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Today's Sports

  • Lady Panthers dominate Ladycats...

    Head coach Dennis Hawkins was beaming after the game Thursday night, and for good reason. His softball Lady Panthers had just defeated the Henry County Ladycats 9-1, Carroll County’s first victory in the series since 2003.

    “It’s sweet, that’s all I can say is sweet,” Hawkins said. “That was a district game, and the girls earned it. They just played softball.”

  • Baseball falls in All-A

    For the first time in four years, the Carroll County Panthers did not return home with the 8th Region All-A Classic trophy.

    After defeating Williamstown Thursday 2-1 in nine innings, the Panthers struggled at the plate and lost 3-0 to Owen County. The game began on Saturday, but was rain delayed after just one inning and continued on Sunday.

    Head coach Josh Mefford said his team did not play badly, they just failed to score. “You can’t win games if you don’t score any runs.”

  • Carroll County Middle School...

    The Carroll County Middle School baseball team is very young and inexperienced, but are improving day by day, said head coach Jimmy Ray. He said the purpose of middle school baseball was to teach the players fundamentals and to prepare them for high school baseball.

    This is Ray’s first year as head coach, but he has helped coach both the middle school and high school teams in the past. He also coaches a summer league baseball team.

  • Track and field competes at...

    Carroll County track and field visited conference rival Henry County for a six-school meet Tuesday, April 10.

    Devin Gray led the Panthers with a second-place finish in the 800-meter run, and Blake Newby set a new personal best in discus, finishing in fourth place.

    In the girls events, three Lady Panthers took first place: Andie Hardesty won the high-jump event, Kirsten Arvin won the pole-vault event and Jessie Smith won the triple-jump event.

  • Panthers hang onto 3-2 victory...

    Bottom of the fourth. With two outs and Brandon Franklin on second base, Jacob Wise hit a ground ball to the Holmes shortstop. He boots it, but makes the throw to first. Not in time.

    With a full head of steam, Franklin rounds the corner and barrels toward home plate. The throw home is in time, and the catcher prepares to make the tag. But Franklin will not be denied. He leaps over the catcher like a hurdler on the track team and lands on home plate, giving the Panthers a 3-0 advantage.

  • Lady Panthers defeat Lady...

    Home runs by Kelsey and McKenzie Ogden propelled the Lady Panthers to an 11-1 victory in six innings over the visiting Eminence Lady Warriors Monday night.

    The team (11-8) collected 12 hits and committed no fielding errors in the win, a vast improvement over their previous game against Owen County in the All-A Classic.

    “I’m pretty well pleased coming back from Owen County the other night,” head coach Dennis Hawkins said. “They came in with a good attitude, ready to play.”

  • Carroll County elementary track...

    Fourth-grader Clara Tuttle and third-grader Kennedy Daigle were the top performers in the Carroll County Elementary track team’s first meet on Thursday, April 12, at Henry County High School.

    Head coach Joe Creager said elementary track is different from high school track in that athletes are allowed to participate in more than four events per meet, and the events are broken down by age group. The 4x100 meter relay also is both co-ed and across school and team lines.

  • Lady Panthers reach semifinals...

    Carroll finished in fourth place at the Oldham County Spring Break Classic over the weekend.

    The Lady Panthers lost their first two pool games against Central Hardin, 7-6, and Holy Cross (Louisville), 3-2, putting them in last place.

    However, the girls bounced back Saturday  in the tournament, defeating Bracken County, 6-3, and then taking down Mercer County, 5-4, which was ranked No. 1 in the other pool.

    Carroll reached the semifinals of the tournament, but was knocked out by Pickerington Central, out of Ohio, 6-1.

  • Home run for the cure

    About 60 people formed six teams and participated in The Support Second Base Susan G. Komen softball tournament Saturday at the county park. The event raised about $950, part of the fundraising effort by Brittany Belcher and her family to participate in the 3-Day for the Cure walk this November in San Diego.

  • Baseball rebounds from loss,...

    After a Friday night loss on the road to district foe Gallatin County, the Panthers baseball team split a doubleheader Saturday at Walton-Verona, putting them at 6-6 on the season.

    Carroll struggled to put the bat on the ball against the Wildcats, managing just one hit in the game – a bunt single by Chase Osborne.

    Head coach Josh Mefford said his team had poor pitch selection against Gallatin pitcher Brady Lawrence, who struck out three and walked three in a complete game.