WHOP’s Sports Tonight with Todd Hamilton returns for the new sports season this evening. The show will originate from Toyota of Hopkinsville beginning at 5:06 on News/Talk WHOP and online at whopam.com. The show will feature previews of the upcoming football season for the Christian County Colonels and the Hopkinsville Tigers.
Tuesday’s High School Sports Scores
Girls Soccer: Caldwell County defeated Todd Central 5-2, Madisonville blanked Dawson Springs 10-0, Trigg County over LyonCounty 5-0, Union County over Crittenden County 4-0, Webster County over Hopkins Central 11-1.
Boys Soccer: Todd Central edged Caldwell County 2-1, Logan County shut out Hopkins Central 10-0, Ohio County edged Muhlenberg County 3-2, Madisonville defeated Murray 3-1, Henderson County and Owensboro tied at 4.
Volleyball: University Heights over Trigg County 3 sets to none, Hopkinsville blanked Todd Central 3-0, Logan County defeated Franklin Simpson 3-0, Union County over Crittenden County 3-0, Henderson County over Webster County 3-0, Community Christian over Paducah Tilghman 3-0, Fulton City over Calloway County 2-0, Marshall County edged Hickman County 3-2.
Heritage Christian Academy defeated North Hardin Christian 3 sets to none Tuesday to improve to 6-0 on the season.
Rain forced postponement of Hopkinsville’s Lady Tiger soccer game with Henderson County Tuesday. The game will be made up this evening at 6 at the Stadium of Champions. Rain also forced cancellation of University Heights boys soccer game with Dawson Springs. No make up date has been announced.
College Football: It’s now a two horse race between Jalen Whitlow and Maxwell Smith to become Kentucky’s starting quarterback when the Wildcats open the season against Western Kentucky August 31 at LP Field in Nashville.
Coach Mark Stoops said Tuesday following the Wildcats workout that both quarterbacks would see action in the game. It was also noted that Patrick Towles, who’s preparing to be the third string signal caller, may possibly redshirt if he sees there’s no playing time for him the season. Towles saw time as a starter during his freshman season.
College Basketball: 14 of Kentucky’s Southeastern Conference games this season will be televised as the SEC schedule was released Tuesday. The Wildcats will open conference play January 8th hosting Mississippi State, with other home games featuring Tennessee, Texas A&M, Georgia, Ole Miss, Florida, LSU, Arkansas and Alabama.
The Wildcats open the road portion of the SEC schedule January 11 at Vanderbilt. Other road games are Arkansas, LSU, Missouri, Mississippi State, Auburn, Ole Miss, South Carolina and Florida.
Five of defending national champion Louisville’s American Athletic Conference games will be televised by the CBS Sports Network. Specifics as to what five games and when they will be played were not announced according to the Courier Journal. The five games will be among 25 American Athletic Conference games televised by CBS Sports Network this season.
Western Kentucky has received a commitment for the 2014 class. The Tennessean reports Franklin Road Academy forward Rob Marberry has pledged to play for the Hilltoppers. The 6-7 Marberry averaged 14.4 points and 8 rebounds per game during his junior year for the Panthers.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reports University of Memphis transfer Antonio Barton enrolled in classes Tuesday at the University of Tennessee. Barton is expected to be the Vols starting point guard this season. Barton graduated from Memphis over the summer, but had one year of eligibility remaining. Barton averaged 5.6 points and 1.1 rebounds last season.
College Baseball: The Ohio Valley Conference announced Tuesday its conference tournament will remain at The Ballpark at Jackson in Jackson, TN for the next three seasons.
The 2014 tournament will be held May 21-25. The OVC tournament has been in Jackson for the past four years.