Today's Sports

  • Holmes' 'off days...

    John “J.B.’ Holmes took a couple of weeks off from the PGA TOUR, but the Campbellsville native returned nicely on Tuesday to team with Ricky Barnes to win the CVS Charity Classic in Barrington, R.I.

    The duo combined for a string of seven consecutive birdies on the back nine to finish at 21-under 121 in the two-day tourney.

    Holmes had five birdies himself on holes 11 through 16.

    The duo split the winners’ share of $300,000 in the $1.5 million purse.

  • Cook earns Kentucky All-Star...

    Becca Cook is a Kentucky All Star. The 2010 Taylor County High School graduate went 4-6 at the plate in the East-West All-Star Series at the University of the Kentucky over the weekend.

    The .667 weekend earned her a spot on the Kentucky team for their All-Star Series vs. Tennessee on Thursday, July 1 at Western Kentucky University.

    Hayes also honored at all-star games

  • Minor League had a unique summer...

    It doesn’t seem like that long ago that there was constant criticism of how Minor League baseball players didn’t have any fun.

    Evidently, the recently completed 2010 season was anything but boring at Miller Park.

    * During regular-season play on May 7, the Tigers bested the Mets in a 31-25 slugfest.

    * Down the stretch as Curt Gaskins and his Yankees battled for yet another championship, Gaskins collected coaching victory number 100.

    * The Tigers had to best the Yankees, who both finished with 14-4 worksheets, to win the regular-season crown.

  • CU adds trio of baseball signees

    With the recent free agent signing of Campbellsville University catcher Richie Rowland by the Arizona Diamondbacks and the graduation of Brian Chase and Logan Smith, the Tigers have lost 32 home runs from the 2010 season.

    They picked up half as many last week, signing Monterrey Peninsula College first baseman Gabe Arcoleo, who led the California Community College Athletic Association in long balls with 16 in 2010.

  • CHS' Schwoebel selects CU

    Three-sport athlete Aaron Schwoebel will concentrate entirely on baseball after officially signing with Campbellsville University.

    The 6-7 Schwoebel, who has been named the Fifth Region Player of the Year, finished with a .413 batting average but an even-more impressive .729 on-base percentage after receiving 35 walks.

    “Swabes” as he’s known by his teammates and as appears on his truck’s license plate, had nine home runs and 32 RBI while scoring 37 times.

  • Veterans Memorial Park softball...

    Thursday, June 17


    6:30 (1)    National Guard vs. Murakami Manufacturing

    7:30 (1)    RECC vs. DaBeasts

    8:30 (1)    UPS vs. DaBeasts

    Monday, June 21

    Men’s Church

    6:00 (1)     Freedom Baptist vs. Calvary Baptist

    6:00 (2)    Stewart’s Creek Baptist vs. First Baptist

    7:00 (1)    Living Grace 1 vs. Campbellsville Christian

    7:00 (2)    Robinson Creek Baptist vs. Palestine Baptist

  • Rowland brothers ink baseball...

    Growing up as his younger brother’s catcher in their back yard, Campbellsville University junior Richie Rowland and his brother Robby dreamed of playing in the pros like their dad.

    The two will now make that a reality when they signed contracts with the Arizona Diamondbacks over the weekend and report together to the Missoula (Mont.) Ospreys on Tuesday for rookie league.

    The move will put the brothers on the same team for the first time since playing at Cloverdale (Calif.) High School in 2007.

  • Cook headed back to East-West...

    Taylor County High School catcher Becca Cook is making a return trip to the East-West All-Star Softball Series.

    Cook, who competed in the Junior Series last year and graduated earlier this month from TCHS, will play on the West squad in the games scheduled for this weekend (Saturday and Sunday) at the University of Kentucky.

    Lady Cardinal head coach Kelly Townsend is one of the West team Senior coaches.

  • CHS hires Cobb to guide gridiron...

    There couldn’t be a whole lot of difference in the enthusiasm of the 24-year-old Jay Cobb in 1983 and the 51-year-old Cobb who was introduced as Campbellsville High School’s latest head football coach on Tuesday morning.

    “I know Campbellsville has tradition from my time at Somerset,” Cobb told the crowd of players, administrators, supporters and cheerleaders in the CHS cafeteria.

  • Cox drops to Cards' delight...

    Zack Cox expected to go higher in the Major League Baseball Draft, but it was to the delight and benefit of the St. Louis Cardinals as they tabbed Arkansas with the 25th pick in the first round of Monday’s first-round selections.

    “He’s got a tremendous swing,” St. Louis vice president of scouting and player development Jeff Luhnow said, calling Cox the “best college bat” in the draft. “He’s been a baseball rat his entire life. He puts everything he has into the game, and it shows.