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2013 Sports Year In Review

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Lady Card bowlers, TCHS boys' hoops, CHS baseballers winners

By Bobby Brockman

 

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Taylor County High School’s girls’ team won a state bowling championship while the Cardinal basketball squad captured the 20th District title and the Campbellsville High School baseball team claimed its sixth consecutive district crown.
Here are some of the other highlights from the local scene which happened last year month-by-month.
January
Taylor County’s boys’ and Campbellsville’s girls’ team post cross-town basketball victories.
Taylor County announces Mike Stein will go in the Fifth Region Athletic Directors’ Hall of Fame.
Marion County defeats Campbellsville’s boys in overtime.
Free-throw woes cost Taylor County in 41-40 home loss to Marion County.
John “J.B.” Holmes begins eighth season on the PGA TOUR.
Quentin Goodin’s basket down the lane sends Taylor County over Adair County in OT in Columbia.
Austin Hash’s tip-in enables Campbellsville to edge Danville.
Taylor County High School’s bowling teams claim regional titles in Elizabethtown.
February
Austin Webster scored 13 of his team-high 15 points as Taylor County defeated Marion County to wrap up the district’s top seed.
Campbellsville High School crowned Bradley Bates and Jasmine Dowell as the Eagles’ Basketball Homecoming King and Queen.
Taylor County High School’s Lady Cardinals capture the Ebonite/Kentucky High School Athletic Association State Tournament on Friday at the Executive Strike and Spare in Louisville.
Campbellsville High tabs Phil Gowdy as the Eagles’ Fifth Region Hall of Famer.
Campbellsville High’s last Fifth Region Tournament championship basketball team is recognized at half-time of the Eagles’ game with Metcalfe County.
Taylor County wins the rubber match with Campbellsville and earns Fifth Region Tournament berth.
Taylor County clips Adair County for 20th District Boys’ Tournament championship.
North Hardin uses fast start to eliminate Taylor County in the Fifth Region Tournament at Hart County.
March
John “J.B.” Holmes is sidelined from the PGA TOUR  after fracturing his left ankle in a roller-blading accident.
Campbellsville University’s Lady Tigers win their 18th national tournament game in basketball before being eliminated in the second round at Frankfort.
Taylor County native Phil Cunningham is hired as head basketball coach at Troy University.
Paige Dabney and Austin Hash pitch the Campbellsville softball and baseball teams into the semi-finals of the All “A” Fifth Region tourneys.
Beauford Sanders notches his 700th baseball coaching victory at Campbellsville University.
April
Taylor County High School captured the Region 3 Bass Fishing Tournament title at Lake Cumberland as coach Shane Cox’s 12-person team of Cardinals caught the most combined weight of fish among the 45 teams entered. TCHS senior Travis Hunt and freshman Daniel Lawson  the overall winners while seniors Elliott Davis and Jill Hale also  qualified for state competition.
Taylor County opens district baseball play with a 6-5 loss to Marion County before shutting out Campbellsville 12-0 behind Justin Hazel’s two-hitter.
Kassie Miller claims the girls’ singles’ title as Taylor County’s Lady Cardinals capture the Heartland Athletic Conference team title at the David Parsons Tennis Complex.
Jason Reynolds’ third-inning blast sends Taylor County past Campbellsville in baseball while Shelby Carney’s three-hit, five-RBI day propels the Taylor County softballers over Campbellsville 14-4.
Don Dabney signs to swim at Transylvania University.
May
Taylor County Middle School’s seventh-grade volleyball team adds the tournament championship to its regular-season crown.
Campbellsville High School product Aaron Schwoebel has eight hits in the Campbellsville University Tigers’ last four games of the Mid-South Conference Baseball Tournament as Lindsey Wilson wins the if-necessary game.
Taylor County’s Ben Sharpe and Aaron Gray finish second at region to qualify for the state tennis tournament.
Campbellsville’s Nathan Riggs and Logan Dial plus Elizebeth Lenardson qualify for the state track meet.
Campbellsville upsets district-best Adair County in the 20th District Baseball Tournament and claim its sixth straight championship by defeating Taylor County 12-9.
Taylor County’s Lady Cardinals stop a eight-game losing skid to Marion County to win its first district softball title since 2009.
