Thursday’s High School Sports Schedule
Volleyball: University Heights meets Caldwell County in the 2nd region All A Classic, Christian County hosts Fort Campbell, Heritage Christian is at North Hardin Christian, Todd Central hosts Muhlenberg County, Logan County welcomes Greenwood, Hopkins Central hosts Madisonville, Henderson County hosts Owensboro, Marshall County at St. Mary, Calloway County at Murray, Ballard Memorial at Graves County, McCracken County at Community Christian.
Girls Soccer: Christian County hosts Todd Central, Hopkinsville at Caldwell County, University Heights welcomes Fort Campbell, Logan County at Franklin Simpson, Hopkins Central at Crittenden County, Calloway County at Graves County, Muhlenberg County is at McLean County, Paducah Tilghman at Mayfield, McCracken County hosts St.Mary.
Boys Soccer: Christian County hosts Lyon County, Fort Campbell entertains Caldwell County, Hopkinsville goes to Calloway County, Todd Central at Logan County, Trigg County entertains Murray, Hopkins Central hosts Muhlenberg County, Madisonville travels to Marshall County, Union County goes to Ohio County, Paducah Tilghman at Mayfield, McCracken County hosts St. Mary.
Golf: Hopkinsville’s boys and girls play a match at Trigg County.
College Football: Kentucky is continuing its preparations for Saturday’s home opener with Miami of Ohio. A lot of the conversation this week has centered on Maxwell Smith who was named the starting quarterback for Saturday’s game on Monday. Smith has been stepping up as a leader of the team during practice. Coverage of Saturday’s game begins at 9:30 am on Lite 98.7.
Western Kentucky quarterback Brandon Doughty is hoping to have another strong performance as the Hilltoppers play at Tennessee Saturday. Doughty understands that beating a second SEC team in as many weeks will be a challenge. Kickoff is at 11:21 am Saturday in Knoxville, with pre game at 10 am on News/Talk WHOP.
College Basketball: Murray State has released its women’s schedule for the upcoming season. The Lady Racers will play 14 home games this season beginning with Wright State November 21st. Murray State will open the season with a road game at Evansville November 11th.
The Courier Journal reports Western Kentucky’s women’s program has received a commitment from Larue County’s Ivy Brown. The 6-1 forward is a candidate for Kentucky Miss Basketball. Brown averaged 22.9 points and 10 rebounds as a junior.
Brown chose WKU over Kentucky, Middle Tennessee and Tennessee Tech. Brown is the third commitment for the 2014 class.
Ohio Valley League Baseball: When the 2014 season begins, there will be a team with a new name. The Madisonville Messenger reported Wednesday the Madisonville-Tradewater Pirates will be known as the Madisonville Miners.
The Miners was the original name of the team when it played in the Kitty League. A statement from the team said while the Tradewater Pirates name and legacy was respected, everyone in the organization felt like it was time to bring the Miners name back.
The Tradewater Pirates moved their franchise from Dawson Springs to Madisonville two years ago.
Minor League Baseball: The Bowling Green Hot Rods lost game one of the Midwest League playoff quarterfinals to Fort Wayne 6-1 last night at Bowling Green Ballpark. The Hot Rods face elimination as they travel to Fort Wayne for game two this evening.