BREAKING NEWS: The Cincinnati Reds and manager Dusty Baker have apparently parted ways. ESPN reports a source as saying Baker will be paid for the final year of his contract in 2014. The Reds made the NL playoffs this year, but lost the NL Wild Card game to Pittsburgh on Tuesday.
High School Football
Christian County and Hopkinsville both return to Class 5-A Region 1/District 2 action this evening as both teams meet a team nicknamed Eagles.
Christian County puts its 1-0 district mark and 2-3 overall record on the line at Ohio County. The Eagles have not played a district game, but have lost their last three contests and like the Colonels are 2-3. Kickoff from Frank Barnes Stadium in Hartford is at 7, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 6:35 on Lite 98.7 and lite987whop.com.
Hopkinsville hosts Apollo for homecoming at the Stadium of Champions. Both teams are coming off district losses last week, the Tigers to Christian County while the Eagles lost to Graves County. Hopkinsville is 2-4, Apollo is 1-4. Kickoff is at 7, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 6:35 on News/Talk WHOP and whopam.com.
Other games this evening: Todd Central hosts Owensboro Catholic, Caldwell County travels to Green County, Hopkins Central at Calloway County, Madisonville hosts Paducah Tilghman, Union County hosts Butler County, Crittenden County welcomes Marshall County.
Graves County hosts McCracken County, Mayfield hosts Fulton County, Murray goes to Ballard Memorial, Warren East goes to Franklin Simpson, Greenwood travels to Barren County, South Warren is at Daviess County, Warren Central goes to Owensboro.
Last night, Bowling Green won its 37th consecutive game as Class 5-A’s top ranked team rolled over Logan County 91-10.
Thursday’s High School Scores
Volleyball: Christian County defeated Hopkinsville 3 sets to none, University Heights was also a 3-0 winner over Todd Central, Logan County defeated Greenwood 3-0, Hopkins Central defeated Madisonville 3-0.
Boys Soccer: Christian County shut out Apollo 3-0, Madisonville defeated Hopkinsville 4-2.
Girls Soccer: Hopkinsville defeated Madisonville 3-1, University Heights blanked Caldwell County 3-0, South Warren defeated Christian County 4-0, Glasgow defeated Logan County 3-1, Dawson Springs and Union County tied at 3-3.
Volleyball: Christian County, Hopkinsville, Fort Campbell, Logan County, Caldwell County and Madisonville are a number of schools in Western Kentucky participating in the Quad State Tournament hosted by McCracken County High School.
Heritage Christian Academy has named a new boys basketball coach. The Kentucky New Era reports Darryl Hallmark is returning for a second time to coach the Warriors. Hallmark was HCA’s coach in the 2011-12 season and led the Warriors to a 16-2 record. Hallmark replaces Ricky P’Pool, whose contract was not renewed after leading HCA to the KCAA state championship last season.
College Football: Western Kentucky scored on its first two possessions and rolled with ease to a 31-10 win at Louisiana Monroe. Former Fort Campbell standout Antonio Andrews had 155 yards on 27 carries with two touchdowns. Andrews-the nation’s leading rusher-has 882 yards on the season and nine touchdowns.
In action tomorrow: Kentucky travels to South Carolina, with pre game coverage beginning at 5 on Lite 98.7. Other SEC games tomorrow include Tennessee taking on Georgia and Vanderbilt meeting Missouri.
In the OVC: Murray State welcomes Tennessee Tech while Austin Peay opens conference play at Eastern Kentucky.
Following an off week, 7th ranked Louisville opens its only season in the American Athletic Conference at Rutgers.
College Basketball: Kentucky Sports Radio reported Thursday Kentucky’s game with Providence at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn December 1st will now tip off at 7:30 pm Hopkinsville time. The time change was made to accommodate Fox Sports 1 who will televise the game.
Former Murray State basketball great Ronald “Popeye” Jones is one of seven new inductees into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame. The Dresden, TN native also had an 11 year NBA career with several different teams.
Jones will be joined in the class by long time Nashville television sportscaster Hope Hines and former Austin Peay football player Carlton Flatt. The induction ceremony will be held May 17, 2014 at the Renaissance Hotel in Nashville.
NHL: Mike Fisher and David Legwand scored goals but the Nashville Predators lost their season opener at St. Louis 4-2. Pekka Rinne started in net for the Preds but was removed in favor of Carter Hutton after giving up three goals in six shots. Hutton had 22 saves.
The Predators are back in action this evening in Denver against the Colorado Avalanche.