Sports Tonight with Todd Hamilton will originate this evening from Chick Fil A on Fort Campbell Boulevard.
You’ll hear previews of the Christian County-McCracken County and Hopkinsville-Franklin Simpson football games and about this year’s Heritage Bank-Christian County High Athletics Hall of Fame class. The show begins at 5:06 on News/Talk WHOP and online at whopam.com.
Tuesday’s High School Scoreboard
Volleyball: 2nd region tournament action saw University Heights defeat Livingston Central 3 sets to none and Henderson County defeated Hopkins Central 3 sets to none.
1st region action saw Community Christian edge Fulton City 3 sets to 2 and Murray over Graves County 3 sets to none.
Soccer: Girls state tournament first round action saw Bowling Green defeat Marshall County 1-0 and Owensboro Catholic defeated Madisonville 4-1.
Bowling Green faces Oldham County and Owensboro Catholic meets Sacred Heart in the state quarterfinals Saturday at Lafayette High School in Lexington.
Volleyball: 1st region semi final action has host Ballard Memorial meeting McCracken County and Community Christian meets Murray High.
Logan County hosts Bowling Green in one of the 4th region semi final games this evening.
College Basketball: James Young had 25 points to lead the Blue team to a 99-71 win over the White team in Kentucky’s scrimmage last night at Rupp Arena. Fellow rookie Derek Willis had 21 points to lead the White team. Kentucky returns to action Friday night in its first exhibition game against Transylvania, with pre game coverage beginning at 4:30 on Lite 98.7.
Defending national champion Louisville played its first pre season game last night, routing Kentucky Wesleyan 115-67. Montrezl Harrell was one of five double figure scorers, leading the Cards with 20 points.
The USA Today Sports Top 25 pre season women’s basketball poll came out Tuesday. Connecticut was ranked first followed by Duke, Stanford, Tennessee and Louisville in the first five. Maryland is ranked 6th, with Notre Dame, Kentucky, California and Baylor rounding out the top 10.
The Sun Belt Conference announced its pre season women’s poll and teams Tuesday. Arkansas Little Rock was the pick to win the league, with Western Kentucky picked 2nd. WKU’s Chastity Gooch and Alexis Govan were named to the first team, with Bianca Mc Gee named to the third team. Alexis Govan was also selected as the pre season Sun Belt player of the year.
College Football: Kentucky coach Mark Stoops took several signs of encouragement away from Tuesday’s practice. Stoops said he had a team meeting and vented his frustrations after last Thursday’s loss at Mississippi State and felt his team responded in the workout. Kentucky meets Alabama State Saturday night, with pre game coverage at 5 on Lite 98.7.
Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has been named as one of 16 semi finalists for the Maxwell award, presented to the nation’s collegiate player of the year. The Miami, FL junior has led the Cardinals to a 7-1 record this season and thrown for over 25 hundred yards and 23 touchdowns this season.
University of Tennessee quarterback Justin Worley is out indefinitely after undergoing surgery on his right thumb. Vols coach Butch Jones said following Tuesday’s practice Worley has likely a torn ligament in the thumb. The injury took place in Saturday’s loss at Alabama. Jones said Worley could be out as long as four weeks. Freshman Joshua Dobbs will likely make his first start Saturday at 10th ranked Missouri.
College Baseball: Ground breaking ceremonies for the first phase of a stadium project were held in Murray yesterday at Reagan Field. The first phase calls for the construction of a grandstand behind home plate which will blend in with current terrace seating and add 550 seats. Other planned renovations that will take place as fund raising goals are met include lighting, a press box and an indoor facility.
NFL: The family of late Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams is taking control of the team. A statement released yesterday said son in law Tommy Smith would become president and CEO of the team. Smith also said Adams daughters would be co chair persons of the team and grandson Kenneth Adams IV would become a member of the Titans board of directors. Bud Adams died last week at his Houston home.