Sports Weekly presented by Toyota of Hopkinsville airs at 5:08 this evening on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP. Todd Hamilton will preview the Boys Sweet 16 and bracketology for the NCAA Tournament.
High School Basketball
Hopkinsville High’s Christy Soldo was named to the Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls Sweet 16 all tournament team. Soldo led the Lady Tigers to a 32-5 record and first appearance in the Sweet 16 before they bowed to state runner up Marion County in the quarterfinals on Friday. Manual won the state championship Saturday night over Marion County 58-54.
Hopkinsville’s boys are preparing for their first game in the PNC/KHSAA Boys Sweet 16 Wednesday afternoon against the Southwestern Warriors of the 12th region. Coverage of the game airs at 12:30 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
Third region winner Apollo plays 10th region winner Clark County at 7 pm Wednesday, with 4th region winner Bowling Green facing 8th region winner Oldham County at 11 am Thursday and 1st region winner Marshall County to meet 11th region winner Scott County at 5:30 Thursday evening.
High School Baseball: University Heights goes to Russellville, Fort Campbell hosts Kenwood, Caldwell County at Lyon County, Trigg County at Muhlenberg County, Union County welcomes Apollo, Crittenden County travels to Reidland.
High School Softball: Russellville at Bowling Green
Hopkinsville High golfer Dayton Jones finished 8th at this weekend’s Golfweek Junior Tour stop at Cherry Blossom Golf Course in Georgetown. Jones had a two day total of 154, 11 strokes behind the winner Billy Tom Seargent of Georgetown. The tour moves to Champions Trace in Lexington for play this coming weekend.
Kentucky, Murray State, Western Kentucky, Vanderbilt and Louisville all made the field of 68 for the NCAA Tournament.
Kentucky is the overall number one seed and is the top seed in the South region and will begin play Thursday in Louisville against the winner of the first round game in Dayton at 5:40 Tuesday between Mississippi Valley State—coached by former UK standout Sean Woods and Western Kentucky. Tip off for Thursday’s game at the KFC/Yum Center is set for 5:50, with a tentative airtime of 4 pm on Lite 98.7.
Murray State is the 6th seed in the West region and will play Colorado State Thursday at 11:15 am in Louisville. Louisville is the 4th seed in the West and will play Davidson at 12:40 pm in Portland, Oregon Thursday. Vanderbilt is the 5th seed in the East region and will face Harvard at 3:40 pm Thursday in Albuquerque.
NIT: The LSU Tigers have received a bid to play at Oregon Tuesday night, with tip off at 8:30. Tennessee is also in the tournament and the top seeded Vols will meet Savannah State while Middle Tennessee of the Sun Belt Conference meets Marshall.
The field for the Women’s NCAA Tournament will be announced this evening.
A programming reminder Coach John Calipari will have his call in show at 5 this evening, with Big Blue Insider at 6 on Lite 98.7.
Kentucky suffered just its second loss of the season, falling to Vanderbilt in the SEC Championship Sunday 71-64. Darius Miller a quartet of double figure scorers for the 32-2 Wildcats with 16 points. The win for Vanderbilt was the first in the SEC title game since 1951.
Former Christian County standout Griffin Joiner went 3 for 4 but top ranked Alabama used two multiple run innings to beat Kentucky 12-2. Joiner batted .455 for the weekend series, with a homerun and a team high five hits. Kentucky returns to action Tuesday hosting Western Illinois.
Austin Peay lost to Tennessee Tech 5-3 in 11 innings and Murray State swept its OVC series with a 10-0 win over Tennessee State.
Austin Peay got a 10-9, 11 inning win over Arkansas State in the finale of the Riverview Inn Classic Sunday. An RBI single from third baseman Greg Bachman proved to be the game winner for the Governors.
Purdue finished off a three game sweep of Murray State with a 13-2 win Sunday at Reagan Field. Western Kentucky lost in its series finale with Western Illinois 11-1.
The Tennessean reports Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams wants free agent quarterback Peyton Manning. Adams said Sunday he has contacted Manning’s agent and is pushing for the quarterback to visit the Music City. Manning visited over the weekend with the Denver Broncos and Arizona Cardinals.
The Nashville Predators begin a road swing this evening in Phoenix against the Coyotes. First puck drops at 9 this evening.