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Today's Sports

  • 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).

  • Barnett twins give Lady Eagles...

     

    Seven years ago, Anthony Epps noticed the Campbellsville Lady Eagles had a pair of fifth graders on their roster.

    Yes, fifth graders.

    Kiyah and Nena Barnett were added to the roster for the 2010-11 season by coach Cameron Jackson, and both saw game time that year.

    Epps knew then the talent the twins possessed.

    “I saw the special qualities in them,” he said. “I knew they could be pretty good as they got older.”

  • Lady Cards take two wins

     

    Shay Mitchell scored all of her team high 11 points in the fourth quarter as Taylor County defeated Pulaski County 49-41 Tuesday night in Somerset.

    “We got a couple of buckets ahead and she had the ball in her hands and they fouled her,” coach Tim Peterson said. “She was aggressive taking the ball to the basket and did a good job hitting her free throws.”

    Mitchell scored only one field goal but made nine of her 10 charity tosses in the final quarter.

  • Lady Eagles soar to homecoming...

     

     

    Bri Gowdy helped Campbellsville celebrate homecoming with a performance most athletes would love to have just once in a career.

    The diminutive guard scored 29 points, including a pair of free throws with 6.9 seconds left in the game that sealed the Lady Eagle’s 51-46 over Thomas Nelson.

    Many of Gowdy’s points, especially those at the end, helped Campbellsville stave off numerous rallies by the Generals.

  • 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.

     

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