High School Baseball: Christian County wrapped up the number two seed for the upcoming 8th district tournament with its second consecutive 2-0 win over University Heights. Three errors for the Blazers lead to the two Christian County runs, with another stellar pitching performance by John Michael Kelly, who held the Blazers to four hits. Christian County is now 16-17 and wraps up district play 4-2, while UHA is 7-17/2-4 in closing out district play.
Elsewhere: Trigg County over Caldwell County 12-7, Logan County defeated Todd Central 12-2, Dawson Springs won a slugfest over Lyon County 14-10, Crittenden County won over Fort Campbell 12-10, Webster County edged Madisonville 3-2.
High School Softball: Christian County defeated Livingston Central 11-4, Hopkinsville over Caldwell County 5-3, University Heights edged Murray 5-4, Todd Central over Logan County 9-0, Hopkins Central over Apollo 9-3, Madisonville over Union County 5-0.
High School Tennis: 2nd region boys play began at Ruff Park Tuesday, with Hopkinsville’s Grey Campbell advancing to the quarterfinals in singles play Thursday, while the Hopkinsville doubles team of Casey and McClain advanced to the quarters as did the UHA doubles team of Gordon Kaye and Blake Edmondson. Action continues with girls play this afternoon.
The 8th district softball and baseball tournament pairings are being announced this morning in a meeting at Christian County High School. We’ll have full details on this story later this morning.
University Heights Academy basketball player Quadre White signed with Mid Continent University Tuesday. He is the second local basketball player to sign with MCU, joining Darius White of Hopkinsville and his cousin Vontrae Lewis—who played soccer for Christian County who will also head to MCU this fall.
Hopkinsville High junior basketball player Jordan Majors is one of 18 selected to the Kentucky Junior All Star team by the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation. Majors averaged 16 points in leading the Tigers to the 2nd region championship last season. Majors will play for the Kentucky Blue team June 4th in Lexington against the Kentucky Seniors squad. The Junior team will play a second game against the Kentucky Seniors in Louisville June 6th, with 12 of the 18 juniors to play Indiana’s Juniors in a two game series June 15-16.
College Basketball: The New York Times reports the NCAA is investigating Kentucky basketball signee Nerlens Noel. The newspaper reports two members of the NCAA enforcement staff went to Everett High School in Massachusetts, where Noel went his first two years before transferring to the Tilton School in New Hampshire.
Everett High principal Louis Baldi says he met with investigators for about 75 minutes, but did not get into specifics of what was discussed.
The Courier Journal reports Louisville and Indiana may play each other in the 2013-14 season. The teams have not played since 2003, with Indiana holding a 10-6 advantage in the all time series.
The Tennessean reports Vanderbilt has received a transfer from Tulsa. Eric McClellan will sit out this season and have three years of eligibility remaining. McClellan chose Vandy over several schools including Baylor, Texas A & M and Gonzaga. McClellan averaged 8.5 points per game this past season for the Golden Hurricanes.
University of Kentucky women’s coach Matthew Mitchell announced Tuesday the hiring of former Illinois State assistant Danielle Santos. Santos replaces Kyra Elzy, who left the school last month to return to her alma mater Tennessee as an assistant.
College Football: The Bowling Green Daily News reports two of Western Kentucky University's Sun Belt Conference football games this fall will be televised by ESPN U. The first will be October 11th when the Hilltoppers play at Troy University, with air time at 6:30 pm. The second will be on November 1st when Middle Tennessee comes to Bowling Green for a game which airs at 8:15 pm.