Today's Sports

  • Mercer pulls away from Taylor 43...

    Mercer County scored the game’s final 36 points to upend home-standing Taylor County 43-7 on Friday night at Thomas Porter Stadium.
    The Titans (4-4) needed only 57 seconds to score the game’s first touchdown after a short delay when the lights would not turn on at Clay Marcum Field.
    After Mercer County did not connect on a 27-yard field goal, Taylor County went 80 yards on 14 plays to knot the score at 7-7 on Dylan Bright’s 11-yard score and Raphael Cunha’s extra-point boot.

  • CMS Eagles score last for 20-14...

    Campbellsville Middle School tallied two of three touchdowns in a two-minute stretch to upend visiting Taylor County 20-14 in the Central Kentucky Middle School Athletic Conference play-offs on Tuesday.
    The Eagles (9-3) scored the only first-half touchdown when Shay Stone connected with Austin Hash from 33 yards out.
    The Cardinals (5-5) took the lead with 3:24 left in the third quarter on Quentin Goodin’s 28-yard pass to Jarred Rogers and Goodin’s two-point conversion run.

  • Lady Dragons finish second at...

    Green County High School’s Lady Dragons, the two-time defending champions, finished second at the Girls’ State Golf Tournament on Saturday in Bowling Green.
    Sacred Heart of Louisville won the team title while Emma Talley of Caldwell County won her third individual title in four seasons. The University of Alabama-bound Talley would have had four, but she disqualified herself in 2009 for making a one-stroke mistake on her scorecard despite leading by six shots.

  • CU gridders fall 31-6 at...

    Campbellsville University was unable to get started offensively Saturday as the visiting Tigers were held to 232 yards on the road at Georgetown College as part of a 31-6 loss.
    David Hon scored the Tigers only points with a pair of field goals, each from the 34-yard-line.
    It was a heavy defensive day for Campbellsville, spending 36 minutes on the field through 77 plays.

  • Move handshakes to pre-game

    I first noticed this in the mid-1970s in Euclid, Ohio (suburb of Cleveland) where I was watching a baseball game as the University of Tennessee was recruiting a basketball player who just happened to also compete on the diamond.
    After the game, I noticed both teams going through a line, shaking hands or giving each other opponent a high five.
    I thought it was odd then and as time goes on I think it’s still odd.
    I know the standard lines — it’s good to show sportsmanship and youngsters need to learn to be “good” losers.

  • CHS stumbles out of district gate

    A lethargic start put Campbellsville High School into a hole they could never fully get out of and a 28-27 loss in the Eagles’ district opener at home to Williamsburg on Friday night.
    The Eagles (3-4) trailed 22-0 early as sophomore quarterback Dalton Sizemore hooked up twice (13 and 16 yards) with freshman wide receiver Skyler Griffith around a nine-yard TD run by freshman Jefferson Patrick.
    The Yellow Jackets also converted their first two two-point tries and led 22-0.

  • Short-deck Cards, powerful...

    Playing with a short deck of Cardinals, Taylor County High School was pummeled 69-6 on the road Friday night at Lexington Catholic.
    “They were incredibly good and we had three players (starters Daulton Turpin, Blake Dudgeon and Raphael Cunha) out,” TCHS head coach Eric Graves remarked after the contest. “Our boys did have  a chance to see what a Division 1 quarterback looks like.”

  • Despain wins Modified portion of...

    Local second generation racer Elliott Despain of Campbellsville picked up his second win of the 2011 racing season at Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City as the driver, better known as the “Modern Day Leroy”, led the race from green-to-checkered to pick up an $800 pay day on what was an unseasonably cool Friday evening.

  • CU can't escape nine-...

    Despite turning the ball over a record nine times, Campbellsville University rallied in the final four minutes of the game to pull within a touchdown of the University of Pikeville in a 37-30 upset at Finley Stadium’s HIG Field Saturday.
    “It’s hard to beat anyone with nine turnovers, but I thought defensively, we played a pretty good game,” CU head coach Perry Thomas said.

  • TC's fourth-down gamble...

    Taylor County led 14-7 with just over three minutes left in the first half.
    But, the Cardinals were stopped on fourth down at the Taylor County 30-yard line and home-standing Marion County tallied 35 more consecutive points en route to a 42-14 district victory on Friday night in Lebanon.
    “I shouldn’t have gone for it,” admitted TCHS Head Coach Eric Graves. “The kids said ‘coach we can get it’ and I’m trying to build some confidence in this team.”