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Today's Sports

  • Two Big East teams, Carolina and...

    The sometimes trusty old crystal ball has picked the national champion in men's collegiate basketball. He wiped his eyes and came up with these picks for the 2009 tourney.

    First-round upsets see No. 12 Arizona over No. 5 Utah, No. 10 Maryland vs. No. 7 California, No. 10 Minnesota over No. 7 Texas, No. 11 Temple vs. No. 6 Arizona State and No. 10 Michigan over No. 7 Clemson.

    In the second round, look for No. 6 West Virginia and No. 7 Boston College to advance to the Sweet 16 in the Midwest Region and No. 5 Purdue and No. 6 Marquette to move on in the West Region.

  • CU cheerleaders claim MSC crown

    Campbellsville University captured the 2009 Mid-South Conference Cheerleading Championship on March 5 at the Frankfort Civic Center.

    The Tigers won their second cheerleading championship in three seasons. Campbellsville also won the 2007 title.

    The Mid-South Conference is the only league in the country that gives President's Cup points for cheerleading.

    University of the Cumberlands finished second in the team competition followed by Georgetown College in the five-team event.

  • North nips TC 57-56 in region...

    Taylor County High School's season ended on Sunday afternoon with a 57-56 heart-breaking loss to North Hardin in the Fifth Region Tournament semifinals at Marion County High School.

    The Cardinals (24-7) had tied the score at 56-56 on Chase Cox's 35-foot right-wing three-pointer with 7.1 seconds left. However, jubilation quickly turned to despair when Jordan Bramblett was fouled before midcourt at 0.8 seconds and awarded three shots, hitting the third, to pin the loss on Taylor County.

  • Lady Tiger hoopsters bound for...

    The Campbellsville University Lady Tiger basketball team is making its 17th appearance in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Women’s Basketball National Championship.

    The pairings were released last week with the Lady Tigers entering the tournament ranked 13th nationally. The Lady Tigers (26-6) will play No. 19 Columbia College (28-4) on Thursday at 10 a.m. (ET). K-Country (105.7 FM) will air the game or you can go to the Internet at www.campbellsvilletigers.com to hear the game.

    Should CU win, the Lady Tigers would play on Friday at 1:30.

  • Waddle tabbed for Court of Honor

    Former Taylor County High School head boys' basketball coach Fred Waddle will be honored on Friday at the boys' state tournament in Lexington.

    Waddle will be the Fifth Region honoree in the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches Court of Honor in a ceremony at Rupp Arena. A commemorative brick will be installed in the KHSAA courtyard in recognition of his accomplishment.

    Waddle, who was an assistant under Billy B Smith, was the head coach for the Cardinals from the 1973-1974 season through the 1988-1989 campaign before being elected Taylor County Judge/Executive.

  • Fifth Region Tourney trails

    Fifth Region Tournament trails

    Girls at Nelson County

    Monday, March 2

    Nelson County 74, Adair County 46

    Elizabethtown 55, Hart County 40

    Tuesday, March 3

    Marion County 48, North Hardin 47

    Green County 52, Bardstown 19

    Friday, March 6

    Elizabethtown 46, Nelson County 34

    Marion County 55, Green County 51

    Saturday, March 7

    Elizabethtown 51, Marion County 46

    All-Region Tourney

  • Lindsey edges CU men 64-60 in OT

    Lindsey Wilson's Eric McPherson hit four free throws with less than 10 seconds to go and Lindsey Wilson ended Campbellsville University's hope of an upset with a 64-60 overtime win in the opening round of the Mid-South Conference Tournament in Frankfort on Friday.

    CU (10-19) tied the game for the sixth time when Jordan Benock hit the first of two free throws with a minute to go in regulation, but Lindsey out-scored the Tigers 10-6 in the extra five-minute period.

  • Lady Tigers fall to Cumberland...

    Campbellsville cut a 16-point deficit to four with about five minutes to go in the Mid-South Conference Women's Tournament title game in Frankfort on Sunday, but the Lady Tigers ran out of time, losing to Cumberlands 69-57.

    "Yeah, we cut it to four and had the ball," said Lady Tiger coach Ginger Colvin. "I felt good about it, but we just never could get over the hump."

    Cumberlands placed five players in double figures and hit nearly 80 percent of its free throws in turning back a Campbellsville bid for a title, its first chance since 2004.

  • Upcoming games on the local scene

    Here are the upcoming games on the local scene:

    Friday, March 13

    UNIVERSITY BASEBALL — Campbellsville at Cumberlands  (1:00). UNIVERSITY SOFTBALL — Campbellsville at Pikeville (1:00).

    Saturday, March 14

    UNIVERSITY BASEBALL — Campbellsville at Cumberlands  (12:00).

    Monday, March 16

    UNIVERSITY SOFTBALL — Campbellsville in Orlando, Fla.

    Tuesday, March 17

    UNIVERSITY BASEBALL — Campbellsville at Union University (2:30).

    Wednesday, March 18

  • TC wins battle of Cards 59-50...

    Taylor County High School's Cardinals used 21 points from Chase Cox and 16 points and 17 rebounds by Leonard Macon to down Nelson County 59-50 in the first round of the Fifth Region Tournament on Wednesday night.

    Coach Troy Young's troops led 8-0 before being tied at 20-20 (but never trailed) and held a 17-point advantage in posting their 24th win in 30 outings.

    The semis (TC vs. North Hardin and Adair County vs. John Hardin) were yesterday with the championship set for tomorrow at 7.