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Today's Sports

  • Eagles heat up late

    Campbellsville High School's Eagles desperately fought back to force overtime and eventually prevailed 38-36 in two extra periods on Friday night at Williamsburg.

    "That first touchdown is what started it off," CHS coach Herb Wiseman reasoned. "Andrew (Anderson) came across the field and made a senior play (when the play wasn't meant for him)."

    After a scoreless first half (much different than the Eagles' 68-36 victory at Dave Fryrear Field during regular-season action), Williamsburg tallied late in the third quarter (4:56) and early in the fourth frame (8:20) to lead 14-0.

  • Deaton resigns as Tiger football...

    After three seasons, Campbellsville University head football coach Jim Deaton has announced his resignation.

    "After much thought and prayer, I felt a change of leadership was needed to bring about the quickest turnaround of the Campbellsville University football program," Deaton said.

    "I am thankful for the opportunity to have coached at Campbellsville University and I appreciate the support shown by the faculty, staff, students, players and fans during the past three seasons.

  • Lady Tigers now 4-0 after road...

    Campbellsville University's Lady Tigers made it 4-0 with a 96-82 road triumph at Union (Ky.) College on Thursday night in Barbourville.

    Coach Ginger Colvin's club held double-digit leads in both halves before the Lady Dogs fought back within striking distance.

    Jenna Hedges' long three-pointer just before intermission pushed Campbellsville's lead back to four (43-39) and the Lady Tigers put up a 53-point second half.

    Freshman Courtney Danis paced CU with 22 points while junior Juliana Brown and sophomore Kristi Ensminger added 14 apiece and senior Priscila Alves 12.

  • What's gone wrong with...

    The talk around the water fountain, at local sporting events and in the local eating establishments is what had gone wrong with Campbellsville University Fighting Tiger football?

    What has happened to a program that once competed for Mid-South Conference titles and had Courier-Journal sports columnist Rick Bozich cover a snowy home game with Georgetown?

    How does a program that chalked up eight seven-or-more victory campaigns, only win six games in its last three years?

    Here are some of the facts and speculation and hopefully a solution or two:

  • CU takes two in Lindsey Wilson...

    Campbellsville University posted a pair of wins over the weekend in the Lindsey Wilson Classic in Columbia.

    Coach Keith Adkins' Tigers conquered Wayland Baptist 80-41 on Friday night as newcomers Marcus Nicks and Nestor Colmenares scored 19 and 14 points, respectively, while Clinton Joshua added nine and Deveon Jenkins and Bubba Long had eight apiece.

    Colmenares had seven rebounds while Long had five assists and each had three steals.

    Campbellsville downed the University of St. Francis (Ind.) 65-59 on Saturday afternoon.

  • Tigers' best effort not...

    Greg Fountain rushed for 320 yards and three touchdowns, but it was not enough for Campbellsville University to knock off No. 4-ranked Bethel University on Saturday afternoon.

    "Probably for the first time this year (we had) a four-quarter effort," Tigers' head coach Jim Deaton said after the game on radio.

    The Tigers (0-10) trailed 14-0 in the first quarter but fought back to within 14-13 at half-time on touchdown runs of 2 and 74 yards by Fountain and a point-after kick by Taylor Pruitt.

  • Football talk still going strong

    The one good thing about the high school football season starting later this year and next is that the gridiron talk can continue at least up until Thanksgiving.

    Locally, the seasons for Campbellsville, Green County and Marion County continued after first-round play-off wins.

    The Eagles have a dangerous game on the road at Williamsburg since they easily handled the Yellow Jackets 68-36 at home on Oct. 5.

    Williamsburg (7-4) has not lost since that game, reeling off four triumphs.

  • Lady Tigers cruise to 3-0 start

    Lady Tigers improved to 3-0 with easy home-court triumphs over Hannibal-LaGrange and Madonna over the weekend.

    Coach Ginger Colvin's team rolled past Hannibal-LaGrange 87-60 on Friday night as senior Priscila Alves and freshman Courtney Danis scored 15 and 13 points, respectively.

    Thirteen of the 15 Lady Tigers scored in the contest which also saw Danis pull down seven rebounds and senior Jenna Hedges dish out five assists.

    CU, which hit 15 of 18 free throws, also won the battle of the boards 47-27 and forced Hannibal-LaGrange into 27 turnovers.

  • Somerset ends Cards' season...

    Somerset ended Taylor County High School's football season Friday night 58-7 in the first round of the play-offs.

    The Briar Jumpers (8-3), who defeated the Cardinals 55-22 in regular-season play, took advantage of good field position resulting from strong special teams' play and Cardinal turnovers.

    The Cardinals were guilty of six turnovers and never recovered from a 21-point Briar Jumper first quarter.

  • Lebanon teams take CKMSAC titles

    Lebanon defeated Taylor County and Hart County in the championship games of the Central Kentucky Middle School Athletic Conference Tournaments on Thursday.

    Taylor County dropped the seventh-grade title tilt 37-19 as Mercedes Cox scored 10 and Lauren Moss added 7. Haley Franklin and Shelby County scored a point apiece for the Lady Cardinals.

    Makayla Epps had 20 and Kyvin Goodin-Rogers 13 for Lebanon.

    Lebanon took the eighth-grade finals 59-38 over Hart County.