COLUMBIA, Ky. — A portion of the proceeds from Saturday night’s Lindsey Wilson College-Campbellsville (Ky.) University football game at Blue Raider Stadium will be donated to the Sgt. Dakota Meyer “Challenge to America” Scholarship Fund.
A native of Southcentral Kentucky, Meyer was awarded the Medal of Honor earlier this month by President Obama.
Meyer has partnered with the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation to raise $1 million by the Foundation’s 50th anniversary on May 28, 2012. Meyer has also issued a “Challenge to America” to match his efforts and raise an additional $1 million to honor Marines by educating their children.
The challenge allows Americans to help wounded Marines from all conflicts — especially the past 10 years — and forever change their lives by investing in a Marine student’s future.
The LWC-Campbellsville game kicks off at 7 p.m. CT at Blue Raider Stadium, 820 Hanley Lane. The game will be broadcast on DuoCounty Channel 2, WAIN-FM and lindseyathletics.com
For more information about the Sgt. Dakota Meyer “Challenge to America” Scholarship Fund, go to dakotameyer.com.
Campbellsville University will serve as host to the American Legion U.S. 68 Baseball Classic this weekend, July 8-10, at Tiger Field. Six teams located along U.S. Highway 68 will travel to Campbellsville for the tournament co-hosted by Lexington Man O War Post 8 and Campbellsville Post 82.
The teams are divided into two pools with five pool play games Friday and two Saturday before the tournament moves to a bracket format Saturday evening and Sunday. Games will begin at 2 p.m. Friday.
Pool A will include Campbellsville Post 82, Danville Post 46 Juniors and Paducah Post 31. Pool B includes Lexington Man O War Post 8, Danville Post 46 Seniors and the Somerset Post 38 Twins.
Each games will follow Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) rules and will play 7-inning games. Each game prior to the championship on Sunday will have a 1:50 time limit. In the event of a tie, extra innings will be played. Total runs scored will serve as the tie breaker for determining pool play standings.
Campbellsville University’s Tiger Field is located on campus at 244 Matthew Street, Campbellsville, KY 42718.
SCHEDULE OF GAMES
FRIDAY, JULY 8 – POOL PLAY
Game 1 – 2:00 p.m. – Lexington vs. Somerset
Game 2 – 4:10 p.m. – Campbellsville vs. Danville Jr.
Game 3 – 6:15 p.m. – Lexington vs. Danville Sr.
Game 4 – 8:20 p.m. – Campbellsville vs. Paducah
SATURDAY, JULY 9 – POOL PLAY
Game 5 – 1:00 p.m. – Danville Sr. vs. Somerset
Game 6 – 3:10 p.m. – Paducah vs. Danville Jr.
SATURDAY, JULY 9 – BRACKET
Game 7 – 5:30 p.m. – Pool B #2 vs. Pool B #3
Game 8 – 8:00 p.m. – Pool A #2 vs. Pool A #3
SUNDAY, JULY 10 – BRACKET
Game 9 – 12:00 p.m. – Pool A #1 vs. Game 7 Winner
Game 10 – 2:10 p.m. – Pool B #1 vs. Game 8 Winner
Championship – 4:30 p.m. – Winners of Game 9 vs. Game 10
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Donna Wise, the all-time winningest coach at Campbellsville (Ky.) University, officially joined the ranks of great women’s basketball coaches in America on Monday when she was awarded the 2011 Jostens-Berenson Lifetime Achievement Award by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) WBCA Awards Show. Wise was recognized with the honor during the WBCA Award Show at the Indianapolis Convention Center’s Sagamore Ballroom.
The award is named in honor of the late Senda Berenson, who in her role as a physical education instructor at Smith College in Northampton, Mass., introduced “basketball” to her female gym students in 1892. This introduction marked the birth of the women’s game, which occurred the year following basketball’s invention by Dr. James Naismith in Springfield, Mass.
Previous winners include Margaret Wade, Delta State; Cathy Rush, Immaculata; and the late Sue Gunter, Louisiana State, who were premiere teams in the resurgence of women’s basketball. The late Kay Yow, North Carolina State University and current Tennessee Coach Pat Summit also are recipients.
“Looking at the list of previous award winners and their impact on women’s basketball, I am humbled to be placed in that company,” Wise said.
