High School Sports

  • New faces will help volleyball defend its 31st District title

     Carroll County’s 31st District champion volleyball team lost four three-year starters to graduation last spring, opening up the floor to a group of inexperienced players to fill some big shoes.

    Carroll County head coach Lynn Eaglin said that only Allie Simmons, one of the six seniors on this year’s team, saw significant varsity time last year.

    Seniors Lee Lee Rabago, Taylour Brown, Makayla Lillard and Sarah Holloway all played on the junior varsity team last season and the other senior Carmen McArter is back after not playing last year.

  • New coaches, new system for Panthers football

    It’s the beginning of a new era for the Carroll County Panthers football program. The 2015 season brings a new head coach, an almost entirely new coaching staff, new offensive and defensive schemes and (eventually) a new athletic complex. The players will look different on the outside, sporting new uniforms and new helmets, head coach Lee Downey also wants to see a difference on the inside, as well.

  • Panthers soccer seeks its fourth straight district title

    Carroll County High School’s boys soccer team is gunning for an unprecedented fourth consecutive district title.
    Carroll County head coach Ben Crutcher is excited about the potential of this year’s team. The team is junior and senior heavy, and the players have been in the program a long time.
    “They will bring a lot of leadership and experience to the field this year,” Crutcher said.

  • Carroll County boys’ golf season to begin August 18

    Carroll County High School’s boys’ golf team has a new coach when Duke Boles accepted the position early this summer after school was over.

    Boles takes over for Josh Mefford who resigned after coaching the team for three years.

    The team currently has two seniors, Justin Ray and Dru Walker, and two sophomores, Blake Belcher and Caleb Stephenson on the roster. Boles had the first look at his team at its opening practice on August 4.

  • Season success starts in the summer
  • Athletic complex construction full speed ahead
  • Prepping for Fridays

    The Carroll County High School football team is enduring two-a-day-practices following dead period. Practicing in just helmets and shoulder pads for now, they will begin practicing in their full pads Aug. 1.

  • Athletic complex on schedule

    The construction is on schedule and the turf company is on-site ready to begin work at the Carroll County High School athletic complex. The grade work is complete and the field will actually be a foot higher than the current grade, RossTarrant Project Manager Eric Steva reported to the Board of Education June 18. Drainage for the athletic field will be installed in the foundation.

    The drainage to take the water across the road to the big pond also is complete, he said.

  • Promoted: Crank named head basketball coach

    After 11 years as an assistant and junior varsity basketball coach, Brian Crank is finally getting his opportunity to take the wheel, accepting the Carroll County High School boys basketball head coaching position.

    Crank will replace Carroll Yager, who coached the Panthers to a 76-111 record over seven seasons. The team was 40-42 the past three seasons with Crank on the coaching staff. 

  • Tennis Awards | June 11, 2015

    Carroll County High School tennis held its awards banquet May 22. The following received awards:


    Best singles - Jessi Dermon and Zeke Kates

    Best doubles - Kendall Conley and Taylor Courtney; J.J. Fernandez and Bobby Perkins

    MVP - Kendall Conley and Zeke Kates

    Panther Award - Taylor Courtney and Bobby Perkins

    Most Improved - Lorinda Bennett and Johnica Spenneberg; Jeremy Walker

    Coach’s Award - Kendall Conley and Bobby Perkins