http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sports/rss.xml en Carroll falls to Spencer after 10 innings in the freezing cold http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/carroll-falls-spencer-after-10-innings-freezing-cold <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/hicks_catch_6717.jpg" alt="Zakk Hicks catches a flyball in the outfield Monday against Spencer County. " title="Zakk Hicks catches a flyball in the outfield Monday against Spencer County. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Carroll County and Spencer County played a game of &ldquo;Can you do one better?&rdquo; for 10 innings before Spencer County prevailed, 7-4, Monday, March 23.</p> <p> Spencer County scored a run in each of the first two innings against Carroll County starter Alex Burns.</p> <p> In his first ever varsity start Burns struggled to find the plate in the first inning. Spencer led the game off with a single. Burns struggled to throw strikes and walked in Spencer&rsquo;s lone run in the inning.</p> Lady Panthers drop home opener http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/lady-panthers-drop-home-opener <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/andreaam1a9783.jpg" alt="Seventh grader Andrea Searcy hit RBI triple to right center field in the bottom of the third against Williamstown Tuesday, March 24. Carroll County lost the game, 13-3, in five innings." title="Seventh grader Andrea Searcy hit RBI triple to right center field in the bottom of the third against Williamstown Tuesday, March 24. Carroll County lost the game, 13-3, in five innings." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">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.</span></p> Downey named new CCHS football head coach http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/downey-named-new-cchs-football-head-coach <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/leedowney.jpg" alt="Lee Downey was formally introduced as Carroll County High School’s new head football coach Tuesday." title="Lee Downey was formally introduced as Carroll County High School’s new head football coach Tuesday." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">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.</span></p> <p> Downey replaces Mike Weedman, who coached the Panthers for eight seasons, posting an overall 44-45 record, 3-8 last year.</p> Girls tennis team is plagued with injuries early on http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/girls-tennis-team-plagued-injuries-early <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bennett_6664.jpg" alt="Seventh-grader Lorinda Bennett nails a forehand against Gallatin County March 23." title="Seventh-grader Lorinda Bennett nails a forehand against Gallatin County March 23." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Carroll County girls&rsquo; 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.</span></p> Baseball drops opener to Boone http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/baseball-drops-opener-boone <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/burns_booneam1a9347.jpg" alt="Alex Burns fields a groundball at second base against Boone County." title="Alex Burns fields a groundball at second base against Boone County." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Walking the leadoff batter rarely has a positive result. The Carroll County Panthers&rsquo; 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.</span></p> Carroll grad now a national champion http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/carroll-grad-now-national-champion <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/devine_cuttting_net.jpg" alt="Hannah Devine cuts down her piece of the net following the NCAA championship game." title="Hannah Devine cuts down her piece of the net following the NCAA championship game." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Former Carroll County girls&rsquo; basketball standout Hannah Devine is now an NCAA champion.</span></p> <p> Devine&rsquo;s Thomas More Lady Saints captured the NCAA Division III national championship March 21.</p> Little rookies hoop season coming to a close http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/little-rookies-hoop-season-coming-close <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/pr_alsup_asleep_6379.jpg" alt="Camden Alsup, 3, takes a nap while waiting for his team to take the floor. " title="Camden Alsup, 3, takes a nap while waiting for his team to take the floor. " align="left" hspace="6" /> Showing their strength http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/showing-their-strength <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/2015-03-14_10.43.44.jpg" alt="Orlando Vasquez competes in the deadlift. " title="Orlando Vasquez competes in the deadlift. " align="left" hspace="6" />