High School Football: Christian County and Hopkinsville renew their cross town rivalry this evening at the Stadium of Champions. It’s the 47th meeting between the schools, with Christian County leading 24-22 and having won the last 7 meetings.
Both teams bring losing streaks into the game. Christian County has lost its last two games in bringing a 1-3 record into the game, while Hopkinsville has lost three in a row and are 2-3 on the season.
However, both coaches will tell you this is a big game from the perspective of it’s the first district game for both teams. Kickoff is at 7 pm, with the Heritage Bank pre game show on the air at 6:35 on the WHOP family of stations. The Christian County broadcast will be heard on News/Talk WHOP and whopam.com, while the Hopkinsville broadcast is on Lite 98.7 and online at lite987whop.com.
In other Class 5-A Region 1 District 2 games this evening: Graves County travels to Apollo.
Other games in the area include: Fort Campbell hosting McCracken County, Caldwell County hosts Ballard Memorial, Trigg County travels to Hopkins Central, Todd Central travels to McLean County, Russellville is at Franklin Simpson, Logan County hosts Allen County Scottsville, Muhlenberg County goes to Crittenden County, Union County travels to Hancock County, Madisonville is at Owensboro, Henderson County travels to Paducah Tilghman.
Webster County travels to Hart County, Mayfield goes to Marshall County, Greenwood faces Warren Central, Bowling Green hosts Barren County, South Warren hosts Edmonson County.
Catch up on all the scores from across the region and state on the Kentucky High School Scoreboard show later tonight on News/Talk WHOP.
Thursday’s High School results
Girls Soccer: Bowling Green defeated Hopkinsville 4-1, Christian County defeated Franklin Simpson 10-1, McCracken County blanked Caldwell County 4-0, Madisonville blanked Hopkins Central 10-0, Lyon County over Dawson Springs 7-1.
Boys Soccer: Christian County and Trigg County played to a 5-5 tie, University Heights defeated Union County 11-1, Marshall County defeated Hopkinsville 2-0, Logan County over Warren East 8-3, Madisonville blanked Caldwell County 6-0, Ohio County edged Muhlenberg County 2-1.
Volleyball: University Heights defeated Hopkinsville 3 sets to 2, Christian County defeated Fort Campbell 3-0, Trigg County defeated Todd Central 3-1, Hopkins Central over Union County 3-1, Henderson County defeated Madisonville 3-0, Muhlenberg County over McLean County 3-0.
Today’s games: Todd Central hosts Lyon County in boys soccer action. Christian County and Logan County are participating in the Jefferson County Invitational volleyball tournament.
College Football: 20th ranked Florida looks to win for the 27th consecutive time as the Gators meet Kentucky in Lexington tomorrow. Pre game coverage airs at 4:30 on Lite 98.7.
Other games in the SEC tomorrow include: Tennessee hosting South Alabama and Vanderbilt going against Alabama Birmingham.
Western Kentucky hosts Navy, with pre game coverage from Houchens-LT Smith Stadium at noon on News/Talk WHOP.
In the OVC: Murray State meets Jacksonville State. Austin Peay is off this week.
The University of Illinois announced Thursday it has scheduled a home football game with Murray State University for the 2016 season. The Associated Press story did not indicate a date in which the game will be played.
College Basketball: Austin Peay is beginning pre season workouts today. Coach Dave Loos says he’s anxious to see if his team has improved from last year’s 8-23 mark in a season where the Governors missed the OVC tournament. The Governors return three starters from last season’s team.
Defending national champion Louisville will begin workouts Saturday. Coach Rick Pitino tells ESPN guard Kevin Ware will begin workouts in about two weeks. Ware is returning after breaking his leg during the NCAA tournament game against Duke last season.
Former Western Kentucky coach Ken McDonald has landed a new job. The Courier Journal reports McDonald is the new head coach of the Austin (TX) Toros, the NBA D-League affiliate of the San Antonio Spurs. McDonald was fired at WKU in early 2012 after a disappointing 5-11 start in the 2011-12 season.
NHL: Following a 4-0 loss at Washington Wednesday night, the Nashville Predators play their final pre season game this evening on Long Island against the NY Islanders.