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Today's Sports

  • TCHS takes district from Adair

    It took a whole cast of characters for Taylor County to upend Adair County 54-49 for the 20th District Tournament championship on Saturday night in Columbia.

    Despite losing Leonard Macon with two quick fouls in the first quarter, it was the Cardinals' defense that enabled Taylor County to lead 27-23 at the intermission.

    "We just tried to change it up," admitted TCHS head coach Troy Young.

  • CU enjoys home finale sweep over...

    The Lady Tigers rolled and the Tiger men also posted a victory in the home finale on Saturday afternoon vs. West Virginia Tech.

    The Lady Tigers (25-5) used 14 points from their lone senior, Juliana Brown, while Courtney Danis had 13 and Alexia Williams in a 76-32 first-game rout.

    Seniors Zach Allender (21 points, 10 rebounds), Hristo Petkov (13 points and nine boards), Aaron Wyatt (13 points) and sophomore Shawn Savage (12 points, 12 assists) led the CU men (10-18) to a 63-52 triumph.

    The MSC Tourney begins on Friday in Frankfort.

  • CHS tabs Chappell as Eagles...

    After receiving 34 applications from eight states and interviewing seven of eight finalists, Campbellsville High School has decided upon 32-year-old Jason Chappell to direct the Eagles' football program.

    "We felt like after the process, with his work ethic, character, discipline and fun for the game, we felt like he was best for the job," CHS principal Mike Deaton told a group of players, parents and supporters on Monday night in the cafeteria.

  • Cards survive Eagles in...

    Taylor County Cardinals' head coach Troy Young knew in rival games strange things can happen, and this most important game of the season was the win-or-go-home tilt in the district tournament.

    He had already seen where an 18-5 Glasgow team lost to a 4-23 Barren County squad and where Christian County (18-8) needed overtime to best Hopkinsville (12-12).

    Taylor County (22-6) overcame five ties with cross-town rival Campbellsville (17-11) and won over the Eagles in the 20th District Tournament on Thursday night at Adair County.

  • BREAKING NEWS: CHS tabs Chappell...

    Campbellsville High School has hired Jason Chappell as its next head football coach.

    Chappell, 32, has been the head coach the last three seasons at South Laurel. Before that the M.C. Napier High School graduate was the head man at Perry County Central.

     A complete story will run in Thursday's CKNJ.

  • Lady Eagles eliminated by Lady...

    Adair County jumped on Campbellsville's Lady Eagles early with a 10-0 lead and posted a 62-39 20th District Tournament triumph on Monday night on the Lady Indians' home court.

    CHS did cut its deficit to seven (11-4) in the first frame on two Amber Gamboa free throws and was behind by eight (22-14) on a Danielle Morris three-pointer and a Gamboa lay-up.

    However, Adair County used a 14-0 second-half run to increase a double-digit lead further out to 27 (53-26) on Whitney Rodgers' bucket.

  • Cumberlands collects two from CU...

    The University of the Cumberlands took a Mid-South Conference doubleheader from visiting Campbellsville University on Thursday night.

    The Lady Tigers (24-5 overall and 9-2 in the MSC) shot only 40 percent (24-60) and committed 20 turnovers in their 70-64 setback.

    Courtney Danis had 24 points for CU and Whitney Ballinger 16 points and 11 rebounds.

  • Lady Knights send Lady Cards home

    Marion County scored the first 22 points in the 20th District Tournament on Tuesday night and rolled to a 71-36 victory over Taylor County in John Burr Memorial Gymnasium at Adair County High School.

    Brooke Roberts started the Lady Knight onslaught with three first-quarter three-pointers and the Lady Cardinals did not remove the zero from the scoreboard until Marsha Kessler hit a pair of charity tosses with 7:07 left in the second quarter.

    Taylor County's first hoop came on Mercedes Cox's three-pointer with 3:32 before the half.

  • Tigers, Lady Tigers complete MSC...

    Campbellsville University men's and women's basketball teams swept a home twinbill from Saint Catharine College on Saturday afternoon.

    The Lady Tigers, 24-4 overall and 9-1 vs. Mid-South Conference foes, stayed on top of the league race with an 87-54 triumph over the Lady Patriots.

    Wendi Messer led CU with 15 points while Kristi Ensminger added 13 and reserve forwards Corin Dunn and Jarobia Hill nine and eight points, respectively. Hill also had 10 rebounds.

  • Davis-led Eagles nail Nelson 61-...

    Sophomore guard Matthew Davis hit four three-pointers and scored 22 points as the Campbellsville High School Eagles concluded regular-season play with a 61-50 road win over Nelson County on Friday night.

    Juniors Thomas Downs and Bryton Taylor added 12 and 10 points, respectively, for coach Tim Davis' troops.

    Campbellsville (17-10) plays Taylor County in the 20th District Tournament on Thursday (7:30) at Adair County.