High School Basketball
Boys: Heritage Christian Academy rolled over Glasgow Christian 57-38. The Warriors were led by Alex Walker with 18 points and Kenneth Morris scored all 10 of his points in the third period. HCA improved to 21-2 on the season and plays at Bluegrass Baptist Saturday.
Elsewhere: Hopkins Central defeated Fort Campbell 88-62, Crittenden County over Dawson Springs 60-39, Todd Central over Clarksville Academy 62-55, Union County over Community Christian 68-44, South Warren defeated Franklin Simpson 48-38.
Girls: Hopkinsville defeated Ohio County 58-40, Fort Campbell over Caldwell County 52-48, Todd Central defeated Clarksville Academy 56-27, Henderson County over McLean County 56-30, Franklin Simpson over South Warren 50-35.
Hopkinsville holds Senior Night activities as the Tigers and Lady Tigers host Lyon County. Coverage of both games with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 5:45 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
Boys: University Heights at Shelby County, Todd Central at Russellville, Fort Campbell hosts Madisonville, Trigg County at Caldwell County, Logan County at South Warren, Henderson County at Webster County, Murray entertains Livingston Central, Calloway County at Marshall County, Graves County at Mayfield, Crittenden County at St. Mary, Lone Oak at Paducah Tilghman, Franklin Simpson at Allen County Scottsville, Warren East at Bowling Green, Greenwood at Warren Central.
Girls: Christian County at Hopkins Central, University Heights entertains Dawson Springs, Fort Campbell hosts Madisonville, Trigg County at Caldwell County, Russellville hosts Todd Central, Logan County at South Warren, Crittenden County at St. Mary, Lone Oak at Paducah Tilghman, Murray hosts Livingston Central, Calloway County at Marshall County, Graves County at Mayfield, Franklin Simpson at Allen County Scottsville, Warren East at Bowling Green, Greenwood at Warren Central.
Pairings for the 8th district basketball tournaments being hosted by Christian County are being announced this morning. We will have a full report on air and online on the WHOP family of stations later this morning.
High School Wrestling/Swimming
The Region 1 wrestling meet begins this evening at Caldwell County, with Union County the favorite to repeat as regional champions. The Western Kentucky regional swim meet takes place today in Owensboro with Bowling Green the favorite to take both the boys and girls titles.
There are no more unbeatens in the nation after Tennessee State upset 7th ranked Murray State 72-68. The Racers got 31 points from Isaiah Cannan, but TSU matched Cannan shot for shot in getting the win. Murray State is now 23-1 and 11-1 in the OVC and will host Austin Peay Saturday night at 7:30.
Middle Tennessee defeated Western Kentucky 72-64 and Fairfield defeated Manhattan 60-54, with former Christian County standout Donovan Kates scoring two points and grabbing one rebound.
Women’s action saw number 25 Vanderbilt upset number 11 Tennessee 93-79.
Top ranked Kentucky returns to action tomorrow night at Vanderbilt, with pre game coverage at 6:30 on Lite 98.7.
Hopkinsville native and Oklahoma State assistant basketball coach Tommy Wade was on Sports Weekly presented by Toyota of Hopkinsville Wednesday night. He says the Cowboys have had a tough season. After holding off Iowa State Tuesday night, OSU travels to play at Kansas Saturday.
The Lexington Herald Leader reports two Kentucky men’s basketball signees and one women’s signee were named McDonald’s All Americans Thursday. Clarksville Northeast standout Alex Poythress and Archie Goodwin of Little Rock were selected to play in the game along with women’s signee Janee Thompson. The McDonald’s All American game will be played March 28th in Chicago.
The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports the University of Memphis wants to end its basketball series with the University of Tennessee. Coach Josh Pastner says playing Tennessee gives the Vols an unfair recruiting advantage in Memphis. Memphis athletics director R.C. Johnson had been negotiating to continue the series. Memphis is set to become a member of the Big East in 2013.
The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms on a multi year deal with offensive tackle Mike Otto. Otto had been set to become a free agent March 13th. Otto was selected in the seventh round out of Purdue in 2007 and has played in 41 games in five seasons with the Titans.
The Ottawa Senators edged the Nashville Predators 4-3 Thursday night. The Predators play at defending Stanley Cup champion Boston tomorrow, with coverage at noon on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Kentuckians Steve Flesch and JB Holmes stand at even par after the first round of the AT and T National Pro Am at Pebble Beach. Dustin Johnson is among three golfers tied for the lead at nine under par. Tiger Woods—making his PGA Tour debut—is at five under, four shots off the lead.
Franklin’s Kenny Perry and Paducah’s Russ Cochran are playing in the Champions Tour’s Allianz Championship which begins today.