The final edition of this season of Sports Weekly presented by Toyota of Hopkinsville airs at 5:08 this afternoon on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com. Todd Hamilton will visit with representatives of the Hoptown Hoppers baseball team, along with the voice of the Kentucky Wildcats, Tom Leach on this weekend’s Final Four in New Orleans.
High School Baseball: Madisonville took a 3-0 lead in the first inning and held on to defeat Hopkinsville 8-5, though the Tigers scored their five runs in the last two at bats. Josh Denton had two hits to lead Hopkinsville. Gus Sholar took the pitching loss for the Tigers, now 2-4 on the season. Madisonville won its second game in a row in improving to 3-6.
Elsewhere: University Heights lost to Trigg County 3-1 in 8 innings, Muhlenberg County defeated Christian County 5-3, Russellville run ruled Todd Central 11-1 in 5 innings, Logan County shutout Franklin Simpson 3-0, Dawson Springs defeated Christian Fellowship 14-4, Crittenden County run ruled Livingston Central 20-4 in 5 innings, Daviess County defeated Henderson County in a slugfest 13-12.
High School Softball: University Heights run ruled Todd Central 11-1 in 6 innings, Christian County run ruled Marshall County 12-0 in 6 innings, Hopkinsville edged Trigg County 3-2, Henderson County edged Apollo 5-4 in 10 innings, Madisonville over Webster County 10-2, Murray defeated Caldwell County 13-3 in 5 innings, Muhlenberg County over Warren Central 15-0 in 3 innings.
High School Tennis: University Heights met Hopkinsville at Ruff Park Tuesday afternoon. The UHA teams won both matches, with the Blazers defeating the Tigers 7-2 and the Lady Blazers also defeating the Lady Tigers 7-2.
NCAA Women’s tournament: Kentucky played well for about 25 minutes, before Connecticut went on a tear in the second half to defeat the Wildcats 80-65 in the Kingston regional final. Kentucky finishes the season 28-4. Next up for UConn is a date with Notre Dame in the Final Four in Denver. The Fighting Irish defeated Maryland in the Raleigh regional final 80-49.
The Kentucky Wildcats head to New Orleans today to continue preparations for Saturday’s National semifinal matchup with Louisville. UK-IMG network coverage begins at 3 on Lite 98.7, with coverage of both semifinal games on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP at 2:30.
Coming up on Friday, Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM will air the Leach Report with Tom Leach at 8:06, followed by Kentucky Sports Radio with Matt Jones to get you ready for the Final Four this weekend. We invite you to tune in for those programs Friday morning.
The University of Louisville released its 2012 schedule Tuesday. The Courier Journal reports the first three games will be at home, including Kentucky on September 1st, with Missouri State and North Carolina the following two weeks.
The Cards will play their first road game at Sun Belt member Florida International September 22nd, with new Big East member Temple coming to Louisville November 3rd.
College Baseball: Kentucky won its 19th straight home game in defeating Western Kentucky 7-4, Austin Peay blew out Alabama A & M 19-4.
College Softball: Kentucky and Louisville renew their series this evening in Lexington.
NFL: Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt tells the Tennessean rehabilitation on his left knee injured last season is complete and that it is healing well. Britt says he expects to play by the first regular season game. Britt was injured in last season’s game against the Denver Broncos.
NHL: The Nashville Predators failed to pick up a needed point to make the NHL playoffs, as the Predators fell to the St. Louis Blues 3-0 . The Predators return to action Friday night at Detroit, a game you can hear at 6:30 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.