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High School Sports

  • Lady Panthers open home schedule with loss to South

    Poor passing and missed shots near the basket were the main areas in need of improvement after the Carroll County Lady Panthers’ home opening loss against South Oldham, 64-39.

    The visiting Lady Dragons got off to a quick start, building a 10-0 lead. The Lady Panthers committed five turnovers in the stretch–three from the South Oldham press. Carroll’s first points came from sophomore center Amelia Napier, who was fouled making a move in the post and sank both free throws with 4:27 left in the first quarter.

  • Carroll stays close through three quarters, but Trimble pulls away

    A balanced offensive effort and a lesson in patience resulted in a successful outcome for the Trimble County Lady Raiders Friday in their annual border rivalry tussle with Carroll County. While the Lady Panthers made a close contest of it for three quarters, it was Trimble taking the eventual win by a 53-35 score.

    “Our girls played a great game,” Carroll coach Paul Stone, Jr., said. “The effort was spectacular. I can’t say enough good things about the way that they played. If we keep playing that hard we’re going to win some games.”

  • Panthers defeat Raiders in border rivalry, 64-57

    Trimble County’s Raiders scored the first seven points of the game and Carroll County’s Panthers scored the final six in last week’s border rival clash at Bedford. The story that unfolded between the two scoring barrages was written in typical dramatic rivalry fashion by two young and desperate teams that culminated in a 64-57 Carroll win.

  • Lady Panthers cheerleaders win runners-up at region

    The Carroll County High School cheerleaders won second place in the All-Girls Small Division at the 8th Region Competitive Cheer event Dec. 3, at Anderson County High School.

    The Lady Panthers earned a score of 80.2, which was also fifth best overall for the day. The All-Girls Small Division winner was Collins with a score of 85.2. Simon Kenton had the overall highest score with 88 in the All-Girls Medium Division.

    “Our execution was flawless,” coach Shelly Hunt said. “We had a top-notch, flawless routine. Not one drop.”

  • Speed will be key for Panther boys on the BB court

    Mismatches and how they are handled will determine the level of success of the Carroll County boys’ basketball season.

    “We do not have a lot of size,” Carroll County head coach Brian Crank said. “We will try to play fast and use our speed as an advantage by making their ‘bigs’ come out and guard us.”

  • CCHS seeks track coach applications

    Carroll County High School is in need of a head track Coach. Applicants must be 21 or older and a high school graduate to apply. Email resume to Paul Stone. paul.stone@carroll.kyschools.us.

  • Lady Panthers look to climb to the top in districts

    Team chemistry and extra depth inside are two of the positive traits of this season’s Lady Panthers basketball team. This year’s team is led by senior captains Haley Dermon, Jenna Richmond and Taylor Napier.

    “Jenna is a great defender and great ball handler,” head coach Paul Stone said. “We’re looking for her leadership to guide our offense.

  • Goins takes the reins of CCHS baseball team

    New Carroll County head baseball coach Kevin Goins has had a wild couple of weeks as the coaching job came out of nowhere. Carroll County had hired Levi Bristow before he resigned to take the same position at Oldham County High School. Goins said he had been a finalist in both of those coaching searches.

  • Former UofL, NFL quarterback Cantwell named Panthers football head coach

    Hunter Cantwell has followed his heart and found a new home in high school athletics as he was introduced as the new Carroll County head football coach Nov. 18 replacing Lee Downey who resigned Nov. 7.

    As a former NFL and University of Louisville quarterback, Cantwell could have found a coaching job at the college or professional levels. “At the upper levels coaching is business,” Cantrell said. “At the high school level you are developing young men.”

  • Leaving A Legacy: Zakk Hicks

    After going down in Carroll County High School baseball history as one of the team’s best pitchers, Zakk Hicks has now been recognized for his accomplishments statewide, making the state record books for most strikeouts per game in a season. Hicks ranks 11th on the list, averaging 12.7 strikeouts per game his senior year in 2015.