High School Softball: Christian County scored in every inning but one and pounded out 15 hits in defeating Hopkinsville 18-2 Thursday. Lauren Hobson picked up the pitching win, with Hailey Foster taking the loss for Hoptown. Christian County is now 5-0/1-0 in district play, while Hopkinsville goes to 3-4/0-2 in district competition.
Elsewhere: University Heights defeated Logan County 14-4, Caldwell County defeated Trigg County 14-5, Franklin Simpson over Todd Central 3-0, Henderson County slid by Madisonville 3-2, Lyon County over Crittenden County 3-1, Livingston Central over Paducah Tilghman 7-1.
Today’s games include: Christian County at Union County, Hopkinsville hosts Dawson Springs, Logan County hosts Muhlenberg County, Caldwell County at Crittenden County.
High School Baseball: Logan County defeated Christian County 10-0, Fort Campbell over South Fulton 3-1, Henderson County shutout University Heights 8-0, Trigg County over Todd Central 17-2, Russellville over Warren Central 15-9, Murray defeated Livingston Central 13-3.
Today’s games include: Hopkinsville meeting Sikeston MO at the McCracken County Classic, University Heights hosts Paducah Tilghman, Fort Campbell plays Stewart County, TN, Trigg County goes to Union County, Caldwell County hosts Madisonville, Logan County at Warren Central.
High School Tennis: Madisonville defeated Christian County in a boys match Thursday in a tiebreaker 5-4.
Christian County defensive lineman/offensive tight end Daniel Collins signed to play college football with Kentucky Wesleyan Thursday. Collins had 32 solo tackles, seven quarterback sacks and caught two touchdown passes during his lone season with the Colonels. Collins says he anticipates playing linebacker for Kentucky Wesleyan.
Hoppers Baseball: The team logo and colors were unveiled for the Hoptown Hoppers during Thursday’s State of the Community Vision breakfast at the Bruce Center. Season passes for the Hoppers are available for $75 and there are still some homes needed to house players for the season which begins June 1st. Call the Christian County Chamber of Commerce at 885-9096 for more information.
College Basketball: We’re just a day away from the NCAA Final Four in New Orleans as Kentucky meets Louisville in the first semifinal game at 5:09, followed by Kansas and Ohio State. Coverage of both games on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP begins at 2:30 Saturday, while UK-IMG network coverage begins at 3 on Lite 98.7.
Kentucky’s Anthony Davis received another player of the year honor Thursday, picking up the Adolph Rupp Player of the Year Award. He is the third Kentucky player to win the award.
College Football: The Knoxville News Sentinel reports Tennessee wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers was absent from Thursday’s practice, amid rumors he is transferring to Georgia State. Vols coach Derek Dooley says he was unaware of any decision by Rogers and says Rogers is not facing suspension for missing practice, leaving Rogers future with the team somewhat of a mystery.
NHL: Even though they have made the NHL playoffs, the Nashville Predators know there is still work to do and have two tough games in as many nights. The Predators are in Detroit this evening, with coverage of the game at 6:30 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP. The Predators return home tomorrow night to host the Chicago Blackhawks, with first puck to drop at 7 in Bridgestone Arena.