Sports Weekly presented by Toyota of Hopkinsville comes your way at 5:08 this evening on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com. Todd Hamilton visits with University of Kentucky radio voice Tom Leach and University of Louisville radio voice Paul Rogers, along with interviews with some of the area high school baseball coaches.
High School Softball: Christian County opened the season with a 6-2 win over Lone Oak, Hopkinsville over Logan County 4-3, UHA rolled over Ohio County 12-4, Todd Central routed Dawson Springs 10-2, Trigg County defeated Russellville 8-2, Muhlenberg County edged Madisonville 2-1, Calloway County over Carlisle County 4-1.
High School Baseball: Caldwell County shutout University Heights 7-0, Hopkins Central defeated Todd Central 7-2, Muhlenberg County defeated Trigg County 13-3, Greenwood shutout Logan County 2-0, Russellville defeated Butler County 15-8, Webster County clubbed Madisonville 9-2, Murray shutout Carlisle County 17-0.
High School Tennis: University Heights hosted Fort Campbell’s boys and girls teams at Ruff Park and won both sets of matches by 9-0 scores.
Christian County softball player Zatoria Leavell signed to play college softball Tuesday for Campbellsville University. Leavell was a member of the Kentucky Junior All Star team and has led the Lady Colonels in runs scored and stolen bases the last two seasons. Leavell plans to major in sports management.
Hoppers Baseball: Two more local players are on the roster for the Hoptown Hoppers, who open Ohio Valley League play at Fulton June 1st. Former Hopkinsville High pitcher Josh Drake and former Christian County pitcher Kyle Spencer will join former University Heights star Matt McGowan on the club.
Season passes are now on sale by contacting the Christian County Chamber of Commerce at 885-9096, where you can also learn more information about housing players coming to town for the season.
The finalists have been announced for Kentucky high school Mr. Basketball. This year’s finalists are Matt Day of Buckhorn, Nathan Dieudonne of Trinity, Tamron Manning of Scott County, Mekale McKay of Louisville Moore and Adam Wing of Rowan County. The winners for Mr. and Miss Basketball will be announced at a dinner April 28th in Louisville.
College Basketball: Vanderbilt’s women’s team lost to Duke in the second round of the NCAA tournament by the score of 96-80. Vanderbilt finishes the season 23-10.
Play continues tomorrow night in the men’s tournament including Louisville meeting Michigan State in West regional action. You can hear coverage beginning at 6 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Sources tell WHOP Sports Western Kentucky University began interviews Tuesday for a new women’s basketball coach to replace Mary Taylor Cowles. However, not only is there a search for that job, there will also apparently be a search for a new athletics director.
Reports indicate Ross Bjork is headed for a similar position at Ole Miss. However, Western officials have not confirmed or denied Bjork has accepted the job according to WBKO-TV.
The University of Kentucky begins spring practice today, and will hold 14 practices before the annual Blue-White scrimmage on April 21st. Coach Joker Phillips tells the Lexington Herald Leader he is excited to begin the spring, especially after the way the Wildcats finished off the 2011 season. The Wildcats were 5-7 last year.
The Tennessee Titans signed defensive end Kamerion Wimbley to a five year, 35 million dollar deal Tuesday. Wimbley played the last two seasons for the Oakland Raiders and is expected to significantly help a defense that was 31st in quarterback sacks in the NFL last season.
The Nashville Predators fell to the Edmonton Oilers 6-3 at Bridgestone Arena last night. The Predators are back in action Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Penguins.