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  • Lady Cards stay perfect in...

    Mercedes Cox scored 24 points and Hope Wigginton added 20 as Taylor County’s Lady Cardinals remained undefeated in district play with a 69-33 road triumph vs. Campbellsville on Sunday.

    TCHS used a 10-0 run to offset a 5-4 CHS early advantage.

    Tiffany Slone paced the Lady Eagles with 20 points.

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    The Lady Cardinals bested McCreary Central 56-50 at home on Saturday as Hope Wigginton and Mercedes Cox had 19 points apiece and Marsha Kessler eight, including 6-6 at the charity stripe.

  • Messer cleans up messy win for...

    Wendi Messer isn’t called “Hoss” without reason. With Campbellsville University’s win streak on the line at Georgetown College on Saturday, Messer hit three clutch 3-pointers en route to a 73-62 victory.

    Trailing 55-52 with 7:10 to play, Messer keyed up a trey from the left wing to tie the game and went on to score nine of the Lady Tigers’ next 12 points that gave Campbellsville a seven-point (64-57) lead.

  • Holmes begins fifth season on...

    John “J.B.” Holmes will start his fifth season on The PGA TOUR next week in the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in San Diego, Calif.

    The Taylor County High School graduate and former University of Kentucky All-American, who won the FBR Open (now the Waste Management Phoenix Open) twice (2006 and 2008), has earned $5,747,484 ($1,487,604 in 2006, $874,216 in 2007, $2,166,131 in 2008 and $1,219,534 in 2009) as a professional and currently ranks 139th on the World Golf Ranking list since he will not have played in the first four tournaments.

  • No. 9-rated Lady Tigers whip...

    Campbellsville University’s women’s basketball team whipped up a 99-52 win at Midway College on Monday night, and the ninth-ranked Lady Tigers’ 15-1 start to the season is the best in program history.

    Whitney Ballinger (26 points) was joined in double figures by Courtney Danis (17) and Melly Heaton (12). Shabree Hunter came off the bench and grabbed four rebounds in seven minutes.

  • Eagles hurdle over Hart for 12th...

    Although leading scorer Bryton Taylor played, despite being under the weather and not scoring, Campbellsville had little trouble in disposing of Hart County 65-43 on Tuesday night in Munfordville.

    The Eagles led by as many as 30 (61-31) and were paced by seniors Thomas Downs and Aaron Schwoebel and juniors Matthew Davis and Jordan Percell. Downs had 15 points and nine rebounds while Schwoebel had 12 points and eight boards. Davis totaled 14 points while Percell had 11 points and seven caroms.

  • Upcoming games on the local scene

    Thursday, Jan. 14

    MIDDLE SCHOOL BOYS’ BASKETBALL — St. Augustine at Campbellsville (6:00) and Taylor County at Hart County (6:00).

    UNIVERSITY WOMEN’S BASKETBALL — Pikeville at Campbellsville (8:00).

    UNIVERSITY WOMEN’S BASKETBALL — Pikeville at Campbellsville (6:00).

    Friday, Jan. 15

    HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ BASKETBALL — Campbellsville at Marion County (6:30) and Taylor County at North Hardin (7:30).

    HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ BASKETBALL — Campbellsville at Marion County (8:00).

  • Cards' rally comes up short...

    The Taylor County boys led 11-10 on Lucas Bradshaw’s free-throw jumper early in the second period, but Green County reeled off four straight baskets and never trailed in posting the 57-50 triumph.

    Despite not making a three-pointer, Green County did manage to hit 13 free throws, compared to four for the Cardinals.

    John Stone led Green County with 13 points while Skyler Shively had 12.

    Tyler Moss (14), Tevin Webster (13) and Lloyd Stotts (nine) paced Taylor County, which slipped to 8-7 overall.

  • Lady Dragons pull away from Lady...

    Green County’s girls’ squad broke away for a 20-20 half-time deadlock with a 16-9 third quarter behind Rachel Marr’s 11-points en route to a 59-56 victory over visiting Taylor County on Tuesday.

    Marr added nine more in the final period and Kelsea Mitchell had seven as the Lady Dragons held off a Lady Cardinal rally.

    Marr finished with 25 points while Mitchell added 11 and Brooke Estes nine.

    Elizabeth Thomas paced Taylor County with 13 points while Mercedes Cox totaled 12 and Hope Wigginton 10.

  • Turpin resigns as TCHS head...

    Rodney Turpin has resigned as Taylor County High School’s head football coach.

    Turpin, who played at Lincoln County and Campbellsville University, guided the Cardinals as head coach for the last six seasons (24-41) and to TCHS’ first district title in 2008.

    He was an assistant for the Cardinals after also heading up the middle school program.

    “Counting my days at Campbellsville University, I’ve been here for 20 years,” Turpin said. “Twenty years is a long time for me.”

  • CU men now 21st after avening...

    JaVaughn Espritt took the opening tip from Nestor Colmenares and quickly gave Campbellsville University a 2-0 lead Saturday, a lead it never gave up, as the Tigers downed visiting Olivet Nazarene University 79-55 in the final non-conference game of the season.

    The win ended a five-game win streak for Olivet Nazarene and answered a CU loss on Dec. 5 at ONU, 78-63.

    Campbellsville shot 63.6 percent in the first half (14-22) and carried a 38-20 lead into halftime with Espritt and Colmenares leading the way in the post with nine points each.