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Today's Sports

  • Adair boys, Lady Knights look...

    Adair County High School's boys' team and the Marion County's Lady Knights appear to be in line to repeat as 20th District Tournament champions in March.

    Most folks expected Adair County to be Fifth Region champions in 2008. But, coach Mark Fudge's Indians did it a year early by downing John Hardin for the 2007 crown at Central Hardin.

    The Indians return three starters led by preseason All-Fifth Region choices in juniors Darren Ballou and Nick Fudge and senior Kalen Kimberland.

  • Eagle season halted in Hazard

    Campbellsville High School's unexpected run in the Class A football play-offs ended on Friday night with a 44-6 loss at Hazard in the quarterfinals.

    "It could have been different if we had scored early," Eagles' coach Herb Wiseman said.

    The Eagles had several chances to lead in the first half, but thwarted three chances inside the Bulldog 20-yard line, twice inside the Hazard 5.

    A Michael McCubbin 63-yard kick-off return and Shumari Bridgewater's 10-yard run put the ball on the Hazard 20 before the Bulldogs picked off an Aaron Schwoebel shovel pass.

  • Eagles face unbeaten Hazard in...

    Campbellsville's trip to Hazard tomorrow night will be a venture only two other Eagle football contingents have made.

    Only the 1998 and 1999 CHS teams have won two play-off games in the same campaign.

    The 1998 squad downed Carroll County (45-0), Harrodsburg (21-14) and Louisville Holy Cross (17-16) before being eliminated by Mayfield (38-6).

    A season earlier in 1997, the Eagles conquered Frankfort (53-6) and Holy Cross (34-12) before losing to Harrodsburg (14-7).

  • Eagles heat up late

    Campbellsville High School's Eagles desperately fought back to force overtime and eventually prevailed 38-36 in two extra periods on Friday night at Williamsburg.

    "That first touchdown is what started it off," CHS coach Herb Wiseman reasoned. "Andrew (Anderson) came across the field and made a senior play (when the play wasn't meant for him)."

    After a scoreless first half (much different than the Eagles' 68-36 victory at Dave Fryrear Field during regular-season action), Williamsburg tallied late in the third quarter (4:56) and early in the fourth frame (8:20) to lead 14-0.

  • Deaton resigns as Tiger football...

    After three seasons, Campbellsville University head football coach Jim Deaton has announced his resignation.

    "After much thought and prayer, I felt a change of leadership was needed to bring about the quickest turnaround of the Campbellsville University football program," Deaton said.

    "I am thankful for the opportunity to have coached at Campbellsville University and I appreciate the support shown by the faculty, staff, students, players and fans during the past three seasons.

  • Lady Tigers now 4-0 after road...

    Campbellsville University's Lady Tigers made it 4-0 with a 96-82 road triumph at Union (Ky.) College on Thursday night in Barbourville.

    Coach Ginger Colvin's club held double-digit leads in both halves before the Lady Dogs fought back within striking distance.

    Jenna Hedges' long three-pointer just before intermission pushed Campbellsville's lead back to four (43-39) and the Lady Tigers put up a 53-point second half.

    Freshman Courtney Danis paced CU with 22 points while junior Juliana Brown and sophomore Kristi Ensminger added 14 apiece and senior Priscila Alves 12.

  • What's gone wrong with...

    The talk around the water fountain, at local sporting events and in the local eating establishments is what had gone wrong with Campbellsville University Fighting Tiger football?

    What has happened to a program that once competed for Mid-South Conference titles and had Courier-Journal sports columnist Rick Bozich cover a snowy home game with Georgetown?

    How does a program that chalked up eight seven-or-more victory campaigns, only win six games in its last three years?

    Here are some of the facts and speculation and hopefully a solution or two:

  • CU takes two in Lindsey Wilson...

    Campbellsville University posted a pair of wins over the weekend in the Lindsey Wilson Classic in Columbia.

    Coach Keith Adkins' Tigers conquered Wayland Baptist 80-41 on Friday night as newcomers Marcus Nicks and Nestor Colmenares scored 19 and 14 points, respectively, while Clinton Joshua added nine and Deveon Jenkins and Bubba Long had eight apiece.

    Colmenares had seven rebounds while Long had five assists and each had three steals.

    Campbellsville downed the University of St. Francis (Ind.) 65-59 on Saturday afternoon.

  • Tigers' best effort not...

    Greg Fountain rushed for 320 yards and three touchdowns, but it was not enough for Campbellsville University to knock off No. 4-ranked Bethel University on Saturday afternoon.

    "Probably for the first time this year (we had) a four-quarter effort," Tigers' head coach Jim Deaton said after the game on radio.

    The Tigers (0-10) trailed 14-0 in the first quarter but fought back to within 14-13 at half-time on touchdown runs of 2 and 74 yards by Fountain and a point-after kick by Taylor Pruitt.

  • Football talk still going strong

    The one good thing about the high school football season starting later this year and next is that the gridiron talk can continue at least up until Thanksgiving.

    Locally, the seasons for Campbellsville, Green County and Marion County continued after first-round play-off wins.

    The Eagles have a dangerous game on the road at Williamsburg since they easily handled the Yellow Jackets 68-36 at home on Oct. 5.

    Williamsburg (7-4) has not lost since that game, reeling off four triumphs.