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Today's Sports

  • Lady Panthers stumble out the...

    Intimidation may have been a factor in the Carroll County Lady Panthers’ season and home opener against the visiting Shelby County Lady Rockets. Memories of last year’s 9-0 road loss may have echoed in the backs of their minds as they took the field to begin the 2012 campaign.

    The Lady Panthers were down 4-0 at the midway point of the first half and had dug themselves into an 8-0 crater by the half.

  • Cross country preps for 2012...

    When new student Austin Crank reported to his first day of school at Carroll County Middle School, he did not expect it to also be his last. By the end of the day, the former Madison, Ind. student had been moved up from eighth to ninth grade because the cutoff dates are different — July 1 compared to October 1 — in Indiana and Kentucky.

  • Volleyball defeats Gallatin 3-0...

    After a slightly jittery start, the volleyball Lady Panthers settled down and swept the visiting Gallatin County Lady Wildcats, 3-0, in their season opener, Aug. 9.

    Carroll squeaked out a tight 25-22 win in game one and commanded the serve in game two, winning 25-11. Sophomore Kelly Layton scored five points off the serve, while sophomore Stevie Ogburn added three more. Senior Ashley Gentry scored two points late for Carroll, including an ace.

    In game three, both teams hunkered down for a battle.

  • Panther football back under the...

    Heading into the scrimmage against Fort Knox High School Friday, Aug. 10, football head coach Mike Weedman did not know what kind of team he would be putting out on to the field. Normally, scrimmages are not treated like real games; they are used to evaluate individuals. However, this season, Weedman said he used it to evaluate his team.

  • Panther Spirit

    The Carroll County High School cheerleaders hosted a series of pageants Saturday as a fundraiser for their squad.

  • Panthers to host 3-on-3 street...

    Carroll County High School boys basketball and parent group will host a co-ed “Street Ball Show Down 3 On 3 Double Elimination Basketball Tournament.” There will be two tournament events, one for middle school-age athletes and adults and another for younger athletes.

    The first event will be Saturday, Aug. 25, with first round of game starting at 9 a.m. There will be four divisions: Division 1 – 7th and 8th grade; Division 2 – 9th grade to 18 years of age; Division 3 - 19 years of age to 35; and Division 4 - 36 years old and up.

  • Panthers scrimmage at fall camp
  • Panthers soccer goes for ‘gold’

    For the Panthers’ soccer team, second place is no longer good enough.

    The Carroll County High School boys have finished second in NCKC the last two years in a row and are determined to hang a banner this season.

    “We didn’t maximize our full potential with our seniors class and junior class,” head coach Ben Crutcher said, whose team ended last season with an 8-11-1 record. “… This year, we expect a lot of good things, especially from our senior class.”

  • Juniors McMahan, Childs lead...

    By SARAH BEACH

    The News-Democrat Intern

    The girls golf team has a new coach for the upcoming 2012-13 season.

    Tamara Cady, an English and drama teacher at Carroll County High School, will begin her second year as a teacher this fall, in addition to being the girls golf team’s new coach.

  • CCHS Soccer Veterans Night

    CCHS soccer will host a Veterans Night Aug. 20 during a varsity doubleheader against Henry County. Active duty and retired military in the area will be recognized for their service. The girls will play at 6 p.m. followed by the boys at 7:30 p.m. The Carroll County High School Honor Guard will present the colors and perform a gun routine. Girls head coach Greg Damron said he also has gotten approval for the National Guard armory to bring tanks to the field if they wish. Carroll players will switch out their normal home uniforms for camouflage t-shirts.