Hoppers Baseball: After spotting Madisonville a 5-0 lead, the Hoptown Hoppers scored six runs in three of their last five at bats to defeat the Pirates 6-5 at Colonel Field. Brad Sevenish went 4-5 for the Hoppers, but it was Jake Sandlin’s infield single in the bottom of the 9th that gave the Hoppers their 7th win of the season to go with three losses.
The Hoppers are back in action this evening, hosting Fulton on Rotary Club night at 7:05 at Colonel Field, with the exclusive Hoppers pre game show at 6:50 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
A number of former and current Hopkinsville High football players and supporters were on hand Friday afternoon for the dedication of the football block house to former Tiger head coach Fleming Thornton.
Thornton coached the Tigers from 1962-76 and had a record of 109-52 and 7, with two state championships in 1965 and 66. Those teams went 27-0 over the two year period. Thornton, who came to Hopkinsville from South Carolina, also won three state championships in the Palmetto State.
College Basketball: Yahoo! Sports reports projected top draft pick Anthony Davis formerly of Kentucky has selected the Wasserman Media Group to represent him in his contract negotiations. Davis is expected to be the top pick of the NBA draft by the New Orleans Hornets.
ESPN.com reports Florida and Georgetown will play this coming season on an aircraft carrier. The game on November 9th will be one of three to be played on an aircraft carrier this coming season.
US Open golf: Three time champ Tiger Woods, 2003 Open winner Jim Furyk and 2001 PGA champion David Toms are tied atop the leaderboard heading into today's third round of the US Open at Olympic Club in San Francisco. They are each at one under par, leading a quartet of golfers by two strokes.