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Today's Sports

  • Eagles fall to 0-2 with road...

    Campbellsville couldn’t have asked for a much better start to Friday night’s tangle at Russell County but fell 25-6 to the home squad.

    The Lakers used a 61-yard pass play to go the CHS 10-yard line before the Eagle defense stiffened and held the Lakers to a  22-yard Lucas Williams field goal on its opening drive.

  • Breathitt bests CHS 16-6 in...

    The Campbellsville High School Eagles kept the game surprisingly close but still dropped a 16-6 decision to Class 3-A Breathitt County 16-6 on Saturday night in the first game of the second annual Forcht Bank Bowl on Dave Fryrear Field.

    “I was pleased we hung in there and continued to battle,” CHS coach Jay Cobb remarked.

    After a scoreless first quarter, the Bobcats took advantage of CHS’ poor field position and recorded a safety with just over five minutes left in the half.

  • Smith shoots net 135 to claim...

    Binky Smith shot net scores of 66 and 69 to finish at 135 and two shots ahead of Jared Hines (66-71) to claim the 46th Duffers Tournament championship on Aug. 7-8 at Covered Bridge and Champions Pointe Golf Clubs in Southern Indiana.

    E.G. Brown finished third at 139 while Daryl Gardner (140) was fourth and Tom Milby (141) fifth in the 60-man field.

    Joe Noland shot a 66 to have the second-day low net.

    Rounding out the Top 10 were: Scott Jessie (142), Weldon Riggs (142), Richard RoBards (142), Frank Cheatham (143) and Mike Cassell (143).

  • Can the local gridiron teams...

    An old Major League Baseball saying was “You’re going to win one-third of your games and lose one-third of your games no matter what. It’s what you do in the other third that determines how good of a team you are every season.”

    That assumption may hold true for the local high school football squads as they begin the 2010 campaign on Friday for Taylor County and Saturday for Campbellsville with first-year head coaches.

    Let’s start with the Cardinals who begin play tomorrow at Adair County under Curtis Cotton.

  • Area sports calendar

    Little Feet Soccer on Friday nights in September

    Audience 1 Sports will host Little Feet Soccer on Friday nights in September from 6 to 7 p.m. This is a program designed for 2-4-year-olds. During Little Feet Soccer children learn the fundamentals of soccer along with shapes, colors and numbers. Cost for the entire month is $40. Participants will receive a T-shirt and a ball. For more information or to register go to www.audience1sports.com or contact Jason England (403-3373). If you would like to help coach, contact England.

  • Cards come up short in opener at...

    Adair County ran almost twice as many plays as Taylor County and held off the Cardinals’ go-ahead efforts to squeak out a 20-19 home victory on Friday night in Columbia.

    “Our pass protection and quarterback play was pretty good,” admitted Taylor County’s Curtis Cotton in his first regular-season game as head coach. “But, I didn’t do a good enough job getting the ball to Blake Dudgeon and we just didn’t have the ball enough.”

  • Upcoming games on the local scene

    Saturday, Aug. 21

    HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ GOLF — Campbellsville in Garrard County Invitational.

    HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ SOCCER — Taylor County at Somerset (5:30).

    HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ SOCCER — Taylor County at Danville (6:00).

    HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL — Campbellsville vs. Breathitt County (6:00) and LaRue County vs. Mercer County (8:30) in Forcht Bank Bowl on Dave Fryrear Field at Campbellsville High School.

    MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL — Campbellsville in Frankfort Bowl (10 a.m.).

    Monday, Aug. 23

  • VMP softball tournament schedule

    Veterans Memorial Park softball

    Men’s Church League Tournaments

    Red Tournament

    Monday, Aug. 16 schedule on Field 1

    6:00    Game 5: First Baptist vs. Calvary Baptist

    7:00    Game 6: Columbia Nazarene vs. Elk Horn Baptist

    8:00    Game 7: Campbellsville Christian vs. Palestine Baptist

    9:00    Game 8: Summersville Baptist vs. Game 7 winner

    Blue Tournament

    Monday, Aug. 16 schedule on Field 2

  • Auction raises $14,000 for CU...

    High bidding led to a record night at the Sixth Annual Campbellsville University Athletic Booster Auction and Dinner on Aug. 5, clearing more than $14,000 for Tiger athletics.

    “The auction dinner was the most successful ever held,” said Chuck Vaughn, executive director of the booster club. “The evening was high energy, the bidding was fierce and the food delicious.

  • CHS boys claim first All 'A...

    Lake Wiseman shot a 74 while Levi Murray and Stealth Townley scored 75s and the Campbellsville High School boys’ golf team captured the Fifth Region All “A” Classic on Saturday at Park Mammoth Golf Course in Cave City.

    Taylor Levi finished with an 80 and Bradley Bates 102 for coach Herb Wiseman’s Eagles.