Join Todd Hamilton for Sports Tonight at 5:06 this evening on News/Talk WHOP. Todd will visit with the producers of the movie The Sixth Man: Blue Insanity that will be shown in Hopkinsville next week and have previews of the Christian County-Barren County and Hopkinsville-Warren Central football playoff games coming up Friday night.
Wednesday’s High School Sports Schedule
Soccer: Boys state semifinal games take place this evening at Dunbar High School in Lexington. Host Dunbar meets 2nd region winner Henderson County at 5 pm Hopkinsville time, with 4th region winner Bowling Green meeting Trinity in the nightcap. The winners will play for the state championship on Saturday.
The girls semifinals will take place tomorrow night also at Dunbar High School in Lexington.
College Basketball: Defending national champion Louisville plays its final exhibition tune up this evening meeting Pikeville at the KFC/Yum Center.
Kentucky landed one of the nation’s top high school basketball prospects for 2014 Tuesday. Six-10 power forward Trey Lyles of Arsenal Technical High School in
Lyles is the seventh best player in the 2014 class according to ESPN and the 8th best according to Scout.com and Rivals.com. Lyles is the fourth player to commit to
Fans will be able to see Lyles play in Kentucky this coming season. The Aresnal Technical team will play in the Marshall County Hoopfest against Ballard December 6th and Huntington Prep on December 7th. Lyles team will also play Villa Angela St. Joseph of Ohio in the McCracken County Festival of Hoops January 11th.
Women’s exhibition action last night saw Louisville rout Pikeville 127-40.
The Southeastern Conference released its preseason women’s predictions Tuesday.
College Football: Kentucky is embracing the challenge it has this weekend in facing 9th ranked Missouri. Coach Mark Stoops said following Tuesday’s practice the Wildcats have had two good days of workouts so far. Stoops said Kentucky was facing a very good team and added there weren’t enough hours in the day or reps in practice to prepare themselves for the challenge of facing the Tigers, but they are looking forward to the game.
Pregame coverage begins at 9:30 Saturday morning on Lite 98.7.
Coach Stoops will have his weekly call in show at 5 this evening, followed by Big Blue Weekly at 6 on Lite 98.7, with the Cats Pause call in show at 7 on News/Talk WHOP.
NHL: The Nashville Predators continue their seven game road trip this evening in Denver against the Colorado Avalanche. Coverage of the game begins at 8:30 on News/Talk WHOP.
Former Nashville Predator Jason Arnott announced his retirement following 18 seasons in the NHL Tuesday. Arnott also played for Edmonton, Washington, Dallas, St. Louis and New Jersey in his career.
He will be best remembered for scoring the game winning goal for New Jersey in game six of the 2000 Stanley Cup in double overtime against Dallas.