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Today's Sports

  • 2007 Sports year in review

    The sports year was happy and sad on the local front as coach Donna Wise retired and Ginger Colvin took the reigns.

    Some things also remained about the same as Taylor County High's softball and baseball teams continued to rack up district crowns, Campbellsville's baseball team kept rolling in the All "A" and Campbellsville University men's basketball, baseball and softball stayed in the national championship hunt.

    Here's just a sampling of what happened in 2007 on the local sports scene.

    January

  • Lady Tigers triumph twice

    Freshmen Melly Heaton and Courtney Danis sparked the Campbellsville University Lady Tigers to wins over Dillard and Harris-Stowe in the Holiday Inn Express Holiday Hoops on Tuesday and Wednesday in the Powell Athletic Center.

    The Lady Tigers (8-5) raced out to a huge lead vs. Dillard on Tuesday night and held on for an 88-81 triumph.

    Heaton, from Caldwell County, nailed eight of her 13 three-point attempts and finished with 26 points in a 22-minute reserve role.

  • Deaton is Thomas' first...

    New Campbellsville University head football coach Perry Thomas did not have to look far for his initial signee when he inked one of the most famous last names in Central Kentucky with Somerset quarterback Ross Deaton on Thursday.

    Deaton, who did not play this fall, threw for 3,726 yards and 43 touchdowns to lead the Briar Jumpers to a 9-5 record in 2006 before being eliminated by eventual Class A state champion Newport Central Catholic.

  • CU move still making buzz around...

    I'm not exactly sure when Santa Claus is arriving in Campbellsville. But one thing I know for sure is that the Campbellsville University hiring of Perry Thomas as its next head football coach still has the community talking.

    The former Campbellsville High School head coach and, until last week, Paducah Tilghman football boss should be back in town today and hopes to make permanent residence the first week of January.

    The question on the street seems to still be "I'm glad they hired Perry Thomas."

  • CHS comes back from double-digit...

    Campbellsville High School's Eagles overcame several double-digit deficits but could never take a late lead and fell at home to Green County 75-70 on Tuesday night.

    The Eagles (2-4) trailed 40-26 at the half and were behind 61-49 going to the final period.

    However, coach Tim Davis' squad used a 17-5 run to start the final frame and knotted the score at 66-66 on Antwan Coulter's three-point hoop with 2:37 remaining.

  • Tiger hoopsters go to 12-2

    Campbellsville University shot only 40 percent from the field but had little trouble in posting their 12th win in 14 decisions over Berry (Ga.) on Monday night in the Powell Athletic Center.

    While the Tigers may have had a bad shooting game, coach Keith Adkins' troops did not let up on the defensive end as they held the visitors to 1-13 from behind the three-point line and 34.5 percent shooting overall from the floor.

  • CU tabs Thomas to guide Tiger...

    Campbellsville University introduced Perry Thomas as its new head football coach in a press conference Friday morning.

    "The winning starts today," said Thomas in accepting his first collegiate head football coaching position.

  • Thomas' hiring makes you...

    Just when you feel like life's not fair, something happens to make you realize it might not be that bad after all.

    Jim Deaton is a good man. But, that didn't help the Campbellsville University football Tigers who finished the 2007 season with a 0-10 worksheet.

    Just like winning became a habit during some of the Ron Finley era, finding ways to lose have been prevalent the last several games at CU.

    Deaton resigned last month, feeling and hoping someone else could take control and bring the Tiger football program out of its doldrums.

  • Adair escapes again with 50-42...

    Adair County scored 23 of the final 35 points to post a 50-42 home-court victory over Campbellsville on Tuesday night.

    The Eagles, who played without Shumari Bridgewater who was sitting out a one-game suspension after being ejected during Saturday's game at Christian Academy, battled the Fifth Region favorite Indians and led by as many as five points and held a 30-27 advantage with 4:05 left in the third frame.

  • Tigers get eighth straight

    Sixth ranked Campbellsville University built a 21-point lead in the second half en route to its 11th win of the season, 73-55 at Berea College on Saturday night.

    The Tigers held Berea to 33.3 percent shooting, including 20.7 percent from the three-point line and had three players score in double digits.

    Marcus Nicks paced the Tigers with 14 points, including 7-8 from the free-throw line, Kyle Martin had 12 points and Nestor Colmenares chipped in 11.

    Campbellsville (11-2) hosts Berry (Ga.) in the final game of the 2007 portion of the season on Monday at 6:00.