High School Baseball
Hopkinsville defeated Trigg County 6-3 on Monday. Clayton Smithson picked up the pitching win, going five innings and striking out seven. Smithson also helped the Tigers at the plate, hitting a three run homerun off the left field foul pole in the third inning. Hopkinsville is now 2-3, Trigg County falls to 3-6.
Elsewhere: Caldwell County defeated Webster County 9-6, Ohio County over Hopkins Central 6-2, Livingston Central over Lyon County 6-1, Marshall County defeated Crittenden County 8-1, Union County over Owensboro Catholic 9-6, Paducah Tilghman defeated St. Mary 12-1, Murray over Hickman County 5-3, Calloway County run ruled Fulton City 15-1.
Today’s games: Hopkinsville meets Madisonville at 5:30 at Tiger Stadium, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 5:15 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
Other games include: University Heights hosting Trigg County, Christian County travels to Muhlenberg County, Logan County hosts Franklin Simpson, Todd Central at Russellville, Dawson Springs at Christian Fellowship, Hopkins Central at Owensboro, Crittenden County at Livingston Central, Webster County hosts Ohio County.
High School Softball
University Heights run ruled Trigg County 13-0 in five innings, no report on the KHSAA website for Hopkinsville and Russellville, Bowling Green shutout Todd Central 5-0, Hopkins Central run ruled McLean County 11-0 in five innings, Webster County over Dawson Springs 10-5, Livingston Central clubbed Lyon County 17-0, Henderson County over Daviess County 7-1.
Today’s games: University Heights meets Todd Central, Christian County travels to Marshall County, Trigg County at Hopkinsville, Caldwell County at Murray, Logan County welcomes Grayson County, Franklin Simpson at Russellville, Union County at Owensboro, Henderson County hosts Apollo.
High School Football
Hopkinsville High has released its 2012 schedule.
The Tigers open the season at Lancaster Christian Academy in Smyrna, TN August 17th.
Other road games are as follows: Greenwood in the Toyota of Hopkinsville-David Sadler Bowl at Trigg County August 31st, at Madisonville September 7th, at Apollo September 28th, at Ohio County October 12th.
Home games: Lone Oak in the Toyota of Hopkinsville-Jerry Claiborne Bowl August 25th, Allen County Scottsville September 14th, Christian County September 21st, Graves County October 19th and Fort Campbell October 26th.
University of Kentucky freshman Anthony Davis has received another honor, being named Associated Press All American on Monday. With Davis’ selection, there has been a freshman named to the first team All American in five of the last six years.
Vanderbilt’s John Jackson was named AP Third Team All American.
Kentucky and Louisville are preparing for their showdown in the Final Four Saturday in New Orleans. Air time on the UK-IMG network is 3 on Lite 98.7, with coverage of both semifinal games which includes Kansas and Ohio State beginning at 2:30 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
NCAA Women’s tournament: Baylor downed Tennessee in the Des Moines regional final 77-58 to improve to 38-0 on the season. It could be the last game Pat Summitt coaches for Tennessee, but she has not made a decision about her future. Summitt was diagnosed with onset dementia last fall.
Baylor will meet Stanford in one of the National Semifinals after the Cardinal defeated Duke 81-69 in the Fresno regional final.
Kentucky meets Connecticut in the Kingston Regional final this evening, while Maryland meets Notre Dame in the Raleigh regional final.
Murray State University has rewarded coach Steve Prohm for an outstanding season. A news release from the school Monday says Prohm has received a one year extension on his contract. The extension runs Prohm’s contract through May 31, 2016. Murray State finished 31-2 on the season after losing to Marquette in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
The Tennessean reports the University of Tennessee has granted a release to back up guard Wes Washpun. Washpun, a freshman from Cedar Rapids, Iowa averaged 10 minutes a game this past season, scoring 16 points in 17 games.
The Nashville Predators are back in action this evening, as the Predators play at the St. Louis Blues. The Predators stand one point away from reaching the NHL playoffs.