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  • 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.

  • 20th District basketball tourney...

     

    The 20th District Tournament gets underway Tuesday at Paul J. Coop gymnasium on the campus of Campbellsville High School.

    Top seeded Marion County will play Taylor County in the opening game of the tournament at 6 p.m. The Lady Knights beat coach Tim Peterson’s team 54-33 on Jan. 29 and then had to come from behind to knock off the Lady Cards 48-42 on Feb. 2.

    Campbellsville will face Adair County in the night’s second game. The Lady Eagles swept the Lady Indians by scores of 74-70 and 64-51 earlier in the season.

  • Local swimmers medal in region

     

    You won’t find any local swimmers on the heat sheets when the state competition begins in Louisville next week, but that doesn’t mean they didn’t perform well in last week’s regional meet in Elizabethtown.

    The teams from Campbellsville and Taylor County finished in the middle of the pack, a result not unexpected since they do not field teams large enough to rack up points by having swimmers in almost every event.

  • Wrestlers headed to state

     

    The Taylor County wrestling program may be small in numbers, but the Cardinals don’t lack talent.

    They took seven wrestlers to the Region 2 Wrestling Tournament at Owensboro High School last weekend, and six — 113-pound senior Brandon Miller, 120-pound junior Brad Miller, 138-pound sophomore Jackson Grimsley, 145-pound junior Griffin Hall, 182-pound senior Dakota Santiago and junior heavyweight Tate Morris — advanced to finals.

  • Young to be inducted into 5th...

     

    Troy Young will be inducted into the 5th Region Athletics Directors’ Hall of Fame tonight at halftime of the Taylor County boys’ game versus John Hardin, which starts at 8 p.m.

  • Eagles pick up three dramatic...

     

    It’s never over till it’s over.

    Campbellsville trailed 4th Region All “A” champion Clinton County by nine points with 1:57 left in the game, but rallied for a 56-55 win on Malachi Corley’s free throw with 1.4 seconds left in the game. It was his only made free throw in five attempts.

    Arren Hash’s three point-field goal off a pass from Connor Wilson had helped the Eagles knot the score.