High School Softball: Hopkinsville hosts Christian County in 8th district action this afternoon at Lady Tiger Field. First pitch at 5:30, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 5:15 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
Other games: University Heights at Logan County, Todd Central at Franklin Simpson, Caldwell County at Trigg County, Dawson Springs at McLean County, Webster County at Union County, Madisonville at Henderson County, Lyon County at Crittenden County.
High School Baseball: Fort Campbell defeated Fulton City 12-0 in 5 innings Wednesday.
Today’s games: University Heights goes to Henderson County, Christian County hosts Logan County, Russellville hosts Warren Central, Trigg County hosts Todd Central, Caldwell County welcomes Reidland, Union County welcomes Crittenden County, Murray entertains Livingston Central.
Christian County girls basketball standout Martessia Williams signed Wednesday to play college basketball for Bethel University. Williams was a five year member of the basketball team and also played soccer and participated in track. Williams is the 8th Christian County High student athlete to sign a collegiate letter this school year.
Hoppers Baseball: The logo is being unveiled for the Hoptown Hoppers baseball club this morning at the Christian County Cares vision breakfast at the Bruce Center. WHOP Sports also learned yesterday that former Hopkinsville pitcher Josh Drake will not be a part of the ingaural Hoppers team. He suffered an injury while playing collegiately and has been advised to rest for the summer.
College Basketball: The Kentucky Wildcats arrived in New Orleans Wednesday to continue preparations for their match up with Louisville in the NCAA Final Four National Semifinals on Saturday. The voice of the Wildcats Tom Leach says Saturday’s game will be like a chess match as coaches John Calipari and Rick Pitino will try to outwit each other. Tip off at 5:09 Saturday afternoon, with UK-IMG network coverage at 3 on Lite 98.7. The other semifinal has Kansas taking on Ohio State, with coverage of both games at 2:30 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Clarksville Northeast and University of Kentucky signee Alex Poythress had 19 points in a losing cause as the West beat the East 106-102 in the McDonalds All American game in Chicago last night. In the girls game, Tennessee recruit and Clarksville High’s Basharra Graves hit a game winning free throw with less than a second left as the East edged the West 79-78.
The Courier Journal reports Murray State coach Steve Prohm was reportedly a candidate for the Mississippi State coaching vacancy, but he would not say how close he was to taking the job. Prohm signed a contract extension earlier this week which will keep him in Murray through May,2016.
Meanwhile, Prohm says he kind of knows what junior guard Isaiah Cannan plans to do on whether or not he will return to the Racers next season. However, Prohm says he won’t publically say right now what Cannan will do.
Prohm says Cannan won’t make a decision for a couple of weeks. The deadline for underclassmen to declare for the NBA Draft is April 10th. Prohm added the feedback he has received indicates Cannan could be a fringe first round pick which could slide into the second round.
Tennessee women’s assistant coach Holly Warlick tells the Knoxville News Sentinel she anticipates coach Pat Summitt talking with her staff after the Women’s Final Four this weekend in Denver about whether or not she will return next season. Summitt just completed her 38th season at Tennessee, but her first with early onset dementia, Alzheimer’s type.
The Nashville Predators clinched their seventh playoff berth in the last eight seasons without playing last night. The San Jose Sharks lost to Anaheim 3-1. The Predators have been to the playoffs in seven of the franchise’s 13 seasons. Nashville plays at Detroit tomorrow night, with coverage at 6:30 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
The final tuneup before the season’s first major—The Masters—begins today as the Shell Houston Open tees off. Former UK golfer JB Holmes is in this week’s field.