Monday’s High School Sports Scores
Girls Soccer: University Heights defeated Logan County 6-1, Crittenden County edge Lyon County 8-7, Marshall County blanked Paducah Tilghman 10-0.
Boys Soccer: University Heights shut out Christian County 3-0, Hopkinsville over Mayfield 11-1, Trigg County defeated Fort Campbell 5-1, Union County edged Dawson Springs 2-1, Logan County blanked Butler County 10-0, McCracken County over St. Mary 4-0.
Volleyball: Hopkinsville downed Muhlenberg County 2 sets to none, University Heights over Crittenden County 3-0, Fort Campbell over Madisonville 3-0, Livingston Central over Paducah Tilghman 3-0, Community Christian over Graves County 3-1.
Golf: Hopkinsville, Christian County and University Heights met Webster County Monday at Hopkinsville Golf and Country Club. UHA won the match with a 163 team score, Hopkinsville was second at 166, Webster County had 185 and Christian County 196.
Trevis Bell of Webster County was medalist with 34, while UHA’s Tadd Switzer fired 36, Austin Knight of Hopkinsville and Grainger Greenwell of Christian County each fired 39.
Girls Soccer: Hopkinsville hosts Henderson County, University Heights at Rossview, Todd Central hosts Caldwell County, Trigg County welcomes Lyon County, Dawson Springs hosts Madisonville, Hopkins Central hosts Webster County and Crittenden County at Union County.
Boys Soccer: University Heights hosts Dawson Springs, Todd Central hosts Caldwell County, Logan County welcomes Hopkins Central, Madisonville hosts Murray, Henderson County entertains Owensboro, Lyon County hosts Mayfield, Union County goes to Owensboro Catholic, Muhlenberg County hosts Ohio County, Calloway County entertains Graves County.
Volleyball: University Heights hosts Trigg County, Hopkinsville welcomes Todd Central, Fort Campbell hosts Russellville, Logan County hosts Franklin Simpson, Henderson County hosts Webster County, Hopkins Central goes to Daviess County, Calloway County at Fulton City, Marshall County at Hickman County, Paducah Tilghman hosts Community Christian, Union County hosts Crittenden County.
College Football: It appears the Kentucky quarterback competition has been narrowed from three candidates to two. Following Monday’s practice, Coach Mark Stoops did not reveal who the two were, but Kentucky Sports Radio reports Jalen Whitlow and Maxwell Smith were meeting privately with offensive coordinator Neal Brown following the practice session. Stoops also said the third person—presumably Patrick Towles—will likely redshirt.
Louisville senior safety Hakeem Smith has been named second team pre season All American by CBS Sports. Smith is on the pre season watch list for the Nagurski and Bednarik Awards also. He was named Big East Newcomer of the Year in 2010.
The NCAA did an about face Monday following public outcry over allowing former US Marine Steven Rhodes to play football at Middle Tennessee. The NCAA overturned its previous ruling where the 24-year-old Rhodes would have to sit out a year because he played in games while at a Marine base in San Diego.
Rhodes had pleaded the games were recreational in nature and after public outcry, the NCAA agreed and he will play this season for the Blue Raiders and have four years eligibility.
After missing spring practice following a suspension, University of Tennessee running back Martin Lane says he is more appreciative of football and his team. The junior was not on the pre season depth chart and says he has had to work hard to regain the coaching staff’s trust. Lane was suspended for an unspecified reason. Tennessee opens the season hosting Austin Peay August 31st.
The head coaching jobs at Kentucky and Indiana have made what ESPN terms the “Subaltern Six”—meaning among the worst jobs in America.
Kentucky is ranked 6th, Indiana is 5th with New Mexico State the worst job in the nation. Eastern Michigan was second, Idaho third and Akron 4th.
College Basketball: Kentucky will make five appearances this coming season on ESPN’s Super Tuesday list of games. The games are home matchups with Texas A&M January 21st and Alabama March 4th. Road games include Arkansas January 14th, LSU January 28th and Ole Miss February 18th.
Former Kentucky basketball standout Rex Chapman and former coach Tubby Smith head the list of inductees into the University of Kentucky Athletics Hall of Fame. Chapman and Smith are among six former athletes and coaches who will be inducted in ceremonies to be held in late September.