High School Football
Christian County and Hopkinsville both return to district action this evening.
The Colonels are on the road at Graves County, sporting a 4-3/3-0 district record, while Graves County at 5-2 is 2-0 in district competition. A Colonel win gives them the district title, while a Graves County win ties for the lead heading into their district finale with Hopkinsville next week. Coverage begins with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 6:35 on Lite 98.7 and lite987whop.com.
Meanwhile, Hopkinsville hosts Ohio County in a key district game for both to make the playoffs. The 3-4 Tigers are 1-1 in district play, while the Eagles are 2-5 overall, but 0-2 in district competition. Coverage of the game begins with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 6:35 on News/Talk WHOP and whopam.com.
Other games this evening: Fort Campbell travels to Webster County, Trigg County hosts Paducah Tilghman, Todd Central hosts Hancock County, Logan County entertains Barren County, Russellville goes to Fulton City, Caldwell County hosts Murray, Madisonville welcomes Calloway County.
Muhlenberg County hosts Adair County, Union County at Owensboro Catholic, Henderson County hosts Marshall County, Mayfield at Fulton County, Crittenden County goes to Ballard Memorial, Bowling Green hosts Warren Central, Warren East welcomes Allen County Scottsville, Greenwood hosts Apollo.
Catch up on all the scores later tonight on the Kentucky High School Scoreboard show following the Hopkinsville broadcast on News/Talk WHOP.
Thursday’s High School Scores
8th district finals: University Heights won the boys championship 4-0 over Christian County, while Hopkinsville defeated UHA also by a 4-0 score in the girls championship.
7th district finals: Madisonville swept Caldwell County, winning the girls championship 8-3 and the boys championship 8-1.
5th district finals: Trigg County swept Lyon County winning 4-1 in the girls title game and 9-1 in the boys championship.
13th district finals: Franklin Simpson defeated Todd Central 5-1 in the boys championship game, however there was no report on the girls championship on the KHSAA website.
Volleyball: University Heights defeated Union County 3 sets to 1, Hopkinsville defeated Madisonville 3-0, Muhlenberg County defeated Todd Central 3-0, Caldwell County over Murray 3-1.
Volleyball: The Toyota of Hopkinsville Smackdown takes place with Hopkinsville, Christian County, University Heights, Fort Campbell, Caldwell County, Henderson County, Daviess County, Hopkins Central among teams seeing action.
College Football: 8th ranked Louisville hosts Central Florida this evening. It will be the only time the teams face each other as members of the American Athletic Conference. The game will be the third for the Cards in 13 days and they are well aware of UCF’s upset potential after the Knights won a road game at Penn State and lost to South Carolina by just three points.
College Basketball: Murray State coach Steve Prohm was the featured speaker at the Hopkinsville Kiwanis Club meeting Thursday.
Prohm says he’s excited about the challenges of the upcoming season, one of which is going to a more post oriented offense following the season ending injury to point guard Zay Jackson last week. The Racers first exhibition game is with Freed Hardeman November 2nd at CFSB Arena.
Kentucky was chosen as the top team in the nation in the pre season USA Today Coaches poll released Thursday. Michigan State was selected second, with defending national champion Louisville third, with Duke and Arizona rounding out the top 5.
Kansas, Syracuse, Florida, Michigan and Ohio State make up spots 6-10.
Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino announced Thursday Cardinals forward Chane Behanan has been suspended indefinitely for an unspecified violation of university policy. Pitino also said Behanan would not be with the team during his suspension.
It’s not the first time Behanan has received a suspension. The Cincinnati junior was suspended at the beginning of his sophomore season for what Pitino termed then his immaturity during the summer of 2012.
NHL: The Nashville Predators finished a five game home stand with a 2-1 shootout loss to the LA Kings last night at Bridgestone Arena. The Predators head north of the border for a pair of weekend games beginning tomorrow night at Montreal, with coverage beginning at 6 on News/Talk WHOP.