Today's Sports

  • Lady Cards open softball slate...

    The six-time defending 20th District Tournament champion Taylor County Lady Cardinals began their 2010 softball season with a 4-0 home win over LaRue County and a 9-7 road triumph at Washington County.

    Coach Kelly Townsend’s club blanked LaRue County on Tuesday as Bethany Skaggs gave up only two hits and struck out two in five innings while Brianne Leach got the save, allowing no hits and striking out two in her two-inning stint.

    McCall Turpin was 2-2 with two runs, two steals and a walk while fellow senior Kasey Gribbins went 2-3 with a double and an RBI.

  • Lady Tigers on top of MSC...

    The Campbellsville University Lady Tigers swept a softball doubleheader at home from St. Catharine College and won three of four from Rio Grande on the road last week to gain sole possession of first place in the Mid-South Conference race.

    Coach Shannon Wathen’s club was led by junior Alex Jane Clemmons who earned MSC Player of the Week honors.

    The Smiths Grove native hit .667 (12-18) with two home runs and 13 RBI and hit safely in the six-game stretch.

  • Cards slip to 1-3 in baseball

    Taylor County dropped its third consecutive baseball game on Tuesday when the Cardinals fell at home 9-3 to Wayne County.

    Coach Jeff Gumm’s outfit never overcame a six-run inning by the visiting Cardinals (4-0), coached by former Campbellsville University basketball stand-out Shane Blevins.

    The Cardinals had only a second-inning hit by Levi Smith and a third-inning safety by Winston Walls going to the bottom of the fifth.

    In that frame, TCHS got hits from James Clements, Matthew Johns and Hunter Pelly but were unable to dent the plate.

  • Eagles even diamond record at 2-2

    Campbellsville High School squared its baseball record at 2-2 with two victories on Saturday in the Purple Pride Lead-off Classic.

    The Eagles bested Cumberland County 4-3 as Brett Kearney went the distance and allowed only three hits and no walks while striking out 10.

    Hayden Neal paced CHS’ five-hit attack with two singles, a walk and an RBI.

    Ben Janes, Taylor Levi and Cory Hoosier also had Eagle hits with Levi and Hoosier knocking in runs.

    Aaron Schwoebel walked once and was hit by a pitch while Lake Wiseman walked twice.

  • Three-fifths of CHS' 1959...

    When one starts mentioning names, like this columnist did about the Boys’ Fifth Region Tournament championship game, you tend to leave someone out.

    Writing about the 1959 Campbellsville High undefeated regular-season squad, I mentioned that starting guard James Thompson and center Thomas R. McMahan were in attendance.

    I was told later that the other starting guard, Eddie Claycomb, was also in the stands.

    By the way, the starting forwards on that unit coached by Paul J. Coop were Danny Rose and Dale Wilkerson.

  • Eagles lose leads in opening...

    Campbellsville High School lost a pair of leads late and dropped its first two baseball games last week - 5-2 at home to Grayson County on Monday and 7-6 at Russell County on Tuesday.

    The Eagles led Grayson County 2-0 going to the sixth inning, but allowed a run in the sixth inning and four more in the top of the seventh with two of the runs being unearned.

    Taylor Levi pitched the first five innings and allowed only three singles, a walk and no runs while striking out four.

  • Ballinger, Colmenares named NAIA...

    In addition to being named All-American, Whitney Ballinger was named Co-Player of the Year by the NAIA, sharing the honor with Vanguard University guard Bridgette Reyes.

    Ballinger, a 2008-2009 second-team All-American, set single-game and single-season records for scoring, rebounds and blocks at Campbellsville during her junior campaign. The 6-foot-3 junior post player from Carrollton averaged 30.3 points, 15 rebounds and nine blocks through the national tournament and wowed spectators in the national quarterfinal with 48 points.

  • Lady Tigers fall in OT to...

    Last summer, Whitney Ballinger made a decision to do everything in her power to take Campbellsville University to its first NAIA Division I Women's Basketball Fab Four. Saturday, she played her heart out, set records and wowed fans, but fell just short of her dream as Oklahoma City University outlasted Campbellsville 86-77 in overtime at Oman Arena in Jackson, Tenn.

  • The Road to Jackson ... thanks...

    I can tell you, if you've not already heard, that the Lady Tigers lost in overtime in their Elite Eight match-up against Oklahoma City in the NAIA Women's D-1 Basketball National Tournament on Saturday.

    There were some tears, yes, and a lot of disappointment, but the team from CU treated themselves and their fans with the ride of their collective lives while compiling a 33-3 record. Of Campbellsville's three losses, two came in Jackson, Tenn., one against No. 1 Union in the eighth game of the season and then again today.

  • CU's Ballinger named WBCA...

    Whitney Ballinger grew up in a neighborhood overpopulated by boys. So, if she didn’t have a basketball in her hands, she may have been gripping a tennis racket or a golf club.

    That Carrollton, Ky. neighborhood must have been a good training ground because the 6-foot-3 junior has started making a place for herself, and her team, in Campbellsville Lady Tiger lore.