2nd region softball: Christian County’s Lady Colonels are back in the finals after an 11-2 victory over Livingston Central in semi final action. Morgan Meacham and Maggie Glass each hit home runs for the Lady Colonels. Lauren Hobson got the pitching victory for Christian County now 31-7 on the season. Livingston Central finishes 32-7.
Henderson County reached the finals with a 6-1 win over defending champion Hopkins Central. This evening at 6 at Webster County, the northern and southern Colonels play for a trip to the state tournament. The Heritage Bank pre game show airs at 5:45 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
2nd region baseball: Henderson County defeated Madisonville 9-1 in the first semi final, with Caldwell County getting a 1-0 victory over Union County in the nightcap. Henderson County and Caldwell County meet in the championship game at 7 this evening in Henderson.
High School Basketball: There will be a news conference this afternoon concerning a new boys basketball coach for Christian County High. It will take place at the school at 3 pm.
College Basketball: Three of Kentucky’s basketball signees have been named Parade High School All Americans. Nerlens Noel, Archie Goodwin and Alex Poythress make the number of Parade All Americans who have signed with Kentucky at 76.
Poythress, who played at Clarksville Northeast, also received Tennessee’s Mr. Basketball award, along with being named Tennessee’s Gatorade Player of the Year and was named a McDonald’s All American.
The Courier Journal reports Kentucky baskeball coach John Calipari’s next big idea is a football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball tripleheader. Speaking at the SEC spring meeting in Destin, FL Tuesday, Calipari said the idea would be to play a basketball doubleheader against the same school on a Friday, then football on a Saturday in a domed stadium.
Calipari also reiterated in his talk that had his 2009-10 team played a game in a domed stadium, where Final Fours are played now, they would have won the national championship. Kentucky will play a men’s and women’s doubleheader against Baylor at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas in the 2013-14 season.
College Football: The Tennessean reports SEC football coaches are in agreement of a four team playoff featuring the best teams in the country and not tied to conference champions. The solidarity comes as no surprise as the SEC has won six straight championships, including Alabama’s win over LSU in the national title game back in January.
SEC commissioner Mike Slive says coaches and administrators will discuss the playoff idea during this week’s SEC meeting, with an official league decision to be announced on Friday.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reports four University of Tennessee athletes reported items were stolen from their dorm rooms weeks before tight end Cameron Clear was arrested last week. The items were taken in March and April, with no arrests being made.
College Softball: Tennessee’s Lady Vols go through one final day of preparation today in Oklahoma City for the Women’s College World Series which begins tomorrow. Tennessee meets Alabama in its opening game at 6 pm.
College Baseball: The Tennessean reports Vanderbilt University will place artificial turf at Hawkins Field. The new surface called Game Day Grass 3D featuring Astroflex is the same as Wichita State has at its facility. The $1.2 million field will be ready by next season.
Minor League Baseball: The Bowling Green Hot Rods won the series finale at Fort Wayne 8-2. The Hot Rods return home to open a series against Lansing this evening.
The Nashville Sounds lost a series opener at Oklahoma City 2-0, with game two of the series this evening.