http://www.cknj.com/sports/rss.xml en Taylor County tabs Irvin, Vernon to take over basketball programs http://www.cknj.com/content/taylor-county-tabs-irvin-vernon-take-over-basketball-programs <img src="http://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/trioc.jpg" alt="Taylor County Schools Superintendent Charles Higdon Jr., left, talks to Montrelle Irvin and Jamie Vernon Wednesday afternoon in the Taylor County library. Irvin was named the next boys&amp;#039; basketball coach and Vernon the next girls&amp;#039; coach at TCHS." title="Taylor County Schools Superintendent Charles Higdon Jr., left, talks to Montrelle Irvin and Jamie Vernon Wednesday afternoon in the Taylor County library. Irvin was named the next boys&amp;#039; basketball coach and Vernon the next girls&amp;#039; coach at TCHS." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Montrelle Irvin is back where he has longed to be for so many years.</p> <p> Jamie Vernon is ready for the chance to lead the program that means so much to her.</p> <p> The duo was named the new basketball coaches last Wednesday afternoon in the Taylor County High School library, with Irving taking over the boys&rsquo; program and Vernon tabbed as the next girls&rsquo; coach.</p> <p> &ldquo;I&rsquo;m back home,&rdquo; an elated Irvin declared to those gathered in the library.</p> Taylor County makes right hires http://www.cknj.com/content/taylor-county-makes-right-hires <img src="http://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/irvin_vernon.jpg" alt="Montrelle Irvin, left, and Jamie Vernon were introduced as Taylor County&amp;#039;s new boys&amp;#039; and girls&amp;#039; basketball coaches Wednesday afternoon in the TCHS library." title="Montrelle Irvin, left, and Jamie Vernon were introduced as Taylor County&amp;#039;s new boys&amp;#039; and girls&amp;#039; basketball coaches Wednesday afternoon in the TCHS library." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <em><strong>&ldquo;I&rsquo;m coming home. Tell the world I&rsquo;m coming &hellip; home.&rdquo;</strong></em></p> <p> That word, home, was a recurring theme last Wednesday inside the library at Taylor County High School.</p> <p> The school was introducing its new boys&rsquo; and girls&rsquo; basketball coaches, and they are names fans and athletes are very familiar with.</p> Eagles stay hot http://www.cknj.com/content/eagles-stay-hot <img src="http://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/john_orberson.jpg" alt="Campbellsville&amp;#039;s John Orberson gets a base hit in Tuesday&amp;#039;s 20th District game against Adair County. The Eagles won 11-0, picking up their sixth straight win." title="Campbellsville&amp;#039;s John Orberson gets a base hit in Tuesday&amp;#039;s 20th District game against Adair County. The Eagles won 11-0, picking up their sixth straight win." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The hottest team in the 5th Region just keeps finding ways to win.</p> <p> Campbellsville leads the region with 17 wins in 20 outings and is riding a six-game winning streak. The Eagles have won 13-of-14 and are off to a 4-1 start in 20th District play.</p> Lady Cards top Lady Eagles http://www.cknj.com/content/lady-cards-top-lady-eagles <img src="http://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sanders_henderson.jpg" alt="Taylor County coach Neil Sanders congratulates Autumn Henderson as she rounds the bases after hitting a three-run home run Thursday at Campbellsville." title="Taylor County coach Neil Sanders congratulates Autumn Henderson as she rounds the bases after hitting a three-run home run Thursday at Campbellsville." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Gusting winds dominated last Thursday&rsquo;s 20th District softball showdown between the Taylor County Lady Cardinals and Campbellsville Lady Eagles, but for just a moment, the wind stopped blowing.</p> <p> Taylor County junior Autumn Henderson realized it and seized the moment, turning on a fastball down the middle and sending it over the fence in center field to lift the Lady Cardinals to a 5-3 victory over the homestanding Lady Eagles.