Today's Sports

  • Toppers upend Tigers 80-57

    Campbellsville University went toe-to-toe with Western Kentucky University in a men’s basketball exhibition Sunday at Diddle Arena for 30-plus minutes, but simply ran out of gas late in an 80-57 loss.

    “We hung in there. I thought we did a lot of good things. This game was to prepare us for what’s coming up, same thing for Western Kentucky. I think both teams come away with what they needed out of this,” CU head coach Keith Adkins said. “We just ran out of gas. We did not have enough fuel left in the tank as far as conditioning-wise.”

  • Tigers tip off season Sunday at...

    A message at one of the team’s first preseason practices might play out as the Campbellsville University men’s basketball team’s mantra for the season. “We’re too small to be weak,” CU head coach Keith Adkins drilled into his players’ minds.

    Small, yes, but weak? That’s not how Adkins sees his Tiger team. The challenge of having physical play despite size has helped shape the team, ranked No. 17 in the NAIA preseason and second in the Mid-South Conference.

  • Washington white-washes CHS 28-0...

    Washington County spoiled Senior Night and homecoming festivities for Campbellsville High School as the Commanders blanked the Eagles 28-0 at Dave Fryrear Field on Friday night.

    The Commanders (9-1), who suffered their lone loss (55-35) a week earlier to Danville, struck quickly with three first-quarter touchdowns.

    Senior Quan Turner tallied on runs of 41 and 3 yards, respectively, with Seth Mattingly adding point-after boots.

  • CU uses blocked FG to hold off...

    Senior Day is supposed to be a day where senior football players step up big, and homecoming should always be memorable. Senior defensive back Calvin Bini made sure both came true for Campbellsville University on Saturday as he blocked a field goal to secure a 22-21 victory over Faulkner University with 18 seconds left to play.

    With the Tigers holding a narrow lead, Faulkner drove 48 yards in seven plays to set up a potential game-winning field goal try from 37 yards. Bini slipped around the left side and blocked the kick as the Finley Stadium crowd erupted in cheers.

  • Upcoming games on the local scene

    Thursday, Oct. 28

    HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY — Taylor County in Barren County Invitational.

    UNIVERSITY MEN’S SOCCER — Asbury at Campbellsville (7:30).

    Friday, Oct. 29

    HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL — Washington County at Campbellsville (7:30).

    UNIVERSITY VOLLEYBALL — Campbellsville vs. SCAD (12:00) and Taylor University (6:00) in Georgetown College Boneyard Brawl.

    Saturday, Oct. 30

    UNIVERSITY WOMEN’S SOCCER — Campbellsville at Asbury (12:30).

  • Football results and remaining...

    High schools

    Campbellsville (4-5)

    Aug. 21    Breathitt County 6-16

    Aug. 27    @Russell Co. 6-25

    Sept. 3    Taylor County 22-0

    Sept. 10    Bethlehem 6-7

    Sept. 16    @Green County 8-43

    Sept. 24    Lynn Camp 14-0

    Oct. 1    Berea 20-6

    Oct. 8    @Williamsburg 12-30

    Oct. 22    @Clinton County 46-6

    Oct. 29    Washington County

    Taylor County (1-9)

  • Davis scores 24 for CHS

    Matthew Davis might be used to scoring 20 points on the hardwood and getting a couple of steals for the Campbellsville High School hoop team. However, on Friday night the Eagle senior scored 24 points and had two fumble recoveries in the CHS’ 46-6 district triumph at Clinton County.

    Davis, in his first season of varsity football, had been used mainly on defense for Jay Cobb’s club, but on Friday he excelled on both sides of the ball.

  • Area sports calendar

    Taylor County Cardinals’ Girls’ Youth

    Basketball League evaluations Saturday and Monday

    The Taylor County Cardinals’ Girls’ Youth Basketball League is now taking applications by mail-in or e-mail.

    The league is for girls in first through sixth grade who are enrolled in Taylor County Elementary, Taylor County Middle or Kentucky Christian School.

  • Wayne beats Taylor 44-13 in...

    Taylor County saw its high school football season end Thursday night with a 44-13 home loss to Wayne County at Thomas Porter Stadium.

    The visitors took the lead on Devin Sloan’s five-yard run with 9:38 left in the opening frame. The senior set up the score on his own 38-yard run.

    Taylor County answered quickly. Despite losing 12 yards on its first three runs with an incompletion, Matthew Johns connected with Blake Dudgeon down the left sideline for a 66-yard score.

  • So close, yet so far away

    Thirty minutes of football wasn’t enough for the Campbellsville University football team in a Mid-South Conference cross-divisional game on Saturday, as they came up short at University of the Cumberlands 34-28.

    After trailing the entire game and being shut out in the first half 19-0 the Fighting Tigers responded with 14 points in both the third and fourth quarters to be in position to win with 49 seconds left to play.