High School Baseball
2nd region All A Classic: University Heights hosts Livingston Central, Caldwell County welcomes Webster County, Crittenden County hosts Dawson Springs and Lyon County welcomes Trigg County.
Elsewhere: Hopkinsville was scheduled to play Caldwell County today, but that was cancelled because of Caldwell playing in the All A Classic, Christian County travels to Marshall County, Russellville hosts Warren East, Madisonville welcomes Union County.
High School Softball
2nd region All A Classic: University Heights hosts Webster County, Dawson Springs welcomes Trigg County, Livingston Central at Caldwell County, Crittenden County hosts Lyon County.
Elsewhere: Russellville at Warren Central, Logan County welcomes South Warren.
High School Tennis: University Heights tennis played in the Logan County-Russellville Invitational over the weekend. Blazers Trey LaChance and Blake Edmonson advanced to the semi finals before losing matches, while the doubles team of Hendley Traughber and Vir Patel also advances to the semis before losing.
Lady Blazers Blake Meade and Arisa Ueno played each other in the singles championship match with Meade winning in straight sets. In doubles play, Garnett Bruce and Kloe Freeman losts in the semi finals, while Gabrielle Kaye and Sally Smith advanced into the championship match and won the title.
Boston Marathon: Three Hopkinsville men will compete in the Boston Marathon today. A story in today’s Kentucky New Era indicates Kevin Felton, Todd Shouse and Eddie Yoakum will compete in the 116th running of the event. Yoakum and Shouse are competing for the first time in the marathon.
College Football: Kentucky football coach Joker Phillips will have a special call in show previewing the Blue-White game tonight at 5 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP. Kentucky will conclude spring practice with the Blue-White game Saturday, with coverage at 4:30 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Kentucky had a scrimmage game Saturday, where Maxwell Smith threw for four touchdowns on 25 of 38 passing for 227 yards. Jonathan George led the team in rushing with 134 yards on 10 carries.
Western Kentucky concluded spring practice with its Red-White game Saturday night. Former Fort Campbell standout Antonio Andrews had 206 all purpose yards, including 121 on 18 carries rushing and he caught a 56 yard touchdown pass, but the White team lost to Red 16-10. Western Kentucky opens its season September 1st against Austin Peay.
Meanwhile, following the game, two Hilltoppers were shot at a Bowling Green nightclub. A statement from the school says defensive lineman Tevin Holliman and defensive back Ricardo Singh were each hit once, but their wounds were non life threatening. Bowling Green police say the incident occurred early Sunday morning outside the Lava Lounge when someone shot into a crowd outside the club. Police are still trying to identify a suspect.
Murray State had its Blue-Gold bowl game Saturday, with the Gold winning 27-7. Casey Brockman threw for a pair of touchdown passes and was 18 of 27 for 269 yards in leading the Gold to the win. Murray State opens its season September 1st at Florida State.
University of Tennessee coach Derek Dooley says discipline remains a concern for his team. Dooley was pleased with his team’s play in its second scrimmage Saturday, but a story in the Knoxville News Sentinel indicates Dooley is concerned about the level of discipline on simple things and the team’s attitude when the flow of the game begins to happen. Tennessee concludes spring practice with its Orange-White game this Saturday.
College Basketball: It looks like Richard Pitino—the son of Louisville head coach Rick Pitino—will become the new head coach at Florida International. The elder Pitino said over the weekend while playing in the Encompass Insurance Pro-Am of Tampa Bay his son would be leaving the Louisville program. The younger Pitino would replace Isaiah Thomas, who was fired earlier this month.
NHL: The Nashville Predators took a two games to one lead in their Stanley Cup playoff series with Detroit following a 3-2 win Sunday at Joe Louis Arena. Game four of the series is tomorrow night, with air time at 6:30 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
PGA Tour: Nashville’s Brandt Snedeker finished tied for 17th at the RBC Heritage which concluded Sunday. Carl Pettersson was a five shot winner over Zack Johnson.
Champions Tour: Franklin’s Kenny Perry shot a blistering six under par Sunday to finish at nine under par, good for second place in the Encompass Insurance Pro Am of Tampa Bay. Perry and his amateur partner—Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino—finshed third in the pro-am portion.
Paducah’s Russ Cochran finished at three under par for the event, won by Michael Allen at 12 under par.
Minor League Baseball: The Nashville Sounds defeated the New Orleans Zephyrs in 13 innings at Greer Stadium 3-2. The teams conclude the series this evening.
The Bowling Green Hot Rods clubbed the Lake County Captains 22-12 Sunday. The Hot Rods host Great Lakes tonight at 6:35 at Bowling Green Ballpark.