High School Basketball: Despite a number of area schools remaining closed Monday there were some games played.
Boys: Calloway County edged Henry County, TN 54-51 and Apollo over Butler County 88-58.
Girls: Warren East over Russellville 55-35, Greenwood defeated Caverna 71-47, Warren Central over Logan County 62-40, Calloway County defeated Henry County, TN 62-45.
Boys: Hopkinsville opens 8th district play hosting University Heights, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 7:15 on News/Talk WHOP.
Other games include Christian County at Madisonville, Fort Campbell travels to Union County, Todd Central at Glasgow, Russellville at Warren East, Trigg County at Hopkins Central, Dawson Springs hosts Whitesville Trinity, Caldwell County at Crittenden County, Muhlenberg County entertains Henderson County, Warren Central hosts Owensboro, South Warren travels to Franklin Simpson.
Paducah Tilghman at Murray, Mayfield welcomes Hickman County, Livingston Central goes to St. Mary, Marshall County hosts Carlisle County, McCracken County is at Calloway County.
Girls: University Heights welcomes Lyon County, Christian County is at Madisonville, Fort Campbell travels to Union County, Caldwell County goes to Crittenden County, Hopkins Central plays at Webster County, Bowling Green hosts Glasgow, Warren East at Butler County, South Warren is at Franklin Simpson.
Muhlenberg County goes to Owensboro, Henderson County at Castle, IN, McCracken County is at Calloway County, Community Christian entertains Fulton County.
The Kentucky High School Athletics Association will hold a news conference this afternoon regarding the Boys Sweet 16. No other information was released other than to say it would be at 12:15 pm local time.
High School Football: One of Kentucky’s winningest coaches is calling it a career. Multiple reports Monday said Dale Mueller is leaving as Highlands head coach. Mueller just led the Bluebirds to the Class 4-A championship where they lost to Collins High over the weekend. Highlands was going for its sixth consecutive state championship. They defeated Christian County twice in the 5-A championship in 2008 and 2010.
Mueller finishes his 20 year Highlands career 250-36 and has an overall record of 309-67. Highlands won 11 state titles while Mueller was coach. Mueller told the Lexington Herald Leader he was retiring for a number of reasons, including spending more time with his family. He will remain with the school as its athletics director.
College Basketball: 10th ranked Kentucky looks to avenge last Friday night’s loss to Baylor as the Wildcats host the top scoring team in the nation in Boise State. Pre game coverage from Rupp Arena begins at 6:30 on Lite 98.7.
Kentucky was ranked 10th in the USA Today Coaches Poll released Monday and ranked 11th in the Associated Press poll. Louisville was ranked 4th in the USA Today poll and 6th in the AP Poll. Arizona was number one in both polls.
Murray State got a bit of good news Monday. WPSD-Paducah reports after sitting out the first nine games, Racer junior guard TJ Sapp-who transferred into the Racer program from Clemson last January-will be eligible to play when Murray State plays Southern Illinois December 17th. Sapp will add some much needed depth for the Racers who have taken a couple of roster hits due to injuries and defections.
College Football: Two Kentucky defensive players were named to the Associated Press All Southeastern Conference second team announced Monday. Linebacker Avery Williamson and defensive end Alvin “Bud” Dupree were the only Wildcats named to the first or second team.
NFL: Tennessee Titans coach Mike Munchak said Monday he believes the team is headed in the right direction despite a 5-8 record. He’s also hopeful that winning the last three games will convince his bosses of the same. Following a 3-1 start, Tennessee has lost seven of its last nine games. The Titans host the Arizona Cardinals Sunday afternoon at 3:25 in LP Field.
MLB: The Reds Hot Stove League program comes your way beginning at 6:06 this evening on News/Talk WHOP.
NHL: The Nashville Predators look to snap a five game losing streak this evening against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. First puck drops at 6:30 .