High School Baseball: After spotting Majesty a 5-0 lead in the top of the 1st inning, Heritage Christian Academy scored 16 unanswered runs to win 16-5. Nathan Workman and Jameson Murray each had three hits for the Warriors as Alex Walker struck out eight in relief to get the pitching win. HCA is now 8-7 on the season.
Christian County got two hits from Dixon Craft as the Colonels defeated Webster County 6-2. John Michael Kelly pitched a two hitter for the Colonels to get the win. Christian County is now 12-17 on the season.
Trigg County held Hopkinsville to five hits in beating the Tigers 5-2. Keaton Scruggs took the loss for Hopkinsville.
Elsewhere: University Heights defeated Marshall County 3-1, Caldwell County edged Muhlenberg County 2-1 in 8 innings, Fort Campbell took a doubleheader from Dawson Springs—16-5 in 5 innings and 8-1, Russellville over Whitesville Trinity 12-0, Henderson County edged Union County 4-3.
Today’s games: Christian County hosts Marshall County, Hopkinsville welcomes Lone Oak, University Heights hosts Caldwell County, Fort Campbell travels to Todd Central, Trigg County welcomes Lyon County, Russellville at Metcalfe County, Logan County at Muhlenberg County, Hopkins Central hosts McLean County.
High School Softball: Christian County defeated Madisonville 6-4 in the 650th win for KHSAA Hall of Fame honoree Coach Jim Perrin, Hopkinsville lost to Hopkins Central 11-0 in 6 innings, Todd Central shut out Trigg County 6-0, Union County run ruled Dawson Springs 10-0 in 5 innings, Metcalfe County over Russellville 11-0 in 5 innings, Lyon County slipped by Caldwell County 1-0, Webster County over Owensboro 14-11.
Today’s games: Christian County plays Muhlenberg County and Harrison County in the Sports Warehouse Classic in Owensboro, Hopkinsville hosts Warren East, Russellville at Dawson Springs.
College Basketball: The Kentucky-Indiana basketball series has come to an end. After months of bickering over whether the games would be played on campus or at neutral sites, Indiana athletics director Fred Glass ended the debate for the time being, saying the series could be revived if Kentucky agrees to play games at Assembly Hall and Rupp Arena respectively. Indiana handed Kentucky its only regular season loss last season in Bloomington.
The Lexington Herald Leader also reports Kentucky will not play North Carolina next season. UNC senior associate athletics director Larry Gallo says Kentucky did not want to continue the series which had been ongoing since the 2000-01 season.
University of Kentucky women's basketball coach Matthew Mitchell has received a new contract. UK has announced Mitchell will be paid a minimum of $7.9 million dollars over the next seven years, making him the highest paid women's coach in the Southeastern Conference.
The Bowling Green Daily News reported Thursday Western Kentucky basketball coach Ray Harper has landed two more recruits, including one from overseas. Six-nine center Alexsej Rostovos from Latavia and the Canarias Basketball Academy committed Thursday, while Louisville Eastern guard Percy Blade announced Wednesday he will come to the Hill as a preferred walk on and has signed an academic scholarship.
CBS Sports.com reports University of Connecticut center/forward Michael Bradley is transferring to Western Kentucky. The 6-10 Bradley—a Chattanooga native—was released last month after not playing in two seasons for the Huskies. Western officials would not confirm the report.
Horse Racing: The 138th Kentucky Oaks takes place today at Churchill Downs. Hopkinsville native Larry Jones will have a horse in the race with Believe You Can.
NHL: The Tennessean reports the Nashville Predators may sit Alexander Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn for tonight’s game four against the Phoenix Coyotes. Both players sat out a one game suspension in game three which the Predators won 2-0.
However, the Coyotes lead the series 2-1. Tonight’s game from Bridgestone Arena airs at 6:30 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
PGA Tour: Kentuckian Steve Flesch shot three over Thursday, while JB Holmes finished at one under par in the first round of the Wells Fargo Championship. Ryan Moore, Stewart Cink and Webb Simpson are tied for the lead at 7 under.
Champions Tour: Franklin’s Kenny Perry and Paducah’s Russ Cochran are both in the field for the Insperity Championship which begins today at the Woodlands County Club in Houston.