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Battle of the Birds to unfold at Finley Stadium this Friday

Posted by on Sep 3, 2010

 by Chris Megginson-  Campbellsville University

They were two of the first high school programs to break in the new synthetic turf at Finley Stadium this summer, now Campbellsville High School and Taylor County High School will be the first two teams to play a high school game on the newly renovated surface at Campbellsville University. The cross-town rivals will meet in the annual “Battle of the Birds” Friday, Sept. 3 at 7:30 p.m.

“We have invited Taylor County and Campbellsville to play the “Battle of the Birds” at Finley Stadium the next two years. Tim Davis (Campbellsville AD) and Jeff Gumm (Taylor County AD) are great to work with, and we look forward to hosting their teams,” said Rusty Hollingsworth, CU athletic director.

Both teams enter the game with an 0-2 record, as Campbellsville looks to keep its bragging rights alive. The Eagles won the 2009 meeting at Taylor County High School, 30-21.

This year’s Campbellsville Tiger team includes three players who played in the 2009 Battle of the Birds: former Taylor County quarterback Lance Turpin, former TCHS offensive lineman Keenan Bell and former Campbellsville High stand out Thomas Downs.

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Campbellsville Tigers shine under new lights in season opening win

Posted by on Aug 30, 2010

More than 3,500 fans packed Finley Stadium and lined the fence line for Campbellsville University's first night game.

By Chris Megginson / Campbellsville Sports Information

Campbellsville, Ky. — To say that there’s an excitement surrounding the start of the 2010 Campbellsville University football season would be an understatement. More than 3,500 fans packed Finley Stadium and its fence lines Saturday night to watch the Fighting Tigers make history and start the season 1-0 with a 34-7 victory over Kentucky Christian University in the first home night game in school history.

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Kentucky Wildcat pitcher Sean Bouthilette transferring to Campbellsville University

Posted by on Jul 19, 2010

Taken during the Arkansas series in April, courtesy of the University of Kentucky.

By Chris Megginson / Campbellsville Sports Information

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. — Former All-State pitcher and Kentucky Wildcat Sean Bouthilette has committed to Campbellsville University for the 2011 season. Bouthilette, a week day starter and reliever at UK, is the 23rd signee for the Tigers’ recruiting class and first NCAA Division I transfer.

“I don’t think I’ve ever been as anxious to get them all together,” CU head coach Beauford Sanders said of his recruiting class. “(Sean’s) a good athlete. He’s definitely going to be a big plus and positive impact for us … When we talked to the staff at Kentucky, they had nothing but good things to say about him.”

Bouthilette appeared in six games for the Wildcats in 2010, starting in two. His longest start of the season was a March 30 win at the University of Cincinnati. He went six innings, allowing two runs, one earned, on three hits and a walk.

As a freshman at UK in 2009, he threw 17.1 innings with nine appearances and five starts. He tossed five shutout innings in the Wildcats’ second game of the year, his first collegiate start en route to an 8-3 Kentucky win. His only other win came March 17, 2009, in relief at the University of New Orleans, as he struck out two through 1 1/3 innings and did not allow a base runner for the 5-4 win.

Over his two-year career in Lexington, Bouthilette held a 3-1 record with a 7.64 ERA. He allowed 35 runs, 28 earned, off 49 hits and 11 walks. He pitched 33 innings in 15 appearances and had an opponents’ batting average of .345.

Before UK, he was a two-time All-State pitcher at Elizabethtown High School, where he posted a 1.07 ERA and 8-2 record as a senior and a 0.43 ERA and 10-2 record as a junior. Over the two years, he struck out 195 batters in 130 2/3 innings of work. During his four-year varsity career for Coach Don Pitts, Bouthilette compiled a 30-8 record and struck out 301 batters in 226 2/3 innings.

The former Elizabethtown star could also hit, leading the Panthers to three district titles. During his senior year of high school, he hit .346 with 11 doubles, three home runs, 18 RBI and stole 29 bases. During three years as a position player, he swiped 82 bases.

STORY LINK: http://www.campbellsvilletigers.com/article/1208.php

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Former Campbellsville University catcher named Pioneer League Player of the Week

Posted by on Jul 7, 2010

Richie Rowland chats with Campbellsville University players prior to a game during the spring. (Campbellsville University Photo/Richard RoBards)

By Chris Megginson / Campbellsville University Sports Information

Former Campbellsville University catcher Richie Rowland continues to be on a hot streak as he makes his rookie debut for the Arizona Diamondbacks organization. Rowland, who is in his third week of Minor League Baseball, was named the Pioneer League Offensive Player of the Week Tuesday for the week ending July 4.

