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High School Sports

  • Lady Panthers gain experience in first Round Robin

    The Lady Panthers softball team gained some valuable experience Saturday, going 1-2 in the first Carroll County Panther Round Robin, sponsored by The News-Democrat. Tates Creek won the tournament, going undefeated. Simon Kenton was 2-1 and Bracken County was 0-3. Rainy weather Friday pushed the opening two games to Saturday morning, making it a long day for everyone.

  • Panthers fall to the Colonels, 11-1, at home Tuesday

    Carroll County struggled to string hits together, while the Oldham County offense rolled, winning 11-1 at Panther Field. Oldham County junior starter Griffin McLarty earned the win on the mound, striking out 12 batters.

    Panthers starting pitcher sophomore Seth Hicks struggled to find the strike zone, walking five batters–one called intentionally after a 3-0 count by coaches as a strategic move that resulted in an out.

  • Tennis beats Trimble, 4-1

    Carroll County defeated Trimble County in girls’ tennis yesterday 4-1 in a match between NCKC opponents.

    Jessi Dermon was back at number one singles after missing last week’s Gallatin County match due to illness. Dermon rolled to a 6-2, 6-0 win over Trimble’s Diane Payton.

    Ashley Davidson played in the number two singles match defeating Destiny Harp 6-4, 6-1. Davison had been playing doubles the previous few matches.

  • Girls tennis falls to Grant, Anderson

    In recent girls tennis action Carroll County hosted Grant County falling to Lady Brave 2-3, March 25.

    In the No. 1 singles match Carroll’s Jessi Dermon defeated Grant’s Haley Smith 4-6, 6-3, 10-8.

    The No. 2 singles match paired Carroll’s Emilee Walker against Grant’s Emma Hughes with Walker coming up short losing 3-6, 0-6. 

    Carroll had to forfeit the No. 3 singles match to Grant County.

  • Softball defeats Eminence

    A young Carroll County softball team is beginning to find itself as it picked up its first district win with a 9-2 victory over visiting Eminence Tuesday, March 31.

    Carroll jumped out to an early 2-0 lead when sophomores Kyra Kane and Haley Dermon earned walks and scored on senior Mackenzi Hawkins’ double. Hawkins was later thrown out at the plate as the Panthers failed to capitalize with a runner in scoring position and no outs.

  • 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.