Wise spent 32 years on the sidelines at Campbellsville University winning 661 games (661-283) with only Adolph Rupp, Ed Diddle and Denny Crum with more collegiate wins in Kentucky. Her titles and honors are numerous both athletically and civically.
Over the span of numerous conferences during her career Wise has been chosen 15 times as Coach of the Year, twice by Citizens for Sports Equity. Her teams captured 20 regular season conference titles and 20 conference tournament titles making 16 NAIA national tournament appearances with five national quarterfinal finishes. In 2000, her team reached the No. 1 ranking in the NAIA polls for the first time. Wise’s program saw 23 players named an All-American more than 50 times by various organizations. She was named NAIA Coach of the Year three times and received conference coach of the year honors seven times.
Wise previously has been recognized for her lifetime achievement with induction into the NAIA Basketball Hall of Fame in 2000 and the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame in 2010.
“The significance of this award is a testimony to those young women who throughout my career were empowered by the experience,” Wise said. “Many are now teachers, coaches, doctors, business executives, and mothers and have immersed themselves in community, church and civic leadership opportunities. They carry on those traditions by instilling those values of self-confidence, a strong work ethic, passion and commitment to their players, students, co-workers, and children. They are that big wide base underneath my success with whom I share this award.”
One of those who excelled for Wise as a player and assistant coach, Ginger High Colvin, went on to take over the Lady Tigers’ program after Wise’ retirement in 2007.
“It’s hard for me to put into words what she has meant to the program and me personally. Her determination and work ethic – the way she studied the game and her opponents was the best training I could have had,” said Colvin, who has guided her team to back-to-back 30-win seasons and NAIA quarterfinal appearances the past two years.
Upon retirement in 2007, Wise moved full-time into a teaching role as head of the university’s Department of Human Performance. She also moved her passion to the area of international and civic service.
Partners in Development recognized her for her effort in building wells and a basketball court in Katombora, Zambia. Her group provided literacy teaching and basketball skill instruction to orphans and children in local villages.
“Life’s journey is about giving your gift. With retirement it’s been a matter of redirecting that passion to other areas where I might be of help,” said Wise, who also conducted clinics in Natal and Sao Palo, Brazil in 2000.
She also led a basketball clinic in Katombora, Zambia at the Katombora Reformatory School and outlying villages in 2007. From 1990-2010, she served as director of one of the largest basketball camps in the commonwealth of Kentucky, the Central Kentucky Team Camp.
Campbellsville Chamber of Commerce has recognized her as both Citizen and Educator of the Year. When her grandson Carter was diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma cancer at the age of six months Wise organized a local St. Baldricks “Shaving for a Cure” event to raise awareness and research funds for pediatric cancer. That event has raised over $165,000 locally under her direction the past four years.
The commitment to gifting your gift throughout life’s journey is one that Donna Wise has traveled well.
Donna Wise’s career at a glance
Overall Record: 661-283
Home Win Percentage: .830
NAIA Tournament Appearances (16): 1983, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
NAIA Quarterfinal Appearances (5): 1983, 1995, 1998, 2000, 2002
KIAC Conference & NAIA District Championships (13): 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996 (13)
KIAC Tournament Championships (3): 1983, 1986, 1989
KWIC Tournament Championships (4): 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982
NAIA District Tournament Championships (10): 1983, 1984, 1985, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996
MSC Conference Championships (7): 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
MSC Tournament Championships (3): 1997, 1998, 2004
All-Americans: 23 Players, 57 Awards
MSC, KIAC & NAIA District Coach of the Year (15): 1978, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2004
AWSF Basketball Coach of the Year: 1993
Converse District 7 Coach of the Year: 1994
NAIA Hall of Fame, 2000
Eastern Kentucky University Hall of Distinguished Alumnus, 2005
Campbellsville University Hall of Fame, 2007
Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame, 2010
WBCA Jostens-Berenson Lifetime Achievement Award, 2011
By Chris Megginson / Campbellsville University Athletics
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. — Campbellsville University battled its way to two more wins, 4-2 and 3-2, Saturday to complete a weekend sweep of Georgetown College at Tiger Baseball Field. The sweep gives Campbellsville a six-game win streak and a 4.5-game lead in the Mid-South Conference West Division.
