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Today's Sports

  • Harris, Bishop spark Tigers past...

    Campbellsville University trailed by eight (33-28) before scoring 29 of the final 34 points to down Lindsey Wilson College 57-38 on Thursday night in Columbia.

    Coach Keith Adkins’ Tigers, who improved to 14-5 overall and 2-1 vs. Mid-South Conference foes, were led by reserve Caleb Harris’ 18 points, including four three-pointers, while T.J. Bishop and Nestor Colmenares added 10 points apiece.

    Bishop had several key baskets down the stretch while Colmenares also collected nine rebounds, seven off the defensive boards.

  • Eagles blast Bardstown in Fifth...

    Campbellsville downed Bardstown 73-56 in boys’ action while Bardstown upended CHS’ Lady Eagles 56-28 in Touchstone Energy Fifth Region All “A” Classic semifinal action on Tuesday at Campbellsville High.

    The Eagles rode the first-half play of juniors Matthew Davis and Jordan Percell to produce leads of 14-4, 22-9 and 41-25 (at the intermission).

    Davis scored 15 of his game-high 22 points in the first half while Percell tallied 10 of his 14 in the first two quarters. (Percell also had eight boards.)

  • TC, Marion divide hoop...

    Taylor County High School’s boys’ team posted its first district win of the season as the Cardinals conquered Marion County 67-56 on the road Friday night.

    However, the Lady Cardinals fell 75-35 to Marion County, the state’s top-rated girls’ squad, in the first game.

    The Cardinal boys (10-9) fell behind 7-0 and could manage only 18 first-half points.

    But coach Troy Young’s troops put up 49 points (24 in the third quarter and 25 in the fourth) to win by double digits.

  • Eagles soar away from 15-15 tie...

    Campbellsville broke loose from a 15-15 deadlock in the second quarter with an 11-2 run and sewed up the No. 1 seed in the 20th District Tourney with a 62-40 home victory over Taylor County on Sunday.

    Bryton Taylor led four Eagles in double figures with 18 points while Aaron Schwoebel and Thomas Downs had 11 apiece and Jordan Percell 10. Schwoebel also had 11 boards. Lloyd Stotts scored 17 for the Cardinals.

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    Taylor County rebounded to upend Hart County 65-47 behind Tyler Moss’ 15 points and seven assists.

  • CU can't survive cold...

    Campbellsville University went cold down the second-half stretch and fell 64-51 at Georgetown College on Saturday.

    CU led 23-19 with four minutes to go in the first half and the visiting Tigers took the lead at 35-34 and 37-36 after intermission, but that’s when things started to unravel.

    “For 32 minutes we carried out our game plan pretty good,” CU coach Keith Adkins said, “but then their pressure got to us and we turned it over or took a rushed shot. The good thing is you won’t find very many teams that play defense like Georgetown.”

  • 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.