High School Football
Regular season finales take place for teams across the region this evening.
Christian County looks to bounce back from a tough loss to Knoxville Fulton last week as the Colonels travel to McCracken County. The Colonels have lost two games in a row and are 4-5 on the season, while the Mustangs have won seven games in a row after starting the season 0-2. McCracken County is also ranked in the top 10 in Class 6-A
Hopkinsville is also on the road this evening. The Tigers look to get a win following last week’s loss at Graves County and bring a 4-5 record into the game at Franklin Simpson. The Wildcats of Class 4-A have won their last three games and bring a 5-4 record into the contest.
Coverage of both games begins with the Heritage Bank pre game show begins at 6:30 on News/Talk WHOP and online at whopam.com.
Elsewhere this evening: Fort Campbell hosts Loretto, TN. Two of the state’s 13 remaining unbeaten teams do battle as Class 2-A’s top ranked team Caldwell County hosts Class A’s number one team Mayfield, Trigg County goes to Calloway County, Todd Central welcomes Muhlenberg County, Russellville hosts South Warren, Logan County goes to Warren East.
Madisonville travels to Apollo, Hopkins Central goes to Union County, Webster County hosts McLean County, Henderson County at Owensboro, Murray is at Fulton County, Graves County is at Marshall County, Greenwood welcomes Central Hardin, Bowling Green hosts Blackman, TN.
Thursday’s High School Sports Scores
Volleyball: Christian County and University Heights both lost in the 2nd region semi finals at Livingston Central. Christian County fell three sets to two to Caldwell County, while University Heights lost to Henderson County three sets to none. Caldwell County meets Henderson County in the finals tomorrow night.
Logan County won the 4th region championship defeating South Warren three sets to two and McCracken County is the 1st region champion following a three sets to none win over Community Christian.
College Basketball: The Kentucky Wildcats play their first pre season game this evening hosting Transylvania. Coach John Calipari announced Thursday freshman Andrew Harrison will not play this evening due to a bone bruise in his knee and Clarksville native Alex Poythress will get a start following what Calipari termed a “great practice” Thursday. Coverage of the game from Rupp Arena begins at 4:30 on Lite 98.7.
Kentucky was tabbed as the top team in the nation in the Associated Press pre season top 25 poll which came out Thursday. Michigan State is second, followed by defending national champion Louisville, Duke and Kansas in the top five. Arizona is ranked 6th, followed by Michigan, Oklahoma State and Syracuse are tied for 8th and Florida is 10th.
Kentucky also received a commitment Thursday from one of two players they were hoping to get for the 2014 class. 6-4 shooting guard Devin Booker of Mississippi announced his pledge for the Wildcats, while James Blackmon, Jr. who many thought would come to UK after decommitting from Indiana, elected to play for the Hoosiers.
Murray State coach Steve Prohm announced Thursday sophomore guard Zay Jackson has elected to leave the Racers program. Jackson was hurt in pre season practice and is recovering from surgery on the ACL and MCL in his right knee. Jackson returned to the team last spring after being suspended following his arrest in September of last year. Jackson plans to transfer to another school in the spring semester.
College Football: Kentucky faces an FCS school in Alabama State tomorrow at Commonwealth Stadium. The Wildcats will try to bounce back from a loss last week at Mississippi State. Coverage of the game begins at 5 pm on Lite 98.7.
Western Kentucky heads to Atlanta to meet Georgia State in Sun Belt conference action. Coverage of the game begins at 11 am on News/Talk WHOP.
Other games tomorrow include in the SEC Tennessee at 10th ranked Missouri where freshman Joshua Dibbs will get the start in absence of the injured Justin Worley.
Ohio Valley Conference action includes Austin Peay hosting Jacksonville State and Murray State goes to UT Martin.
NHL: The Nashville Predators lost the first game of their seven game roadtrip to Phoenix 5-4 in a shootout last night. The Predators return to action tomorrow night at the Los Angeles Kings.
Golf: Peter Senior fired an eight under 63 to take a one stroke lead into today’s second round of the Charles Schwab Cup championship at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco. David Frost is one shot back, with Schwab Cup point leader Kenny Perry of Franklin firing an opening round 68. Paducah’s Russ Cochran also had an opening round 68.