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High School Sports

  • 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.

  • Panthers fall to LaRue to finish 4th in NAS

    By KRISTIN SHERRARD
    The News-Democrat
    The Carroll County Panthers fell 53-36 to the LaRue County Hawks, finishing in fourth place in the North American Stainless and Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism Basketball Classic Wednesday night. Senior Tyler Grant and sophomore Dallas Gibson were named to the all-tournament team.

  • Girls top Gallatin, get to title game

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The News-Democrat
    The Carroll County Lady Panthers tasted revenge in the second round of the North American Stainless/Carroll County Tourism Basketball Classic by defeating Gallatin County 46-36 on Tuesday, Dec. 21. The win avenged a 56-51 overtime loss to the Lady Wildcats only three nights before and boosted Carroll County into the championship round of the tournament.

  • Lady Panthers runners-up in NAS holiday tournament

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The News-Democrat
    The mascot moniker is a misnomer. While Ashland Blazer’s boys’ basketball team is known as the Tomcats, their coed equivalents are known on the basketball court as the Kittens. But in Wednesday’s title matchup of the North American Stainless/Carroll County Tourism Basketball Classic, these Kittens fought like alley cats in what local fans hoped would be a real cat fight with the Carroll County Lady Panthers.

  • Carroll teams advance handily in NAS/Tourism Classic

    After dropping three straight games, the Carroll County Panthers (3-3) needed a spark to ignite their team. They found one in senior Tyler Grant.

    Grant posted a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds, five offensive and five defensive, in Carroll’s 66-26 blowout victory over Dayton (1-4) in the opening round of the North American Stainless and Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism holiday tournament.

  • Carroll teams advance handily in NAS/Tourism Classic

    The Carroll County Lady Panthers advanced to the winners’ bracket after a first-round defeat of Villa Madonna in the North American Stainless/Carroll County Tourism Basketball Classic Monday.

    Carroll ran out to a 11-0 advantage early in the contest and never looked back. The Blue Lightning managed to pull within five points twice in the contest but the Lady Panthers managed to thwart all comeback attempts. Carroll County fronted by as many as 20 late in the second half before settling for a 57-42 win.

  • Devine scores 33 in 43-35 Henry win

    It wasn’t pretty, but it was a win over a district opponent.

    The Lady Panthers (3-2) defeated the Lady Wildcats (2-1) 43-35 at home Tuesday night. Junior Hannah Devine, who led all scorers, was responsible for almost all of Carroll’s points, scoring 33.

  • Panthers lose to Henry

    Poor rebounding and turnovers hindered Carroll County’s ability to execute their game plan against visiting district foe Henry County, leading to a 67-44 blowout Tuesday night.

     “I didn’t think we executed things very well, both offensively and defensively,” head coach Carroll Yager said. “I thought they played harder than us. One of our strengths has been rebounding, and they out-rebounded us.”

  • Panthers 2-1, Lady Panthers 2-2 after away game stretch

    Devine scores career high in loss to Southwestern

    The Lady Panthers lost a nail-biter to Indiana rival Southwestern High School, 66-64 on Tuesday Dec. 7. Hannah Devine scored a career-high 37 points in the contest.

    Panthers suffer first loss of season

    Owen County’s defense shut down the Carroll County Panthers, defeating the visitors 77-44 Thursday night. The Panthers’ home game against Henry County Monday night was rescheduled for Tuesday before the girls’ own match-up against the Wildcats. Results were unavailable at press time.