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High School Sports

  • Lady Panthers fall to Walton-Verona in Regional, 2-0

    Sometimes it’s the little things that can ultimately make the difference in a ball game, especially in softball and baseball. Carroll County and Walton-Verona both struggled at the plate, but the Lady Bearcats’ two runs in the top of the third were all it took to secure the win, 2-0, in the 8th Region Tournament on Memorial Day at Henry County High School.

  • Panthers fall in Regional, 21-7

    Carroll County limited its district opponents to a combined total of 21 base runners in route to winning the 31st District championship May 23. But Carroll County allowed South Oldham 28 baserunners in the 21-7 loss in the first round of the 8th Region tournament Monday.

  • New Triple Threat Award recognizes three-season, multi-sport athletes

    In an effort to continue the national emphasis and the KHSAA’s own efforts to de-emphasize sports specialization in the athletic culture, the Association recently launched the “Triple Threat Award” program to recognize those students who participate in high school athletics year round.

    The award, which is given to student-athletes who participate in a KHSAA sport or sport-activity on the varsity level during each season of the academic year (fall/winters/spring), will be presented to a total of 1,814 student-athletes for 2017-18.

  • Searcy drives in game-winner against Trimble

    Carroll County starting pitcher Andrea Searcy was also the batting hero as she drove in the winning run with a walk off single in the Lady Panther’s 4-3 win over Trimble County, May 14.

    Searcy was also dominant in the pitching circle for most of the game as she only allowed two hits and struck out 14 batters.

    Trimble County scored three unearned runs in the sixth inning as the Lady Raiders opened up a 3-1 lead.

  • Hamilton, Harris recognized; game cut short by rain

    The Carroll County Lady Panthers celebrated senior night May 18, against St. Henry with a rain-shortened game that ended in a tie, 3-3.

    St. Henry made the first inning interesting as Carroll County sophomore pitcher Andrea Searcy walked a batter and then gave up a single.

    Bailey Mefford led off the Carroll first inning with a double off the left center field fence. Allie Beach put down a sacrifice bunt to move Mefford to third base.

  • Softball mounts comeback to beat Dixie Heights

    One poor inning and a minor injury to starting pitcher Andrea Searcy could have spelled disaster for the Lady Panthers softball team. Instead, the girls showed they were resilient and tough, pulling out a 3-2 victory over Dixie Heights May 15.

  • Unified track meet

    Carroll County High School track and field athletes competed in a unified track meet May 7, at Ryle High School. Carroll County’s 4x100-meter relay team of Katlyn Colston, Zakk Wilson, Derrius Watson and Dylan Williamson came in first place.

    Williamson and Watson finished in first place in the 2x100-meter race and first place in the long jump. Williamson teamed up with Wilson in the shot put, winning first place. Williamson finished in second place in the 100-meter open race.

    Colston and Wilson finished in third place in the shot put. 

  • Marshall, Wille represented Carroll in state track meet

    After becoming the only two Panthers this season to make it to this year’s Class 1A State track meet May 17, in Lexington, Carroll County High School freshman Sarah Marshall and sophomore Joshua Wille have new results and new goals for the next season.

    Marshall finished 21st out of 22 athletes in the 800-meter run, but was only one of five ninth-graders in the competition. The top three finishers in that state competition were in either 11th or 12th grade. Marshall ran the event in 2:37.94, about four seconds slower than the mark that got her to state.

  • Panthers score 11 in first three innings, win 11-5

    Carroll County rode early hitting to an 11-0 lead after three innings and held on for an 11-5 victory over Gallatin County in the first round of the 31st District baseball tournament held May 21, at Henry County. Carroll advanced to the 31st District championship against Henry County. The game was postponed from Tuesday to Wednesday evening due to weather and will appear in next week’s paper.

  • Searcy’s strikeouts lead Lady Panthers to district win

    The Carroll County High School softball team shut down Henry County on their home field, 6-1, in the 31st District Semifinal Monday night.

    The Lady Panthers had a tough time getting off the ground, as they didn’t net their first hit until the top of the third inning, after a lightning delay halted the game. Before the storm, CCHS was 0-6 and four of their six batters had been retired by strikeout.