High School Baseball: Heritage Christian Academy meets Majesty this afternoon at Warrior Field. First pitch at 4:30, with pre game coverage at 4:20 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Elsewhere: Hopkinsville travels to Trigg County, Christian County hosts Barren County, University Heights travels to Marshall County, Fort Campbell plays a doubleheader at Dawson Springs, Russellville entertains Whitesville Trinity, Caldwell County hosts Muhlenberg County, Hopkins Central at Madisonville, Henderson County entertains Union County.
High School Softball: Christian County travels to Madisonville, Hopkinsville goes to Hopkins Central, Logan County welcomes Muhlenberg County, Todd Central at Trigg County, Russellville hosts Metcalfe County, Dawson Springs at Union County, Caldwell County at Lyon County.
Christian County is tied for 5th in this week’s Kentucky Softball Coaches Association Top 25 poll which has Allen County Scottsville number one again this week. Greenwood is 7th, Owensboro Catholic 10th, Bowling Green 13th, Reidland 16th, Livingston Central 17th, Heath 18th and Hopkins Central 25th.
College Basketball: Austin Peay assistant men’s coach Scott Combs has resigned to become the head coach at Martin Methodist. This is the first head coaching job for Combs, who has been on the Governors staff since 2000.
Murray State has added a women’s basketball recruit. Six-four center Netanya Jackson from Murfreesboro, TN will join the Lady Racers this fall after spending the last two seasons at Barton County Community College. Jackson averaged 10 points, six rebounds and two blocks last season.
Western Kentucky coach Ray Harper has added an assistant to his staff. The Bowling Green Daily News reports Phil Cunningham is coming to the Hill from Mississippi State. Cunningham had been at Mississippi State for the last 12 seasons.
The Hilltoppers also landed a recruit on Wednesday. Six-five forward Eddie Alacantara from Chicago committed to play for Western next season. Alacantara averaged 21 points and nine rebounds a game for Hales Franciscan last season.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reports new Tennessee Lady Vols coach Holly Warlick has completed hiring her coaching staff. Warlick’s final hire was Jolette Law, who comes to Tennessee from the University of Illinois, where she had spent five seasons as head coach before being fired in March.
College Baseball: Glasgow High pitcher and center fielder Parker Cash has signed to play baseball for Western Kentucky, according to the Bowling Green Daily News.
The Sun Belt Conference has added another league member. Texas State will be joining the league according to multiple internet reports, which also state Florida International and North Texas will be leaving the league to join Conference USA. CBS Sports.com reports that announcement could come as early as Friday.
Horse Racing: Bodemeister was installed as the early 4-1 favorite for Saturday’s Kentucky Derby. The Bob Baffert trained horse will go out of the number six slot. Union Rags will go out of the number four post and is listed as second choice on the morning line at 4-1 and Wood Memorial winner Gemologist was third choice at 6-1 and will go out of the number 15 post.
Hopkinsville native Larry Jones will have one horse in the Kentucky Oaks tomorrow at Churchill Downs. The fillie Believe You Can will run out of the nine post.
NHL: Despite being down two players, the Nashville Predators got a 2-0 win over Phoenix in game three of their Western Conference semifinal series last night at Bridgestone Arena.
Pekka Rinne stopped 32 shots as the Predators got goals from David Legwand and Mike Fisher. The Coyotes still lead the series 2-1, with game four tomorrow night in Nashville at 6:30. You can hear the game on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Minor League Baseball: The Bowling Green Hot Rods won the first of a three game set over South Bend 9-3, with game two of the series this evening.
The Nashville Sounds had to go to 11 innings to beat Omaha 5-4, with the series finale this evening.
PGA Tour: Kentuckians Steve Flesch and JB Holmes are in the field for the star studded Wells Fargo Championship which begins today in Charlotte, NC.