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Today's Sports

  • Locals have horse nominated for...

    Mr. Ruff, a 3-year-old gray/roan colt, is one of 448 nominees for the Triple Crown in thoroughbred racing this year.

    Mr. Ruff is owned by Farmer Ridge Farm, located at 213 Thoroughbred Court in Taylor County, and is nicknamed "The Bopper" because of his walking head movements when he was born in Taylor County in April, 2005 at Farmer Ridge Farm.

    It was thought at birth his long legs and awkward stance might hinder his development. However, as time passed his awkward stance would vanish and hopes of being a racing horse would improve.

  • Gumm medalist in Rome, Ga. golf...

    Jeffrey Gumm shot a two-day total of 141 and won a four-way playoff to become the medalist at the Rome News-Tribune Invitational Golf Tournament in Rome, Ga. on March 10-11.

    Gumm shot a 72 the first day and bested that by three strokes on Tuesday with a 69 and was tied with Jeff Ivall of Northwood, Samuel del Val of Berry and Patrick Scheil of John A. Logan Community College before winning the playoff.

  • Region hoops will be competitive...

    While most long-time fans probably agreed that Fifth Region basketball (most notably the boys) was somewhat down this year, no one could say the games at Hart County High School weren't exciting.

    All of the games were competitive and went down to the wire.

    Also, while Elizabethtown and North Hardin seemed to be a notch above the other girls' teams, look for the 2008-09 campaigns to be even more fiercely-battled.

  • CU plays Concordia in nationals...

    The Campbellsville University Tigers men's basketball team will face sixth-seeded Concordia (Calif.) University in the first round of the Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men's Basketball National Championship in Kansas City, Mo. on Thursday at 3:15 p.m.

    Concordia ended the Tigers season last year in the Sweet 16 of the National Tournament with an 83-72 win. The rematch will pit Campbellsville against the Eagles, who won the Golden State Athletic Conference Regular Season and Tournament Championships and are 28-4 on the year. Campbellsville enters the game 23-9 for the season.

  • Ballou bottoms three just before...

    Darren Ballou's left baseline three-pointer splashed the net with 1.3 seconds left and Taylor County could not get a timeout and the Adair County Indians repeated as the boys' 20th District Tournament champions 47-44 on the Cardinals' home court.

    "It was a fun night," admitted TCHS head coach Troy Young. "It just didn't end quite right."

    In front of a standing-room-only crowd, Taylor County (19-11) trailed 6-0 early on a pair of threes from Indian junior Corey Helm.

    However, Taylor County fought back to lead 7-6 when Chris Thomas scored on a Chase Cox assist.

  • Three district champs fall at...

    It's normally an advantage to win the district tournament championship game. But, don't try telling that to three of the teams who won those titles on Friday, but were eliminated on Monday and Tuesday in the first round of the Fifth Region Girls' Tournament at North Hardin.

    The upset trend began when 19th District runner-up Nelson County bested 18th District champion Green County 74-67 on Monday in the tourney's first game in Ron Bevars Gymnasium in Radcliff.

  • Compton coming to CU for Lady...

    Less than 24 hours after leading her John Hardin team to a home upset over Marion County, Lady Bulldog 5-5 point guard Keisha Compton signed with coach Ginger Colivn and the Campbellsville University Lady Tigers.

    "I liked how the campus was set up," Compton said of her decision to sign with CU. "It's small and it's close to home.

    "I also liked the way they play. They run and that fits me well.

    "I looked at some other schools, but none of them excited me the way Campbellsville did."

  • Lady Tiger trio combines for 80...

    Freshmen Courtney Danis (38) and Melly Heaton (26) combined for 64 points and sophomore Kristi Ensminger added 16 as the Campbellsville University Lady Tigers downed West Virginia Tech 91-81 on Saturday afternoon.

    The Lady Tigers (15-10), who trailed 68-64 with eight minutes left in the game, used four points (two free throws and a basket) and a Heaton hoop to take the lead for good at 6:13.

    Danis' three-point play and Heaton's trey pushed the CU advantage to six and the Lady Tigers never led by less than three the rest of the way.

  • Lady Eagles lose lead at Caverna

    Campbellsville could not hold double-digit advantages, were outscored 33-19 in the fourth frame and the Lady Eagles lost a 53-48 road encounter at Caverna on Saturday.

    CHS still led 29-20 going to the fourth before the Lady Colonels exploded.

    Juniors Bronte Karr (11) and Danielle Morris (10) were the leading scorers for Campbellsville.

    The Lady Eagles host Washington County at 6:00 on Saturday in the opener of a girl-boy twinbill.

  • North Hardin clobbers CHS 83-39

    North Hardin pulled away from Campbellsville in the second quarter and shellacked the Eagles in the second half on its way to a 83-39 rout on Tuesday night.

    The Trojans (20-6) tallied 44 second-half points while the Eagles managed only 15.

    Five players, including substitute Cameron Irvin, scored in double figures for North Hardin while sophomores Thomas Downs had nine and Johnathan Olaniyan seven for Campbellsville (8-15).

    The Eagles entertain Washington County on Saturday in the nightcap of a girl-boy twinbill.