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High School Sports

  • Panthers struggle finishing the game, lose to Henry

    With about five minutes to go in the fourth quarter, the Carroll County Panthers held a seven-point lead over district foe Henry County. But the Panthers’ offense went cold and were outscored 17-2 the rest of the way, losing 55-47 Wednesday – an almost identical score to their matchup just four days earlier in the North American Stainless Classic.

  • Missed shots inside, free throws contribute to loss

    Fifteen. That’s the number of shots from one foot away from the basket and the number of free throws the Panthers missed Friday night against Gallatin County. The end result was a 15-point homecoming-night loss in front of a packed house.

  • Lady Panthers take down Lady Cats, 46-34

    The Lady Panthers kicked up their defensive pressure in the second quarter, outscoring the Lady Wildcats, 14-7, to take a 21-20 halftime lead. Carroll County (3-9) would not trail again, breaking their eight-game skid with a 46-34 victory Wednesday night.

    “We told the girls at halftime, right there at the end of the second quarter, we took the lead because of two things: we pressured the ball and we pushed the ball,” head coach Paul Stone said.

  • Carroll boys finish in fourth in NAS Classic tourney

    North American Stainless Classic hosts Carroll County hoped to go undefeated and win its tournament championship. But after a huge first-round win over Calvary Christian, the Panthers stumbled against Spencer County and Henry County to finish in fourth place.

    Thursday: Carroll County defeated Calvary Christian, 69-20

  • Girls 0-3 at South Warren

    The Carroll County Lady Panthers traveled to South Warren High School Dec. 26-28 for the FNB Holiday Bash, but were unable to return home with a win.

    Head coach Paul Stone said the girls were flat in the first two games of the tournament, but played well in the final game.

  • Panthers take third in Bracken Co. tourney

    The Carroll County Panthers basketball team won two of three games to finish third in the Bracken County Holiday Classic, held Dec. 26-28. The tournament started off on a high note, as the Panthers got a big win over the Bracken County Polar Bears (6-3), 72-60.

    Head coach Carroll Yager praised the effort of senior transfer Blake Kruzan who posted a double-double with 15 points and 15 rebounds and tying Austin Crowell with a team-high four steals. “Blake played the best game he has all year for us,” Yager said.

  • Moore NCKC Player of the Week
  • Lady Panthers drop home game to Shelby

    A 12-4 third-quarter comeback was not enough to pull out a win for the Lady Panthers Dec. 21. The girls lost 47-37 to the visiting Shelby County Lady Rockets.

    The Lady Panthers were down 30-19 at the half, but outscored the Lady Rockets in the third to cut the lead to three, 34-31. Unfortunately for the home team, they could not keep up that momentum down the stretch.

    Shelby junior Katie Hudgens and sophomore Justus Martin led all scorers with 12 points each.

  • Cheerleaders not pictured
  • Road unfriendly for Carroll girls, boys basketball

    Girls struggle from the outside in loss

    Double-digit second and third quarters helped Henry County (5-1) pull away from the visiting Carroll County Lady Panthers (2-3), as the Lady Cats won 35-26 Dec. 17.

    “They did a nice job on defense of forcing us to shoot lots of outside shots,” head coach Paul Stone said in an email. “We didn’t make very many [shots] and no threes. We need to push the ball more to try and create easier scoring opportunities.”