Heritage Christian Academy’s softball team is ranked number one in the Kentucky Christian Athletic Association Power Poll this week. Meanwhile, the Warriors baseball team is ranked third in the KCAA power poll this week, as Lakeside Christian is number one.
Thirty-two high school student athletes from across the commonwealth had been selected as regional winners of the 2012 Forcht Bank/Kentucky National Insurance KHSAA Sportsmanship Awards. The 2nd region winners are Ben Puckett of Dawson Springs High and Rachel Gaddis of Hopkins Central.
One boy and girl will be selected as statewide winners at a banquet to be held Sunday in Lexington. The state winners will get a one time $3,000 scholarship from Forcht Bank and Kentucky National Insurance.
CBS Sports.com reports Southern Mississippi could name its new basketball coach today and two of the candidates have Kentucky ties. Morehead State head coach Donnie Tyndall and former UK basketball great Sean Woods, the head coach at Mississippi Valley State are being mentioned for the job.
The school’s top choice, Kermit Davis, has received a five year contract to stay at Middle Tennessee. Southern Miss is looking to replace Larry Eustachy, who recently was named the new coach at Colorado State.
A New York man is about to make the bet of his life. Joel Einhorn—a lifetime horse racing fan—will place a $100,000 wager in the Kentucky Derby. Einhorn is placing a “win” bet, meaning he has to correctly pick the winning horse.
Einhorn has not decided which horse will receive his wager and he is not telling anyone until he walks up to the wager window at Churchill Downs on Derby Day. Two years ago, a Houston man correctly betted on the winner Super Saver and won $900,000.
As the NFL Draft takes place this evening in New York, the St. Louis Rams say running back Stephen Jackson is not unhappy with his contract. The Rams say they are not interested in trading the two time Pro Bowl selection. Coach Jeff Fisher says he believes rumors that Jackson was unhappy came from someone trying to drum up excitement.
The Rams have the sixth pick in the draft this evening and mock drafts have them taking wide received Justin Blackmon of Oklahoma State.
Citing NFL sources, ESPN.com reports the NFL is considering suspending the Pro Bowl for next season and beyond. Sources say NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is considering suspending this year’s game in part due to lack of competitiveness in recent Pro Bowls.
The next Pro Bowl is scheduled the week before the Super Bowl in New Orleans on February 3rd, but a game site has not been listed because of its precarious state.