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Today's Sports

  • Graham starts efforts to give...

    Clint Graham's basketball eligibility is up on the collegiate scene. Now, the former Taylor County High School, Gardner-Webb and Campbellsville University player plans on teaching some of the things he's learned.

    Graham, who competed against 2008 College Player of the Year Tyler Hansbrough and against current NBA players Travis Outlaw and Al Jefferson, played his final game when the Tigers lost to Oklahoma City in the NAIA Division 1 semifinals last month in Kansas City.

  • CU scores thrice in ninth to...

    Campbellsville University fought back from deficits of 4-0 and 5-1 to down Union College 9-6 on Wednesday in Barbourville.

    The Tigers (13-11) used two-run rallies in the sixth and seventh innings to tie the score at 6-6 before tallying three runs in the top of the ninth in the single game.

    Temple Macdonald and Brandon Hunter paced the CU attack with three hits apiece while Chris Curley and Logan Smith had two safeties each.

  • Card track teams begin season...

    High school track began its 2008 season on the local scene with the Pre-Season Rally at Taylor County on March 21.

    The Taylor County boys' squad finished first with 67 points while LaRue County had 54 and Campbellsville 51.

    First-place finishers for Taylor County were Donald White in the 100-meter dash (11.61), Griffin Tucker in the 800-meter run (2:25.89), Wes Colvin in the 3,200-meter run (11:44.96), C.J. Short in the 300-meter hurdles (50.68), Matt Humphress in the triple jump (35-10) and Chris Thomas in the shot put (40-5).

  • Tigers use sweep to get back in...

    Campbellsville University used a four-game sweep at home over the weekend against Pikeville College to get back in the thick of the Mid-South Conference baseball race.

    The Tigers, 12-11 overall and 7-4 vs. MSC foes, won Saturday's first game 2-1 as Jeffrey Duda tossed a complete-game (seven-inning) five-hitter while striking out 11 and allowing only one walk.

    Temple Macdonald knocked in both CU runs (single tallies in the first and fifth innings).

    Hector Urbaneja went 2-2 and Jason Beale 2-3 for the Tigers while Chris Curley also hit safely.

  • Lady Cards start district with...

    After a pair of rain-outs last week, Taylor County High School's Lady Cardinalls posted a pair of victories over Adair County at home Monday and at Nelson County on Tuesday to improve to 3-0 in varsity softball.

    After singles by Samantha Lile and Haley Kirtley, the Lady Cardinals scored on a wild pitch in the fifth inning to lead Adair County 1-0.

    However, the Lady Indians tied the score in the top of the seventh on a sacrifice fly and led 3-1 when they tallied two runs in the top of the eighth.

  • Lady Tigers take two from...

    Campbellsville University (17-10, 8-0) added two Mid-South Conference softball wins on Thursday over Lindsey Wilson College (13-10, 3-5).

    The Lady Tigers won game one (5-3) and game two (5-4) to remain perfect in MSC play.

    In game one, Campbellsville scored first in the top of the third and added three more runs in the top of the fifth on a Dana Price solo home run and a two-run homer by freshman Jordan Blair.

    Campbellsville scored another run in the top of the seventh on an RBI double off the left field fence by senior Lauren Wathen.

  • Lady Cardinals perfect in...

    Lauren Cox retired the first 12 batters and Brianne Leach struck out the side in the fourth as Taylor County High School's Lady Cardinals shut out Metcalfe County at home on Monday in Kelly Townsend's first game as head coach.

    The Lady Cards plated single runs in the first and second frames before tallying five in the third and four in the fourth.

    Jennifer England led TCHS by going 3-3 with a triple and a home run. The senior also scored two runs and had 3 RBI.

    Chelsea Nicholas, Becca Cook and Karrie Cave each went 2-3.

  • Lady Eagle softballers upend...

    Campbellsville's Lady Eagles pushed across two runs in the bottom of the sixth to edge John Hardin 7-6 at home on Thursday night.

    The win, the first for first-year head coach Dale Estes, was spearheaded by the three-hit game of Ashley Bates and the two-hit performances of winning pitcher Danielle Morris, Chelsie Gamboa, Ashley Kessinger and Hannah Taylor.

    Morris, who struck out seven and walked none, also had two runs batted in while Bates, Gamboa, Kessinger and Jessica Cox had one RBI apiece.

  • Holmes does pretty well during...

    John "J.B." Holmes had to finish two holes on Monday in the rain-delayed WGC-CA Championship in Miami before flying "home" to Orlando for the Tavistock Cup.

    The two-day tourney, consisting of members from Isleworth and Lake Nona country clubs, gives more than $1 million to charity.

    But, the big winner on Monday and Tuesday was the 25-year-old Holmes (he turns 26 on April 26).

  • City Lake is open

    The Sportsman Club at City Lake is open for the 2008 season.

    Membership cards cover a family - a man, spouse and children under 16 years. Memberships can be purchased at the bait house.

    The lake will be stocked with all species, both quality and quantity. The bait house has all seasonal live bait and fishing accessories. Hunting and fishing licenses are also available.

    Crappie have been the hottest catch, lost in the 2-pound range. Bluegill are beginning to come around, according to Tom Allen, Sportsman Club president.