Campbellsville Middle School takes four games in two days to capture the Mid-Kentucky Conference championship.
Green County eliminates Taylor County 6-5 in Fifth Region Tournament softball while Bethlehem tops Taylor County 6-4 and Nelson County blanks Campbellsville 10-0 in Fifth Region baseball.
June
Campbellsville University’s Emma Napier, who hit .435 with is named a second-team NAIA All-American.
The Twins repeat as Major League baseball champions at Miller Park.
Wade Cave’s hole-in-one enables his team to capture the Heistand House/Taylor County Museum Golf Scramble at Campbellsville Country Club.
Taylor County’s Will Hollingsworth and Justin Hazel are named to the second-team All-Fifth Region baseball squad.
July
Ellen Kehoe shot an even-par 71 in the final round to capture the Kentucky Junior Amateur championship at Old Kentucky Home Golf Course in Bardstown.
A first-day 67 propels Josh Matney to the championship of the J.B. Holmes Invitational at Campbellsville Country Club.
8-year-old Haylee Allen competes in at the Pitch, Hit & Run competition at Citi Field during Major League Baseball All-Star Game activities.
Campbellsville’s 11-year-old and 12-year-old Little League All Stars claim district championships to advance to the state tournament in Prestonsburg.
A five-run inning in the top of the fourth frame sent Campbellsville past North Laurel 7-5 for the Little League 11-year-old State Tournament championship.
Jeff Kidder resigns as Taylor County High School’s head boys’ basketball coach after one season at the helm.
August
American Legion Post 82 posts a state tournament triumph at Campbellsville University.
Despite a 15-handicap, Terry Cartwright claims the 49th Duffers Golf Tournament title at Mt. Juliet, Tenn.
Edmonson County pulls away from Campbellsville 35-12 while Russell County from past Taylor County 54-14 in the Forcht Bank Bowl at Campbellsville University.
Taylor County tabs Richard Gatewood Jr. as its new head boys’ basketball coach.
After three-hour lightning delay, Lindsey Wilson upends Campbellsville 24-17 in the collegiate football opener for both teams.
September
Taylor County makes it three straight over Campbellsville on the gridiron with a 28-12 triumph.
Campbellsville crushes Taylor County 34-0 in middle school football.
Taylor County’s girls, led by individual champion Ellen Kehoe, and the Adair County boys triumph in Heartland Athletic Conference golf.
Campbellsville University blanks Bethel 26-0 for first football win of the season.
Taylor County’s Lady Cardinals’ golf team plus Andrew Scalos from the Taylor County boys’ squad qualify for state competition.
October
LaRue County upsets regular-season champion Campbellsville 14-12 in overtime to win the Central Kentucky Middle School Athletic Conference Bowl Game.
Taylor County qualifies for its first boys’ regional soccer tournament with a 4-1 district triumph over LaRue County.
Campbellsville notches its first football win of the year with a 40-0 rout at Lynn Camp.
Ellen Kehoe earns all-state golf honors.
Campbellsville defeats Marion County 32-12 to claim the Heartland Athletic Conference JV Football championship.
Taylor County defeats Campbellsville before losing to Marion County in district volleyball.
Jodie Phillips and Zack Richerson, representing FFA, are crowned Queen and King at Taylor County High School’s Fall Homecoming.
November
Seniors Zach Durham and Katilyn Bryant at are crowned King and Queen at Campbellsville High School’s Football Homecoming.
Campbellsville hammers Harlan 46-13 in the play-offs before being eliminated at Hazard 34-8.
December
Taylor County’s boys’ hoop team opens with a 79-21 rout over Washington County before crushing Campbellsville 81-44
Taylor County’s Lady Cardinals drop a two-point home decision to Washington County before doubling up Campbellsville’s Lady Eagles 62-31.
Taylor County uses late victories from Garrett Haggerty, Cooper Hall and Zach Richerson to down Fort Knox in wrestling.
Taylor County Middle Schools’ boys’ hoopsters take two of three from Campbellsville after the Eagles had pulled the same trick in the earlier match-up.
Campbellsville defeats Grayson County for its first seasonal win in the Farmers Bank Classic at Breckinridge County.
Taylor County absorbs its first loss to Richmond (Ind.) in the Louisville Hoops Classic before falling to Cordia in the championship encounter in the Legacy Nissan Shootout III at North Laurel and to Louisville Holy Cross in the opening round of the Campbellsville Holiday Classic.