarah Hudgins and Ashley Smith, seniors at Carroll County High School, have been awarded a $1,000 Touchstone Energy All “A” Classic Scholarship by Owen Electric Cooperative and Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives.

  • Basketball Briefs

    CCHS girls’ beat Eminence, 77-16

  • Lady Panthers fend off comeback, beat Cooper 68-62

    The motto for the night seemed to be ‘Whistle first, ask questions later’ in the match-up between the Lady Panthers and the Lady Jaguars of Cooper High School. The two teams committed a total of 45 fouls—25 on Cooper, 20 on Carroll—and shot a combined 61 free throw shots. But it was Carroll County’s ability to knock them down in the waning minutes that sealed the win for them at home, 68-62, Monday night.

  • Basketball Briefs

    Boys fall 65-41 at Henry
    Carroll County (4-8) fell behind early to Henry County, 19-11, and could not make up the deficit as the game went along. The Panthers lost 65-41, dropping them to a 2-5 record in Regional games, 0-5 in District games.
    Ethan Stewart was the only Panther to reach double-figures, scoring 10 points. Also scoring for Carroll County: Zach Wise, 9; Trey Boles, 7; Dallas Gibson, 6; John Perry, 3; Tyler Grant, 2; Brandon Stewart, 2; and Dakota Corbin, 2.

    Boys tumble at Gallatin

  • Panthers’ ‘best game’ falls short, 56-53, against Collegiate

    The Carroll County Panthers enjoyed a six-point advantage in the waning seconds of the third quarter Monday in what head coach Carroll Yager called “the best game we’ve played.” But miscues over the final eight minutes of play allowed Louisville Collegiate to escape with a 56-53 victory when a three-point Ethan Stewart field goal attempt rimmed out at the final buzzer.


    “I was pleased with our guys,” Yager said. “We’ve made tremendous improvement.”

  • Panthers win one, drop two in Jackson Co. tournament

    The Panthers picked up a victory, but fell in two close match-ups, taking fourth place in the PRTC Holiday Classic in Jackson County.

    Head coach Carroll Yager said he thought the players grew together as a team and was proud that they were competitive in each of the games.

  • Lady Panthers take Lady Blackcats Tournament title

    While other students were spending their Christmas break sleeping in and watching television, the girls’ basketball team spent at least part of the break winning a championship.

    The Lady Panthers won four games in three days to win the Lady Blackcats Holiday Tournament in Prestonsburg, Ky.

    “It was an excellent trip for us,” head coach Randy Mefford said. “We played very well throughout the tournament.”

  • Panthers improve in loss

    By KRISTIN SHERRARD
    The News-Democrat
    Oh what a difference a few days can make. After being beaten 71-43 in a regular season game the previous Friday, Dec. 17, to district foe Gallatin County (4-3), the Carroll County Panthers (3-4) were competitive through most of the game and were improved many times over. The two teams battled in the second round of the North American Stainless and Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism Basketball Classic Tuesday with the Panthers falling short, 52-42.