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High School Sports

  • Panthers struggle at the plate, fall in All ‘A semifinal

    Strikeouts and unfortunate errors plagued the Carroll County Panthers’ baseball team Tuesday night against Gallatin County. After scoring the first run, the Panthers gave up three in the third inning–all unearned–and lost 3-1 in the All ‘A’ semifinal, held at Trimble County High School.

    Gallatin starting pitcher Austin Spada was a little shaky with his control to start the game, hitting David Duncan and Dane Lacefield with pitches, but quickly settled in to finish the game with 14 strikeouts.

  • Rival Raiders pull out 5-4 win over Panthers

    Local baseball teams finally beat the weather odds and got in some valuable field time last week. Carroll County’s Panthers motored to Bedford Thursday, April 5, to finally do battle with Trimble County in a game that was postponed from March 26, due to weather. The contest was an exciting match-up with the two teams trading the lead back and forth as the innings progressed. The Raiders ultimately won the game, 5-4, in the bottom of the seventh.

  • Austin, Gaddis homer in Carroll’s win over Henry

    District rival Henry County has had Carroll’s number for the last several years as they had defeated the Lady Panthers eight straight times since Carroll last win April 17, 2014.

    Following the tournament format Carroll was the visiting team and batted first. Allie Beach singled to center field and Mallory Besselman bunted her over to second. Andrea Searcy came up with a runner in scoring position and hit a hard line drive right at the second baseman for the third out of the inning.

  • Carroll opens home tourney with 8-1 win over Grant

    The weather has been the number one opponent for spring sports. Softball and baseball have had numerous cancellations and The News-Democrat Spring Classic scheduled for April 6-7 was also changed.

    The Spring Classic was rescheduled with six games on Friday, April 6, due to the possibility of snow and rain on Saturday, April 7.

  • Carroll blanks Gallatin in All ‘A’ opening round, 15-0

    Three days after making a statement that the Lady Panthers are a team to be reckoned with in the 31st District they added an exclamation point with a 15-0 defeat of district opponent Gallatin County in the first round of the 8th Region All A Classic Monday, April 9.

  • Softball advances to All ‘A’ regional title against Trimble

    Carroll County Lady Panthers scored first and overcame some errors late to hold on to a 3-2 victory over Walton-Verona in the All ‘A’ semifinals Tuesday, April 10. They will take on Trimble County in the championship Wednesday. It will be Carroll’s first appearance in the championship game since 2013. Carroll County has never won the regional championship game. Trimble County appeared in the first All ‘A’ state tournament in 2004, but lost both games.

  • Softball hosts annual tourney

    Carroll County Lady Panthers’ softball hosts the fourth annual Carroll County Classic, sponsored by The News-Democrat this weekend. The two-day tournament will be held Friday, April 6, and Saturday, April 7, at Carroll County High School.

    “We’re excited about the tournament,” head coach Chelsie Zink said. “We’ve got a few new teams involved. Even though we’re only going to have one game under our belt (Wednesday) we’re prepared and staying positive.”

  • Track team competes in three meets

    Oldham County Kick Off Classic

    Carroll County’s boys and girls track and field teams finished 10th out of 10 teams in their first meet of the season March 16, in the Oldham County Kick Off Classic.

    Lady Panthers junior Tori Crawford finished 29th in the 100-meter dash with a time of 14.84 seconds. Freshman Claire Harris finished 33rd (14.92 seconds), followed by junior Lauren Cox in 36th (14.94 seconds), freshman Lily Young in 47th (15.64 seconds) and junior Amelia Service in 63rd (16.84 seconds).

  • Cancellations due to weather result in slow start to spring sports

    Three, two, one, one and zero. That’s the number of games Carroll County High School’s spring sports teams have been able to play since the season opened March 15. Flooding and torrential rains, snow showers and freezing temperatures–it’s been an unusual spring so far to say the least.

    The Lady Panthers softball team has yet to see live action this season because of the weather.

  • Baseball drops season opener at Lexington Christian

    Lexington Christian notched seven hits and took advantage of nine Carroll errors and six walks to defeat the visiting Panthers 15-1 March 23.

    Starting pitcher Craig Beach was tagged with the loss, throwing two innings and giving up three hits and seven runs. Kam Rivers pitched the third inning, giving up one hit and a walk for four runs. He also logged the Panthers’ only strike out. David Duncan pitched 0.2 innings (three hits, four walks and four runs), and Caleb Stephenson pitched 0.1 innings (walk).