High School Baseball: University Heights hosts Madisonville, Christian County goes to Calloway County, Fort Campbell is at Hopkins Central, Trigg County travels to Mayfield, Caldwell County hosts Marshall County, Muhlenberg County goes to Webster County.
High School Softball: Hopkinsville at Todd Central, University Heights hosts Trigg County, Caldwell County goes to Livingston Central, Russellville hosts Wayne County in a doubleheader, Logan County welcomes Hart County.
Weekend wrap: Christian County’s Lady Colonel softball team took the rain shortened Lady Colonel Classic on Saturday, defeating Lone Oak 10-8 to go 4-0 in the tournament. Hopkinsville won its Friday night game with St. Mary, but lost three games Saturday.
University Heights won three games Saturday in the Lady Blazer Invitational, including a 3-2 win over Todd Central to take the championship.
Hopkinsville Golf and Country Club hosted the Two Lady Alternate Shot tournament Saturday, which was won by Heather Blane and Jane Woodard.
Hopkinsville High graduate to be Dayton Jones pulled out a one stroke victory Sunday at the Early Bird Classic held in Calvert City.
Former University Heights baseball standout Kyle Barbee helped Spalding University win the 2012 USCAA World Series. Spalding finished the season 27-10-1 and Barbee hit .329 with 8 doubles and 16 RBI. Spalding University is a Division Three school located in Louisville.
Barbee will be playing for the Ohio Valley League’s Hoptown Hoppers along with former Blazer teammate Matt McGowan and Christian County’s Kyle Spencer beginning June 1st.
Former Hopkinsville High pitcher Justin Hageman took the loss for Western Kentucky in the second game of a doubleheader Sunday at South Alabama 8-7. Hageman pitched just 3 2/3 innings, allowing 6 runs, 5 earned on 4 hits and walked 4 along with 3 strikeouts. Hageman is now 3-5 on the season.
High School Basketball: Kyle Eades has been named as interim boys basketball coach at Christian County High School. Eades has been an assistant for the Colonel program the last two seasons and replaces Tyler Smithhart, who resigned last week to become the new boys coach at Henderson County.
Meanwhile, the Princeton Times Leader reported over the weekend Steve Smiley has resigned as Caldwell County’s boys head coach. Smiley was 16-66 in his two seasons for the Tigers, including a 4-25 record this past season.
College Basketball: The Courier Journal reports Kentucky has landed Wright State transfer Julius Mays. Mays—a 6-2 combo guard from Marion, Indiana—is a fifth year senior transferring from Wright State after beginning his career at North Carolina State. He will have one year of eligibility remaining and use it this coming season.
College Football: With the Southeastern Conference adding Missouri and Texas A&M to the landscape this fall, Vanderbilt coach James Franklin tells the Tennessean he is in favor of using divisional records to determine the teams that play in the SEC championship game, instead of overall records.
Franklin agrees with South Carolina’s Steve Spurrier and LSU’s Les Miles that unbalanced conference schedules can lead to unbalanced results as opposed to divisional play.
Western Kentucky University president Gary Ransdell tells the Bowling Green Daily News the Hilltopper athletic program plans to stay in the Sun Belt Conference at least for now.
Internet rumors have popped up that Western may join Conference USA, however Ransdell says the school has not been in formal talks on the matter, nor have any conferences spoken with the school about joining their leagues.