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Today's Sports

  • Second 23 years starts somewhat...

    Friday night ended a 23-year run as sports editor at the Central Kentucky News-Journal. And Saturday began the start of another period of covering sports on the local scene.

    On Friday the 13th, September 1985, a raw sports ed headed to Russell Springs to cover the Campbellsville High at Russell County football game.

    Then editor Richard RoBards kept calling during the week and telling me of deletions from the Eagle attack.

    The CHS bad luck actually began during pre-season drills when first-year head coach David Payne was forced to resign because of a back injury.

  • Panthers punish CU Tigers 50-14

    NAIA No. 5-rated Ohio Dominican built a 36-0 lead en route to a 50-14 whipping of Campbellsville University on HIG Field at Ron Finley Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

    The Tigers avoided the shutout when Greg Fountain tallied from three yards out and then added a Markus Ramsey one-yard touchdown reception from Ross Deaton. Detrick Briggs ran in the two-point conversion.

    Fountain finished with 61 yards on 20 carries while Deaton passed for 141 yards. Russell Parker was Deaton's top receiver with six catches for 54 yards.

  • Lady Cards capture Heartland...

    Taylor County's girls' and Marion County's boys' teams won Heartland Athletic Conference Golf Tournament titles Monday at Campbellsville Country Club.

    Lauren Goodin (75) of Adair County won her third straight medalist honor for the girls while Green County's Grayson Bills (74) took the top boys' spot.

    Ellen Kehoe (85) and MeLeigha Pollock (89) paced Taylor County to its second Heartland team title in three seasons.

    Also on the girls' all-conference team were Green County's Kate Larimore (83) and Leah Judd (88).

  • Clay Marcum Field at Thomas...

    Taylor County formerly dedicated the naming of its football stadium as Thomas Porter Stadium before the Cardinals' season opener on Aug. 29 vs. Monroe County.

    The stadium is named in memory of Candace Porter's son who passed away in August, 2007.

    Porter gets starting nod for Centre

    Taylor County High School graduate Chase Porter drew the opening-game starting nod at running back in Centre College's 46-22 win over Hanover.

    The 5-11, 211-pound junior gained 52 yards on 16 carries and caught four passes for 28 yards.

  • Cards outscore Somerset 45-42 in...

    Taylor County opened district play Friday night with a thrilling 45-42 victory over Somerset.

    Chris Thomas took the handoff on the Cardinals' first play from scrimmage for 73 yards and a touchdown. That would be the only score of the first period as Justin Hoosier and Cody Van Meter helped contain the Briar Jumper attack.

  • Eagles pour it on in fourth for...

    Campbellsville High School's Eagles tallied 21 fourth-quarter points to begin district play with a 33-12 victory at home on Friday night.

    Lynn Camp scored first on a blocked punt, which the Wildcats recovered in the end zone.

    Michael McCubbin's 76-yard run in the second quarter knotted the score at 6-6.

    "We spread them out in the first half and made them chase us," said Eagle coach Herb Wiseman of his team's game plan. "Then in the second half, we just lined up and ran it straight at 'em."

    And run it they did.

  • This week's football games

    Both high school teams, Campbellsville and Taylor County, are at home on Friday night for their district openers while Campbellsville University hosts a non-conference tilt at Ron Finley Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

    Friday, Sept. 12

    7:30 - Somerset at Taylor County High School

    8:00 - Lynn Camp at Campbellsville High School

    Saturday, Sept. 13

    1:30 - Ohio Dominican at Campbellsville University

  • Bengals, Cowboys, Saints and...

    The Saints and Titans posted Saturday wins in Junior League action while the Cowboys and Bengals were victorious in Sunday's Senior League as Campbellsville Community Club Youth Football kicked off its 2008 season.

    In Junior League play:

    Saints 20, Cardinals 12

    The Saints got touchdown runs of 54, 5 and 7 yards from Tyrion Taylor in besting the Cardinals in overtime.

    Tyler Franklin kept the Cards close on TD runs of 50 and 18 yards.

    John Courtwright added the two-point conversion for the Saints.

  • Taylor County tops Campbellsvile...

    Taylor County took advantage of five Campbellsville turnovers and three Lance Turpin touchdown passes to upend their cross-town rivals 19-16 on Friday night at Dave Fryrear Field.

    "We had way too many turnovers," said Eagle coach Herb Wiseman after the game. "They're (the miscues) killing us."

    Neither team scored in the first half and neither squad had more than 100 yards of offense during the first two periods.

  • CHS, TC battle for latest...

    Some gotta win, some gotta lose, whomever loses on Friday will have another year of blues, could be the theme of every Campbellsville-Taylor County sports clash.

    And it could not be more apparent than for tomorrow's game on Dave Fryrear Field when the Cardinals visit the Eagles.

    Both teams are coming off decisive losses in their season openers and are looking for some relief before beginning their district campaigns next week.