High School Sports

  • Sanders hits walk-off double in Carroll’s win over Owen

    Sophomore Garrett Sanders kicked off his varsity career with a bang, hitting the game-winning two-RBI double to center field Tuesday, March 22, as Carroll County defeated Owen County 8-7.

    “It shows what hard work does for you,” head coach Jimmy Ray said of Sanders. “He was in there all offseason working, and he got up there and got a big hit. It was pretty neat. He’s a good kid; I was happy for him.”

  • CCHS track program grows, hosts home meet April 28

    There is a lot of excitement buzzing around the Carroll County High School track and field team. The team has a brand-new track, new coaches and a much larger team, meaning the Panthers will be able to compete in more events this season.

  • Softball team looking for leadership for young team

    The Carroll County Lady Panthers will field another young team this season, as the roster has no seniors.

    Head coach Chelsie Roy returns seven juniors: Haley Dermon, Cheyenne Lawrence, Houston Lindsay, Hannah Polley, Emilee Pennington, Ana Garcia and Camiron Taylor. Two of the juniors are starting in new positions, as Dermon has moved from third to shortstop and Polley has taken over catching duties from last year’s only senior, Mackenzi Hawkins.

  • Lady Panthers lose to Walton-Verona in home opener

    The Carroll County home softball season did not start off in the way head coach Chelsie Roy envisioned as the Lady Panthers dropped a NCKC conference game to the Walton-Verona Lady Bearcats, 22-7.

    “Our players know we do not have an overpowering pitcher in the circle so the ball is going to be put into play and we have to make plays on the balls hit to us,” Roy said. “We did not do that tonight.”

  • Winter sports banquet

    Carroll County High School basketball and cheerleading held the winter sports banquet Sunday, March 20, at the high school. Student-athletes were recognized for both their academic and athletic achievements. 

  • Carroll County returns experience on both tennis squads

    Expectations continue to be high for the Carroll County High School girls tennis team, which returns its core group of players–now juniors that have grown up in the program.

    Head coach Juan Fernandez, who is in his ninth year of coaching, believes the girls would place among the top three or four teams in the state and expects the team to win the NCKC title. The Lady Panthers’ biggest challenger this season is Gallatin County, he said.

  • Panthers baseball drops season opener to North Oldham

    Carroll County High School baseball kicked off the 2016 season Tuesday night on the short end of a 17-2 score.

    North Oldham Mustangs brought their bats to the game as they pounded out 17 hits off of the Panthers’ pitching staff, including home runs by junior Cameron Masterman and sophomore Seth Bacon.

    Carroll County only managed four hits off the North Oldham pitchers.

  • Team previews for CC softball and tennis next week
  • Ray expects baseball Panthers to continue being competitive

    Carroll County High School baseball team kicks off its season with a three-game home stand with a March 15, contest against North Oldham, followed by Bishop Brossart on March 19, and the first game of district play against Owen County on March 22.

    “We will find out something about ourselves in a hurry this year,” head coach Jimmy Ray said. “I feel this is the toughest schedule I have put together but how hard it will be is weather dependant. The rain will dictate who we play.”

  • Wildcats stop Carroll County in 31st District opener

    Neck-and-neck through the first half, Henry County went on a short spurt in the beginning of the third quarter and broke the game open in the fourth to advance in the 31st District Tournament, defeating Carroll County 72-54 Feb. 24, at Gallatin County High School.