High School Basketball
Boys: University Heights plays its home opener this evening as the Blazers entertain Union County. Tip off from Blazer Gym at 7:30, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 7:15 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and online at whopam.com.
Elsewhere: Todd Central goes to Edmonson County, Dawson Springs welcomes Crittenden County, Warren Central hosts an Australian travel team and Graves County hosts Fulton County.
Girls: Christian County hosts Warren Central, Henderson County hosts Evansville Memorial and Graves County hosts Fulton County.
Christian County’s boys basketball team will open its season now on Saturday. Coach Tyler Smithart told WHOP Sports Wednesday the Colonels will face North Hardin in a tip off classic at Campbellsville High School at 3:30 Hopkinsville time Saturday afternoon.
High School Football
The Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl gets underway with three state championship games Friday at LT Smith Stadium in Bowling Green.
Mayfield meets Hazard in the Class A game at 11 am, Glasgow meets Covington Holy Cross in the 2-A game at 3 pm and undefeateds Trinity and Scott County play in the 6-A game at 7 pm.
Wednesday scores: 22nd ranked Vanderbilt defeated Austin Peay in women’s action 83-51.
Tonight’s games: Kentucky puts its number one ranking on the line as the Wildcats host St. John’s in the SEC/Big East challenge at Rupp Arena. Pre game coverage begins at 5 on Lite 98.7.
One of the oldest rivalries in Kentucky renews tonight as Murray State puts its 7-0 mark on the line at Western Kentucky. It's the 149th meeting between the two schools. Tip off at Diddle Arena in Bowling Green is at 7 pm.
The Kentucky New Era reports this morning Austin Peay and former Heritage Christian standout John Fraley will under go “computerized testing” today to see if he can rejoin the team. Fraley hit his head on the basketball court in the waning minutes of the Governors season opening loss at Middle Tennessee, November 11th.
Austin Peay head athletic trainer Joni Johnson is quoted as saying Fraley has gotten better and is currently day to day, but more will be known about Fraley’s return once he takes the tests. The Governors return to action Saturday at 21st ranked Memphis.
This comes as no surprise as the Courier Journal reports the University of Kentucky was fined 50-thousand dollars by the Southeastern Conference for fans storming the field following the Wildcats 10-7 win against Tennessee last Saturday. It’s the fifth time since 2007 the school has been fined for fans storming the field at Commonwealth Stadium following victories.
Former Murray State All American wide receiver Marcus Harris has signed with the Detroit Lions practice squad. Harris originally signed with the Lions as a free agent and participated in pre season camp. The St. Louis native left Murray State last spring as the schools all time leader in receptions and yards and ranked 2nd in touchdowns.
The Nashville Predators play their fifth and final game of their current road trip at Vancouver this evening. First puck drops at 9 pm.