High School Basketball: Play begins this evening in the 2nd region All A Tournament with first round games.
Girls action has University Heights at Dawson Springs and Caldwell County hosts Crittenden County.
1st region All A games at Paducah Tilghman have Murray meeting Hickman County
3rd region All A games at Butler County have Owensboro Catholic meeting Whitesville Trinity and Butler County against McLean County
4th region All A games include Russellville meeting Cumberland County
Other games have Fort Campbell at Hopkins Central, Trigg County hosts Christian Fellowship, Greenwood travels to Edmonson County, Union County hosts Ohio County and Marshall County entertains Westview, TN.
Boys games have Fort Campbell hosting Crittenden County, Russellville meeting Cumberland County in the 4th region All A Classic, Hopkins Central goes to Ohio County, Webster County goes to Livingston Central, Calloway County meets Charleston, MO at the Superman Classic.
Hopkinsville fell to fourth this week in the Cantrall Boys Top 20 poll in the Lexington Herald Leader. Despite losing in the LIT, Ballard remains number one this week. Henderson County is tied for 18th and Warren Central is tied for 24th.
Elizabethtown remains number on the Girls Cantrall Top 20 poll, Henderson County is 9th, Bowling Green 12th, with Murray and Owensboro Catholic tied for 19th.
High School Football: Legendary Fort Campbell coach Marshall Patterson died Sunday evening at Gateway Medical Central in Clarksville. Patterson was 79. Patterson led Fort Campbell to three state football championships in 1976, 1978 and 1979 and won 227 games in 32 seasons. Following his retirement at Fort Campbell, he also coached at Northwest High School in Clarksville.
Patterson also began Fort Campbell’s wrestling program and won a state championship in 1971. He also served as Fort Campbell’s athletics director for a number of years.
Christian County’s Middle School wrestling team won the District 1 middle school wrestling championship over the weekend. Diion Leavell was named the most outstanding wrestler in the event.
College Basketball: Women’s action saw 5th ranked Louisville glide by SMU 81-66, 10th ranked Kentucky nipped Auburn 73-71 and 24th ranked Vanderbilt upset 14th ranked LSU 79-70.
Tonight’s games: Women’s action has 12th ranked Tennessee meeting 2nd ranked Notre Dame. In the OVC: Murray State is at Eastern Illinois and Austin Peay goes to SIU Edwardsville.
Kentucky coach John Calipari’s call in show and Big Blue Weekly normally heard on Monday nights, moves to Wednesday night this week beginning at 5 on Lite 98.7. Kentucky returns to action tomorrow night hosting Texas A&M, with pre game coverage at 6:30 also on Lite 98.7.
NFL: The Tennessean reports former Buffalo Bills and Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey has agreed to join the staff of new Tennessee Titans coach Ken Wisenhunt. Sources say Mularkey will coach tight ends. The deal has not been finalized, but is expected to be completed in the coming days.
NHL: The Nashville Predators are back in action this evening hosting the Dallas Stars. Coverage of the game begins at 7 on News/Talk WHOP.
Golf: Franklin’s Kenny Perry finished tied for 34th at four under par at the Mitsubishi Electric Championship which concluded Sunday. Paducah’s Russ Cochran finished 12th in the first Champions Tour event of the season at 12 under par, tying for 12th place. Bernhard Langer won the event.