High School Softball: Christian County scored in every inning and thanks to stellar pitching by Jasmine Matchen and Lauren Hobson, defeated Hopkinsville 13-0 in five innings.
Matchen and Hobson combined to throw a no hitter and allowed only two Hopkinsville base runners, one on a walk and the other on an error. Christian County is now 15-2/4-0 in district play while Hopkinsville falls to 5-10/2-4 in district play.
Elsewhere: Paducah Tilghman defeated University Heights 7-4, Trigg County split a pair of games defeating Fort Campbell 15-5 and losing to Crittenden County 8-5, Todd Central defeated Russellville 8-2, Madisonville over Hopkins Central 5-1, Webster County over Dawson Springs 14-5 and Union County slid by Henderson County 4-3.
High School Baseball: Muhlenberg County scores six times in its last two at bats in defeating Christian County 8-6, Northwest over Fort Campbell 12-1, Trigg County over Murray 10-3, Union County run rules Hopkins Central 18-0 in 5 innings, Crittenden County rolls over Lyon County 12-2 in 5 innings and Webster County defeats McLean County 6-4.
High School Basketball: Hopkinsville will begin the search for a new girls basketball coach. Tonya Wells announced her resignation earlier this week, saying she wanted to spend more time with her family.
Wells has been the head coach since 2005 and in seven seasons had a record of 123-76. Hopkinsville finished 32-5 this past season in winning its first 2nd region championship and made it to the quarterfinals of the Girls Sweet 16.
High School Soccer: Heritage Christian Academy player Joe Alvarado became the first player from the school to sign a scholarship Tuesday. The Kentucky New Era reports Alvarado signed to play for Lindsey Wilson College.
Former Christian County softball player Casey Castille has been named the Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Week. The freshman outfielder hit .600 in seven games for Murray State last week, including hitting three home runs, driving in nine runs and scoring eight times.
College Basketball: Kentucky’s national championship basketball team is headed to Washington. The Wildcats will meet with President Barack Obama Friday afternoon at the White House. The ceremony will recognize the school’s eighth national championship.
Horse racing: Grace Hall was installed as the 5-2 morning line favorite for a field of 14 fillies for the 138th Kentucky Oaks, which will run Friday at Churchill Downs.
Hopkinsville native Larry Jones says Mark Valenski will not run in the Kentucky Derby Saturday. Jones told the Courier Journal Tuesday he did not feel like the horse was training to win the Run for the Roses.
NFL: The Tennessee Titans will face four teams in New England, San Diego, Detroit and Houston who all made the playoffs last season in the first four weeks of the 2012 season. During the Titans Caravan stop here earlier this week, three time Pro Bowl quarterback Matt Hasselbeck said the Titans were up to the task.
Also, after last season’s lockout and distractions without running back Chris Johnson in camp, offensive lineman Michael Roos said it’s been nice to have a normal off season this year.
The Tennessean reports the Titans bolstered their linebacking corps on Tuesday by signing Zac Diles to a contract. Diles split time last season between Tampa Bay and Indianapolis. Also, the Titans added a fullback, signing Collin Mooney, who last played for Army in 2008.
NHL: When the Nashville Predators take the ice this evening against Phoenix at Bridgestone Arena, they will do so without Andrei Kostitsyn and Alexander Radulov, who were suspended for tonight’s game for violation of team rules. The Predators trail in the series 2-0. Coverage of the game begins at 8 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Minor League Baseball: The Nashville Sounds win their third straight game, beating Omaha 8-5. The Sounds and Storm Chasers play a matinee at noon today at Greer Stadium.
The Bowling Green Hot Rods open a three game series this evening at South Bend.