“It was a hard four wins. We played hard but made it harder than it should have been,”? CU head coach Beauford Sanders said. “Defensively, we were shaky at times and offensively, we weren’t good and solid, but we found ways to get the hit and score. The pitching was the most consistent thing.”
In game one Saturday, Campbellsville overcame four defensive errors with a sixth-inning, two-run homer by Anthony Jakosa to break a 2-2 tie and push CU past Georgetown.
Georgetown took an early lead in the first, scoring Randy Guite on a wild pitch by Michael McBride. Campbellsville evened the score in the bottom of the first to push Danny Lapchak across on an error. CU stretched took its first lead of the day in the second after Jakosa led off the inning with a double. Rylan Chin later scored Jakosa’s courtesy runner, Trent Seamons, with a sac fly.
The visiting Tigers tied the game in the fifth when Tanner Baldwin scored on an error at first.
McBride (5-1, 4-0) tossed the complete game win, allowing two runs, none earned, on four hits. He struck out seven.
In the second game, Aaron Schwoebel drove in all three Campbellsville runs. The true freshman delivered a two-RBI double in the second to score Gabriel Arcoleo and Michael Durham, who each reached on walks to start the inning. He later added an insurance run in the sixth, scoring Seamons with a sac fly to left. Georgetown cut into the lead, 2-1, in the third inning with an RBI single by Guite to score Chris Wood, but did not threaten the home team’s lead until late.
Jacob Cook (3-1, 3-0) went four innings for the win, exiting in the top of the fifth with a 2-1 lead and runner on. Andrew Shoemaker pitched out of the inning and silenced the Georgetown bats through the sixth. With one out in the seventh, Shoemaker gave up a pair of hits and was relieved by Michael Caleb. The shortstop/pitcher collected the save with a pop out and line out, but did score one of Shoemaker’s runners on a wild pitch.
Craig Edwards led CU in the doubleheader with three hits. Durham and Jakosa each had two hits.
Campbellsville (21 -11, 15-3) will travel to Trevecca Nazarene University on Monday, weather permitting, to take on the TNU Trojans at 3 p.m. Campbellsville returns home Wednesday for a 6 p.m. game against No. 17 Cumberland University. The game will be televised on WLCU Comcast Channel 10 in Campbellsville and streamed live online at CampbellsvilleTigers.com
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By Richard RoBards / Campbellsville University Athletics
CAMPBELLSVILLE. Ky. – Campbellsville had 15 hits in a 12-4, six-inning game against Shawnee State, but needed Martina Riney to snuff out a seventh-inning rally to secure a 5-4 win and a softball sweep Saturday at Veterans Memorial Park.
The Lady Tigers (17-20, 9-5 MSC) plated four- and five-run frames in the fifth and sixth to bust open a 3-3 tie in game one. Becca Cook had a big day at the plate with three hits and three RBI. Kacie Vincent also had three hits, all singles.
CU scored two runs in the first on a Bailey Dillender single with Alex Jane Clemmons and Vincent aboard. The second run was pushed across when Natalie Duncan hit into a fielder’s choice. After Shawnee closed the gap to 2-1 in the fourth Morgan Bullock responded with a solo homer in the bottom of the inning.
Shawnee (12-8, 6-2 MSC) tied the game at 3-3 and that’s when CU ratted the bat rack – pounding 10 hits in the fifth and sixth. Dillender had two singles, Bullock a single to go along with her home run, Clemmons a single and a home run, Jennifer England two safeties, and Jordan Cornett a single.
Courtney Turpin picked up the win, allowing six hits, walking three and fanning two.
In game two, Riney gave way to Taylor Wroe in the top of the seventh, but Wroe got in trouble by walking two and allowing an RBI double to Kirsti Yates and a run-scoring single to Sam Attinger. Riney returned to the circle with two on and one out, and served up two ground balls.
It didn’t take the Lady Tigers long to gain the advantage as Dillender’s single scored Clemmons who walked. A Natalie Duncan double plated another run. Shawnee would cut that lead in half with a run in the fourth, but CU went up 4-1 with another two-spot in the bottom of the inning. Brooke Boils and Clemmons singled and Vincent delivered a two-run safety.
