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  • Cards look strong as season...



    With a strong nucleus of players returning from a team that finished with a 23-10 record a year ago, there is a lot of optimism surrounding the Taylor County baseball team as it prepares for Monday’s season opener at Nelson County.

    Coaches in the 20th District have altered their schedules in a way that will affect the seeding process, giving Cardinal coach Jeff Gumm even more hope that his team can contend for a district championship they last won in 2016.

  • Lady Eagles look to avenge 2017...



    There they were, on the cusp of making history.

    Just three outs separated the Campbellsville softball team from punching its ticket for a berth in the 5th Region tournament for the first time since 2008.

    The Lady Eagles led Taylor County by two runs in the 2017 20th District opener, and the mood in the dugout was a happy one.

    But, fate stepped in and the Lady Cardinals scored three runs in the home half of the seventh inning to pick up a 6-5 victory.

  • Lady Cards will again be 5th...


    Since Neil Sanders took over as coach in 2013, the Taylor County softball team has been one of the best in the 5th Region.

    The Lady Cardinals have won 20-plus games each season, won the 20th District title in 2013, 2014 and 2015, and played Central Hardin for the region crown in 2015.

    With nine of 10 starters back, Taylor County looks to maintain its place among the region’s elite teams.

  • Milby set to take over helm of...


    Depth is key in high school baseball, and the Campbellsville Eagles have plenty of it under first-year coach Blake Milby.

    Campbellsville returns 16 players who saw action last season, giving Milby a good core to build around as he takes over for longtime coach Kirby Smith.

    “I feel the greatest strength we have this season is depth,” Milby said in an email. “We have several players that are interchangeable and versatile, which allows us to make multiple moves within the lineup and not lose anything.”

  • Lady Eagles are 20th District...


    The Marion County Lady Knights wanted to keep Nena Barnett and Kiyah Barnett away from the ball as much as possible, trying to limit the Campbellsville senior duo’s scoring chances Friday night.

    That just left things wide open for one of the Lady Eagles’ youngest and smallest players to step up and help deliver their first district title in 16 years.

    Eighth-grade guard Bri Gowdy scored 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds as Campbellsville beat Marion County 51-41 in the 20th District Tournament final at Paul J. Coop Gymnasium.

  • Eagles top Cards, fall to Adair...


    The momentum inside Paul J. Coop Gymnasium was changing hands, and everyone in the standing-room-only crowd knew it.

    Campbellsville sophomore guard Malachi Corley hit an off-balance layup while getting fouled, then made the free throw to put the Eagles ahead to stay in their 58-50 win over archrival Taylor County on Feb. 22.

    Campbellsville secured a spot in the Boys’ 5th Region Tournament for the first time since 2010 by knocking out their crosstown nemesis and three-time defending region champions, the Taylor County Cardinals.

  • Lady Eagles reach district finals


    Dreams really do come true, Nena Barnett.

    Heading into the final two weeks of the regular season, the Campbellsville senior guard said she really wished her team would get to region.

    Go ahead and pinch yourself, young lady. Your team is heading to the Girls’ 5th Region Basketball Tournament for the first time in 16 years.

    Barnett and her twin sister, senior forward Kiyah, combined for 25 points as Campbellsville beat Adair County 62-53 in the semifinals of the 20th District Tournament on Tuesday at Paul J. Coop Gymnasium.

  • TCHS wrestlers medal at state


    The sixth year was the best for the Taylor County wrestling program.

    At this past weekend’s KHSAA State Wrestling Championships at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena, Taylor County had two wrestlers — 113-pound senior Brandon Miller and 120-pound junior Brad Miller — finish third and another — 182-pound senior Dakota Santiago — place sixth.

    The Cardinals placed 14th with 70 points, a great ending to a successful season.

  • Lady Cards fall to Marion 54-46...


    Senior guard McKenzie Carney didn’t want to believe her high school basketball career was over.

    Walking out of the locker room at Paul J. Coop Gymnasium, it slowly began to sink in.

    Taylor County’s season ended before the Lady Cardinals hoped it would, with a 54-46 loss to Marion County in the semifinals of the Girls’ 20th District Basketball Tournament Tuesday.

  • Upward basketball teaches life...


    It is a cold and dreary Saturday morning. A local resident is out for his daily walk when he notices a lot of activity at a gymnasium.

    He walks inside, and, for a few minutes, watches a basketball game before heading back on his route.

    That, he thinks to himself, is what James Naismith envisioned when he invented the sport in 1891.

    No, there were no peach baskets hanging from the walls, nor was there a jump ball after each made basket.