High School Basketball
Girls: An 8th district showdown takes place this evening at Blazer Gym as University Heights hosts Christian County. The Lady Blazers already own a victory over the Lady Colonels earlier this month. Tipoff is at 7:30, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 7:15 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
Elsewhere: Hopkinsville hosts Warren Central, Trigg County plays at Stewart County, TN, Logan County hosts Bowling Green, Madisonville travels to Livingston Central, Franklin Simpson hosts Ohio County and Calloway County at Murray.
Boys: Christian County hosts Hopkins Central in a makeup game from earlier this month. Tipoff at Colonel Gym is at 7:30.
Elsewhere: Trigg County at Stewart County, TN, Madisonville at Henderson County.
High School Wrestling
Five members of Christian County’s wrestling team earned medals in a second place finish at the Fort Knox Invitational this weekend. According to Coach Robert Burnham, JJ Killebrew won the 113 pound division and was named the Most Outstanding Wrestler. The Colonels finished 2nd in the match to Central Hardin.
University Heights had its first wrestling championship in school history this weekend according to a story in the Kentucky New Era. The Blazers had four division champions in taking the Calloway County Laker Invitational. Hopkinsville finished second and had three individual champions.
Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari has his weekly call in show tonight at 5, followed by Sports Nightly at 6 on Lite 98.7. Kentucky is back in action tomorrow night hosting Tennessee, with pre game coverage at 4:30 on Lite 98.7.
Sunday’s score: Manhattan defeated Niagara 87-70. Former Christian County star Donovan Kates did not score in the game.
Women’s scores: Number six Kentucky defeated Alabama 82-68, Vanderbilt defeated LSU 81-72 and number nine Tennessee defeated number 15 Georgia 67-50.
Tonight’s games: Austin Peay takes on Tennessee State in Ohio Valley Conference action. Women’s OVC games have Murray State meeting Eastern Illinois and Austin Peay going against Southeast Missouri.