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Today's Sports

  • So close, yet so far away

    Thirty minutes of football wasn’t enough for the Campbellsville University football team in a Mid-South Conference cross-divisional game on Saturday, as they came up short at University of the Cumberlands 34-28.

    After trailing the entire game and being shut out in the first half 19-0 the Fighting Tigers responded with 14 points in both the third and fourth quarters to be in position to win with 49 seconds left to play.

  • Few changes in 2011-14 football...

    The Kentucky High School Athletic Association approved the football alignment for the 2011-2014 seasons on Monday.

    The alignment could be adjusted after two years, but only have a school would have at least 12 percent loss or gain in enrollment.

    The Board of Control voted to allow these changes to the original proposal:

    u Butler County from District Three to District Two in Class 2A. (Thus, Green County’s district will have four teams (the Dragons, Clinton County, Glasgow and Metcalfe County) instead of five from the original draft.)

  • Golden Lions roar past Cardinals...

    Garrard County needed only 39 seconds to score the only points it needed and the Golden Lions roared past Taylor County’s Cardinals 54-0 on Friday night in Lancaster.

    Cory Wilson ran sweeps to the right side and gained 59 and 10 yards, respectively, to put Garrard County (4-4 overall and 3-1 in district play) on the board at 11:21.

  • TCMS upends CMS in CKMSAC play-...

    Taylor County avenged a 34-0 regular-season loss and downed visiting Campbellsville 40-22 in the semifinals of the Central Kentucky Middle School Athletic Conference football play-offs Thursday night at Thomas Porter Stadium.

    The Eagles had built a 22-18 half-time cushion on three touchdown runs by Eric Lamer and conversion tallies by Thomas Webb and Austin Ward.

    However, the Cardinals, who tallied first-half touchdown passes from Quentin Goodin to Caleb Lee and Hunter Christie and a Goodin 23-yard run, out-scored CMS 22-0 in the second half.

  • Football play-off picture...

    Losses last week have the local high school football teams scrambling just a bit as regular-season play ends in three weeks.

    Campbellsville, which does not play this week, stands little chance in earning the district title.

    The good news: The Eagles should still host a home play-off game if they beat Clinton County next Friday.

    The bad news: A number-two seed in the district means CHS would have to host Lexington Christian, Fairview or Raceland who are all rated in the top 10 of Class A.

  • Lady Cards advance to Fifth...

    Post-season play began in volleyball and soccer this week for local squads.

    20th District volleyball

    Taylor County’s Lady Cardinals defeated cross-town rival Campbellsville 25-20, 25-9 on the Lady Eagles’ home court in Paul J. Coop Gymnasium.

    However, the Lady Cards fell in the district finals on Tuesday to Marion County 25-19, 26-24. The Lady Knights bested Adair County 25-18, 25-6 in Monday’s opener.

    However, both teams advance to Monday’s Fifth Region Tournament at LaRue County.

  • Upcoming games on the local scene

    Monday, Oct. 11

    HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ SOCCER — Mercer County vs. Garrard County (5:30) and Marion County vs. Taylor County (7:30) in 29th District Tournament at Garrard County.

    HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL — Marion County vs. Adair County (6:30) and Taylor County vs. Campbellsville (25 minutes after first game) in the 20th District Tournament at Campbellsville.

    UNIVERSITY GOLF — Campbellsville in NCCAA Nationals.

    Tuesday, Oct. 12

  • Tigers (Georgetown) claim...

    Campbellsville University dropped its first Mid-South Conference East Division game this season 52-21 to Georgetown College in the Victory Sports Network NAIA Game of the Week on Thursday.

    Georgetown (3-2, 2-0 MSC East) jumped out to a 28-7 lead en route to taking over the driver’s seat in the East with the win over 25th-ranked Campbellsville (4-3, 3-1 MSC East).

    The road Tigers used a balanced offensive attack to eclipse Campbellsville in its “Black Out” game by posting 587 total yards of total offense (299 passing, 288 rushing).

  • Lady Cards conclude soccer...

    Taylor County High School’s girls’ soccer team heads into district play today on a hot streak with 10 wins in their last 14 matches.

    Only a 0-0 tie to Marion County and setbacks to Glasgow and Boyle County and another 0-0 deadlock with LaRue County in the regular-season finale last Thursday dampened the streak.

    The Lady Cardinals (11-6-3) picked up shut-outs vs. Garrard County (2-0), Monroe County (4-0) and Wayne County (2-0) on Oct. 2, Oct. 4 and Oct. 5, respectively.

  • Casey shuts out Cards 28-0

    Down three injured starters from the previous week, Taylor County dropped a 28-0 road decision to Casey County on Friday.

    The Rebels (5-3) showed little compassion on the Cardinals as they used a ball-control ground attack, accumulating 464 yards on 58 carries.