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Future Campbellsville University wrestler wins British title; named to Team England

Posted by on Jul 7, 2010

By Chris Megginson / Campbellsville University

Campbellsville University wrestling has another national champion, only this time in Great Britain.

Brett Hawthorn, an incoming freshman at CU this fall, won the British Closed Championship in Glasgow, Scotland June 26, making him one of Great Britain’s newest senior national champion.

Hawthorn, coached by his father and former three-time world medalist Jimmy Hawthorn, earns a spot on Team England for the Commonwealth Games to be held Oct 3-14 in New Delhi, India.

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Campbellsville University soccer to open season with alumni games

Posted by on Jun 29, 2010

The 2010 Campbellsville University soccer season will kick off Aug. 20 with Lady Tiger and Tiger alumni games at Finley Stadium, which will serve as the new home for CU soccer with the addition of synthetic turf and lights.

The Lady Tigers will start the night with an alumni game at 6 p.m. followed by a Tigers alumni game at 8 p.m. Both teams will participate in preseason scrimmages on Saturday, Aug. 21 at 4 and 6 p.m.

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Campbellsville University to open NAIA Baseball Tournament in Chicago area

Posted by on May 17, 2010

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. — Campbellsville University learned early Friday evening that it will play its first round games of the 2010 NAIA Baseball National Tournament in Joliet, Ill., located 40 miles southwest of Chicago.

The Tigers will be the No. 2 seed in the five-team tournament and will face host team, No. 3 University of Saint Francis in the first round. Cumberland University (Tenn.), ranked No. 2 nationally, will be the No. 1 seed and host the winner of the tournament’s opening game between No. 4 Robert Morris (Ill.) and No. 5. Mayville State (S.D.).

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Campbellsville University lands NCAA D-I point guard Monie Hudson

Posted by on May 13, 2010

Photo courtesy of University of Evansville

By Chris Megginson / Campbellsville Sports Information

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. — Campbellsville University men’s basketball announced its first transfer Thursday for 2010-2011. University of Evansville reserve point guard Monie Hudson is leaving the Aces after just one season to join the Tigers’ program for his final year of eligibility.

Hudson, a native of Bowling Green, Ky., was an All-Region guard at Southeastern Illinois College, where he helped lead the team to a 52-12 record over two seasons. In 2008, Hudson was named the Region 24 Player of the Year as he averaged 14.4 points per game and helped lead SIC (28-7) to the national quarterfinals of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Tournament. He was named an All-Region player again in 2009 after averaging 12.3 points and 4.6 assists as a sophomore. He shot 40 percent from 3-point range.

“We bring into our program an experienced point guard, a guy that has played at the highest level in junior college and in one of the most underrated leagues in Division I in the Missouri Valley Conference. He’s a guy that brings success with him,” CU head coach Keith Adkins said.

Hudson is leaving Evansville after averaging only 6.7 minutes per game his junior season.

“He got into a little bit of a tough situation at Evansville. I think he got into a system that really didn’t fit his style of play. Hopefully we can bring back the fun for him in the basketball side and hopefully he can give us the type of production that T.J. Bishop did this year as a one-year point guard. He’s a big, physical point guard that can break you down off the dribble, he’s a good defender, and most importantly we like the systems and places he comes from.”
Hudson, who stands at 6-foot, 185 pounds, is a 2007 graduate of Warren Central High School in Bowling Green, Ky. During his time with the Dragons, he was named All-District, All-Region and was a member of the Sweet 16 Tournament team, helping Warren Central to the state quarterfinals.

Hudson is the first transfer for CU and the fourth overall sign for 2010-2011 in a class that includes Kentucky high school stars Cameron Hall (Glasgow), Jeremiah Johnson (Holmes) and Bryton Taylor (Campbellsville).

“We’re excited to have him in the program. We expect him to step in and be our point guard for a year, and now with Cameron Hall coming in as a freshman and Shawn Savage being a combo one and two, we’re excited about that spot looking at next year,” Adkins said.

Campbellsville (28-6) is coming off a regular season championship in the Mid-South Conference and its eighth NAIA National Tournament appearance in program history.

Campbellsville’s 2010 recruiting class:
Cameron Hall – Glasgow High School
http://www.campbellsvilletigers.com/article/810.php

Bryton Taylor – Campbellsville High School
http://www.campbellsvilletigers.com/article/1138.php

Jeremiah Johnson – Holmes High School
http://www.campbellsvilletigers.com/article/1138.php
Link to story: http://www.campbellsvilletigers.com/article/1139.php

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