Shawnee scored another run in the fifth and then Clemmons was plated when Vincent hit into a 4-3 out for an insurance run that ended up as a necessity.
Riney allowed seven hits, two runs and struck out four.
Campbellsville will be on the road next week, playing at Virginia-Wise on Tuesday, Indiana-Southeast on Thursday and Rio Grande Saturday.
COLUMBIA, Ky. — Campbellsville University mixed up its lineup from previous duals and picked up a pair of Sunday wins at the Lindsey Wilson Blue Raider Duals over visiting Shorter University and Calumet University.
By Chris Megginson / Campbellsville University Sports Information
While Campbellsville University came up short Wednesday afternoon, a 1-0 loss to No. 10 Lindsey Wilson College in the Mid-South Conference semifinal is a sign of a narrowing gap.
The final score was the closest ever between the Lady Tigers and the perennial NAIA power from only 20 miles away. Prior to Wednesday, the closest was the 3-0 result during the 2010 regular season when CU held Lindsey Wilson scoreless in the first half before giving up a hat trick in the second half.
With its first-year coach being voted by her peers as Coach of the Year, Campbellsville University was also tapped for three volleyball All-Conference selections, Freshman of the Year and four on the All-Academic team on Sunday.
Brandon Williams, seen here against Western Kentucky, led CU with 10 points in his first start for the Tigers. (Richard RoBards, Campbellsville University)
STILLWATER, Okla. — Campbellsville University’s took a beating on the road Friday night, as Oklahoma State University dished out a 102-38 exhibition loss in Stillwater, Okla.
Saturday, Sept. 25 marks the beginning of a new rivalry in Campbellsville University football history. It’s the first-ever meeting on the gridiron between the Tigers and next-door rival Lindsey Wilson College. However, amidst the fierce spirit of the rivalry, the two coaching staffs will join together to support the Coach to Cure MD program, which will be held nationwide during Saturday’s games.
Campbellsville head coach Perry Thomas and Lindsey Wilson head coach Chris Oliver will lead each of their staffs Saturday while wearing a Coach to Cure MD patch on their sleeve. They join more than 5,000 members of the American Football Coaches Association across the nation to help bring awareness to and raise funds to battle Duschenne Muscular Dystrophy.
The annual effort, now in its third year, has raised more than a half-million dollars to battle the disease.
“We are happy to be participating in the Coaches to Cure MD program to bring awareness to Muscular Dystrophy. We hope that fans will go to the www.CoachtoCureMD.org website and support this worthy cause,” Thomas said.
Football fans are asked to donate to research projects supported by Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, the largest nonprofit organization in the U.S. focused entirely on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Donations can be given by visiting CoachtoCureMD.org or by texting the word CURE to 90999 (a $5 donation will automatically be added to your next phone bill).
“Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy is thrilled with the progress of Coach to Cure MD over the last two years,” said Pat Furlong, founding president and CEO of PPMD. “The AFCA and its coaches are helping us put up a vigorous fight against Duchenne, and college football fans have joined the battle in great numbers. We are taking a comprehensive approach in the fight against Duchenne – funding research, raising awareness, promoting advocacy, connecting the community and broadening treatment options.”
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is the most common fatal genetic disorder diagnosed during childhood and primarily affects boys across all races and cultures. Boys and young men with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy develop progressive muscle weakness that eventually causes loss of mobility, wheelchair dependency and a decline in respiratory and cardiac function. Currently, there is no cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and limited therapeutic options exist.
The financial service firm TIAA-CREF serves as the national sponsor for the event.
Other teams across the Mid-South Conference joining in the cause Saturday are: Faulkner University, Georgetown College, Shorter University, Union University, the University of the Cumberlands.
In addition to coaches wearing the awareness patch on their sleeves during Saturday’s game at Finley Stadium, public address announcements will be read throughout the game and public service announcements will air during radio and television broadcasts. Coach to Cure MD PSAs will also air during this week’s “Perry Thomas Show” state-wide in Kentucky on the Wazoo Sports Network.
Saturday’s game will also be televised state-wide by Wazoo Sports. Kickoff is 1:30 p.m. EST.
Live radio coverage of the game can be heard in Central Kentucky on K-Country 105.7 FM or online at KCountry1057.com