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Great turn-out for CHS at TCHS girl/boy twinbill

By Bobby Brockman

 

Tuesday night’s nearly full house at Taylor County High School could pay dividends for the local schools down the road.
The days of having to get there before the-then junior varsity game in the 1970s and 1980s no longer exists. And, usually, if you show up like Dr. Bobby Brooks to get a quick bag of popcorn and a bottle of water just before tip-off, you’re normally safe.
However, the past Campbellsville at Taylor County girl-boy doubleheader saw the gymnasium nearly full despite the University of Kentucky Wildcats’ playing Boise State at 9 p.m.
It was an extremely good deal when each school would let their students in free.
While state budget cuts have eliminated some of those perks, it was great to see both schools well represented in student body, parents and alumni.
The thing that has always bothered administrators and athletic department personnel is that how can we expect graduates to attend games and come back and support their alma mater if they did not attend when they were students.
The habit of going to games while in school will hopefully rub off and stick with the students when they graduate and they will come back, watch and support good old CHS and TCHS, and also down the road even bring their “kids” back.
And, the chain reaction will continue and their “kids” can play in front of packed houses like Becca Orberson, Brenna Wethington, Kendon Young and Brady Turpin did on Tuesday night.

Horrible schedules for UK, U of L
While we’re wishing for things to return to the “good ole days”, here’s hoping the University of Kentucky and University of Louisville will start playing some decent non-conference men’s basketball schedules.
It seems like only yesterday that UK, under Joe B. Hall, and the Denny Crum-guided U of L would tackle some of the nation’s toughest slates on the hardwood.
Before this week’s games, Kentucky’s strength of schedule was 143rd while Louisville’s was 223rd.
Why would the middle-class, season-ticket holder want to spend their hard-earn money and watch two of the nation’s best hoop team play against the likes of UNC-Asheville, Texas-Arlington, Hofstra and Hartford?