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Today's Sports

  • CU 2-0 after 47-36 triumph at...

    It was the most points ever scored between two teams in a Campbellsville University vs. Union College football game, but hold short on thinking the combined 83-point shoot-out in Campbellsville’s 47-36 win Saturday was solely offensive.

    Campbellsville forced six turnovers, three of which led to Tiger touchdowns and Union forced three takeaways, leading to two of its five touchdowns, in the showdown at Burch-Nau Field in Barbourville.

    The win was Campbellsville’s eighth in the last 10 meetings against Union and marked the first 2-0 start since 2003.

  • CHS controls TC in Battle of the...

    Juniors Tashaun Hoskins and Alex Brunelle spearheaded the Campbellsville offense and the Eagle defense held Taylor County to 28 total yards in posting a 22-0 victory at Campbellsville University’s Ron Finley Stadium on Friday night.

    “I was really pleased with our defense and how (quarterback) Alex Brunelle has come along,” Eagle coach Jay Cobb said after his first win in three tries at CHS.

    “We’re getting a little better,” Cobb analyzed. “But we’re still not sustaining things like base-blocking and blocking on the edges.

  • Dragons dominate home Cards 56-6

    Green County had impressed Taylor County’s Curtis Cotton on film and Friday’s live action did not do anything to dampen Cotton’s opinion on the Dragon’s wealth of talent.

    “They’ve got a team we aren’t ready for now,” Cotton admitted after the 56-6 home shellacking. “We may not see any better players than their quarterback and running backs all year.”

  • Fighting Tigers shine under new...

    To say that there’s an excitement surrounding the start of the 2010 Campbellsville University football season would be an understatement. More than 3,500 fans packed Finley Stadium and its fence lines Saturday night to watch the Fighting Tigers make history and start the season 1-0 with a 34-7 victory over Kentucky Christian University in the first home night game in school history.

  • TCMS footballers off to 3-0 start

    The Taylor County Middle School football Cardinals have started the 2010 season 3-0 after conference wins over Russell County and LaRue County.

     The Cardinals defeated the Russell County Lakers 12-0 on Aug. 19 behind strong special teams’ play. 

    Spencer Armstrong blocked a punt midway through the third quarter and the offense quickly capitalized on a one-yard run by Jarrett Benningfield.

    A Quentin Goodin punt return set up a fourth-quarter eight-yard run by Zach Richerson.

  • Eagles fall to 0-2 with road...

    Campbellsville couldn’t have asked for a much better start to Friday night’s tangle at Russell County but fell 25-6 to the home squad.

    The Lakers used a 61-yard pass play to go the CHS 10-yard line before the Eagle defense stiffened and held the Lakers to a  22-yard Lucas Williams field goal on its opening drive.

  • Breathitt bests CHS 16-6 in...

    The Campbellsville High School Eagles kept the game surprisingly close but still dropped a 16-6 decision to Class 3-A Breathitt County 16-6 on Saturday night in the first game of the second annual Forcht Bank Bowl on Dave Fryrear Field.

    “I was pleased we hung in there and continued to battle,” CHS coach Jay Cobb remarked.

    After a scoreless first quarter, the Bobcats took advantage of CHS’ poor field position and recorded a safety with just over five minutes left in the half.

  • Smith shoots net 135 to claim...

    Binky Smith shot net scores of 66 and 69 to finish at 135 and two shots ahead of Jared Hines (66-71) to claim the 46th Duffers Tournament championship on Aug. 7-8 at Covered Bridge and Champions Pointe Golf Clubs in Southern Indiana.

    E.G. Brown finished third at 139 while Daryl Gardner (140) was fourth and Tom Milby (141) fifth in the 60-man field.

    Joe Noland shot a 66 to have the second-day low net.

    Rounding out the Top 10 were: Scott Jessie (142), Weldon Riggs (142), Richard RoBards (142), Frank Cheatham (143) and Mike Cassell (143).

  • Can the local gridiron teams...

    An old Major League Baseball saying was “You’re going to win one-third of your games and lose one-third of your games no matter what. It’s what you do in the other third that determines how good of a team you are every season.”

    That assumption may hold true for the local high school football squads as they begin the 2010 campaign on Friday for Taylor County and Saturday for Campbellsville with first-year head coaches.

    Let’s start with the Cardinals who begin play tomorrow at Adair County under Curtis Cotton.

  • Area sports calendar

    Little Feet Soccer on Friday nights in September

    Audience 1 Sports will host Little Feet Soccer on Friday nights in September from 6 to 7 p.m. This is a program designed for 2-4-year-olds. During Little Feet Soccer children learn the fundamentals of soccer along with shapes, colors and numbers. Cost for the entire month is $40. Participants will receive a T-shirt and a ball. For more information or to register go to www.audience1sports.com or contact Jason England (403-3373). If you would like to help coach, contact England.