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Today's Sports

  • Softball drops two away,...

    After two road losses, the Lady Panthers softball team got back on track with an 11-5 win against Holmes High School at home Saturday.

    Carroll traveled to Owen County on Tuesday, April 17 and lost 10-0. The Lady Panthers notched just two hits in the game, a single apiece from Kelsey Ogden and Sarah Hawkins.

    The girls started hot on the road at Trimble County on Wednesday, April 18, scoring three runs in the top of the first. But they fizzled out after that, ultimately falling 7-3.

  • Ford Fan Day at Ky Speedway

    Kentucky Speedway will play host to Ford Fan Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 28. The event provides a chance for race fans to see the improvements at Kentucky Speedway, along with a glimpse behind the scenes at the track.

  • Track sends off six seniors,...

    The Carroll County track and field team had plenty to celebrate Friday night at the fourth annual Carroll County Invitational. The team honored their six graduating seniors, and a new school record was set in the girls 800 meter run.

  • Panther tennis team defeats...

    The Carroll County boys’ tennis team clinched its second win over Gallatin County this season, 3-2, on Tuesday, April 17.

    Sergio Pascual cruised past Gallatin’s No. 1 singles player, 6-1, 6-2, and has not lost this season in singles. “He is playing very well and getting better as the season progresses, due mainly to his recovery from breaking his leg during soccer season where he was told he would not be able to play tennis due to his injury,” head coach Juan Fernandez said.

  • Panthers win Indiana tourney

    The Carroll County baseball team won three games in two days to be crowned champions of the Madison Courier Invitational Tournament over the weekend. Zakk Hicks was named MVP of the tournament.

    The Panthers (11-8) have been struggling at the plate lately, but head coach Josh Mefford is hopeful that the team has turned the corner. “I think we finally got out of the slump, and everyone hit the ball at the same time,” he said. “I knew we could do it because I throw to them every day in the cage and they hit the crap out of the ball.”

  • Girls fall to Owen in All-A...

    The Lady Panthers had hoped this would be the year their fortunes turned around in the All-A Classic tournament. Unfortunately, they will have to wait another year for a chance at the title, as the girls fell 12-2 in six innings to Owen County Friday, April 13. 

    Head coach Dennis Hawkins said his team had the “Friday the 13th Blues.” “We played like it was Friday the 13th,” he said, “and we had two left feet and two left hands.”

  • 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.