High School Sports

  • Searcy pitches shutout as Lady Panthers pick up first win

    Carroll County Lady Panthers notched their first win of the season behind the strong pitching performance of eighth grader Andrea Searcy as they defeated Lloyd Memorial, 10-0, Monday, March 28.

    Searcy tossed the first shutout of her varsity career as she allowed three hits, no walks and she struck out four Lloyd batters.

    “Andrea pitched ahead in the count the entire game,” Carroll County head coach Chelsie Roy said. “It was a good win for her.”

  • Taking it to the court
  • Panthers defeat Lloyd Memorial on the road

    The Carroll County Panthers baseball team defeated Lloyd Memorial, 5-3, March 26.

    Sophomore Jake Robertson made his first varsity start, allowing one earned run in three innings. Junior Evan McMahan pitched 1 2/3 innings of relief, giving up two unearned runs. Junior Seth Hicks pitched the final 2 1/3 innings, picking up the win. He allowed zero runs.

    Senior Jacob Southworth had a two-out, two RBI hit in the top of the seventh to give the Panthers the lead.

  • Tennis teams fall to Gallatin County in first home match of the season
  • 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.