Today's Sports

  • Taylor basketball legend Brent...


    If local basketball fans were asked to name a family most synonymous with Taylor County High School, they would quickly say the Coxes of Mannsville.

    And, thus, tonight when Cardinal fans are on their feet cheering their team on against their most hated opponent, cross-town rival Campbellsville, in the opening round of the district tournament, many of them will undoubtedly be doing so with a heavy heart as they mourn the passing of Brent Cox.

  • Eagles close regular season with...


    Campbellsville squandered a 15-point third quarter lead but recovered in the final half minute of the game to close out the regular season with a 70-68 win over Nelson County.

    The Eagles had stretched their five-point halftime lead to 50-35 on the strength of a pair of treys from Connor Wilson, five from John Orberson, and four from Logan Cole.

  • Cards split pair with Casey,...


    TreVon Smith scored 37 points, including 17 in the opening period, as Taylor County snapped a nine-game losing streak with an easy 71-47 win over Casey County last Thursday.

    Smith’s opening period output was 11 more points than the Rebels scored in that eight minutes as a team.

    Taylor County (5-21) hit 55 percent of its two-point field goal tries in the win.

    The win was the Cardinals’ first since a 56-45 win over Moore on January 23, a game in which Smith scored 31 points.


  • 20th District basketball tourney...


    The 20th District Tournament gets underway Tuesday at Paul J. Coop gymnasium on the campus of Campbellsville High School.

    Top seeded Marion County will play Taylor County in the opening game of the tournament at 6 p.m. The Lady Knights beat coach Tim Peterson’s team 54-33 on Jan. 29 and then had to come from behind to knock off the Lady Cards 48-42 on Feb. 2.

    Campbellsville will face Adair County in the night’s second game. The Lady Eagles swept the Lady Indians by scores of 74-70 and 64-51 earlier in the season.

  • Wrestlers headed to state


    The Taylor County wrestling program may be small in numbers, but the Cardinals don’t lack talent.

    They took seven wrestlers to the Region 2 Wrestling Tournament at Owensboro High School last weekend, and six — 113-pound senior Brandon Miller, 120-pound junior Brad Miller, 138-pound sophomore Jackson Grimsley, 145-pound junior Griffin Hall, 182-pound senior Dakota Santiago and junior heavyweight Tate Morris — advanced to finals.

  • Local swimmers medal in region


    You won’t find any local swimmers on the heat sheets when the state competition begins in Louisville next week, but that doesn’t mean they didn’t perform well in last week’s regional meet in Elizabethtown.

    The teams from Campbellsville and Taylor County finished in the middle of the pack, a result not unexpected since they do not field teams large enough to rack up points by having swimmers in almost every event.

  • Lady Eagles soar to homecoming...



    Bri Gowdy helped Campbellsville celebrate homecoming with a performance most athletes would love to have just once in a career.

    The diminutive guard scored 29 points, including a pair of free throws with 6.9 seconds left in the game that sealed the Lady Eagle’s 51-46 over Thomas Nelson.

    Many of Gowdy’s points, especially those at the end, helped Campbellsville stave off numerous rallies by the Generals.

  • Eagles pick up three dramatic...


    It’s never over till it’s over.

    Campbellsville trailed 4th Region All “A” champion Clinton County by nine points with 1:57 left in the game, but rallied for a 56-55 win on Malachi Corley’s free throw with 1.4 seconds left in the game. It was his only made free throw in five attempts.

    Arren Hash’s three point-field goal off a pass from Connor Wilson had helped the Eagles knot the score.

  • Lady Cards take two wins


    Shay Mitchell scored all of her team high 11 points in the fourth quarter as Taylor County defeated Pulaski County 49-41 Tuesday night in Somerset.

    “We got a couple of buckets ahead and she had the ball in her hands and they fouled her,” coach Tim Peterson said. “She was aggressive taking the ball to the basket and did a good job hitting her free throws.”

    Mitchell scored only one field goal but made nine of her 10 charity tosses in the final quarter.

  • Barnett twins give Lady Eagles...


    Seven years ago, Anthony Epps noticed the Campbellsville Lady Eagles had a pair of fifth graders on their roster.

    Yes, fifth graders.

    Kiyah and Nena Barnett were added to the roster for the 2010-11 season by coach Cameron Jackson, and both saw game time that year.

    Epps knew then the talent the twins possessed.

    “I saw the special qualities in them,” he said. “I knew they could be pretty good as they got older.”