High School Baseball: Hopkinsville defeated Crittenden County 4-1 behind a one unearned run, three hit performance from Hutton White, Christian County gave up four runs in the fifth inning in falling at Henderson County 7-2, Russellville over Trigg County 10-3.
Today’s games: Christian County entertains Union County, Fort Campbell welcomes Livingston Central, University Heights hosts Owensboro, Trigg County at Webster County, Logan County hosts Glasgow, Crittenden County hosts Murray.
High School Softball: Christian County defeated Henderson County 8-2, University Heights over Mayfield 9-1, Livingston Central over Hopkinsville 9-0, Trigg County beat Logan County 10-0 in 5 innings and Todd Central over Dawson Springs 10-3.
Today’s games: Heritage Christian Academy entertains Christian Community at Lady Warrior Field. First pitch at 4:30, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 4:20 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
Christian County is hosting the Lady Colonel Classic this weekend at Christian County High School. Six teams including the Lady Colonels and Hopkinsville are in the event and the tournament will be round robin in nature.
Today’s action begins at 5:30 with Christian County playing Marshall County, with Hopkinsville meeting St. Mary at 6:45, followed at 8:00 by Lone Oak and Union County with Christian County returning for the 9:15 game against St. Mary.
Other games: University Heights at Franklin Simpson, Fort Campbell entertains McLean County in a doubleheader, Dawson Springs hosts Butler County, Todd Central at Bowling Green, Caldwell County entertains Murray.
College Basketball: The Paducah Sun reports Murray State University will open a new four million dollar basketball only facility in January. The new 20-thousand square foot facility will include a court, coaching offices, lobby space and a hall of fame. Athletics director Allen Ward says the facility will take Murray State’s men’s and women’s programs to another level.
College Softball: Murray State’s softball team defeated Eastern Kentucky 3-1 in its first game of the Ohio Valley Conference tournament Thursday in Martin, TN. Former Christian County standout Casey Castille went 0-3 in the game. The Racers will face Jacksonville State today.
Kentucky scored three times in the top of the 7th, but fell to Georgia in its first game of the SEC tournament 6-4. No individual stats were available on the game for former Christian County standout Griffin Joiner. Kentucky finishes the season 29-28 and will be eligible for an at large bid to the NCAA tournament.
NHL: Nashville Predators general manager David Poile and coach Barry Trotz held a season ending news conference on Thursday. Poile says All Star defenseman Ryan Suter has told him he would like to return to the Predators. Suter becomes an unrestricted free agent July 1st.
Poile also says it’s important to get captain Shea Weber resigned as well as he considers Weber and Suter the building blocks of the team. As for Alexander Radalov, he has indicated he would like to return to Nashville. However, coach Trotz says Radalov has to change some of his ways on and off the ice, his training and other aspects.
NFL: Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt tells the Tennessean he’s matured this off season following rehab from a knee injury suffered early last season. The 23 year old has also had a trouble free off season after seven involving police in his first two NFL seasons. Those who know Britt say he has made some changes to help in his maturity, including fewer trips to his native New Jersey and getting a new agent.
PGA Tour: Nashville’s Brandt Snedeker fired a four over par, while former UK golfer JB Holmes had a two over par score at the Players Championship Thursday. Ian Poulter and Martin Laird are tied for the lead at seven under, with Phil Mickelson one under, Rory McIlroy at even par and Tiger Woods at two over par.