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Today's Sports

  • Cards look strong as season...

     

     

    With a strong nucleus of players returning from a team that finished with a 23-10 record a year ago, there is a lot of optimism surrounding the Taylor County baseball team as it prepares for Monday’s season opener at Nelson County.

    Coaches in the 20th District have altered their schedules in a way that will affect the seeding process, giving Cardinal coach Jeff Gumm even more hope that his team can contend for a district championship they last won in 2016.

  • Eagles top Cards, fall to Adair...

     

    The momentum inside Paul J. Coop Gymnasium was changing hands, and everyone in the standing-room-only crowd knew it.

    Campbellsville sophomore guard Malachi Corley hit an off-balance layup while getting fouled, then made the free throw to put the Eagles ahead to stay in their 58-50 win over archrival Taylor County on Feb. 22.

    Campbellsville secured a spot in the Boys’ 5th Region Tournament for the first time since 2010 by knocking out their crosstown nemesis and three-time defending region champions, the Taylor County Cardinals.

  • Lady Eagles are 20th District...

     

    The Marion County Lady Knights wanted to keep Nena Barnett and Kiyah Barnett away from the ball as much as possible, trying to limit the Campbellsville senior duo’s scoring chances Friday night.

    That just left things wide open for one of the Lady Eagles’ youngest and smallest players to step up and help deliver their first district title in 16 years.

    Eighth-grade guard Bri Gowdy scored 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds as Campbellsville beat Marion County 51-41 in the 20th District Tournament final at Paul J. Coop Gymnasium.

  • Taylor basketball legend Brent...

     

    If local basketball fans were asked to name a family most synonymous with Taylor County High School, they would quickly say the Coxes of Mannsville.

    And, thus, tonight when Cardinal fans are on their feet cheering their team on against their most hated opponent, cross-town rival Campbellsville, in the opening round of the district tournament, many of them will undoubtedly be doing so with a heavy heart as they mourn the passing of Brent Cox.

  • Cards split pair with Casey,...

     

    TreVon Smith scored 37 points, including 17 in the opening period, as Taylor County snapped a nine-game losing streak with an easy 71-47 win over Casey County last Thursday.

    Smith’s opening period output was 11 more points than the Rebels scored in that eight minutes as a team.

    Taylor County (5-21) hit 55 percent of its two-point field goal tries in the win.

    The win was the Cardinals’ first since a 56-45 win over Moore on January 23, a game in which Smith scored 31 points.

     

  • Eagles close regular season with...

     

    Campbellsville squandered a 15-point third quarter lead but recovered in the final half minute of the game to close out the regular season with a 70-68 win over Nelson County.

    The Eagles had stretched their five-point halftime lead to 50-35 on the strength of a pair of treys from Connor Wilson, five from John Orberson, and four from Logan Cole.

  • Upward basketball teaches life...

     

    It is a cold and dreary Saturday morning. A local resident is out for his daily walk when he notices a lot of activity at a gymnasium.

    He walks inside, and, for a few minutes, watches a basketball game before heading back on his route.

    That, he thinks to himself, is what James Naismith envisioned when he invented the sport in 1891.

    No, there were no peach baskets hanging from the walls, nor was there a jump ball after each made basket.

  • Lady Cards fall to Marion 54-46...

     

    Senior guard McKenzie Carney didn’t want to believe her high school basketball career was over.

    Walking out of the locker room at Paul J. Coop Gymnasium, it slowly began to sink in.

    Taylor County’s season ended before the Lady Cardinals hoped it would, with a 54-46 loss to Marion County in the semifinals of the Girls’ 20th District Basketball Tournament Tuesday.

  • Lady Eagles reach district finals

     

    Dreams really do come true, Nena Barnett.

    Heading into the final two weeks of the regular season, the Campbellsville senior guard said she really wished her team would get to region.

    Go ahead and pinch yourself, young lady. Your team is heading to the Girls’ 5th Region Basketball Tournament for the first time in 16 years.

    Barnett and her twin sister, senior forward Kiyah, combined for 25 points as Campbellsville beat Adair County 62-53 in the semifinals of the 20th District Tournament on Tuesday at Paul J. Coop Gymnasium.

  • TCHS wrestlers medal at state

     

    The sixth year was the best for the Taylor County wrestling program.

    At this past weekend’s KHSAA State Wrestling Championships at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena, Taylor County had two wrestlers — 113-pound senior Brandon Miller and 120-pound junior Brad Miller — finish third and another — 182-pound senior Dakota Santiago — place sixth.

    The Cardinals placed 14th with 70 points, a great ending to a successful season.