Today's Sports

  • Looking back at 25 years of...

    Sometimes it seems likes 25 minutes and other times it feels like two lifetimes. However, one thing is for sure, after two and a half decades on this job, there are several things that stick in the old fat man’s memory.

    Here’s just a few things, 26 items to be exact (one to grow on), that stand out, looking back over the first 25 years as sports editor.

    Friday, Sept. 13, 1985 — The first game actually covered for the CKNJ resulted in a 63-0 Russell County home rout over Campbellsville.

  • Turnovers costly in Tiger road...

    A fourth-quarter rally came up short Saturday as Campbellsville University was unable to recover from six turnovers in a 33-21 loss at Cumberland (Tenn.) University.

    Nathan Cooper quarterbacked the Tigers to an eight-play, 86-yard drive in the final 1:27 of the game to end on a high note with a jump-ball touchdown pass to Harold Small as time expired. It was the second touchdown catch of the quarter for the sophomore, tying a school record.

  • Campbellsville loses 7-6 home...

    Sophomore quarterback Jordan Cooper swept left and dove for the end zone and Ben Davis added the point after for what proved to be the game winner in Bethlehem’s 7-6 victory at Campbellsville on Friday night.

    The host Eagles, who had a Matthew Davis 50-yard interception return for a touchdown nullified by a penalty  in the first quarter, took a 6-0 lead on Alex Brunelle’s 35-yard TD pass to Dennis Novak with a minute left in the opening frame.

  • Commanders clobber Taylor County...

    Washington County scored on three of its first four possessions and never looked back in posting a 47-0 shutout at Taylor County on Friday night.

    Field conditions were slippery due to steady rain, but did not slow down the visitors who saw senior running back Quan Turner finish with four scores while accumulating 180 total yards (12 carries for 108 yards and three receptions for 72) and quarterback Trae Abell passing for four TDs and 239 yards.

  • CU 2-0 after 47-36 triumph at...

    It was the most points ever scored between two teams in a Campbellsville University vs. Union College football game, but hold short on thinking the combined 83-point shoot-out in Campbellsville’s 47-36 win Saturday was solely offensive.

    Campbellsville forced six turnovers, three of which led to Tiger touchdowns and Union forced three takeaways, leading to two of its five touchdowns, in the showdown at Burch-Nau Field in Barbourville.

    The win was Campbellsville’s eighth in the last 10 meetings against Union and marked the first 2-0 start since 2003.

  • CHS controls TC in Battle of the...

    Juniors Tashaun Hoskins and Alex Brunelle spearheaded the Campbellsville offense and the Eagle defense held Taylor County to 28 total yards in posting a 22-0 victory at Campbellsville University’s Ron Finley Stadium on Friday night.

    “I was really pleased with our defense and how (quarterback) Alex Brunelle has come along,” Eagle coach Jay Cobb said after his first win in three tries at CHS.

    “We’re getting a little better,” Cobb analyzed. “But we’re still not sustaining things like base-blocking and blocking on the edges.

  • Dragons dominate home Cards 56-6

    Green County had impressed Taylor County’s Curtis Cotton on film and Friday’s live action did not do anything to dampen Cotton’s opinion on the Dragon’s wealth of talent.

    “They’ve got a team we aren’t ready for now,” Cotton admitted after the 56-6 home shellacking. “We may not see any better players than their quarterback and running backs all year.”

  • Fighting Tigers shine under new...

    To say that there’s an excitement surrounding the start of the 2010 Campbellsville University football season would be an understatement. More than 3,500 fans packed Finley Stadium and its fence lines Saturday night to watch the Fighting Tigers make history and start the season 1-0 with a 34-7 victory over Kentucky Christian University in the first home night game in school history.

  • TCMS footballers off to 3-0 start

    The Taylor County Middle School football Cardinals have started the 2010 season 3-0 after conference wins over Russell County and LaRue County.

     The Cardinals defeated the Russell County Lakers 12-0 on Aug. 19 behind strong special teams’ play. 

    Spencer Armstrong blocked a punt midway through the third quarter and the offense quickly capitalized on a one-yard run by Jarrett Benningfield.

    A Quentin Goodin punt return set up a fourth-quarter eight-yard run by Zach Richerson.

  • Eagles fall to 0-2 with road...

    Campbellsville couldn’t have asked for a much better start to Friday night’s tangle at Russell County but fell 25-6 to the home squad.

    The Lakers used a 61-yard pass play to go the CHS 10-yard line before the Eagle defense stiffened and held the Lakers to a  22-yard Lucas Williams field goal on its opening drive.