Thursday’s High School Sports schedule
Girls Soccer: Christian County entertains Franklin Simpson, Hopkinsville goes to Bowling Green, Todd Central hosts Trigg County, Dawson Springs travels to Lyon County, Caldwell County goes to McCracken County, Madisonville at Hopkins Central, Webster County welcomes South Warren, Muhlenberg County welcomes Ohio County, Graves County at Marshall County, Murray at Mayfield, Calloway County hosts Paducah Tilghman, Henderson County at Greenwood.
Boys Soccer: University Heights welcomes St. Mary, Christian County hosts Trigg County, Hopkinsville travels to Marshall County, Logan County goes to Warren East, Dawson Springs at Lyon County, Caldwell County at Madisonville, Henderson County at Greenwood, Muhlenberg County at Ohio County, Murray at Mayfield, Calloway County at Graves County.
Volleyball: Hopkinsville entertains University Heights, Christian County travels to Fort Campbell, Todd Central hosts Trigg County, Russellville goes to Butler County, Hopkins Central at Union County, Madisonville hosts Henderson County, Muhlenberg County hosts McLean County, Webster County at Livingston Central, Paducah Tilghman at McCracken County, Murray at Calloway County, Marshall County at Ballard Memorial.
High School Basketball: University Heights has released its boys basketball schedule for the 2013-14 season.
Coach Grant Shouse’s Blazers open the season hosting Union County December 3rd at Blazer Gym. UHA will have a tough four game road stretch early in the season playing at Hopkinsville December 10th and meeting Bowling Green and Warren Central in the Toyota of Hopkinsville Classic December 13-14 and then last year’s 2nd region runner up Henderson County December 17th.
The Blazers will also play in the All A Classic beginning January 21st at Lyon County. Other district games have UHA meeting Christian County January 9 and Feburary 14, Hopkinsville December 10 and February 4 and Fort Campbell January 16th and Feburary 7.
The Blazers were 13-13 in the 2012-13 season.
The Bowling Green Daily News reported Wednesday Warren Central has named a new girls basketball coach, who has bloodlines to the Warren Central athletic program.
Joe Hood was an assistant with the girls program last season. Hood is the son of former longtime football coach and athletics director Joe P. Hood, who spent 19 seasons with the Warren Central program. The younger Hood replaces Chris Stunson, who had been head coach the last three seasons. Long time Lady Dragon head coach Todd Steward will return to the sidelines to assist Hood this season.
College Football: 20th ranked Florida has a key injury heading into Saturday’s game at Kentucky. Gators coach Will Muschamp said Wednesday senior defensive tackle Dominque Easley will miss the rest of the season due to a torn ACL and medial meniscus. Pre game coverage begins Saturday afternoon at 4:30 on Lite 98.7.
The Lexington Herald Leader reports Kentucky safety Ashely Lowery’s court date on DUI charges may come following the football season. November 5th is the earliest possible date for arraignment in the case. Lowery was hospitalized for several days following a car accident in May in his hometown of Cleveland, GA.
Coach Mark Stoops had said before the season that any disciplinary action would take place after the case is resolved.
Western Kentucky is preparing to face a Navy team that runs the triple option very efficiently. The Midshipmen lead the nation in rushing yards and had more than 400 yards when the teams met in Bowling Green in 2011. Coach Bobby Petrino says WKU has been preparing to face the triple option since spring practice. Pre game for Saturday’s game in Bowling Green airs at noon on News/Talk WHOP.
There’s a handful of games tonight including Georgia Tech meeting Virginia Tech and Iowa State goes to Tulsa.
College Basketball: Athlon Sports pre season preview magazine has picked Kentucky the top team in the nation, with Louisville second, followed by Duke, Michigan State and Kansas in the top 5. Kentucky freshman Julius Randle was named first team All American along with Louisville’s Russ Smith. Another UK freshman, Andrew Harrison was named to the second team.
NFL: Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt says a crack in one of his ribs will not let him stop from playing against the NY Jets at LP Field Sunday. Britt said Wednesday his struggles are a matter of focus and ensuring he has the football before starting to run. Britt did not have a reception in last Sunday’s 20-17 win over San Diego.
NHL: The Nashville Predators lost to the Washington Capitals 4-1 last night. The Predators play their final pre season game Friday night at the NY Islanders.
Meanwhile, the Predators got some bad news Wednesday. The Tennessean reported right wing Viktor Stalberg will miss the next 3-4 weeks due to a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder.
Stalberg was hurt in the first period of Tuesday night’s 2-1 pre season win over Tampa Bay. Stalberg signed with the Predators this summer after helping the Chicago Black Hawks win the Stanley Cup last year.