High School Sports

  • Baseball comes from behind to hold on against Owen

    Carroll County rebounded after a dismal top of the third to take the lead in the bottom of the fourth and hang on for a 6-5 win over Owen County Saturday, April 21. The Panthers are now 1-0 in the 31st District and undefeated at home (3-0).

  • Panthers hold on for home win over Lloyd Memorial

    It wasn’t pretty, but check one off in the win column for the Carroll County Panthers’ baseball team as they survived against the visiting Lloyd Memorial Juggernauts, 16-14, Friday, April 13. The Panthers finished the night with 16 hits, while the Juggernauts had 15 hits. Both teams struggled on the mound at times and their defenses each committed five errors.

  • Trimble wins All ‘A’ regional title off walk-off single, 4-3

    It was a pitchers’ duel all night long, with Carroll’s Andrea Searcy (10 strikeouts) and Trimble’s Abby Ponder (eight strikeouts) dominating at the mound. Trailing 3-2 heading into the top of the seventh, Carroll County tied the game, but Trimble County answered, scoring the game-winning run to win the All ‘A’ 8th Region Championship, 4-3, April 11, at Gallatin County High School. The Lady Raiders will compete in the All ‘A’ state tournament April 28-29 in Owensboro.

  • Panthers beat Rebels 11-1 in first round of All ‘A’ tourney

    Baseball season finally returned to Panther Field Monday as Carroll County hosted Owen County in the first round of the All ‘A’ Tournament. After a 1-1 tie in the first inning, the Panthers broke the game open in the second, leading to an 11-1 victory–their first of the season. Carroll (1-2) will play Gallatin County (1-1) in the semifinals at Trimble County High School. The Wildcats had a first-round bye.

  • 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.