High School Baseball: Hopkinsville wrapped up the top seed for the 8th district tournament to be held next month after a 13-1 win over University Heights. The Tigers got a one run, four hit pitching performance from Gus Sholar to get the win.
Jack Gardner and Rashad Lewis each had three hits for the Tigers, now 12-9 overall and 5-1 in district play. University Heights was led by Darian McCombs with two hits in falling to 6-8 and 2-2 in district play.
Christian County defeated Fort Campbell for the second straight game 3-1 at Colonel Field. Joey Deck fired a four hitter for the Colonels and struck out seven batters. Christian County is 9-14 overall/2-2 in district play, while Fort Campbell is 8-11 and 1-5 in district play.
Elsewhere: Hopkins Central over Dawson Springs 17-7 in 6 innings, Franklin Simpson edged Russellville 5-4 in 8 innings, Henderson County shutout Webster County 10-0 in 5 innings, Calloway County over Marshall County 2-1 in 8 innings.
Today’s game: Hopkinsville hosts Henderson County.
High School Softball: Sixth ranked Christian County improved to 15-3/3-0 in 8th district play with a 8-0 win over University Heights. The Lady Blazers are now 11-10 and 4-1 in district action.
Elsewhere: Todd Central defeated Franklin Simpson 4-2, Lyon County swept Trigg County in a doubleheader 5-3 and 14-4, Logan County over Russellville 15-5 in 5 innings, Hopkins Central over Caldwell County 10-2, Livingston Central over Graves County 10-1.
High School Tennis: UHA’s boys and girls won matches over Hopkins Central Tuesday. The Blazers won 9-0, while the Lady Blazers won 7-2.
Christian County softball coach Jim Perrin is one of this year’s inductees into the Dawhares/KHSAA Hall of Fame. Perrin will be one of several inductees including former Warren Central football coach Joe Hood, former Allen County basketball standout Jim McDaniels, and former Paducah Tilghman football and track standout Randy Wyatt. The ceremonies will take place Saturday night in Lexington.
The Bowling Green Daily News reports D.G. Sherrill has been named Bowling Green High School’s athletic director. Sherrill, who will remain as boys basketball coach, is replacing the retiring Monroe Joiner. Sherrill once served as girls basketball coach at Hopkinsville High School and was at Allen County Scottsville before going to Bowling Green High.
College Basketball: Former University of Tennessee women’s coach Pat Summitt is going to write a memoir. Summitt will collaborate with Washington Post columnist Sally Jenkins and tell her life story, including her battle with early onset dementia-Alzheimer’s type. The book will be out in the spring of 2013.
The Bowling Green Daily News reported Tuesday rising sophomore forward Tyisha Amos is leaving Western Kentucky’s women’s basketball program. Amos is the second player in as many days to announce her intentions to leave, joining Summer Fife who made her decision Monday.
NHL: As play continues in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals, the Nashville Predators await to find out when their series in the Western Conference semifinals begins with the Phoenix Coyotes. According to a story on the Predators website, the series could start as early as Friday.
Meanwhile, Predators general manager David Poile has been nominated for NHL General Manager of the Year for the third straight year. This year’s other nominees are: Doug Armstrong of the St. Louis Blues and Dale Tallon of the Florida Panthers.
Minor League Baseball: The Bowling Green Hot Rods wrapped up a series with Quad Cities winning 3-2. The Hot Rods open a series this evening at the Beloit Snappers.
The Nashville Sounds losing skid hits nine as they fall at Omaha 5-3. Following an off day today, the Sounds open a series at the Iowa Cubs Thursday night.