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Today's Sports

  • Minor title to the Yankees

    The Yankees won the first and if-necessary games in the best-of-three series vs. the Marlins to capture the 2008 Minor League championship at Miller Park.

    The Yankees had a regular-season record of 11-6.

  • Throckmorton retires as CU men...

    P.J. Throckmorton was honored recently with a retirement reception by the Campbellsville University athletics department after completing his final season as men's head golf coach.

    Throckmorton spent six years as the golf coach, three of those in a dual role as men's and women's coach. During his tenure at Campbellsville, he took the fourth men's team in Tiger history to the NAIA Golf Tournament this season. The Tigers won the NAIA Region XI Tournament to qualify for the nationals in what was the final year of the regional tournament format.

  • Tigers ink nine for baseball...

    Campbellsville University baseball will be adding nine recruits to the program, starting in the fall of 2008. The recruiting class is marked by speed offensively and includes a handful of pitchers that will be immediate difference makers.

    Head coach Beauford Sanders has referred to this recruiting class as exceptional as speed and power are the primary makeup. The class includes eight community college transfers and one high school signee.

  • Jackson accepts Lady Eagle hoop...

    Cameron Jackson interviewed, investigated and now has been tabbed as the new head girls' basketball coach at Campbellsville High school.

    "I'm honored and blessed to be part of Campbellsville and excited to be the head girls' coach at Campbellsvile High School," Jackson said on Thursday night in a press conference in the CHS library.

    "I did my research and I feel like this is a great community and I wanted to take the challenge," said Jackson, who played his early years at West Jessamine under current Marion County coach Tim Peterson.

  • Former standouts continue...

    Four local athletes with deep Campbellsville/Taylor County roots have been in the news this spring on the baseball scene.

    Sham Gabehart, who played for and was an assistant coach at Campbellsville, was an assistant and hitting instructor on the staff at Parkview Baptist in Baton Rouge, La.

    The 34-5 Eagles, seeded No. 2, won their 10th state title for head coach M.L. Woodruff. Parkview Baptist had won five straight titles before being dethroned in 2007 by eventual champion Iowa.

  • Burress wants to major in...

    After graduating on Friday night, Taylor County High School's Matt Burress inked with Lindsey Wilson College on Wednesday morning.

    "It's close to home and my friends (Cardinal teammate Mikey Brown who signed at the same signing ceremony and Campbellsville High School signee Blake Milby who inked last month with the Blue Raiders) are going there," Burress said of his commitment to coach Mike Talley's program.

    Burress said he needs to get stronger to pitch on the collegiate level.

    He wants to major in criminal justice.

  • Brown plans to eventually teach...

    Taylor County High School catcher Mikey Brown will continue calling the pitching signals after signing with Lindsey Wilson College on Wednesday morning.

    "It's close to home and it seems to be like a good school to go to," Brown said of his decision to cast his lot with coach Mike Talley's Blue Raiders.

    "I'll have to make the big adjustment going from high school to college," Brown reckoned of his toughest move to the Columbia NAIA school.

    Brown wants to major in education and eventually teach history along with a coaching career.

  • Still in their blood

    Campbellsville hosted a first-ever event Memorial Day weekend as more than 50 contestants, representing more than 30 communities, participated in the Campbellsville Open Horseshoe Pitching Tournament at Miller Park.

    With 12 new pits ready, according to Ralph White, one of the organizers, the state-sanctioned tournament was a huge success.

    City workers cut the pits out of the asphalt on part of the lower park tennis courts and White, Ivan Bault, Bill Garrett, Billy Followell and Terry Roberts did the rest.

  • Kids Outdoor Day on Saturday at...

    One whole day of outdoor fun, fun, fun is coming up on Saturday at the Green River Lake State Park and Camp Kentahten in Campbellsville.

    The 2008 Kids' Outdoor Day is hosted by the local chapters of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), and there is an endless amount of things for children to do! Numerous, exciting, entertaining, fun filled outdoor activities for children of all ages are available to participate in including: game calling, fishing, trap shooting, boating safety, .22 rifle shooting, archery, canoeing, tomahawk throwing, inflatables, karate, and air rifles.

  • Jessie takes Lady Cards'...

    Jenny Jessie is sliding over one seat, but it's a seat she's quite familiar with.

    Jessie was formally hired as the head basketball coach for the Taylor County Lady Cardinals on Tuesday night, but it was a move almost everyone knew would happen when David Parsons announced his retirement near the start of the 2007-2008 season.

    "I am very excited and honored to have this opportunity," Jessie said. "I think Taylor County basketball is a program that can be built into a force across the region.

    "We have a great deal of young talent that has lots of varsity experience."