http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sports/rss.xml en 2015 Student-Athlete of the Year: Mackenzi Hawkins http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/2015-student-athlete-year-mackenzi-hawkins <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sa_hawkins1.jpg" alt="Senior Mackenzi Hawkins led her young softball team this season and excelled in the classroom and in the community. She was named The News-Democrat’s 2015 Female Student-Athlete of the Year." title="Senior Mackenzi Hawkins led her young softball team this season and excelled in the classroom and in the community. She was named The News-Democrat’s 2015 Female Student-Athlete of the Year." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Imagine that you have played your entire varsity-level high school softball career with the same core group of girls. Over the past six years, you have grown together as a team and a softball family, celebrating the highs and dealing with the lows together.</p> <p> Then, the next year, everyone is gone. They have graduated, and you are the lone senior left on a team of inexperienced underclassmen and middle schoolers, attempting to compete on the varsity level.<br /> How do you respond?</p> 2015 Student-Athlete of the Year: Zakk Hicks http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/2015-student-athlete-year-zakk-hicks <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sa_hicks1.jpg" alt="Senior Zakk Hicks will graduate as one of the best pitchers in Carroll County High School baseball history. He was named The News-Democrat’s 2015 Male Student-Athlete of the Year." title="Senior Zakk Hicks will graduate as one of the best pitchers in Carroll County High School baseball history. He was named The News-Democrat’s 2015 Male Student-Athlete of the Year." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> People say that sports are just a game. But to some, it can be so much more.</p> <p> For Zakk Hicks, baseball changed his life.</p> Early runs, 16 strikeouts help Panthers repeat http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/early-runs-16-strikeouts-help-panthers-repeat <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/champs_img_4762.jpg" alt="The Carroll County High School baseball team poses with their 31st District championship trophy. " title="The Carroll County High School baseball team poses with their 31st District championship trophy. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The Carroll County High School baseball team got on the scoreboard early against Henry County and rode Zakk Hicks&rsquo; 16 strikeouts to a 7-2 victory in the 31st District Championship May 20, winning the title back-to-back years. This completes the team&rsquo;s year long goal of winning back-to-back &ldquo;Triple Crowns,&rdquo; a name given to the 31st District Tournament, the 8th Region All &lsquo;A&rsquo; title and NCKC conference title.</p> Panthers struggle to hit in regional tourney loss to Titans http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/panthers-struggle-hit-regional-tourney-loss-titans <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/reg_am1a4968.jpg" alt="Junior second baseman Alex Burns, right, makes a hustle play in the top of the fourth, throwing the Collins’ runner out at first as he fell to his knees during the 8th Region Tournament game May 25. Carroll lost the game, 10-0." title="Junior second baseman Alex Burns, right, makes a hustle play in the top of the fourth, throwing the Collins’ runner out at first as he fell to his knees during the 8th Region Tournament game May 25. Carroll lost the game, 10-0." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> A tight 2-0 game most of the way, the Martha Layne Collins Titans blew the game wide open in the top of the seventh, scoring eight runs to defeat Carroll County 10-0 in the first round of the 8th Region Tournament Monday, May 25, at the Shelby County Athletic Complex. It was the first time all season the Panthers were unable to score a run.</p> Carroll County Middle School Softball http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/carroll-county-middle-school-softball <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ccms_sb_0041.jpg" alt="Andrea Searcy sends a single into left field." title="Andrea Searcy sends a single into left field." align="left" hspace="6" /> CCHS volleyball camp June 10-12 http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/cchs-volleyball-camp-june-10-12-0 <p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Carroll County High School volleyball hosts its youth camp June 10-12 at the high school. Camp will be held from 9 a.m.-noon. Girls heading in to third through eighth grades are welcome.</span></p> <p> The cost is $45 for all three days if pre-registered by June 5, or $50 at the door. Campers will learn from CCHS coaches, players, college-level players and CCHS alumni. They also will receive a t-shirt.</p> CCHS football hosts golf scramble http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/cchs-football-hosts-golf-scramble-0 <p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Carroll County High School football boosters will host a golf scramble May 30, at Cardinal Hills Golf Course, 335 Starks Lane, Bedford. Tee time is 9 a.m.</span></p> <p> The cost is $240 for a team of four or $220 if pre-registered by May 16. The maximum number of teams is 20.</p> <p> The event includes a meal, prizes, a live DJ, silent auction, 50/50 raffle and contests including Wear a skirt at the red tee, longest drive and closest to the pin.</p> Lady Raiders win over Lady Panthers on Senior Night http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/lady-raiders-win-over-lady-panthers-senior-night <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cc_conference_on_the_mound.jpg" alt="The Carroll County infield meets at the mound for a talk." title="The Carroll County infield meets at the mound for a talk." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">The Trimble County Lady Raiders closed out their regular season by claiming a 5-2 win over border rival Carroll County while sending their four seniors out in a big way on Senior Night.</span></p> <p> Carroll County&rsquo;s Kyra Kane scored a run in the first inning to put the Lady Panthers on the scoreboard. Kane drew a walk, was advanced to second on a fielder&rsquo;s choice ground out, then scored on a single by Mackenzie Hawkins.</p>