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Today's Sports

  • Cards score five TDs, force five...

    Coach Curtis Cotton captured his initial win as head coach for Taylor County and the Cardinals started district play with a convincing 38-0 victory over Jackson County at home on Friday night.

    The defense set the stage for the game as they forced five turnovers, aided by steady rains in the first half. 

    Cody Newton began the scoring with a 23-yard run and Ben Hollingsworth hit Matthew Johns for the conversion.

    Christian Cowherd set up his teammates with a fumble recovery at the Generals’ 27-yard line. 

  • CMS blanks TCMS during Eagle...

    Campbellsville Middle School dominated from start to finish in posting a 34-0 football victory over visiting Taylor County on Tuesday night.

    The Eagles, who visit Russell County tomorrow, took the early lead on Eric Lamer’s seven-yard run and Grant Adams’ two-point reception from Shay Stone.

    Three plays later, Adams picked off a Cardinal pass at midfield and raced 50 yards to pay dirt for a 14-0 CMS cushion.

    Lamer appeared to go 82 yards on the Eagles’ next drive but was penalized for taunting and CMS did not score.

  • Eagles start 'new'...

    Campbellsville began district play with a win and authored its second shutout of the season as the Eagles downed visiting Lynn Camp 14-0 on Friday night.

    Despite having two touchdowns called back because of penalties, coach Jay Cobb’s club dominated their foe and out-gained the Wildcats 278-82 in total yards.

    Both of Campbellsville’s scores came in the first quarter during a three-minute stretch.

    Five runs, four by Tashaun Hoskins, set up Hoskins’ seven-yard TD run with 5:22 left in the opening 12 minutes.

  • Lady Cards take pair of matches...

    Taylor County swept a high school doubleheader from Campbellsville last week. The Lady Cardinals bested the Lady Eagles 25-19, 29-27 at CHS on Monday and 25-18, 25-15 at home on Thursday.

    The TCHS junior varsity also won 21-12, 21-19 and 21-6, 21-16.

    The 20th District Tournament is Oct. 11-12 at Campbellsville.

  • Area sports calendar

    Taylor Co. Cardinals’ Boys’ Youth Basketball League

    has sign-ups tonight and next Tuesday

    The Taylor County Cardinals’ Boys’ Youth Basketball League will have sign-ups on Thursday, Sept. 23 and Tuesday, Sept. 28 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.

    The league is boys in second through fifth grade who are enrolled in Taylor County Elementary or Kentucky Christian School.

  • Upcoming games on the local scene

    Thursday, Sept. 23

    HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ SOCCER — Taylor County at Danville (7:30).

    HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ SOCCER — Taylor County at Boyle County (7:30).

    HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL — Campbellsville at Taylor County (6:00).

    MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL — Casey County at Taylor County (6:00).

    Friday, Sept. 24

    HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL — Jackson County at Taylor County (7:30) and Lynn Camp at Campbellsville (8:00).

    HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ SOCCER — Taylor County in Barren Cup.

  • Not too many surprises in early-...

    The high school squads are halfway through their football seasons while Campbellsville University has played four games and the Universities of Kentucky and Louisville three tilts apiece.

    However, one thing is for sure. There have not been a lot of surprises on the local and state front.

    Here’s an early or, in some cases, a mid-season report card on the gridiron squads.

  • CU gets big-game test in home...

    Campbellsville University received a mid-season battle test Saturday as the defending NCAA Division 3 national champions, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, picked up a 37-7 victory at Finley Stadium.

    Despite giving up 531 yards of offense and 37 points, Fighting Tigers’ head coach Perry Thomas was pleased with his team’s performance against one of the top small college football programs in the nation.

    “I thought our guys competed,” Thomas said. “We were obviously a little bit out of our class.

  • Phillips headed back overseas

    Tasha Phillips assumed her basketball career was over. That is until a call came last week from her agent.

    “I told him I was done,” the 26-year-old Phillips laughed on Monday from the office of Dr. D. William Feltner. “But, he said, ‘No, I’ve got an offer for you to go to Germany.’”

    Phillips got the contract on Saturday. It consists of salary, an apartment, meals, health insurance and three round-trip flights back to the states between now and May.

  • Cunningham seems to always be...

    This sports editor first met Lou (head basketball coach at Campbellsville College/University for 25 seasons), Barbara (retired Spanish teacher at Taylor County High School) and Phil Cunningham (now men’s assistant basketball coach at Mississippi State) before he came across the unique Cunningham — David, who loves football more than anyone I’ve ever met.