Today's Sports

  • Not too many surprises in early-...

    The high school squads are halfway through their football seasons while Campbellsville University has played four games and the Universities of Kentucky and Louisville three tilts apiece.

    However, one thing is for sure. There have not been a lot of surprises on the local and state front.

    Here’s an early or, in some cases, a mid-season report card on the gridiron squads.

  • CU gets big-game test in home...

    Campbellsville University received a mid-season battle test Saturday as the defending NCAA Division 3 national champions, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, picked up a 37-7 victory at Finley Stadium.

    Despite giving up 531 yards of offense and 37 points, Fighting Tigers’ head coach Perry Thomas was pleased with his team’s performance against one of the top small college football programs in the nation.

    “I thought our guys competed,” Thomas said. “We were obviously a little bit out of our class.

  • Phillips headed back overseas

    Tasha Phillips assumed her basketball career was over. That is until a call came last week from her agent.

    “I told him I was done,” the 26-year-old Phillips laughed on Monday from the office of Dr. D. William Feltner. “But, he said, ‘No, I’ve got an offer for you to go to Germany.’”

    Phillips got the contract on Saturday. It consists of salary, an apartment, meals, health insurance and three round-trip flights back to the states between now and May.

  • Cunningham seems to always be...

    This sports editor first met Lou (head basketball coach at Campbellsville College/University for 25 seasons), Barbara (retired Spanish teacher at Taylor County High School) and Phil Cunningham (now men’s assistant basketball coach at Mississippi State) before he came across the unique Cunningham — David, who loves football more than anyone I’ve ever met.

  • Green clobbers CHS in Cow Bowl

    Green County left little doubt early on who was going to be the 2010 Cow Bowl champion.

    The Dragons (3-2) needed only five plays to go 64 yards for their first score en route to a 43-8 shellacking over visiting Campbellsville (1-4) Thursday.

    “They’ve got a very good offensive team with three really nice weapons,” Eagle coach Jay Cobb offered.

  • Marion makes it look easy in 49-...

    It took Marion County only 21 seconds to score on Buster Hazelwood’s 64-yard run and the Knights cruised to a 49-0 rout over visiting Taylor County on Friday.

    Marion County (3-1 with only a 35-14 season-opening loss to John Hardin as a blemish) tallied three more first-quarter scores on touchdown runs of 14, 35 and 57 yards by Jordan Bell, Jeremy Mattingly and Kendall Taul.

  • Holmes, Cox and McCarty still in...

    Time to play a little catch-up on the careers of three former local stand-outs as they continue to advance in their chosen professions.

    * John “J.B.” Holmes just missed out making THE TOUR Championship on the PGA TOUR, but how could anyone complain about a season where he earned a career-best $2.3 million without winning a tournament.

    Now, how good a year gets confusing.

  • Football results and remaining...

    High schools

    Campbellsville (1-4)

    Aug. 21    Breathitt County 6-16

    Aug. 27    at Russell Co. 6-25

    Sept. 3    Taylor County 22-0

    Sept. 10    Bethlehem 6-7

    Sept. 16    at Green County 8-43

    Sept. 24    Lynn Camp

    Oct. 1    Berea

    Oct. 8    at Williamsburg

    Oct. 15    Off week

    Oct. 22    at Clinton County

    Oct. 29    Washington County

  • Looking back at 25 years of...

    Sometimes it seems likes 25 minutes and other times it feels like two lifetimes. However, one thing is for sure, after two and a half decades on this job, there are several things that stick in the old fat man’s memory.

    Here’s just a few things, 26 items to be exact (one to grow on), that stand out, looking back over the first 25 years as sports editor.

    Friday, Sept. 13, 1985 — The first game actually covered for the CKNJ resulted in a 63-0 Russell County home rout over Campbellsville.

  • Turnovers costly in Tiger road...

    A fourth-quarter rally came up short Saturday as Campbellsville University was unable to recover from six turnovers in a 33-21 loss at Cumberland (Tenn.) University.

    Nathan Cooper quarterbacked the Tigers to an eight-play, 86-yard drive in the final 1:27 of the game to end on a high note with a jump-ball touchdown pass to Harold Small as time expired. It was the second touchdown catch of the quarter for the sophomore, tying a school record.