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Today's Sports

  • TCHS girls fall to Adair 32-28.

    Coach Jenny Jessie’s Taylor County Lady Cardinals hit 13 of 14 first-half free throws to build a 20-12 cushion, but did not attempt a single second-half charity toss and dropped a 32-28 decision to visiting Adair County on Friday night.

    Adair County (2-2 overall and 1-1 in district play) used three D.J. Ballou baskets to cut the deficit to two (24-22) at the third-quarter stop and took the lead with baskets by McKenzie Martin and Chelsea Beard to start the final eight minutes.

  • Cardinals outlast home Eagles 68...

    Taylor County did not expect a "walk in the park" and, despite jumping out to a 17-point advantage, had to battle cross-town rival Campbellsville to the end before posting a 68-60 triumph in Paul J. coop Gymnasium.

    "We knew it would be a tough game," said Cardinal coach Troy Young whose team improves to 3-0. "We didn't expect to come over here and walk over them.

    "We knew it would a physical game and it was."

    Lloyd Stotts and Michael Coulter nailed a pair of three-pointers, which ignited the Cardinals to their early 25-8 lead.

  • Lady Cards decisive in fourth

    Taylor County’s Lady Cardinals used a 20-11 fourth quarter to overcome Meade County 54-46 at home on Thursday night.

    The Lady Cards (2-0) trailed 8-2 early before Cayla Rucker hit a free throw and Elizabeth Thomas two lay-ups around a pair of Hope Wigginton three-pointers.

    The Lady Waves fought back to a 24-24 deadlock at halftime and led 35-34 heading to the final eight minutes.

    However, Taylor County took the lead for good on Wigginton’s left base-line trey and used a Rucker three, her fifth of the night, to lead 45-40.

  • Lady Cards jump out early, take...

    It appeared to be another typical easy win in the Taylor County-Campbellsville girls' basketball series as the Lady Cardinals led by eight (15-7) in the second quarter and held a 34-25 advantage on Megan Peake's basket that started the fourth quarter.

    However, the Lady Eagles used nine of 10 free throws and a Brittany Vaught bucket to knot the score at 36-36 with 2:37 remaining.

    Campbellsville first-year coach Cameron Jackson was extremely pleased with his team's effort.

  • Tigers survive late score, hold...

    Zach Allender led three Tiger players in double figure scoring as Campbellsville University survived a late rally by Urbana University to win its fourth game in a row on Monday 70-64 in the Tigers' annual game at Gallatin County High School in Warsaw.

    The Blue Knights used a slow down style offense for much of the game until the Tigers were able to sprint out to a 57-42 lead with 3:21 remaining in the game.  At that point, Urbana went into a full court pressure defense and a more aggressive offense but never pulled closer than a five-point margin.

  • Lady Tigers roll to seventh...

    Campbellsville's 13th-ranked Lady Tiger basketball team had little trouble with Brescia on Monday night, defeating the Lady Bearcats 90-52 at the Campus Center in Owensboro.

    Brescia got off to a 10-6 lead, but Campbellsville went on a 14-0 run to lead 20-10 midway through the first half and built a 34-19 halftime lead.

    Kristi Ensimger led the Lady Tigers with 15 points while Megan Issacs added 12 and Wendi Messer 10 in the win.

  • Cox comes through in the clutch

    Senior guard Chase Cox hit a basket with 4.6 seconds remaining and Michael Coulter stole the in-bounds pass and converted two free throws as Taylor County posted a 61-57 road victory vs. Elizabethtown on Friday night.

    The Cardinals fought back from a 12-point second-half deficit with a 10-0 run to end the third quarter and took the lead when Coulter fed Lloyd Stotts for a left-wing three-pointer at 2:09 in the fourth.

    The Panthers knotted the score at 57-57 on a Chris Ulis free throw with 13.8 seconds left and just before Cox’s length-of-the-court drive.

  • CU reels off three home wins

    Evidently coach Keith Adkins' Campbellsville University Tigers needed only some steady home cooking as they swept three tilts in the Powell Athletic Center in a four-day stretch.

    The Tigers bested Virginia Intermont (79-48) and Taylor (66-64) in the Lou Cunningham Classic on Friday and Saturday before upending Spalding (64-50) in a regular-season affair on Monday.

    Senior All-American Zach Allender returned to form with 23 and 22 points, respectively, in the Lou Cunningham Classic.

  • Fifth Region hoop titles could...

    Don't be surprised if North Hardin captures the boys' and girls' Fifth Region basketball championships in 2009.

    Adair County was expected to repeat last year in the Fifth Region and Bardstown is the pre-season favorite this year. But not since North Hardin won three straight titles (2001-2003) has a school won back-to-back crowns.

    North Hardin adds Greg Johnson, who did not play last season, to LaRod King and Roosevelt Emerson to get the slight edge over Bardstown and Adair County.

  • Thomas captains this all-county...

    Never known to be the smartest person on this planet, why shouldn't I tackle another project that will only alienate some folks by picking my all-county football team for the just completed 2008 season.

    Even the most die-hard Campbellsville High School or Taylor County High School gridiron fan has to imagine what a one-school football town would look like.

    Here's my Terrific 13, starting with the picks from Taylor County since they won the Battle of the Birds in September.