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Today's Sports

  • Sharpe claims fifth straight J.B...

    2008 Kentucky State Amateur champion Tyler Sharpe claimed his fifth straight J.B. Holmes Invitational on Sunday afternoon at the Campbellsville Country Club.

    Sharpe, from Greensburg and a Lindsey Wilson College graduate, bested 2009 Taylor County High School grad Dillon Mays, who will transfer from Eastern Kentucky University to Western Kentucky in the fall, on the first hole of a sudden death play-off. Sharpe had tied the match with a birdie on No. 17, and Mays just missed a birdie putt on the first extra hole.

  • Little League 9-10s stay perfect...

    Campbellsville’s 9-10-year-old All Stars won their first three games in pool play at the Little League District 5 Tournament at South Hardin.

    Coach Lynn Kearney’s troops began post-season play with a 12-0 romp over Albany on Saturday and responded with a 19-2 trouncing of Washington County on Sunday and a 10-0 shutout of Burkesville on Monday.

  • Watson wins first-place honors...

    Campbellsville’s Jeff Watson won the 44 Auto Mart Super Late Model feature during the Seventh Annual Topless Terror Night on Saturday night at Bluegrass Speedway in Bardstown.

    The American Modified Series presented by Force Fuel and Engine Conditioner also visited Bluegrass on Saturday with Jason Wheatley of Loretto grabbing the $1,500 payday in the event with an exciting last lap pass for the win.

    Pat Hagan of New Haven scored the victory in the WBRT 1320-AM UMP Sportsman feature event.

  • Rattliff rides to Pete Abell...

    The Volunteer Racing Series made its first-ever appearance at Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City on Friday evening, and Justin Rattliff of Campbellsville rode to victory in the 15th Annual Pete Abell Memorial event, becoming the 13th different winner of the race.

    Other feature winners for the evening included Jeremy Hines of Seymour, Ind. in Bob Allen Motor Mall Pro Late Models, Jason Wheatley of Loretto in Clayton Homes UMP Modifieds and Gerald Haynes Jr. of Somerset in D&D Pallet Recyclers UMP Sportsman.

  • Installation of new CU turf...

    Rolls of EnviroTurf were unloaded behind the Finley Stadium bleachers last Monday.

    Two 18-wheelers full of EnviroTurf material arrived at Finley Stadium on Campbellsville University’s campus, and the rolls of synthetic turf were being laid in place on the field Monday afternoon in preparation for work to begin Tuesday morning.   

    EnviroTurf supervisors say they expect the project to be complete in 12 to 14 days.

  • Holmes' 'off days...

    John “J.B.’ Holmes took a couple of weeks off from the PGA TOUR, but the Campbellsville native returned nicely on Tuesday to team with Ricky Barnes to win the CVS Charity Classic in Barrington, R.I.

    The duo combined for a string of seven consecutive birdies on the back nine to finish at 21-under 121 in the two-day tourney.

    Holmes had five birdies himself on holes 11 through 16.

    The duo split the winners’ share of $300,000 in the $1.5 million purse.

  • Cook earns Kentucky All-Star...

    Becca Cook is a Kentucky All Star. The 2010 Taylor County High School graduate went 4-6 at the plate in the East-West All-Star Series at the University of the Kentucky over the weekend.

    The .667 weekend earned her a spot on the Kentucky team for their All-Star Series vs. Tennessee on Thursday, July 1 at Western Kentucky University.

    Hayes also honored at all-star games

  • Minor League had a unique summer...

    It doesn’t seem like that long ago that there was constant criticism of how Minor League baseball players didn’t have any fun.

    Evidently, the recently completed 2010 season was anything but boring at Miller Park.

    * During regular-season play on May 7, the Tigers bested the Mets in a 31-25 slugfest.

    * Down the stretch as Curt Gaskins and his Yankees battled for yet another championship, Gaskins collected coaching victory number 100.

    * The Tigers had to best the Yankees, who both finished with 14-4 worksheets, to win the regular-season crown.

  • CU adds trio of baseball signees

    With the recent free agent signing of Campbellsville University catcher Richie Rowland by the Arizona Diamondbacks and the graduation of Brian Chase and Logan Smith, the Tigers have lost 32 home runs from the 2010 season.

    They picked up half as many last week, signing Monterrey Peninsula College first baseman Gabe Arcoleo, who led the California Community College Athletic Association in long balls with 16 in 2010.

  • CHS' Schwoebel selects CU

    Three-sport athlete Aaron Schwoebel will concentrate entirely on baseball after officially signing with Campbellsville University.

    The 6-7 Schwoebel, who has been named the Fifth Region Player of the Year, finished with a .413 batting average but an even-more impressive .729 on-base percentage after receiving 35 walks.

    “Swabes” as he’s known by his teammates and as appears on his truck’s license plate, had nine home runs and 32 RBI while scoring 37 times.