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Today's Sports

  • PREP BASEBALL: Orberson homer...

     

    John Orberson was sitting dead red.

    The Campbellsville freshman left fielder got the pitch he wanted, a fastball on the inner half of the plate, and he didn’t miss his opportunity.

    Orberson got just enough to clear the fence in right field for a two-run home run in the third inning that proved to be the difference in the homestanding Eagles’ 2-1 win over 20th District nemesis Taylor County Tuesday night.

  • PREP TRACK: Cardinals, Lady...

     

    The Taylor County boys’ and girls’ track programs earned runner-up finishes during last Thursday’s Heartland Athletic Conference Championship meet at Green County High School.

    The Cardinals scored 121 points, 19 behind champion Green County. The Lady Cardinals, meanwhile, scored 102, which was 57 behind top finisher Green County.

    The Campbellsville girls placed third with 53 points, and the Eagle boys were fourth with 32.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Cardinals, Eagles...

     

    With the change to a new three-game series between 20th District members Campbellsville, Taylor County, Adair County and Marion County, getting off to a great start in district play is imperative this season.

    The Cardinals and Eagles did just that last week, taking 2-of-3 in matchups against the Knights and Indians.

    Taylor County beat Marion County, 13-3 on Thursday and 8-1 on April 10 after dropping a 5-2 decision April 9.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Lady Eagles win...

     

    Behind the pitching of freshman Kenzi Forbis, the Campbellsville Lady Eagles picked up a pair of wins last week.

    Forbis struck out 11 in their 1-0, eight-inning win over 5th Region foe Thomas Nelson on Thursday on the heels of a seven-strikeout night in an 11-4 win over 20th District nemesis Adair County on April 10.

    Forbis was one walk and a hit away from a perfect game against the Generals.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Taylor crushes...

    Diving back into 20th District play fresh off a spring break trip to Florida, Taylor County softball coach Neil Sanders worried his Lady Cards might have a bit of a Sunshine State hangover Monday night.

    Taylor County got off to a sluggish start against archrival Campbellsville, but its offense came to life in the later innings on the way to a 10-0 mercy-rule home victory over the Lady Eagles.

    The Lady Cards (8-2) erupted for eight runs in the final two innings, winning for the fourth time in five games and earning its third mercy-rule win in that stretch.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Campbellsville...

     

    Ryan Kearney wanted the ball for Friday’s game against the Bardstown Tigers in the opening round of the 5th Region All ‘A’ Tournament.

    The Campbellsville junior left-hander registered a career-best 17 strikeouts as the Eagles beat the Tigers, 6-1 to advance to Saturday’s semifinal round at Fort Knox.

  • YOUTH BASEBALL: Smith enjoys...

    Dennis Smith was at Miller Park one day about 12 years ago watching his son, Spirit, play a game in the Campbellsville Youth Baseball League.

    Someone from the league approached him, asking if he knew how to fill out a scorebook and if he’d be willing to help out. Smith said he did know how to fill out a scorebook, so he gave it a whirl.

    Fast-forward to 2018, and the 61-year-old Campbellsville resident can still be found at the park on game nights as one of the league’s scorekeepers.

  • CYCLING: Local cyclists hit the...

     

    Melanie Puryear loves to ride her bike.

    Whether it’s on the trails at Green River Lake State Park or Campbellsville/Taylor County Trail Town, Puryear has developed a love for riding.

    The Campbellsville native has been riding for around eight years and recently joined a group, Two Wheel Tuesdays, that gets together once a week – weather permitting, of course.

  • PREP SPORTS: Wet weather doesn...

    It’s been a wacky start to spring so far, with more rain than sunshine.

    Spring sports teams at Campbellsville and Taylor County high schools have had to juggle everything from cancellations and postponements to trying to find ways to practice.

    Coaches and athletes alike have been frustrated by the weather, which wiped out most of what was the first official week of baseball and softball seasons last week and a large chunk of the third week of tennis.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Cardinals go 2-2

     

    The Taylor County Cardinals went 2-2 this week, picking up a pair of wins in the Louisville Valley Invitational Tournament and dropping two in the Green County Wooden Bat Classic.

    Taylor County beat Graves County, 10-3 on Tuesday and Louisville Holy Cross, 7-3 on Monday at Valley. The Cardinals (6-2) will play in the tournament final today, against an opponent yet to be determined by Wednesday morning.