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Today's Sports

  • Tiger baseballers drop two in...

    The unpredictable early-season weather has been playing havoc on the Campbellsville University baseball Tigers in coach Beauford Sanders' 18th season at the helm.

    The Tigers began the 2008 campaign with a 6-5 home win over Union (Ky.) College on Feb. 19.

    Shortstop Lee Darracott led the CU 10-hit attack with three hits while first-baseman Nick Smith and designated hitter Hector Urbaneja had two hits apiece. Smith had three runs batted in while Darracott and center-fielder Brandon Hunter scored two runs apiece.

  • Holmes playing Tavistock Cup...

    After competing in the World Golf Championships/CA Championship through Sunday in Miami, John "J.B." Holmes will play in the fifth annual Tavistock Cup at Isleworth Golf and Country Club in Orlando on Monday and Tuesday.

    The Cup showcases the touring golf professional members of Isleworth and Lake Nona, two of the finest golf and country clubs in the world, in a head-to-head team competition.

  • Crystal ball sees Carolina over...

    It's happened once, twice, maybe three times during its previous 22-year trial-and-error run on the national tournament scene.

    The old crystal ball was wiped off and made his/her/its picks just after the selection committee revealed the 65 teams on Sunday night.

    It's one of those deals that the crystal ball normally changes the January picks for the entire year and this March is no different.

    The crystal ball's picks in January of Kansas, Memphis, North Carolina and UCLA to make the Final Four were exactly the number-one seeds the committee tabbed on Sunday.

  • Gumm, Cox and Taylor named all-...

    A senior, a junior and sophomore from the local scene made the Fifth Region Coaches' Association Boys' Basketball All-Region Team for the 2007-2008 season.

    Taylor County's Josh Gumm and Chase Cox are joined on the 16-player squad.

    Adair County junior Darren Ballou heads up the team as Player of the Year while Indians' head man Mark Fudge is Coach of the Year.

  • Locals have horse nominated for...

    Mr. Ruff, a 3-year-old gray/roan colt, is one of 448 nominees for the Triple Crown in thoroughbred racing this year.

    Mr. Ruff is owned by Farmer Ridge Farm, located at 213 Thoroughbred Court in Taylor County, and is nicknamed "The Bopper" because of his walking head movements when he was born in Taylor County in April, 2005 at Farmer Ridge Farm.

    It was thought at birth his long legs and awkward stance might hinder his development. However, as time passed his awkward stance would vanish and hopes of being a racing horse would improve.

  • Gumm medalist in Rome, Ga. golf...

    Jeffrey Gumm shot a two-day total of 141 and won a four-way playoff to become the medalist at the Rome News-Tribune Invitational Golf Tournament in Rome, Ga. on March 10-11.

    Gumm shot a 72 the first day and bested that by three strokes on Tuesday with a 69 and was tied with Jeff Ivall of Northwood, Samuel del Val of Berry and Patrick Scheil of John A. Logan Community College before winning the playoff.

  • 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.