High School Football
Christian County and Hopkinsville were both in action last night in the Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl.
Christian County advanced to the second round of the playoffs with a 26-12 win over Barren County. The Colonels improved to 5-6 on the season and will travel to Bowling Green next week. Barren County finished the season 4-7.
Hopkinsville lost to Warren Central by the score of 48-10. The Tigers finish the season 4-7, while Warren Central improves to 6-5. The Dragons advance to second round play next week at Graves County.
Other games in the region last night: Class 5-A action saw Bowling Green rout Apollo 49-7 and Graves County defeated Greenwood 56-42.
Class 3-A: Fort Campbell defeated Edmonson County 48-7, Monroe County edged Trigg County 35-34, Paducah Tilghman defeated Adair County 41-7 and South Warren over Webster County 49-7.
Class 2-A: Caldwell County over Hancock County 55-6, Murray over Butler County 38-12, Owensboro Catholic defeated Crittenden County 50-7 and Union County over Ballard Memorial 42-7.
Class A: Russellville over Kentucky Country Day 55-6, Mayfield defeated Caverna 57-14, Louisville Holy Cross over Fulton County 62-0 and Bethlehem over Fulton City 56-12.
Class 4-A: Madisonville over Allen County Scottsville 52-28, Owensboro over Breckinridge County 48-6, Franklin Simpson over Hopkins Central 50-0 and Warren East over Calloway County 21-0.
Class 6-A: Henderson County defeated Muhlenberg County 53-13, McCracken County over Boone County 55-10, Meade County over Marshall County 47-13 and Central Hardin shut out Daviess County 48-0.
High School Volleyball
The KHSAA state tournament began yesterday at Valley High School in Louisville. 1st region winner McCracken County won its opening match three sets to none over Whitley County, Logan County defeated Raceland three sets to none, Green County defeated Henderson County three sets to one and Assumption defeated Apollo three sets to none.
Today’s matches: Quarterfinal action includes McCracken County meeting Assumption and Logan County meets Henry Clay. The semifinal matches will take place this evening, with the championship match tomorrow afternoon.
College Basketball: Preseason top ranked Kentucky opened the season with a 89-57 win over UNC Asheville. Freshman Julius Randle opened his collegiate career with a double-double of 21 points and 15 rebounds. Marcus Lee had 17 points in a reserve role with freshman James Young adding 11 points and rookie Aaron Harrison scoring 10 points as did Clarksville native Alex Poythress.
Kentucky returns to action tomorrow afternoon hosting Northern Kentucky, with pre game coverage at 1:30 on Lite 98.7.
Elsewhere last night: Murray State opened the season with a 77-74 loss to Valparaiso. Freshman guard Cameron Payne led five Racers in double figures with 21 points. Austin Peay defeated Oakland City 84-69. The Governors were led in scoring by Ed Dyson with 17 points with Will Triggs and Chris Horton each adding 10 points for Austin Peay.
Women’s action saw Murray State defeat Robert Morris-Springfield 101-44, 7th ranked Kentucky defeated Marist 75=61, 4th ranked Tennessee defeated Middle Tennessee 67-57 and Vanderbilt defeated Appalachian State 96=53.
Today’s games: Defending national champion Louisville opens its season hosting the College of Charleston this afternoon, with Louisville’s women-the defending national runner ups from last year hosting Loyola-Chicago in their opening game of the Women’s WNIT.
Austin Peay’s Lady Governors also open the season today at Western Kentucky. Tip off at EA Diddle Arena in Bowling Green is at 2 pm.
Five Kentucky basketball players were honored by the Southeastern Conference Friday. Freshman Julius Randle was named to the SEC First team, with Alex Poythress, Willie Cauley Stein and freshmen Andrew Harrison and James Young were named to the second team. Former Christian County standout Anthony Hickey, Jr. of LSU was also named to the second team.
College Football: 20th ranked Louisville routed Connecticut 31-10 to improve to 8-1 on the season. Cardinals quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was 21-37 passing for 288 yards with a touchdown and an interception in the victory.
Today’s games: Ninth ranked Missouri comes to Commonwealth Stadium to face Kentucky, with pre game coverage at 9:30 am on Lite 98.7.
Other SEC games today include Tennessee hosting Auburn, Vanderbilt is at Florida and top ranked Alabama hosts LSU.
Western Kentucky plays at Army today, with pre game coverage at 10 am on News/Talk WHOP.
Ohio Valley Conference action has Murray State hosting Eastern Illinois and Austin Peay travels to Tennessee State.
NFL: The Tennessee Titans return home to host the 0-8 Jacksonville Jaguars. The Titans-despite a 4-4 record-are still in the playoff mix, trailing Indianapolis by two games in the AFC South. Kickoff is at noon tomorrow at LP Field.
The NFL game of the week on News/Talk WHOP tomorrow has the Detroit Lions at the Chicago Bears, with pre game coverage beginning at 11:30 am.
Denver Broncos head coach John Fox is out of the hospital. Fox was released from a Charlotte, North Carolina hospital Friday after having an aortic heart valve replaced on Monday. Fox was taken by ambulance to the hospital last Saturday after complaining of lightheadedness during a golf outing.
He had been set to have the procedure after the season, but Saturday's incident forced immediate action. Jack Del Rio is serving as interim coach during Fox's absence. The 7-and-1 Broncos travel to San Diego to play the 4-and-4 Chargers tomorrow afternoon.
NHL: The Nashville Predators were shut out 5-0 by the Winnipeg Jets. The Predators are back in action tomorrow night at New Jersey in a game you can hear beginning at 6 on News/Talk WHOP.