Today's Sports

  • Young to be inducted into 5th...


    Troy Young will be inducted into the 5th Region Athletics Directors’ Hall of Fame tonight at halftime of the Taylor County boys’ game versus John Hardin, which starts at 8 p.m.

  • Cards grow in tough games...


    Maze Stallworth thought his team grew up quite a bit Saturday night.

    Going up against one of the state’s best in Scott County, Taylor County didn’t back down from the challenge presented by then-No. 2 Scott County.

    The result wasn’t what Taylor County wanted, winding up with a 67-52 setback in the Clem Haskins Classic at Citizens Bank Arena, but the team showed signs of growth and maturity.

    And at this time of year, with the postseason approaching, that’s exactly what Stallworth wants to see from his squad.

  • CHS bowlers compete in Region 2...


    Campbellsville High School girls’ and boys’ bowling teams competed in KHSAA region competition Jan. 25-27 in Elizabethtown.

    Patrick Walker, a sophomore, finished singles competition in 10th place and was named to the all-region team.

    Walker will advance to the state tournament, which will be Feb. 8 and 9 at Executive Strike & Spare in Louisville.

    The boys’ team qualified as the second seed in the tournament, and defeated Thomas Nelson to advance to the semi-finals.

  • Taylor bowlers roll their way...



    Welcome back, Taylor County!

    After a one-year hiatus, the 2016 Kentucky boys bowling champions will be returning to the state tournament in Louisville Feb. 9.

    The Cardinals finished runner-up to Russell County (3-2) in last week’s regional championship tilt in Elizabethtown.

    They advanced to the finals with wins overs Nelson County (3-2) and Campbellsville (3-0).

  • Smith, Cardinals fighting...


    TreVon Smith has seen the spoils of victory.

    He has witnessed what it’s like to play in the Mecca of high school basketball, under the bright lights of Rupp Arena.

    For the past two seasons, the Taylor County junior guard has seen the peak of the mountain with the Cardinals, the three-time defending 5th Region champions.

    But this year has gotten off to a rocky start for Taylor County, which is 4-12 after Tuesday night’s win over Louisville Moore. Smith, though, isn’t panicking.

  • Campbellsville teams fall in All...


    When Bardstown defeated Campbellsville 59-58 in the finals of the Campbellsville Holiday Classic in late December, the game was not decided until Connor Wilson’s last-second baseline jumper bounced off the rim.

    It was only fitting that the rematch last Thursday in the opening round of the All “A” Classic was also decided on a shot at the end of the game.

  • Cards get first win in new arena


    Finally, the Taylor County Cardinals have a win in their new Citizens Bank Arena.

    Junior guard TreVon Smith scored a game-high 31 points, leading the Cardinals to a 56-45 win over Louisville Moore on Tuesday night.

    “It’s a big momentum booster,” Smith said. “This is our first win at home and it was good to give our crowd a W. It’s good for momentum going forward. It feels good. We finally got the monkey off our back. It’s relieving, for real.”

  • Taylor takes down North Hardin,...


    Despite a tough game through the first three quarters from the North Hardin Trojans (5-12), the Taylor County Cardinals (3-11) used good free-throw shooting down the stretch to pick up a 49-45 win last Thursday night at Ron Vevars Gymnasium.

    The Trojans built a 10-1 lead to start the game, and the teams were tied after both the first two quarters, but the crawling pace meant baskets and runs were tough to come by.

    No player finished with more than five rebounds and no one on North Hardin scored in double figures.

  • CKNJ Sports Editor and...

    Story by Jordan Alves, Campbellsville University Sports Information Director

    CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. — The Campbellsville community lost a dear friend on Sunday morning, January 7, 2018. Bobby Brockman, the long-time sports editor at the Central Kentucky News-Journal, passed away in his sleep at the age of 61.


  • In Memoriam — Don Bishop (1935-...