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High School Sports

  • Searcy tosses perfect game in Lady Panthers win over Lloyd

    Carroll County junior pitcher Andrea Searcy dominated Lloyd Memorial as she tossed a three-inning perfect game in the 16-0 victory.

    Searcy stuck out all nine batters she faced while her teammates scored 15 runs in the bottom of the second inning in the run rule shortened game.

    Carroll County head coach Chelsey Zink said the score looks good and she will take the win but some of the balls that fell in the outfield today would not be hits against good teams. She was pleased that the team put the bat on the ball and made Lloyd field the ball.

  • Panthers baseball falls to Conner in season opener

    Carroll County High School baseball opened its season on the short end, dropping its home opener to Conner High School, 11-3.

    Conner broke open a close game in the third inning by scoring six runs with the big hit coming from Conner’s senior third baseman Garrett Coghlan. He hit a three-run home run down the left-field line.

  • Adult behavior, main reason officials are quitting

    By KARISSA NIEHOFF AND JULIAN TACKETT

    Special to the News-Democrat

    If you are the mother or father of a high school athlete here in Kentucky or one of the key school administrators in a member school or member school district, this message is primarily for you.

  • Carroll falls to South Oldham

    Carroll County Lady Panthers lost on Homecoming night Feb. 11, to the South Oldham Lady Dragons 63-45.

    The game played according to the Hoyle as the Lady Panthers failed to handle South Oldham’s trapping defense. The game had both teams putting together scoring runs as South Oldham jumped out to an early 9-0 lead in the first minute and a half.

  • Panthers lose rematch to Henry County in Districts

    The 31st District Tournament curse continued for Carroll County Tuesday night, as the Panthers were shutout of the district championship game for the 13th straight year. Henry County won the game 85-73 to advance to the title against Gallatin County Thursday night at CCHS.

  • Eminence defeats Carroll in 31st District Tournament

    Carroll County girls basketball’s 2018-19 season came to an end Monday night. They lost to Eminence in the 31st District game, 63-55, at CCHS.

    The game had 57 fouls called and seven players foul out, and the teams shot a combined 81 free throws. Pretty was not an adjective used to describe this game.

    Both teams struggled to score from the floor as Carroll managed only 13 made field goals and Eminence made 20 field goals.

  • Panthers fall just short against Anderson County, 57-52

    The Carroll County Panthers battled against the visiting Anderson County Bearcats, but in the end they fell short, losing 57-52 Feb. 5.

    “I think our effort is good, but the same thing we said in here yesterday, you have to have some intelligence when you play hard, too,” head coach Brian Crank said. “Sometimes we kill ourselves; we shoot ourselves in the foot. The effort has been there. We just shoot ourselves in the foot. You shoot 40 percent from two-foot you win. Something as simple as that.”

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  • Carroll falls to North

    Carroll County fought back from a 20-point halftime deficit to North Oldham to cut the lead to 11 with less than four minutes to go in midway through the third quarter Feb. 6. But after a string of turnovers and empty possessions at the end of the third and beginning of the fourth, the game was out of reach. North Oldham won the game, 82-51.

  • Carroll County holds on for win over Williamstown

    It was a nail biter at the end, but the Carroll County Panthers held on to defeat the visiting Williamstown Demons 67-64 Feb. 6.

    “A win’s, a win’s, a win, I guess,” head coach Brian Crank said. He agreed that the team lacks a “killer instinct” to put teams away that they had earlier in the season. “We got out of our routine and now we’re still out of it,” he said, noting how being out of school due to weather has disrupted their normal schedule.