Today's Sports

  • Cox's bat on fire at...

    Last week was an eventful week for former Campbellsville, Taylor County and Pleasure Ridge Park baseball player Zack Cox and former Campbellsville High School and Campbellsville University football player Brad Lawson.

    Cox broke out of his first collegiate slump at the University of Arkansas while Lawson is taking a new coaching position in western Kentucky.

    Cox, who saw his average drop below .250, enjoyed his second straight .400 or better week by going 6-15 in the four games he started with three extra-base hits, including a pair of homers.

  • CU collects fifth straight MSC...

    Campbellsville University beat Georgetown 7-5 on Sunday afternoon for its fifth straight Mid-South Conference Tournament baseball title and earned the league's automatic bid to the NAIA national tournament.

    Georgetown had forced an if-necessary game by beating CU 9-4 in a Friday matchup in Campbellsville. The final was moved to Georgetown because heavy rains had CU's field under water.

  • Marion teams, Lady Eagle duo...

    Marion County High School captured the boys’ and girls’ team titles at the Heartland Athletic Conference Tennis Tournament on Tuesday at the Miller Park courts.

    It was the Knight boys’ third consecutive crown and the Lady Knights’ sixth championship in the last seven seasons.

    Marion County had the top two teams in boys’ doubles (Noah Swencki and Jacob Burdette defeated Alex Mayo and Trey Hamilton) and was runner-up (Joseph George) in boys’ singles.

  • Upcoming games on the local scene

    The sports schedule through May 15 is:

    Thursday, April 30

    HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL — Campbellsville at Taylor County (5:30).

    HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL — Washington County at Campbellsville (5:30).

    HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS — Taylor County at Adair County.

    Friday, May 1

    HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL — Taylor County at Cumberland County (5:00).

    HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL — Caverna at Campbellsville (6:00).

    HIGH SCHOOL TRACK — Taylor County Invitational.

  • Fountain named Offensive MVP

    Greg Fountain, who led Campbellsville University and the nation in rushing last season, was named the Offensive MVP for the Nationals in the Third Annual College Franz/Victory Sports Network NAIA Senior Classic played April 25 in Plate City, Mo.

    The 6-3, 231-pound Fountain led all rushers in the game with 67 yards with a workmanlike 23 carries. Fountain broke the game's longest run of 20 yards in the second quarter, setting up his team's second touchdown.

  • Lady Tiger softballers drop a...

    Campbellsville University could not defend its No.-1 seed in Mid-South Conference Softball Tournament, losing twice to Georgetown on Saturday 7-4 and 5-3, and relinquished the MSC's automatic seed in the national tournament.

    The Lady Tigers will have to wait and see if their regular-season Mid-South-best record of 18-1-1 and 40-7-1 overall mark will catch the seeding panel's eye. Only seven at-large bids are available.

    Georgetown, which lost its first game of the tournament to win four in a row to take the title, needed 26 innings in its title run the last three games.

  • Lady Cards earn top district seed

    Taylor County scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to down visiting Campbellsville 8-4 in high school softball action on Tuesday night.

    The victory gained the top seed for coach K.J. Townsend's Lady Cardinals and will bring about a re-match with the Lady Eagles in the 20th District Tournament next month at Adair County.

    Campbellsville struck first with a run in the top of the third when Amber Gamboa, Danielle Morris and Hannah Taylor singled.

    Taylor County knotted the score in the bottom of the frame when Hannah Milby walked and scored on an error.

  • Tiger and Lady Tiger Track...

    Several Campbellsville University Track & Field members made a strong showing at the recent Eastern Kentucky University Open.

    Senior Miranda Meeks made the A-standard for the NAIA and finished first in the 3000-meter steeplechase with a time of 11:31.00.

    Meeks also broke the CU record in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:30.29.

    "I'm happy that Miranda has reached her goal on getting back to nationals," said Head Coach Joe Stockton.

    Detrick Briggs finished fourth in the triple jump and seventh in the long jump.

  • CU takes two at MSC Tourney

    Campbellsville University, rated eighth in the latest NAIA baseball poll, upended West Virginia Tech and the University of the Cumberlands to move into the championship game of the Mid-South Conference Tournament.

    Coach Beauford Sanders' Tigers (34-8) downed West Virginia Tech 16-2 on Sunday as Erie Mattos (seven innings) and Jon Bourassa (two) combined on a two-hitter.

    First-baseman Brian Chase paced Campbellsville with three hits and three runs batted in while shortstop Nick Bertolucci had two hits and three RBI.

  • CU netters advance to NCCAA

    Georgetown and Lindsey Wilson eliminated the Campbellsville men and women, respectively, from the Mid-South Conference Tennis Tournament over the weekend, but the men will move on to NCCAA play May 4-7 in Marion, Ind. by virtue of their 10-5 overall record.

    Campbellsville's only two points in a 5-2 defeat came in men's doubles when Terry Caven and Zac Maylon combined for a 8-4 doubles' victory over Georgetown's Frankie Roberts and Carlos Del Valle.

    Pablo Numbela was a singles' winner (6-3, 6-4) over Miguel Reyes for Coach Kyle Caven's young Tiger squad.