High School Sports

  • Grant benefits from short field, defeat Carroll 28-12

    Turnovers and penalties hurt Carroll’s chances of defeating Grant County in the Panthers’ home and season opener Friday, Aug. 19. The Braves only had one scoring drive longer than 30 yards, defeating the Panthers 28-12.

    It was the first career varsity start for freshman quarterback Andre Mumphrey. Throughout the summer, he and junior Dylan Groves battled for the position, and when the lights came on Friday night, Mumphrey was under center and Groves was taking handoffs at fullback.

  • Girls cross country fields full team, boys looking for one more

    The Carroll County Cross Country teams will kick off their season Aug. 24, at the Switzerland County, Ind., Invitational. The teams will run in nine meets before the regional meet Oct. 29.

    Head coach Mollie Shirley said the girls will field a team for the first time in several years and she is still trying to recruit another boy runner so they would also have a team this season.

    Shirley said she is excited about the teams this year. There is plenty of experience on both.

  • Juniors lead Panthers golf team

    Carroll County boys golf returns a solid core of four juniors this season: Blake Belcher, Caleb Stephenson, Evan Oney and Garrett Sanders. Carroll graduated two seniors, Justin Ray and Dru Walker, with Ray being the scoring leader on the team last season.

    Carroll County head coach Duke Boles said he expects Belcher to take over the “Mr. Consistency” role that Ray played last year. “He will be the player to go out and play a solid round of golf,” Boles said. “I expect him to card a score that could be the medalist every time out.”

  • Panthers football looks to improve on last year’s record

    In his second year as head coach of the Carroll County Panthers football team, Lee Downey hopes to continue building the program and improving on last season’s 5-5 regular season record and first round playoff loss.

  • Noble confident in Lady Panthers soccer team

     After being the assistant coach for two Carroll County High School sports, Josh Noble is ready to take the reins as head coach of the Lady Panthers soccer team.

    “I’m excited for the opportunity to help teach these young girls about soccer and how to play,” he said.

    Noble coached the JV squad last season and has been a CCHS assistant baseball coach for the past two seasons. He also has on-the-field experience, playing on the varsity squad for four years at Scottsburg High School in Indiana.

  • Lady Panthers give good effort but fall in home opener

    The Lady Panthers’ 2016 debut may not have gone as well as first-year head coach Josh Noble would have hoped, but he could not fault his team’s effort. The Lady Panthers lost 9-0 to visiting Villa Madonna Aug. 15.

  • Lady Panthers bring more experience to court this year

    Carroll County volleyball welcomes back a young but more experienced squad for the 2016 season.

    Carroll graduated six seniors from last year’s team, but it was a squad that began the season with only two players with varsity experience. Head coach Lynn Eaglin brings a young team to the court this year, but one that gained varsity experience last year.

  • Burgess takes the reins of the Lady Panthers golf team

    The Carroll County High School girls golf team has grown in numbers this season and has a new coach to lead them in Allison Burgess.

    Veteran junior Ciara Hamilton and second-year player sophomore Kaileigh Burgess will lead this year’s Lady Panthers. Rounding out the team is a trio of eighth-graders who are new to the sport, but eager to learn: Taylor Franklin, Gabriella Hembree and Grace Long. With a group of five, the girls will be able to score as a team this season.

  • Panthers soccer team looks to defend its district title

    The 2016 version of the Carroll County High School boys’ soccer team will have plenty of new faces as CCHS alum and new head coach Kevin States takes over a team that has won four consecutive district titles.

    “We have four returning starters all on the offensive end,” States said. “We have a solid core of four seniors, but with only two juniors with varsity playing time we are really a young team.”

  • Bristow hired to lead the Panthers baseball

    “Coaching high school baseball has been my dream,” new Carroll County High School baseball coach Levi Bristow said at the meet and greet held in his honor Aug. 8.

    “Carroll County baseball has been our most successful program the past four years,” Carroll County athletic director Paul Stone said. “We wanted a good candidate to continue building on the success of Coach Jimmy Ray. Bristow stood out because of his passion and organizational skills.”