High School Sports

  • Crank sees Panthers displaying ‘improved team chemistry’

    Carroll County boys basketball head coach Brian Crank was shaking his head after basketball practice, Nov. 20. “We did some good things at our Nov. 18 scrimmage at Covington Holy Cross,” Crank said. “Then we came out and had an awful practice today, no one was focused.”

    Crank said he was pleased with scrimmage, especially the second half. “They listened at half time and rebounded better, played better defense and reduced the number of turnovers,” he said. “All the things a team has to do win.”

  • Girls welcome new head coach; look to run an up-tempo style

    The Carroll County Lady Panthers open the 2017-18 season with a new head coach at the helm, as Ron Henderson takes over for CCHS athletic director Paul Stone. Henderson has 11 years of girls basketball coaching experience in Oldham County, including as the Oldham County High School JV head coach.

  • CAC Eagles run at KCAA state meet, play in Ballorama

    Christian Academy of Carrollton’s cross country team placed three runners in the top 10 at the Kentucky Christian Athletic Association state meet Nov. 4. This was their second consecutive year in the race, with 11 runners who participated.

    Rebecca Sutherland and Janalynn Hon came in eighth and ninth place, respectively, for the high school girls division of the meet.

    Cooper Hon placed fourth in the middle school boys division.

  • Panthers’ season ends with playoff loss to CAL

    Defending 2A state champion Christian Academy of Louisville proved to be too much to handle for the Carroll County Panthers Friday night, as the Centurions defeated the Panthers, 49-6, in Louisville. CAL advanced to take on Walton-Verona Nov. 10.

    The Panthers knew they would be facing a monumental challenge coming into the game, but they were not intimidated. There were bright spots in the ball game for the visiting Panthers, just not enough to string together a win.

  • 2017 CCHS football seniors
  • Panthers dominate on both sides of the ball, win 47-12

    The Carroll County Panthers didn’t let a little rain and cold temperatures stop them from bringing home the win on Senior Night Friday, Oct. 28, as they defeated the Dayton Greendevils, 47-12. The Panthers accumulated 436 yards of total offense, led by junior running back Orlando Vasquez who eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark with 268 yards on 32 carries and four touchdowns. The Panthers’ defense held the Greendevils to just 188 total yards and forced six turnovers.

  • 2017 CCHS cheer seniors
  • All-star performances
  • Season ends with district tourney loss to Owen

    The Carroll County Lady Panthers played one of their best sets all season in the first set of their semifinal 31st District Tournament match up with No. 1-seed Owen County. Unfortunately, the No. 5 Lady Panthers could not keep up that early momentum and overcome their own mistakes, losing 3-1 (25-18, 17-25, 22-25, 21-25), to end their season Oct. 17.

    The Lady Panthers defeated No. 4 Gallatin County in the first round the night before, winning 3-2.

  • Panthers return home for finale after tough road trip

    Carroll County’s three-game road trip finally came to an end Friday night, as the Panthers–for the third time this season–faced another Top 10 opponent in Class 1A Paris High School. The Panthers (3-6) scored more points (21) and gained more yards (260) against the Greyhounds (8-1) than any other team this season. But when the final horn sounded, Paris claimed victory, 55-21.