Today's Sports

  • Lady Tigers drop close encounters

    Campbellsville University's Lady Tigers dropped a pair of games by five points to McKendree and Union (Tenn.) University.

    The Lady Tigers lost 70-69 in overtime to McKendree at Lindsey Wilson College on Saturday.

    Coach Ginger Colvin's team fought back from a double-digit deficit to send the game into overtime.

    Priscila Alves led the Lady Tigers with 16 points while Courtney Danis added 15 points and Meagan Murphy had a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

    Alexia Williams had eight points and six rebounds off the CU bench.

  • Lady Cards fall 58-55 at home in...

    Washington County used a 16-0 third-quarter run to go from three down to 13 up and held off Taylor County's Lady Cardinals 58-55 on Tuesday night in the season opener for both squads.

    Taylor County took the lead at 9-8 on a MeLeigha Pollock basket in the paint and a Cayla Rucker few throw. The Lady Cardinals led until early in the third quarter when Jane Goatley's three-point play gave the Commanderettes the advantage at 29-27 with 5:19 left in the frame.

    Washington County reeled off 13 more points before Taylor County ended the drought on two Rucker charity tosses.

  • Lady Dragons drop CHS 69-42 in...

    Green County, which returns much of its team from a year ago, raced out to leads of 20-8, 38-18 and 56-27 and cruised past the homestanding Campbellsville High School Lady Eagles 69-42 on Tuesday night in Paul J. Coop Gymnasium.

    Megan Hartfield led a balanced Lady Dragon attack with 19 points while Brittany Estes scored 12 and reserve Jordan Perkins nine.

    Eighth-grader Tiffany Slone led Mike Sneed's Lady Eagles with 13 points while junior Bronte Karr added 11 and eighth-grader Destiny Wilson nine.

    Campbellsville did win the junior varsity encounter 36-30.

  • Adair boys, Lady Knights look...

    Adair County High School's boys' team and the Marion County's Lady Knights appear to be in line to repeat as 20th District Tournament champions in March.

    Most folks expected Adair County to be Fifth Region champions in 2008. But, coach Mark Fudge's Indians did it a year early by downing John Hardin for the 2007 crown at Central Hardin.

    The Indians return three starters led by preseason All-Fifth Region choices in juniors Darren Ballou and Nick Fudge and senior Kalen Kimberland.

  • Eagle season halted in Hazard

    Campbellsville High School's unexpected run in the Class A football play-offs ended on Friday night with a 44-6 loss at Hazard in the quarterfinals.

    "It could have been different if we had scored early," Eagles' coach Herb Wiseman said.

    The Eagles had several chances to lead in the first half, but thwarted three chances inside the Bulldog 20-yard line, twice inside the Hazard 5.

    A Michael McCubbin 63-yard kick-off return and Shumari Bridgewater's 10-yard run put the ball on the Hazard 20 before the Bulldogs picked off an Aaron Schwoebel shovel pass.

  • Eagles face unbeaten Hazard in...

    Campbellsville's trip to Hazard tomorrow night will be a venture only two other Eagle football contingents have made.

    Only the 1998 and 1999 CHS teams have won two play-off games in the same campaign.

    The 1998 squad downed Carroll County (45-0), Harrodsburg (21-14) and Louisville Holy Cross (17-16) before being eliminated by Mayfield (38-6).

    A season earlier in 1997, the Eagles conquered Frankfort (53-6) and Holy Cross (34-12) before losing to Harrodsburg (14-7).

  • Eagles heat up late

    Campbellsville High School's Eagles desperately fought back to force overtime and eventually prevailed 38-36 in two extra periods on Friday night at Williamsburg.

    "That first touchdown is what started it off," CHS coach Herb Wiseman reasoned. "Andrew (Anderson) came across the field and made a senior play (when the play wasn't meant for him)."

    After a scoreless first half (much different than the Eagles' 68-36 victory at Dave Fryrear Field during regular-season action), Williamsburg tallied late in the third quarter (4:56) and early in the fourth frame (8:20) to lead 14-0.

  • Deaton resigns as Tiger football...

    After three seasons, Campbellsville University head football coach Jim Deaton has announced his resignation.

    "After much thought and prayer, I felt a change of leadership was needed to bring about the quickest turnaround of the Campbellsville University football program," Deaton said.

    "I am thankful for the opportunity to have coached at Campbellsville University and I appreciate the support shown by the faculty, staff, students, players and fans during the past three seasons.

  • Lady Tigers now 4-0 after road...

    Campbellsville University's Lady Tigers made it 4-0 with a 96-82 road triumph at Union (Ky.) College on Thursday night in Barbourville.

    Coach Ginger Colvin's club held double-digit leads in both halves before the Lady Dogs fought back within striking distance.

    Jenna Hedges' long three-pointer just before intermission pushed Campbellsville's lead back to four (43-39) and the Lady Tigers put up a 53-point second half.

    Freshman Courtney Danis paced CU with 22 points while junior Juliana Brown and sophomore Kristi Ensminger added 14 apiece and senior Priscila Alves 12.

  • What's gone wrong with...

    The talk around the water fountain, at local sporting events and in the local eating establishments is what had gone wrong with Campbellsville University Fighting Tiger football?

    What has happened to a program that once competed for Mid-South Conference titles and had Courier-Journal sports columnist Rick Bozich cover a snowy home game with Georgetown?

    How does a program that chalked up eight seven-or-more victory campaigns, only win six games in its last three years?

    Here are some of the facts and speculation and hopefully a solution or two: