High School Football: Even though the regular season begins in a week, several area teams will be participating in scrimmages this evening and Saturday evening.
The Hopkinsville Tigers tune up for next week’s season opener against Greenwood by travelling to Owensboro this evening. Christian County will play in the TOA Football Jamboree tomorrow night at Austin Peay. The Colonels play Rossview at 7:15 and Clarksville High at 8 pm.
Caldwell County-who is Christian County’s season opening game next week-hosts Butler County this evening, Fort Campbell has its annual Border Wars Jamboree with Marshall County, Kenwood and Northeast participating. Todd Central hosts Crittenden County and Trigg County hosts a dual scrimmage with Murray High and Union County.
High School Golf: Hopkinsville, Christian County, UHA and Muhlenberg County had a four way boys match Thursday at Western Hills.
Hopkinsville had the low team score at 163, Muhlenberg County was second with 167, University Heights had 183 and Christian County 201.
Christian County’s Grainger Greenwell was the medalist and led the Colonels with 38, Hopkinsville had three players all shoot 40—TJ Janes, Dylan Henderson and Austin Knight. Tadd Switzer led UHA with 42.
On the girls side, Hopkinsville and Muhlenberg County tied at 176. Muhlenberg County’s Jenna Soderling was medalist at 38, Dacie Bolton led Hopkinsville with 39, Anna Moore of UHA had 40 and Bailey Rowe of Christian County scored 58.
High School Soccer: Heritage Christian Academy won its second game of the week, defeating Todd Central by the score of 4-3. HCA returns to action next weekend in the Bosse High tournament in Evansville.
College Football: Kentucky coach Mark Stoops says former walk on JD Harmon of Paducah will be back with the team this season, however, he will not play in any games. It was recently announced that Harmon would not be on the team due to academic issues. No explanation was offered by a UK spokesman on why Harmon was allowed to return.
The University of Tennessee unveiled new alternate gray uniforms Thursday. The school is calling the new clothing “Smokey Gray” with orange and white trim. The uniforms were developed for the school by adidas who is providing the other uniforms in white and orange also.
A third former Vanderbilt football player is expected to out on bond in connection with last month’s sex crime case at a residence hall on campus. The Tennessean reports 19-year-old Cory Batey has a bond hearing scheduled for this morning. Batey and three others were recently arrested in the alleged incident. Batey has been held on $350,000 bond.
All four players will appear in court next week, however one-Jaborian “Tip” McKenzie- has waived his appearance at the hearing and entered a not guilty plea.
College Basketball: Kentucky Sports Radio reported Thursday for the 17th time in the past 18 years, the University of Kentucky led the nation in average home attendance last season. 23,099 fans per game came to Rupp Arena last season to watch the Wildcats.
National champion Louisville was third in average attendance as 21,151 fans came to the KFC/Yum Center to watch the Cards. Tennessee was 8th in the top 10 schools at 16, 635 fans per game.
The Courier Journal reported Thursday University of Florida freshman Sydney Moss has transferred to Division Three Thomas More College in northern Kentucky. Moss-the daughter of former NFL wide receiver Randy Moss-was Kentucky Miss Basketball in 2012. She played for Boone County High School.
Moss averaged 11.8 points, 6.8 rebounds and 3.9 assists in her one season at Florida. Moss will be eligible to play for Thomas More immediately.
Little League Baseball: South Nashville lost its first game at the Little League World Series 3-2 to Westport, Connecticut. They will face Corpus Christi Universal of Texas in an elimination game tomorrow afternoon at 2 pm.