Rawlings/KHSAA State Softball: Christian County lost its first game in the state tournament on Thursday by the score of 1-0 to 9th region winner Ryle. The Lady Colonels had scoring opportunities on a couple of occasions, but were unable to produce a run. Ryle scored its lone run in the 6th inning in improving to 21-13, while Christian County is 31-7 on the season.
The Lady Colonels will have to fight their way through the losers bracket today, meeting Ashland in the first game at 11 am at Jack Fisher Park in Owensboro. The Heritage Bank pre game show airs at 10:45 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
Other games of note Thursday: 1st region winner Lone Oak defeated Green County 4-3, 3rd region winner Owensboro Catholic got by Johnson Central 2-1 and 4th region winner Greenwood shut out Scott County 3-0.
Lone Oak will play Owensboro Catholic in a winners bracket game at 9 this morning and Greenwood will play Mercy also at 9 am.
Kentucky National Insurance/State Baseball Tournament: 2nd region champ Henderson County edged Newport Central Catholic 1-0 in 9 innings and Meade County defeated Ashland 4-2.
Today’s semi final games have Henderson County meeting Meade County and Bishop Brossart going against Woodford County.
High School Basketball: Hopkinsville High School is scheduled to have a news conference this afternoon at 2 to announce a new girls basketball coach.
The Kentucky-Indiana All Star games take place this weekend, with the opening games this evening in Louisville. Former Hopkinsville standout Christy Soldo is playing for the Kentucky stars this weekend.
The Kentucky New Era reports Trigg County High School is looking for its second athletic director in as many years. Kenneth Oakley announced his resignation at the end of the school year. Trigg County principal Shannon Burcham says the search is underway, with hopes of having a new AD by mid-July.
Hoppers Baseball: One night after being drubbed in the home opener, the Hoptown Hoppers made history Thursday as Jason McDonald threw a no hitter as the Hoppers defeated Owensboro 9-0. Former UHA standout Matt McGowan had three hits in the win. The Hoppers are now 3-2 on the season and tied for the league lead. The Hoppers face Owensboro again Saturday night at Colonel Field on Aaron McNeill House night. First pitch at 7:05, with pre game coverage at 6:50 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
Last night in the OVL: Madisonville defeated Fulton 7-6 in 10 innings.
Tonight in the OVL: Marion at Owensboro and Madisonville at Fulton.
NFL: After participating in some running drills Thursday, Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt says he feels good. The Tennessean reports Britt ran five 100 yard sprints after organized team activities on Thursday. It was the first time he did some running since recent arthoscopic surgery. Britt tore both the ACL and MCL in his knee during week 3 last season and spent the remainder of the season on injured reserve.