https://www.cknj.com/sports/rss.xml en Pickleball takes off in area https://www.cknj.com/content/pickleball-takes-area <img src="https://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/isaiah_litton_with_cut.jpg" alt="Isaiah Litton makes a perfect return while playing against his father, Grant." title="Isaiah Litton makes a perfect return while playing against his father, Grant." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Scott Parks was visiting family in Florida about four years ago when he heard of a sport with a funny-sounding name.</p> <p> His brother-in-law, Jim, asked Parks if he, his wife, Christy, and his twin sons, Cooper and Tanner, wanted to join in a game of pickleball.</p> <p> Intrigued and eager to learn a new sport &mdash; no matter how funny the name might sound &mdash; the Parks trio said yes.</p> Get Fit: Campbellsville Baptist Church's Christian Life Center https://www.cknj.com/content/get-fit-campbellsville-baptist-churchs-christian-life-center <img src="https://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/edit_chloe_dickens_8.jpg" alt="Chloe Dickens, 8, shoots a basketball Friday morning at the Campbellsville Baptist Church&amp;#039;s Christian Life Center." title="Chloe Dickens, 8, shoots a basketball Friday morning at the Campbellsville Baptist Church&amp;#039;s Christian Life Center." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The Campbellsville Baptist Church&rsquo;s Christian Life Center building first opened in 1989, and since that time, the facility has been a safe haven for people in Taylor County to go and &ldquo;get fit,&rdquo; according to Robyn Lawless, assistant to the student and activities pastor.</p> <p> The facility has a wide range of activities available in which people can participate.</p> <p> The basketball gym floor is open every day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for &ldquo;lunch ball&rdquo; and every Thursday from 5-8 p.m.</p> Trace Creek Park Softball Action https://www.cknj.com/content/trace-creek-park-softball-action <img src="https://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/audra_miller_b.jpg" alt="A pitch comes in high and tight to the Twisters&amp;#039; Audra Miller Thursday night at Trace Creek Park." title="A pitch comes in high and tight to the Twisters&amp;#039; Audra Miller Thursday night at Trace Creek Park." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Photos from recent play at Trace Creek Park.</p> 2018-19 Year in Review https://www.cknj.com/content/2018-19-year-review <img src="https://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dog_pile_1.jpg" alt="The Taylor County Cardinals dog pile after winning the 5th Region Baseball Tournament championship Wednesday night at Shaw Field. Taylor County beat North Hardin, 4-2 for its first region title since 2001." title="The Taylor County Cardinals dog pile after winning the 5th Region Baseball Tournament championship Wednesday night at Shaw Field. Taylor County beat North Hardin, 4-2 for its first region title since 2001." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> It&rsquo;s hard to believe, but another school year has come and gone.</p> <p> That means it&rsquo;s time to take a look back at the top 10 sports stories of the year.</p> <p> This year featured many great sports achievements for both Campbellsville and Taylor County, with success across the board at both schools.</p> Taylor’s Ryan Maynard wins state title https://www.cknj.com/content/taylor%E2%80%99s-ryan-maynard-wins-state-title <img src="https://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ryan_maynard_1_0.jpg" alt="Taylor County junior Ryan Maynard celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 1,600-meter state championship in Friday&amp;#039;s Class 2-A KHSAA State Track &amp;amp; Field Championships at the University of Kentucky." title="Taylor County junior Ryan Maynard celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 1,600-meter state championship in Friday&amp;#039;s Class 2-A KHSAA State Track &amp;amp; Field Championships at the University of Kentucky." align="left" hspace="6" width="127" height="85" /><p> Ryan Maynard looked over his right shoulder, and then his left.</p> <p> The Taylor County junior was trying to gauge how much distance was between him and the closest competitor in the 1,600-meter run, Scott High School junior Will Sandlin.</p> <p> The answer: more than enough.</p> <p> Maynard held off Sandlin to take home gold in Friday&rsquo;s Class 2-A KHSAA State Track &amp; Field Championships at the University of Kentucky, crossing the finish line in 4 minutes, 29.53 seconds.</p> Cardinals win 5th Region Tournament https://www.cknj.com/content/cardinals-win-5th-region-tournament <img src="https://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dog_pile_0.jpg" alt="The Taylor County Cardinals dog pile after winning the 5th Region Baseball Tournament championship Wednesday night at Shaw Field. Taylor County beat North Hardin, 4-2 for its first region title since 2001." title="The Taylor County Cardinals dog pile after winning the 5th Region Baseball Tournament championship Wednesday night at Shaw Field. Taylor County beat North Hardin, 4-2 for its first region title since 2001." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The Taylor County Cardinals weren&rsquo;t going to be denied winning the 5th Region Baseball Tournament this year, especially with it being played on home turf.</p> <p> Senior Grant McQueary hit a two-run home run and junior Dawson Cole had an RBI double to spark the Cardinals to a three-run lead in the bottom of the second inning, and senior Griffin Hall did the rest from there on the mound as Taylor County topped North Hardin, 4-2 last Wednesday for its first region title since 2001.</p> Taylor falls to PRP in Semi-State 3 game https://www.cknj.com/content/taylor-falls-prp-semi-state-3-game <img src="https://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/morris_gumm.jpg" alt="Taylor County senior Tate Morris, left, fist bumps Coach Jeff Gumm after hitting a solo home run in Saturday&amp;#039;s Semi-State 3 game against Pleasure Ridge Park." title="Taylor County senior Tate Morris, left, fist bumps Coach Jeff Gumm after hitting a solo home run in Saturday&amp;#039;s Semi-State 3 game against Pleasure Ridge Park." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> All good things must come to an end, though the Taylor County Cardinals hoped the end didn&rsquo;t come so quickly.</p> <p> Pleasure Ridge Park senior James Wilson hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the eighth inning, lifting the Panthers to a 9-8 victory over Taylor County in Saturday&rsquo;s Semi-State 3 game at Louisville Eastern High School.</p> Eagles’ Kearney named first team All-State https://www.cknj.com/content/eagles%E2%80%99-kearney-named-first-team-all-state <p> The accolades continue to pour in for Campbellsville&rsquo;s Ryan Kearney.</p> <p> The senior left-hander was named to the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association First Team All-State.</p> <p> Kearney was joined on the first team by Bardstown sophomore Will Koger, the 5th Region&rsquo;s only first-team selections. Central Hardin senior Tyler Wood was a second-team pick.</p>