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Today's Sports

  • Region hoops will be competitive...

    While most long-time fans probably agreed that Fifth Region basketball (most notably the boys) was somewhat down this year, no one could say the games at Hart County High School weren't exciting.

    All of the games were competitive and went down to the wire.

    Also, while Elizabethtown and North Hardin seemed to be a notch above the other girls' teams, look for the 2008-09 campaigns to be even more fiercely-battled.

  • CU plays Concordia in nationals...

    The Campbellsville University Tigers men's basketball team will face sixth-seeded Concordia (Calif.) University in the first round of the Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men's Basketball National Championship in Kansas City, Mo. on Thursday at 3:15 p.m.

    Concordia ended the Tigers season last year in the Sweet 16 of the National Tournament with an 83-72 win. The rematch will pit Campbellsville against the Eagles, who won the Golden State Athletic Conference Regular Season and Tournament Championships and are 28-4 on the year. Campbellsville enters the game 23-9 for the season.

  • Ballou bottoms three just before...

    Darren Ballou's left baseline three-pointer splashed the net with 1.3 seconds left and Taylor County could not get a timeout and the Adair County Indians repeated as the boys' 20th District Tournament champions 47-44 on the Cardinals' home court.

    "It was a fun night," admitted TCHS head coach Troy Young. "It just didn't end quite right."

    In front of a standing-room-only crowd, Taylor County (19-11) trailed 6-0 early on a pair of threes from Indian junior Corey Helm.

    However, Taylor County fought back to lead 7-6 when Chris Thomas scored on a Chase Cox assist.

  • Three district champs fall at...

    It's normally an advantage to win the district tournament championship game. But, don't try telling that to three of the teams who won those titles on Friday, but were eliminated on Monday and Tuesday in the first round of the Fifth Region Girls' Tournament at North Hardin.

    The upset trend began when 19th District runner-up Nelson County bested 18th District champion Green County 74-67 on Monday in the tourney's first game in Ron Bevars Gymnasium in Radcliff.

  • Compton coming to CU for Lady...

    Less than 24 hours after leading her John Hardin team to a home upset over Marion County, Lady Bulldog 5-5 point guard Keisha Compton signed with coach Ginger Colivn and the Campbellsville University Lady Tigers.

    "I liked how the campus was set up," Compton said of her decision to sign with CU. "It's small and it's close to home.

    "I also liked the way they play. They run and that fits me well.

    "I looked at some other schools, but none of them excited me the way Campbellsville did."

  • Lady Tiger trio combines for 80...

    Freshmen Courtney Danis (38) and Melly Heaton (26) combined for 64 points and sophomore Kristi Ensminger added 16 as the Campbellsville University Lady Tigers downed West Virginia Tech 91-81 on Saturday afternoon.

    The Lady Tigers (15-10), who trailed 68-64 with eight minutes left in the game, used four points (two free throws and a basket) and a Heaton hoop to take the lead for good at 6:13.

    Danis' three-point play and Heaton's trey pushed the CU advantage to six and the Lady Tigers never led by less than three the rest of the way.

  • Lady Eagles lose lead at Caverna

    Campbellsville could not hold double-digit advantages, were outscored 33-19 in the fourth frame and the Lady Eagles lost a 53-48 road encounter at Caverna on Saturday.

    CHS still led 29-20 going to the fourth before the Lady Colonels exploded.

    Juniors Bronte Karr (11) and Danielle Morris (10) were the leading scorers for Campbellsville.

    The Lady Eagles host Washington County at 6:00 on Saturday in the opener of a girl-boy twinbill.

  • North Hardin clobbers CHS 83-39

    North Hardin pulled away from Campbellsville in the second quarter and shellacked the Eagles in the second half on its way to a 83-39 rout on Tuesday night.

    The Trojans (20-6) tallied 44 second-half points while the Eagles managed only 15.

    Five players, including substitute Cameron Irvin, scored in double figures for North Hardin while sophomores Thomas Downs had nine and Johnathan Olaniyan seven for Campbellsville (8-15).

    The Eagles entertain Washington County on Saturday in the nightcap of a girl-boy twinbill.

  • CU Tigers win second MSC game of...

    Campbellsville University moved up the Mid-South Conference ladder with its second win of the week, a 72-66 home triumph over West Virginia Tech on Saturday.

    The Tigers (19-6) raced out to a 36-25 halftime lead and never let the visitors gain a second-half lead.

    Nestor Colmenares, who garnered MSC Player of the Week honors, had 19 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocked shots to pace coach Keith Adkins' club. Deveon Jenkins added 18 for CU, which moved into a fourth-place tie with Pikeville, only one game behind the Cumberlands and Lindsey Wilson.

  • Holmes, CU baseball, NASCAR...

    What could get much more American and summer-like than golf, baseball and stock car racing in February?

    NASCAR is one of the few sports that have its premier event at the first of the season. That takes place this Sunday when the Daytona 500 is run.

    This season's Sprint Cup, yes that's a change from last year's Nextel Cup, and the Nationwide Series, no longer the Busch Series, appear in the Feb. 14 sports section along with the list of Sprint Cup drivers and the previous winners at America's Greatest Race.