</p> Goodin, McQueary carry Cards past Adair http://www.cknj.com/content/goodin-mcqueary-carry-cards-past-adair <img src="http://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/edit1_dsc_0595.jpg" alt="Taylor County senior Grant McQueary (16) celebrates a grand slam with his teammates in Tuesday’s win over Adair County." title="Taylor County senior Grant McQueary (16) celebrates a grand slam with his teammates in Tuesday’s win over Adair County." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The Taylor County Cardinals got 20th District play started off on the right foot Tuesday evening at Shaw Field.</p> <p> Senior D.J. Goodin threw a complete-game one-hit shutout with 11 strikeouts as Taylor County blitzed visiting Adair County, 10-0 in five innings.</p> <p> Goodin allowed just three base runners as he improved to 3-1 on the season.</p> <p> Goodin was backed by some steady production at the plate. Senior Grant McQueary hit a grand slam in the bottom of the first as the Cardinals jumped out to a 4-0 lead.</p> Campbellsville tops Adair County, Taylor County falls to Marion County http://www.cknj.com/content/campbellsville-tops-adair-county-taylor-county-falls-marion-county <img src="http://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/edit_dsc_0493.jpg" alt="Taylor County senior outfielder McKenzie Cox makes a throw to the cutoff to keep a Marion County base runner from advancing." title="Taylor County senior outfielder McKenzie Cox makes a throw to the cutoff to keep a Marion County base runner from advancing." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Sophomore Kenzi Forbis struck out 12, helping the Campbellsville Lady Eagles begin 20th District play with a 7-2 win over homestanding Adair County Tuesday night.</p> <p> Forbis scattered four hits, two walks and one earned run in the complete game outing, and threw 70 of her 104 pitches for strikes.</p> <p> Freshman Olivia Fields finished with three of the Lady Eagles&rsquo; 12 hits, finishing 3-for-5 with a double, an RBI and a run scored.</p> <p> Forbis went 2-for-5 with a double, two RBIs and a run, while junior Shallan Philpott hit a two-run home run.</p> Cardinals place third in Blue Raider Rumble http://www.cknj.com/content/cardinals-place-third-blue-raider-rumble <img src="http://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/reynolds_mcaninch.jpg" alt="Taylor County&amp;#039;s Jenna Reynolds starts to climb out of the water pit as Campbellsville&amp;#039;s Zoe McAninch clears the barrier as they compete in the 2,000-meter steeplechase in Friday&amp;#039;s Blue Raider Rumble at Lindsey Wilson College." title="Taylor County&amp;#039;s Jenna Reynolds starts to climb out of the water pit as Campbellsville&amp;#039;s Zoe McAninch clears the barrier as they compete in the 2,000-meter steeplechase in Friday&amp;#039;s Blue Raider Rumble at Lindsey Wilson College." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The Taylor County Cardinals placed third as a team in Friday&rsquo;s Blue Raider Rumble at Lindsey Wilson College.</p> <p> Taylor County scored 78 points, finishing behind champion North Laurel and runner-up Fort Knox in the boys&rsquo; team standings.</p> <p> Junior Tre Goodin won the 100- and 200-meter dashes, sophomore Dalton Nunn was runner-up in the 800 run, sophomore Noah Rogers placed third and eighth-grader Will Blair fourth in the steeplechase, junior Davin Phillips took fourth in the 300 hurdles and junior Matt Oliver was third in the discus and sixth in the shot put.</p> Eagles win four in Palmetto State http://www.cknj.com/content/eagles-win-four-palmetto-state <img src="http://www.cknj.com/sites/www.cknj.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/arren_hash.jpg" alt="Campbellsville&amp;#039;s Arren Hash talks with pitching coach Zach Lewis as he walks off the field after the first inning of Thursday&amp;#039;s game against the Christian Educators Consortium." title="Campbellsville&amp;#039;s Arren Hash talks with pitching coach Zach Lewis as he walks off the field after the first inning of Thursday&amp;#039;s game against the Christian Educators Consortium." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The Campbellsville Eagles might not want to return home following spring break.</p> <p> Campbellsville&rsquo;s red-hot start continued as the team traveled to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, for the Cal Ripken Experience, with the Eagles winning their first four games in the event featuring teams from all over the country.</p>