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Today's Sports

  • Eagles, Cards get back on the...

    The boys of fall got back to work last week, as the football teams at Campbellsville and Taylor County high schools resumed practice following the KHSAA-mandated dead period.

    Campbellsville is coming off a season in which it reached the Class 1-A state semifinals, falling one game shy of playing for the state championship.

    Coach Dale Estes said he and his coaching staff haven’t had to hype up their players in the early going. The players know what they achieved last year and they want to get back to that level.

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  • All-Stars struggle in state play

     

    It was a short stay in the Cal Ripken East Kentucky State Tournament for two Campbellsville Youth Baseball All-Star teams over the weekend.

    Neither the 9-year-old squad nor the 12-year-old team made it past pool play at their respective events.

  • Parks qualifies for national...

     

    Cooper Parks has played a lot of exceptional golf in his young career, but he was about to shoot a personal best in the final round of the Kentucky PGA Junior Tour Trusted Choice Big ‘I’ qualifier at Quail Chase last Friday.

    However, he made bogey on the 16th hole and waylaid that effort.

    “I was trying not to think about what kind of score I could shoot and was wanting to stay in the present,” he said. “The 16th hole is a tight driving hole and I blocked my tee shot to the right and into the trees.”

  • Barbasol Championship begins...

     

    It is not the Ryder Cup.

    It is not the PGA Tour.

    Heck, it is not even the Senior PGA.

    Here’s hoping, though, Kentucky golf fans will show interest and support next week’s Barbasol Championship at Keene Trace.

    History shows they will as they flocked to Lexington when the city was a regular stop on the Senior PGA Tour, first at Griffin Gate Marriott and later Kearney Hills.

  • YOUTH TRACK: Four TCHS athletes...

     

    Four Taylor County High School track athletes have qualified for the AAU Junior Olympic Games later this month.

    Emma Maynard, Ryan Maynard, Dalton Nunn and Natalie Reynolds all earned at least one top-six finishing spot during last weekend’s AAU Region 6 meet at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

  • YOUTH BASEBALL: All-Stars begin...

     

    Two Campbellsville Youth Baseball league All-Star teams began play in the Cal Ripken East Kentucky State Tournament this week.

    The 9-year-old team plays at Lexington’s Veterans Park, while the 12-year-old squad plays at Ward Correll Park in Somerset.

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  • PREP ATHLETICS: Gumm steps down...

     

    Jeff Gumm has resigned after 10 years as the athletic director at Taylor County High School.

    Gumm stepped down from the position just after school let out for the summer, and he said Thursday in a text message while on vacation that he felt like it was the “right time” to step away.

    Gumm is not resigning his post as the school’s baseball coach and will be entering his 27th season at the helm in 2019.

  • YOUTH BASEBALL: Dodgers take on...