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Today's Sports

  • Cards choose Cotton to guide...

    Starting right out of high school because a neck injury prevented a college career, Curtis Cotton has been coaching football nearly half (17) of his 35 years.

    On Friday afternoon, Taylor County High School hired Cotton as the Cardinals’ eighth head coach.

    TCHS principal Charles Higdon Jr. recommended Cotton to the site-based council and Taylor County superintendent Roger Cook.

  • Adair County eliminates Lady...

    Taylor County’s Lady Cardinals never overcame a 16-6 start and were eliminated by Adair County 58-49 in a 20th District Tournament first-round game at Campbellsville.

    Junior McKenzie Martin hit a pair of lay-ups in the first 90 seconds to put the Lady Indians (17-10) in front to stay, and Chelsea Beard tallied 11 first-half points as ACHS’ lead grew to 21 (34-13) after another Martin hoop.

    Rachel Riggs’ follow and two Hope Wigginton free throws around a Whitney Rodgers’ lay-up cut TCHS’ deficit to 19 (36-17) at the intermission.

  • CU rallies to down St. Catharine...

    It took 33 minutes for Campbellsville University to take its first lead of the game Saturday, but once it did, the Tigers wouldn’t give it back to St. Catharine College en route to a 67-64 road victory in Springfield.

    T.J. Bishop hit a lay-up with just under seven minutes left to give CU a 51-49 lead. Bishop, who scored CU’s first three points of the game, scored the rest of his game-leading 17 points in the second half.

  • Lady Tigers secure MSC title tie...

    Campbellsville’s women secured at least a tie for the regular season Mid-South Conference title on Saturday by defeating St. Catharine College in Springfield 88-75. But it wasn’t a pretty win.

    It was a far cry from the 112-52 pasting the Lady Tigers put on the Lady Patriots in early February when St. Catharine had only six players available because of injuries. The Lady Patriots had seven on Saturday as five players continue to nurse injuries.

  • Lady Knights roll over Lady...

    The state’s top-rated Marion County’s Lady Knights began the game 16-0 and used runs of 18-0, 8-0, 36-0 and 10-0 to race past the home-standing Campbellsville Lady Eagles 88-20 in the opening game of the 20th District Tournament.

    Four Lady Knight starters reached double figures, led by the 22-point effort of freshman Patrice Tonge with Makayla Epps adding 16 and front-court players Bre Elder and Andrea King 12 and 11, respectively.

    Tiffany Slone hit a pair of three-pointers to lead CHS with eight points while Heather Watson added five.

  • Upcoming games on the local scene

    Wednesday, Feb. 24

    HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ BASKETBALL — Campbellsville vs. Marion County in 20th District Tournament first-round game at Campbellsville (7:30).

    UNIVERSITY SOFTBALL — Campbellsville at Union (TBA).

    Thursday, Feb. 25

    HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ BASKETBALL — Taylor County vs. Adair County in 20th District Tournament first-round game at Campbellsville (7:30).

    UNIVERSITY MEN’S BASKETBALL — Cumberlands at Campbellsville (8:00).

  • District Tournament basketball...

    Fifth Region Tournament District Tournament basketball pairings

    Girls

    20th District Tournament at Campbellsville

    Tuesday, Feb. 23

    6:00    Marion County 88, Campbellsville 20

    8:00    Adair County 58, Taylor County 49

    Championship on Friday, Feb. 26

    7:30    Marion County vs. Adair County

    19th District Tournament at Bethlehem

    Tuesday, Feb. 23

    6:00    Nelson County 64, Bethlehem 44

    7:45    Bardstown 39, Washington County 29

  • CU completes season regular-...

    The last nine years have been rough in the Highway 55 rivalry for Campbellsville University, but the eighth-ranked Tigers started the new decade off strong Thursday, downing the Lindsey Wilson Blue Raiders 66-61 in front of a packed Powell Athletic Center crowd.

    The win completed the first men’s and women’s basketball regular-season sweep in the rivalry for CU since 2001.

  • Holmes off to fast start on his...

    The birth certificate reads April 26, 1982, meaning he was born in the spring. But much of his golf success has occurred during the winter months.

    John “J.B.” Holmes added another winter accolade to his resume on Sunday by finishing in a second-place tie with David Duval at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in California.

  • Eagles, Lady Cards and TCHS...

    Regular-season play concluded on Friday in high school basketball, and Campbellsville’s boys’ and Taylor County’s girls’ and boys’ teams chalked up triumphs on either Thursday or Friday.

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    Campbellsville hit 19 second-half free throws to win a physically-played game 49-41 over visiting Nelson County on Friday night.

    The Eagles, who finish regular-season play with a 22-4 record (just like North Hardin) were led by the back-court duo of Matthew Davis and Bryton Taylor with 14 and 12 points, respectively.