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Today's Sports

  • Ballinger, Colmenares named NAIA...

    In addition to being named All-American, Whitney Ballinger was named Co-Player of the Year by the NAIA, sharing the honor with Vanguard University guard Bridgette Reyes.

    Ballinger, a 2008-2009 second-team All-American, set single-game and single-season records for scoring, rebounds and blocks at Campbellsville during her junior campaign. The 6-foot-3 junior post player from Carrollton averaged 30.3 points, 15 rebounds and nine blocks through the national tournament and wowed spectators in the national quarterfinal with 48 points.

  • Lady Tigers fall in OT to...

    Last summer, Whitney Ballinger made a decision to do everything in her power to take Campbellsville University to its first NAIA Division I Women's Basketball Fab Four. Saturday, she played her heart out, set records and wowed fans, but fell just short of her dream as Oklahoma City University outlasted Campbellsville 86-77 in overtime at Oman Arena in Jackson, Tenn.

  • The Road to Jackson ... thanks...

    I can tell you, if you've not already heard, that the Lady Tigers lost in overtime in their Elite Eight match-up against Oklahoma City in the NAIA Women's D-1 Basketball National Tournament on Saturday.

    There were some tears, yes, and a lot of disappointment, but the team from CU treated themselves and their fans with the ride of their collective lives while compiling a 33-3 record. Of Campbellsville's three losses, two came in Jackson, Tenn., one against No. 1 Union in the eighth game of the season and then again today.

  • CU's Ballinger named WBCA...

    Whitney Ballinger grew up in a neighborhood overpopulated by boys. So, if she didn’t have a basketball in her hands, she may have been gripping a tennis racket or a golf club.

    That Carrollton, Ky. neighborhood must have been a good training ground because the 6-foot-3 junior has started making a place for herself, and her team, in Campbellsville Lady Tiger lore.

  • Upcoming games on the local scene

    The schedule for March 20 through April 1 is:

    Saturday, March 20

    UNIVERSITY BASEBALL — Campbellsville at Pikeville (12:00).

    UNIVERSITY SOFTBALL — Campbellsville at Pikeville (12:00).

    UNIVERSITY WOMEN'S BASKETBALL — Campbellsville vs. Oklahoma City in NAIA Division 1 Women's Basketball National Championship in Jackson, Tenn. (3:00).

    Monday, March 22

    HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL — Grayson County at Campbellsville (6:30).

  • Lady Tigers take two, CU men...

    The Campbellsville University Lady Tigers bested LSU-Shreveport 64-55 on Wednesday and Trevecca Nazarene 75-57 on Friday to advance to the Elite Eight of the NAIA Division 1 Women's National Tournament in Jackson, Tenn.

    The CU men fell to Fresno Pacific 74-61 in their opening-round game on Wednesday in the Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division 1 Men's National Tournament in Kansas City.

    Complete coverage of those games appears on Monday's CKNJ.

  • CU teams tip off on Wednesday

    Tiger fans, put on your dancing shoes. The NAIA National Tournament brackets for Division I Men’s and Women’s Basketball have been announced, and Campbellsville University’s men and women will start things off early in the NAIA’s big dance.

    The Tiger men will enter the national tournament in Kansas City, Mo., as the No. 9 team in the 32-team field while the Lady Tigers are a No. 2 bracket seed, a top eight overall, in the tournament in Jackson, Tenn.

  • Crystal ball sees top four seed...

    The crystal ball predicted in January that Kansas, Villanova, Texas and North Carolina would make the Final Four and that the Jayhawks would win the men’s national championship.

    However, after a hard re-shake with the Tar Heels in the NIT and Texas out of the top 25, the crystal ball, which has picked six national champions in 24 years, sees this:

  • Area sports calendar

    The upcoming sports calendar is:

    Final Pee Wee try-outs on Monday (5:30-6:30)

    at Campbellsville University’s Coca-Cola facility

    The final Pee Wee League baseball try-outs (ages 7-8) will be held on Monday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Coca-Cola facility on the campus of Campbellsville University.

    Veterans Memorial Park softball meeting on Tuesday

    A meeting for softball activities at Veterans Memorial Park will be held Tuesday, March 16 (7 p.m.) at the Christian Life Center at Campbellsville Baptist Church.

  • Edwards, Watson add to area...

    A pair of local basketball officials called last week’s girls’ state tournament in Diddle Arena at Bowling Green or will be in this week’s boys’ field at Lexington’s Rupp Arena.

    Greensburg’s Wayne Edwards who played for the Dragons in the 1960s, long considered one of the better officials in the Fifth Region, got his call to do the girls’ Sweet 16 last week.