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Today's Sports

  • Rowland brothers ink baseball...

    Growing up as his younger brother’s catcher in their back yard, Campbellsville University junior Richie Rowland and his brother Robby dreamed of playing in the pros like their dad.

    The two will now make that a reality when they signed contracts with the Arizona Diamondbacks over the weekend and report together to the Missoula (Mont.) Ospreys on Tuesday for rookie league.

    The move will put the brothers on the same team for the first time since playing at Cloverdale (Calif.) High School in 2007.

  • Cook headed back to East-West...

    Taylor County High School catcher Becca Cook is making a return trip to the East-West All-Star Softball Series.

    Cook, who competed in the Junior Series last year and graduated earlier this month from TCHS, will play on the West squad in the games scheduled for this weekend (Saturday and Sunday) at the University of Kentucky.

    Lady Cardinal head coach Kelly Townsend is one of the West team Senior coaches.

  • CHS hires Cobb to guide gridiron...

    There couldn’t be a whole lot of difference in the enthusiasm of the 24-year-old Jay Cobb in 1983 and the 51-year-old Cobb who was introduced as Campbellsville High School’s latest head football coach on Tuesday morning.

    “I know Campbellsville has tradition from my time at Somerset,” Cobb told the crowd of players, administrators, supporters and cheerleaders in the CHS cafeteria.

  • Cox drops to Cards' delight...

    Zack Cox expected to go higher in the Major League Baseball Draft, but it was to the delight and benefit of the St. Louis Cardinals as they tabbed Arkansas with the 25th pick in the first round of Monday’s first-round selections.

    “He’s got a tremendous swing,” St. Louis vice president of scouting and player development Jeff Luhnow said, calling Cox the “best college bat” in the draft. “He’s been a baseball rat his entire life. He puts everything he has into the game, and it shows.

  • Tungate triumphs for 30th time...

    Campbellsville’s Tim Tungate claimed his 30th career Bluegrass Speedway feature in the Super Late Models on Saturday night in Bardstown while Robbie Settles of New Haven won the Seventh Annual Shorty Gardner Memorial for the WBRT 1320-AM UMP Sportsman feature and Jason Wheatley of Loretto was tops in UMP Modifieds and Timmy Glazer of Bardstown won the UMP Street Stock feature.

  • Hollingsworth named top AD in...

    Campbellsville University Athletic Director Rusty Hollingsworth was named the 2009-10 Mid-South Conference Athletic Director of the Year at the MSC annual meeting Wednesday. The award is selected by a vote of athletic directors in the conference.

  • Eagles knocked out in region...

    Campbellsville fought back from an early 2-0 deficit to lead 3-2, but Elizabethtown scored the final four runs to upend the Eagles 6-3 in a first-round Fifth Region Baseball Tournament tilt at LaRue County on Monday afternoon.

    The Panthers had four straight batters reach with one out in the top of the first and led 2-0. The deficit could have been greater for CHS as one Panther was thrown out at the plate after  a wild pitch and another runner was picked off.

  • Central Hardin pulls away from...

    Central Hardin tallied five runs in the bottom of the fifth inning and two more in the sixth to pull away from Taylor County 11-2 in the opening game of the Fifth Region Baseball Tournament on Monday morning at LaRue County.

    The Bruins plated three runs in their first at-bat before the Cardinals answered with two runs in the top of the second.

    Logan Tucker walked and stole two bases before James Clements singled past third base and starting pitcher Jordan Hinton singled to right after a walk to Alan-Michael Barnett.

  • Nelson takes down Lady Cards 5-3

    Paige Holt baffled Taylor County’s Lady Cardinals for the first five innings in the first round of the Fifth Region Softball Tournament on Monday afternoon at Central Hardin.

    The senior allowed only infield hits to Brianne Leach in the second inning and Courtney Hunt in the third while Nelson County plated three runs on four hits in the second and two runs on three hits in the fourth for a 5-0 cushion.

    However, coach Kelly Townsend’s club picked up five hits in the last three frames, only to come up short 5-3 to the 19th District champions.

  • Local trio earns huge baseball...

    Aaron Schwoebel, Taylor Levi and Levi Smith picked up huge baseball honors in the last couple of weeks.

    * Schwoebel, who graduated last month from Campbellsville, is the Fifth Region Player of the Year and will play in the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association East-West All-Star Games.

    * Levi, who just completed his junior season with the Eagles, will play in the East-West Junior All-Star Games this summer.