High School Sports

  • 2017 Student Athlete of the Year | Haley Dermon

    A career three-sport athlete, Carroll County High School senior Haley Dermon has excelled in cross country, basketball and softball and is a proven leader on all three teams and at the high school. For these reasons and more, she has been named The News-Democrat’s 2017 Female Student-Athlete of the Year. Earl Floyd Ford sponsored the award.

    Haley said she was excited when she heard she had won. “I’ve been nominated every year, so I was kind of hoping I would get it.”

  • 2017 Student Athlete of the Year | Evan McMahan

    Scoring 1,000 career points in basketball, catching the game-winning touchdown in football and hitting a walk-off home run and earning the win on the mound in baseball–not many people can say they have had a more successful senior year in three major sports than Evan McMahan. It hasn’t always been easy, but Evan has worked hard and been a leader throughout, earning him the title of The News-Democrat’s 2017 Male Student-Athlete of the Year. Earl Floyd Ford sponsored the award.

  • Softball scores big win on Senior Night Tuesday

    After a slow start, Carroll County’s bats started rolling against Frankfort Tuesday night, as the Lady Panthers sent their seniors off with a 22-3 blowout win on Senior Night. It was the final home game for Haley Dermon, Kyra Kane and Cheyenne Lawrence.

    “This is a good group of seniors,” head coach Chelsie Roy said. “They bond well with the team. I’ve enjoyed coaching them the past three years, and they’ve grown within the last three years, I feel like, and they’ve grown as leaders.”

  • Baseball falls to KCD, 10-1

    The Panthers’ baseball team fell behind early and could never get back on track, falling 10-1 to visiting Kentucky Country Day May 9.

    KCD scored two runs in the top of the first, and Carroll scored their only run of the game in the bottom of the first. Leadoff Deaton Oak reached on an error by the shortstop and advanced to second on a groundout by Seth Hicks. Evan McMahan hit a grounder to shortstop, but the throw to first was low, allowing Oak to score, 2-1.

  • Carroll beats Bullitt Central, falls to Boyd County in doubleheader

    Carroll County went 1 for 2 in a round robin Saturday at home, defeating Bullitt Central in game one and falling to Boyd County in game three of the day.

    The Panthers defeated Bullitt Central, 8-4, with Evan McMahan pitching a complete game and earning the win. He struck out four batters and walked four and gave up seven hits and four runs.

  • Panthers knock off No. 19 Henry Clay

    Carroll County traveled to Lexington May 10, and knocked off Henry Clay High School, 4-2. The Blue Devils (19-7) were ranked No. 19 in the state at the time, according to PrepBaseballReport.com.

    “The kids fought hard and proved that no matter the school enrollment, they can not only compete but can win,” head coach Kevin Goins said. “This was a statement win for this program and I couldn’t be prouder.”

  • Results of the Carroll County All-Comers track meet

    100 METER DASH

    14.42 SB Mallory Bickers 2nd

    15.77 SB Kacey Ogburn 5th


    56-7.25 Kacey Ogburn 4th

    43-11.5 SB Mallory Bickers 11th


    22-8.75 SB Mallory Bickers 4th

    21-11.75 SB Kacey Ogburn 6th


    100 METER DASH

    11.59 SB Darrius Watson 1st

    12.56 SB Guillermo Cruz 2nd

    14.98 Ravi Patel 5th

    200 METER DASH

    33.48 Darrius Watson 3rd

    400 METER DASH

    59.00 Guillermo Cruz 1st

  • Softball falls to Western Hills

    Despite the attempted seventh inning heroics of eighth grade Bailey Mefford’s first varsity homerun Carroll County Lady Panthers dropped a 6-3 decision to the visiting Western Hills Lady Wolverines, May 8.

    Each team had nine baserunners and one fielding error but Western Hills was more efficient with its opportunities.

  • Carroll softball drops one-run loss to Shelby County

    Carroll County played its ninth one-run game of the season dropping a 7-6 decision to Shelby County, May 9. Carroll has four wins and five losses in the nine one-run games.

    Shelby jumped on the Lady Panthers early as they scored two runs in the first inning on a walk and two hits.

    Carroll answered back in the bottom of the first when Haley Dermon doubled off the fence in right centerfield. Andrea Searcy followed with a single to score Dermon to halve the lead 2-1.

  • Panthers put up solid effort in win over Williamstown

    After giving up two runs in the top of the first, senior starting pitcher Evan McMahan and the Carroll County Panthers stepped up their game the rest of the way, defeating Williamstown 7-4 May 8.