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Today's Sports

  • Pre-season preparations

    Football

    The students at Carroll County middle and high schools are gearing up for the return to school as they practice volleyball, soccer and football.  

    The Panther football team will be returning 59 players to the gridiron this fall and head coach Michael Weedman said his team is looking good.  Even with the loss of 14 graduated seniors, Weedman is impressed with how well the Panthers have done in summer passing leagues and camps.

  • Yager a standout at basketball...

    A local Carroll County senior Panther basketball player attended Blue Chips Basketball Camp recently and was tapped as an all-star from the group of 425.

    Will Yager, a shooting guard for the Panthers, attended the first session of Rick Bolus 30th annual High Potential Blue-Chip Basketball camp with 425 campers from 26 states and Germany.  Yager was selected as one of the All Stars in the camp and participated in the All Star Games and the 2009 Bluegrass Insider Roundball Classic in April.

  • Hornaday, Kligerman winners at...

    Weather conditions for Kentucky Speedway’s third weekend of the season couldn’t have been any better for the race teams and race fans. Temperatures were in the 70s Friday and Saturday for the Camping World Truck Series race, the Built Ford Tough 225, and the ARCA RE/MAX Series Click It or Ticket Buckle-Up Kentucky 150.

    Friday was a day of practice for both series as teams worked to find the right setup for the races and Saturday’s qualifying sessions. Ron Hornaday, Jr. won the Keystone Light Pole Award in truck qualifying.

  • 53 enjoy soccer camp at county...

    Soccer camp director Greg Damron, wearing his wide brimmed white hat, could be seen from anywhere in the Robert Westrick Memorial Park as he taught and encouraged 53 campers during soccer camp last week.

    Damron organized the camp this year as a lower cost alternative for parents with children who are interested in learning or improving their skills in soccer.  Camp was held every evening last week according to Damron.

    Damron could be heard over four soccer fields barking out instructions and encouragement calling each camper by name during camp.

  • Carrollton to host Governor&...

    Governor Steve Beshear has designated Save the Grand Theatre’s signature 225-mile cycling event as the “Governor’s Autumn Bicycle Ride Across Kentucky.” GABRAKY is a scenic ride following rural roadways across the state through numerous regions and begins at the state boundary with Indiana at the Ohio River at Carrollton and ends at the state boundary with Tennessee at Dale Hollow State Resort Park in southern Kentucky.

  • Panthers raising funds for...

    The Carroll County Panther basketball team will be playing in a tournament in Florida over Christmas and they are in fundraising mode right now.

    The coaches and parent boosters will be sponsoring Bingo at the National Guard Armory on three consecutive Tuesday evenings, July 21, July 28 and Aug. 4 with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and play beginning at 7 p.m. according to head coach Carroll Yager.

    There will also be concessions available during Bingo.

    Winning allocations will be based on the number of players, Carroll said in a press release.

  • Villwock wins record 8th regatta

    Dave Villwock and the U-16 Miss Elam Plus racing team were absent during most of the 2008 unlimited hydroplane season after winning back-to-back Indiana Governor’s Cup titles in 2006 and 2007. The team returned to Madison this past weekend and took up where they left off by holding the unlimited fleet at bay, winning the Madison Regatta in convincing fashion.

  • Madison Regatta in pictures
  • The T-Ball boys of summer
  • Football organizational session...

    Parents of students entering sixth, seventh or eighth grades this fall and wanting to play football are asked to attend an organizational meeting Monday, July 6 in the auditorium at Carroll County Middle School at 6 p.m.

    Students also are expected to attend that night where the team rules and expectations will be discussed, some equipment will be given out as well as practice and game schedules, according to coach John T. Booth.  

    The practices will begin the following night, Tuesday July 7 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.