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  • Coach sees improvement, but...

    While it does not show on the scoreboard, the Lady Panthers soccer team is showing improvement. Carroll County met a formidable opponent Aug. 27, in the Grant County Lady Braves and lost 11-1.

    “Very proud of the girls for the simple fact that while the scores have not been great they, as a team, have really kept their composure and their attitudes are really in check,” head coach Greg Damron said. “They’re really positive. Even though we got beat by 10, they didn’t get down on themselves.”

  • Lady Panthers drop match to Lady...

    The Collins Lady Titans jumped out early on the Lady Panthers in both games, winning the match Aug. 27, 25-13, 25-19.

    “Tonight, my team lacked drive. Our covering was not where it needed to be because they had a really good outside hitter, [senior Michaela Staudemire,]” head coach Lynn Eaglin said. “I believe she got six kills per game on us, and we just weren’t in our spots.”

    Collins took off in game one with a 6-0 lead, and the Lady Panthers were not able to catch up. 

  • Lady Panthers earn first win of...

    Carroll County volleyball traveled to Eminence Aug. 28, and returned home with a 3-0 district win. The Lady Panthers won 25-19, 25-13, 25-21.
    Kelly Layton led the team with 10 kills, followed by Karly Prosser with six.
    Stevie Ogburn led the team in serving, hitting 14-14 with four aces. Abby Miracle also had four aces and 23 set assists. Prosser and Allie Simmons also served three aces.

  • Panthers lose to Henry, 48-13

    Carroll County committed six turnovers – five fumbles and a backward pass picked up by Henry County – in its 48-13 road loss Friday, Aug. 29.

    “We can’t win with six turnovers,” head coach Mike Weedman said Tuesday.

    Big plays also kept the Panthers out of the game, as the Wildcats converted on numerous third downs to keep the drive alive. Weedman said they ran a lot of sweep plays around the edges, something the Panthers need to improve on defending moving forward.

  • Boys golf competes in tourney,...

    The Panthers golf team finished 12th out of 17 teams in the fourth annual Bulldog Classic Saturday, hosted by John Hardin High School. Head coach Josh Mefford said it was the team’s first tournament of the season, and they were nervous about playing bigger schools. The conditions also were bad, with the weather very hot and the course wet.

    Levi Stephenson led the Panthers, shooting an 84. Justin Ray shot a 91, followed by Clint Burgess and Chase Hartman with 97 and Blake Belcher with 98.

  • Lady Panthers lose 8-0 at Villa...

    The Lady Panthers soccer team lost their season opener Saturday at Villa Madonna, 8-0. “While our first game doesn’t look great in the score book, it did present us with what we need to work on and where we currently are and where we want to be,” head coach Greg Damron said. “I am proud of the girls for sticking with it and not giving up. We will take what we learned and use it to make us better for the next.”

  • Carroll falls 1-0 to Shelby

    The Panthers soccer team came up just short in their home opener against Shelby County Aug. 21, losing 1-0. Carroll County hung with the visiting Rockets the entire game, except for one brief mental lapse to start the second half. Shelby County took advantage and scored their only goal within the first 50 seconds of the half.

    “We lost focus right off the bat in the second half,” head coach Ben Crutcher said. “We didn’t come out with the intensity that we had hoped and they put one on the board real fast in the second half.

  • Serving hinders Lady Panthers,...

    The Lady Panthers struggled serving in game three and were unable to pull out a victory in their home opener, losing to Grant County, 2-1, Aug. 20.

    “I felt that they played OK together, but we just made a few mental mistakes with serving and so forth that unfortunately cost us,” head coach Lynn Eaglin said.

  • Panthers soccer takes second in...

    Carroll County High School boys soccer finished in second place last weekend in the Calvary Christian tournament. The Panthers lost their first game to Walton-Verona, 3-2, on Monday, Aug. 18, but rebounded with back-to-back wins Friday against Covington Latin, 4-2, and Saturday over host Calvary Christian, 5-1.

    Sophomore David Marshall (pictured) scored in all three games, seven goals overall, and was named to the All-Tournament Team.  Head coach Ben Crutcher said Marshall really stepped up to lead the team.

  • Carroll County football off to...

    By TIM HENDRICK

    The News-Democrat

    Carroll County opened their 2014 season with a hard fought 47-34 win over the visiting Pendleton County Wildcats.

    After the game, which wasn’t decided until after the final Pendleton County possession, head coach Mike Weedman told his team that they took a huge step forward. “You are a young team that stepped up in an emotional game,” he said. “… We still have a lot of work to do, and we still have to get a lot better.”