High School Football
Christian County plays one of the top teams from Tennessee this evening. Knoxville Fulton is the top ranked team in class 4-A and brings an 8-0 record into the game at the Stadium of Champions, while the Colonels are 4-4.
Fulton has outscored its opponents 482-29 this season and is averaging 60 points per game. Coverage with the Heritage Bank pre game show begins at 6:35 on News/Talk WHOP and online at whopam.com.
The Hopkinsville Tigers play their final district game of the season at Graves County. Both teams are coming off wins, the Tigers over Ohio County to improve to 4-4 and 2-1 in district play and the Eagles against Christian County and are now 6-2/3-0 in district action. A Tiger win forces a three way tie for the district championship, while an Eagle victory gives them the district championship outright.
Coverage begins with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 6:35 on Lite 98.7 and lite987whop.com.
Other games this evening: Fort Campbell welcomes Trigg County, Todd Central hosts Union County, Logan County goes to Warren Central, Russellville travels to Mayfield, Caldwell County is at Crittenden County, Madisonville goes to Murray, Hopkins Central hosts Owensboro, Webster County goes to Paducah Tilghman, Muhlenberg County at Central Hardin, Ohio County at Apollo.
Marshall County hosts Daviess County, McCracken County hosts Henderson County, Ballard Memorial goes to Massac County, IL, Warren East at Breckinridge County, Bowling Green at Greenwood.
Thursday’s High School Sports scores
Soccer: Madisonville edged Hopkinsville 2-1 in the Girls 2nd region championship game, while Henderson County defeated Madisonville 4-1 in the Boys 2nd region championship game.
Volleyball: Christian County won the 8th district championship with a 3 sets to 1 win over University Heights.
Heritage Christian Academy’s volleyball team plays Bluegrass Christian Academy in the quarterfinals of the KCAA state tournament this evening at Somerset Christian. The Lady Warriors are 29-0 on the season. The tournament concludes tomorrow.
HCA’s soccer team is also playing in the KCAA state tournament today at Somerset Christian, meeting AIE in the semifinals this evening. The final takes place tomorrow.
Heritage Bank had a news conference Thursday to announce the 7th class to enter the Christian County Athletics Hall of Fame.
This year’s inductees are: Richard Keller who played basketball from 1959-61, Jerry Rogers who played baseball from 1986-89, Jason Owens who played basketball from 1996-99, Britt Latham who played tennis from 1980-86 and the 1984 Class 4-A state championship football team.
Also to be honored were two members of the first Hall of Fame class, coaches Jim Perrin and John Rendek who passed away this year.
The class will be honored during Christian County’s basketball game with Paducah Tilghman during the Toyota Classic on December 13th. A luncheon for the inductees will be held December 14th at the Christian County High School cafeteria beginning with meet and greet at 11 am. Tickets are $10 and available at Heritage Bank locations, Christian County High School and Remax Advantage Realtors.
College Football: Kentucky lost for the fifth straight time to Mississippi State, falling 28-22 last night in Starkville. The Wildcats have not won an SEC game since the 2011 finale against Tennessee. UK lost its fifth straight game in going to 1-6 and 0-4 in the SEC. Kentucky returns to action next Saturday hosting Alabama State, with pre game coverage at 5 on Lite 98.7.
College Basketball: The Courier Journal reports a new development concerning Louisville forward Chane Behanan could have him back with the Cardinals sooner than coach Rick Pitino anticipated.
Pitino told a crowd during a book signing in Owensboro Thursday Behanan “told the truth” in explaning undisclosed transgressions that led to a violation of team and university policy, which allowed him to stay on the team. Pitino had stated last week Behanan was suspended indefinitely, however, Pitino said yesterday if Behanan continues to do the right things, he would be back on the team in a short amount of time.
NHL: Craig Smith scored the game winning goal at 4:43 of the overtime period to lift Nashville to a 3-2 victory over Winnipeg last night. However, Nashville lost goalie Pekka Rinne for a month due an infection in a hip cast following hip surgery in the off season. The Predators return to action tomorrow night hosting the St. Louis Blues at 7 in Bridgestone Arena.